Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Monday morning.
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COVID-19 creates new jobs for the city of Pueblo
As we navigate through a shaky economy, endless jobless claims, and people out of work, it turns out this public health crisis has created new jobs in Pueblo. News5 spoke to Mayor Nick Gradisar about the openings, and why he considers the positions necessary to help keep small businesses open.
De'Von Bailey: Marking one year since his death
Monday marks one year since an officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs claimed the life of De'Von Bailey, a 19-year-old father-to-be. A grand jury ultimately ruled that the officers were justified in their actions and since then, there have been numerous discussions on police reform around the nation. Officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department were called to a reported robbery that involved a gun on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Investigators said officers tried to stop Bailey and his cousin — another suspect — after the alleged victims identified them and that there was an attempt to pull a gun.
Strong to isolated severe storms are possible today
Scattered storms will be able to produce heavy rain today, with a chance some of those storms could even be severe. We have plenty of ingredients for strong storms, but if we do see severe weather, large hail, flooding, and strong winds will be the main concern. Not everyone will see rain today due to how scattered and spread out our clusters of storms could be.
The Review & Preview: What southern Coloradans need to know this week
With so much information being announced daily about the COVID-19 pandemic, News5 has put together a review and preview of what is going on in southern Colorado as it pertains to the virus. Last week, News5 spoke with El Paso County Health about the county's work to try and flatten the curve again. Some of the measures implemented by the Health Dept. are working but the infection rate is still too high. The goal is to get El Paso County at a 5% positivity rate or lower.
Protesters hold 'Back the Blue' march in Pueblo
Demonstrators again took to the streets in downtown Pueblo Sunday to bring attention to a passionate issue, this time to support law enforcement. The demonstrators started outside Pueblo Police headquarters around 5 p.m., before marching through the Riverwalk and past the sheriff’s office.
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