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5 Things You Need To Know - February 24, 2020

Bear proofing you home
Posted at 5:45 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 09:34:10-05

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

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Police link 3 weekend shootings to same suspect

Colorado Springs Police now say one suspect is responsible for three shootings that took place in the city over the weekend. The announcement came from authorities after the victim in the first shooting died from their injuries. CSPD has issued an arrest warrant for 27-year-old Kyree Davon Howard-Walker of Colorado Springs. Howard-Walker remains at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Driving Change: Colorado's texting and driving laws

In the last few years, state lawmakers have tried to come up with a solution to change texting and driving behavior among drivers. However, one part of the law change made things a little challenging when it comes to enforcing the law: proving the driver texting is doing so in a careless and imprudent manner.
Windy for the next 48 hours

We're going to see a lot of wind in Colorado over the next 48 hours, but really nice weather by the end of the week! A cold front will push through Colorado early this morning, bringing wind gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range in its wake. Overnight we'll stay fairly breezy with increasing cloud cover and wind chills dropping to the single digits and negatives.
New ordinance regarding bears and trash goes into effect March 1

The clock is ticking for both residents and businesses located west of Interstate 25. They have until Sunday, March 1, to figure out how they want to handle a new city ordinance that aims to keep bears out of trash cans. People have two options for how they would like to proceed. Those with Colorado Springs Code Enforcement said the ordinance is to protect both people and bears.
CDOT placing overnight delays on I-25 between Colorado Springs, Pueblo

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be closing one of the southbound lanes between the South Academy exit and the Santa Fe exit in Fountain. The closures will last from 8:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. with speed limits dropping to 55 mph. Crews are going to be testing soil samples starting tonight and lasting through Thursday night.
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