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5 things you need to know - December 24, 2019

Sunrise over Pueblo West
Posted at 6:04 AM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 08:41:20-05

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

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New laws to go into effect in 2020

With the new year approaching quickly, there are several laws from the 2019 legislative session going into effect at the start of the new year. Among those laws include the Red Flag Law, Out of Network Health Care Cost Requirements, Transgender Birth Certificates, and Local Minimum Wage. For a breakdown of each law, be sure to click the link above.
Daycare owner accused of hiding kids behind false wall has been arrested

Court records show Carla Faith, 58, faces charges related to child abuse and attempting to influence a public servant. Last month, DHS and officers with the Colorado springs Police Department raided Play Mountain Place following multiple complaints. Twenty-six young children were eventually found hidden behind a "false wall" in a basement.
Mild Christmas weather expected in Colorado, with snow on the western slope

A calm day is ahead for our area, with high clouds remaining through the early afternoon. Temperatures will be slightly cooler, but remaining about 10 degrees above average. Heads up for drivers heading to Grand Junction or towards Durango, snow will be increasing in the mountains today, west of the continental divide.
No charges filed in Colorado Springs officer-involved shooting from July

The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office announced that no charges are being filed in July's officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of 38-year-old Joshua Vigil. Officers found Vigil in an all-glass foyer to a building holding a gun, when he turned in a way that made it look like he was about to shoot. Officers fired the first shots and said they felt safety risks for themselves and others.
A Christmas collection of 725 nativity sets

In terms of holiday item collections, Bonnie Robinson, a Colorado Springs resident with a total of 725 different nativity sets, might be queen forever. This nativity-collecting enthusiast has been gathering sets for the past 50 years, ever since she and her husband got married.