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5 Things You Need To Know - December 28, 2020

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Posted at 6:35 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 08:35:07-05

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

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AP sources: Trump signs funding measure, averts shutdown

President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals. In a statement, President Trump he signed the bill to "restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution, and much more."
Snow coming to southern Colorado today and tonight

A winter storm is coming to the mountains and lighter snow will blow through southern Colorado today and tonight. We'll see the most snow in and around the Continental Divide, but several areas in southern Colorado, like the Sangre De Cristos and Wet Mountain Valley, could see large snow totals. Those in the plains from Pueblo east shouldn't see much snow, but ice on the roadways could become an issue tonight.
Shooting in Pueblo leaves one person injured Saturday

The Pueblo Police Department is looking for a suspect in a shooting that left one person injured Saturday. The department responded to the 4500 block of Dillon Drive where they found the victim who was then taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. Police say the suspect was driving a blue or green Ford Explorer. If you have any information about this incident, please call (719) 553-3382 or Pueblo Dispatch at (719) 553-2502.
The Review & Preview: What southern Coloradans need to know this week

With so much information being announced daily about the COVID-19 pandemic, we have put together a review and preview of what is going on in Southern Colorado as it pertains to the virus. This week, News5's Elizabeth Watts will be introducing us to a local basketball team trying to start their season safely and in line with COVID guidelines.
TSA reports record number of travelers Sunday; millions flew over Christmas holiday

Despite warnings about spreading the coronavirus by spending the holiday with people outside the immediate household, it appears millions of Americans flew to destinations over the Christmas weekend. TSA is reporting the two highest numbers of passengers screened during the pandemic on either side of December 25. More than 1.19 million people flewon December 23 and 1.28 million on Sunday.
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