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5 Things You Need To Know - August 27, 2020

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Hurricane Laura slams into Louisiana as Category 4; flood, wind warnings follow
Posted at 6:35 AM, Aug 27, 2020

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.

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Families hopeful new nursing home guidelines will allow them to reconnect with loved ones

Earlier this month News =5 introduced you to a family who couldn't visit their loved one who lives in a nursing home, being told COVID-19 restrictions forbid them to even do it through a window. For families like them, the drafted guidelines Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday, loosening visitation restrictions, couldn't be here soon enough. Polis said these guidelines could be finalized and in effect as soon as next week.
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District Attorney rules Pueblo deputy justified in March shooting of Jesse Cedillo

The Tenth Judicial District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that the deadly shooting of a Pueblo man by a sheriff's deputy in March 2020 was justified. Investigators in the case said the incident began with a reported carjacking on the morning of Saturday, March 14. According to reports, 20-year-old Jesse Cedillo led Pueblo County Sheriff's deputies on a chase after stealing a woman's car at gunpoint. The district attorney ruled the shooting justified "based on the fears and threat of great bodily injury posed" to the deputy.
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Hot and dry today before a big cooldown with rain tomorrow!

We're looking hot and mostly dry today across southern Colorado, but big changes are on the way! High temperatures will be in the 90s with a couple of triple digits across the lower elevations. There might be a stray mountain shower or thunderstorm this afternoon, but most of us will remain dry. Overnight a cold front will move in, but we'll stay mild with lows in the 60s.
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What if your daily routine is no longer working to manage the stress of the pandemic?

We know months into the pandemic we still face mental health challenges. News5 spoke with a mental health pro and local moms about what you should do if you feel like you've tried everything and you're still struggling. As the pages continue to turn on the calendar, the mental health challenges that go hand-in-hand with the COVID-19 pandemic are still all around us. It's making some people feel like coping techniques and old routines aren't working anymore. Mental health experts say that's OK and it's time to make some changes.
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Hurricane Laura slams into Louisiana as Category 4, now downgraded as flooding, wind damage continue

Flash flood and tornado warnings continue to be in effect for much of southern Louisiana as Hurricane Laura slowly moves over the state. Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana at about 1 a.m. CT on Thursday as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm with 150 mph sustained winds, and “unsurvivable storm surge.” As Laura moved over land, it lost some energy and was downgraded in strength. As of 6 a.m. CT, the storm had sustained wind speeds of 105 mph, making it a Category 2 storm.
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