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5 things you need to know - December 6, 2019

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Posted at 6:01 AM, Dec 06, 2019

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

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Around Town: Festival of Lights, Electric Safari & shopping

The holiday season is here and if you are looking to attend some fun events this weekend, we have taken care of it! The News5 team has come up with a list of events happening over the next couple days that you should check out in southern Colorado.
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Colorado DOC mourns loss of worker after boiler explosion

The Colorado Department of Corrections says an investigation is ongoing into what led to an explosion Wednesday afternoon at the Fremont Correction Facility that killed a staff member. Sgt. Josh Voth, 28, worked as a Correctional Support Licensed Trade Supervisor, helping to teach offenders valuable trade skills.
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Chilly with dense fog before warmer, beautiful weekend

Patchy dense fog has settled into the Pikes Peak Region overnight and some of the plains north of highway 50. As the day goes on, we'll see any fog disappear and cloud cover thin by the end of the day. Temperatures will stay chilly today with light winds across the region.
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Pueblo County unveils updated plan for Runyon expansion

Pueblo County announced new plans for the voter-approved expansion of the Runyon Sports Complex. During a work session Thursday, commissioners discussed the main goals of the project which include building three new fields, a new concession area, and new restrooms.
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Asbestos forces evacuation of Colorado Springs apartment complex

An asbestos issue at Shannon Glen Apartments, also known as the Thrive on the Incline Apartments, on Murray Boulevard in Southeast Colorado Springs has forced all residents to vacate and find a new home. Residents say they were told of the evacuation through a notice left on their doors and that they needed to vacate by Dec. 14.