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5 things you need to know - February 4, 2020

Weather closings and delays
Garden of the Gods Snow
Donald Trump
Posted at 6:12 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 08:59:59-05

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning. It is a Weather Alert day and we are keeping track of the latest road and weather conditions this morning.

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LIVE BLOG: The latest on the winter storm impacting southern Colorado

Light snow is still falling across southern Colorado this morning. Road conditions slick and if you're headed out the door this morning, take it slow. News5 and the First Alert 5 Weather Team has you covered on-air, online and on social media for all the information you need on storm conditions, road conditions, any closures and delays.
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Neighbor hands over 'key piece of evidence' to investigators during search of Stauch home

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office and crime lab technicians were at the Stauch house Monday, collecting evidence in the disappearance of 11-year-old Gannon Stauch. There is no word if on whether investigators had a search warrant or if there was something specific they were focusing on. A neighbor tells News5 he turned over a "key piece of evidence" to investigators during their search Monday.
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Dangerous cold with lingering light snow

Most of southern Colorado's snow fell late Monday and will continue through the morning on Tuesday. A second wave of energy passing through Colorado will provide energy for occasional light snow showers to flurries during the daytime and temperatures will be incredibly cold under cloudy skies with most highs staying in the teens or low 20s through the region.
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What to expect from President Donald Trump's State of the Union address

When President Donald Trump gives the State of the Union address in the Capitol Building on Tuesday evening, he'll have plenty to discuss. Trump's annual address to Congress comes amid an impeachment battle which he is poised to win, the worldwide outbreak of a deadly disease, heightened tensions with Iran, a booming economy and an impending presidential election.

Humane Pet Act fails to make it out of Colorado legislative committee

The "Humane Pet Act" bill introduced by Jefferson County state representative Monica Duran (D) received many sweeping amendments. Changes that did not sit well with lawmakers in favor and opposed to the idea of banning puppy and kitten mills, as well as the sale of cats and dogs in Colorado pet stores. As a result, the bill died in a House committee when it failed to garner enough support to move forward in the legislative process.