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5 things you need to know - February 3, 2020

Snow Accumulation 2/3/2020 - 2/4/2020
Posted at 6:00 AM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 08:00:36-05

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

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Search for missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch hits one week

It has been one week since 11-year-old Gannon Stauch was reported missing. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has been working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Salvation Army and many other agencies in the search for Gannon. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (719) 520-6666.
Trump impeachment: Closing arguments, senators statements to take place today

After Senators decided Friday that they did not need to hear from further witnesses, the impeachment trial will resume Monday with closing arguments by the House impeachment managers. The seven impeachment managers will have a total of four hours to give a final pitch as to why they feel President Donald Trump should be removed from office.
Falling temps with blowing snow late today through Tuesday

Temperatures will have done a 40 to 50 degree swing across southern Colorado from Sunday through today. The winds will increase later today, and afternoon flurries will turn to light and then moderate snow overnight to Tuesday morning. Strong overnight winds will lead to low visibility and drifting snow, leading to slick commutes into Tuesday morning.
Amendments coming to "Puppy Mill" Bill

The "Humane Pet Act" bill introduced by Jefferson County state representative Monica Duran this session is getting some sweeping amendments. In the bill's original form, it would have banned puppy and kitten mills as well as the sale of cats and dogs in Colorado pet stores, but that ban could be removed from the bill in a committee hearing set for today.
DHS: New screening to begin amid coronavirus concerns

As the U.S. steps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Homeland Security is warning airline passengers that their flights may wind up rerouted if officials discover mid-flight that someone onboard has been in China in the last 14 days. The department released that guidance Sunday as new travel restrictions are officially in effect for flights.