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5 things you need to know - December 23, 2019

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Garden of the Gods sunrise
New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse
Porch Pirates on Stagecoach Road
Posted at 6:09 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 08:09:17-05

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

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TSA offers tips to help your holiday travels run smoothly

One of the busiest travel weeks of the year is upon us, and it's expected to be a record breaker. According to the AAA, nearly 116 million Americans will travel between Christmas and New Years. Find out tips and tricks to make sure you don't run into problems as you travel for the holidays.
Pueblo police searching for suspect after finding man with broken jaw

The Pueblo Police Department is looking for a suspect who beat a man so badly he had a broken jaw and blood in his ears early Saturday. The suspect said he had been "sucker punched" and did not know who did it. He was initially taken to a hospital in Pueblo, but he was transferred to a hospital in Colorado Springs to be treated.
Warmer weather before gradual cool down this week

With this weekend's weather pattern carrying over into this afternoon, today will start chilly but gradually make its way to the 50s and 60s in lower elevations. For those in mountain valleys, you'll be seeing temperature in the 40s and 50s. Temperatures will drop gradually as the week continues with a potential snow storm to end the week.
Biologists discover elusive, endangered animal at site of Colorado's newest state park

Biologists surveying Fishers Peak, the property that will become Colorado's newest state park, have discovered an endangered critter calls the area home.According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the biologists discovered the federally endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouse on the 19,200 acre property.
Porch pirate spotted stealing package out of mailbox on Stagecoach Road

A News5 viewer shared video of the suspect in a red pickup truck pulling up to a mailbox. The passenger in the pickup leans out of the window and takes something out of the mailbox. If you capture someone stealing someone's delivery on camera, send us the video (or pictures) as well as the general intersection of where the theft happened, and a police report number we can keep track of.