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5 things you need to know - December 26, 2019

Rosi Golter Garden of the Gods
Posted at 6:09 AM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 08:50:46-05

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

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AAA predicts day after Christmas to be worst travel day

If you have plans to hit the road for home today, be prepared for roads to be busy with people making their way back home after celebrating Christmas. AAA says about 1.78 million Coloradoans will travel to their holiday destination by car and that could cause traffic delays to nearly double your trip time today.
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House fire in Black Forest sends 1 to hospital in critical condition

One person was airlifted to a burn unit in Denver after a house fire broke out early Christmas morning in Black Forest. There were four people in the home at the time the fire broke out with two being sent to a local hospital and critical burn unit, respectively. The fire is still under investigation.
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Cool and clear Thursday with the next snowstorm arriving Friday

A weak cold front moved in last night. This will not be the last cold front this week as a stronger system moves in Friday into Saturday. Until then, today will be mostly sunny with cooler weather. Starting in the teens and 20s, our region will warm to the 30s and 40s by lunchtime.
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Air Force wraps bowl practice, sets sights on Cougars

The No. 24 Air Force football team wrapped up their final practice Wednesday at Chaparral high school prior to their Cheez-It Bowl showdown with Washington State Friday night at Chase Field. Coming into the showdown with a 10-2 record, the Falcons are trying to reach the 11-win mark for the first time since 1998.
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Daycare owner accused of hiding kids behind false wall will be advised of her charges

Court records show daycare owner Carla Faith, 58, faces charges related to child abuse and attempting to influence a public servant. She was arrested earlier this week and will have an advisement hearing today along with 31-year-old Katelynne Nelson, who is facing felony drug charge and child abuse.