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5 things you need to know - February 12, 2020

Garden of the Gods
Posted at 5:59 AM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 07:59:22-05

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

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Speed kills: El Paso County Sheriff's Office targeting the issue

El Paso County was ranked the most deadly traffic county in the state in 2018. The unwanted ranking prompted programs identifying the contributing factors to drive change with education and enforcement. Excessive speed on county roads is among the leading reasons for the problem. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says speed enforcement is not the only thing that could help the situation.
Apartment fire displaces 2 people, remains under investigation

Two adults became trapped in their apartment unit on Mazatlan Circle in Colorado Springs early this morning after a fire started outside and traveled up the staircase. The Colorado Springs Fire Department rescued the two people using a ladder and getting them out through their balcony. The fire is still under investigation at this time.
Cold front brings gusty winds, light snow this evening

A cold front today will bring strong, northerly winds through the forecast area, cooling temperatures through the afternoon and eventually bringing light snow into the evening. Wind gusts through the region will be between 25 to 35 mph at their strongest, especially over the plains east of I-25.
Sanders edges Buttigieg in NH, giving Dems 2 front-runners

Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight. In his Tuesday night win, the 78-year-old Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist , beat back a strong challenge from the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
Search for Gannon Stauch enters third week

It has been over two weeks since 11-year-old Gannon Stauch was reported missing in El Paso County. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has received hundreds of tips that has allowed them to search areas to try and find the boy. If you have any credible information about where Gannon might be, please call the sheriff's tip line at 719-520-6666. Do not take it to social media.