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5 things you need to know - December 27, 2019

Christmas in Cripple Creek
Community helps couple who's house was destroyed by Christmas fire
Posted at 6:10 AM, Dec 27, 2019

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

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Humane Society places puppy thrown against car in Pueblo up for adoption

A puppy thrown against a car in Pueblo by a man police say was high on methamphetamine is going to go home today. Those wishing to adopt Bob will be entered in a drawing due to the high interest in the puppy. To learn more about how you can enter today's drawing, click the link above.
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Barricaded suspect in Old Colorado City leads to large police presence

A suspect who ran from a stolen vehicle officers were chasing barricaded themselves in a garage or shed attached to a home on the east side of Old Colorado City this morning. Police said the suspect fired shots earlier and more units are arriving to assist the situation.
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Snow prepares to head into southern Colorado

Temperatures will warm into the mid 30s on Friday across the region, and fall back into the 20s overnight. Snow will fall from the late morning through the afternoon as light to moderate snow across the region. Snowfall will fade to flurries overnight, with a second push of snow arriving on tomorrow.
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Community helps couple after Christmas fire destroys home

A Pueblo couple no longer has a home, after a fire destroyed it on Christmas morning. Now, they are left staying with family and picking up the pieces, but the community wants to make sure they know they're not alone. A GoFundMe was set up to help raise funds.
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Support youth sports by donating Christmas trees after the holidays

To help keep your Christmas tree out of a landfill, El Paso County will take it off your hands and recycle it in this year's TreeCycle event. There will be seven locations to drop off your tree starting tomorrow morning. Every donation can be made at the suggested price of $5 per tree and that will help benefit local youth sports.