Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.
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City has "no records" showing how money from proposed professional photography fees would be spent
Back in January, photographers told News5 Investigates the proposed permit fee popped up out of nowhere and that they are okay with a permitting process, but say the city needs to be more transparent about it. News5 Investigates discovered despite the City of Colorado Springs looking to implement a new permit fee schedule for professional photographers, there are no records or plan on paper to show how the money would be spent.
Talking to your kids about Gannon Stauch: therapist weighs in
It's been more than one week since 11-year-old Gannon Stauch went missing from his Lorson Ranch neighborhood. Gannon's family released a video statement pleading for the public to come forward with tips that could help bring him home. With so many unanswered questions, it can be challenging as a parent to know what to say to your kids in a situation like this. A local therapist gives advice on how you can approach the topic with your child.
Dry, windy today with overnight snow through Friday morning
Increasing cloud cover, wind and temperatures are expected through southern Colorado today. We are going to stay dry during the daytime, but snow starts to show up this evening and blows through the region Friday morning. Snow chances are best in the mountains of El Paso and into Teller County, as well as the Palmer Divide into eastern El Paso County.
Trump acquitted by Senate on articles of impeachment
President Donald Trump has been acquitted on both articles of impeachment on Wednesday by the United States Senate. The first article was for abuse of power, and accused Trump of, "Using the powers of his high office, President Trump solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, in the 2020 United States Presidential election." The second article is for obstruction of Congress, as House Democrats accused Trump of blocking witnesses and evidence from the White House as part of the House's impeachment inquiry.
Victim assistance unit in Pueblo short-staffed
A Community Organization for Victim Assistance, or ACOVA, is short-staffed and seeking more volunteers to help. The group responds to about 400 calls each year and helps victims of domestic violence, suicide, and a number of other emergencies in the city and county of Pueblo. Volunteers help callers through their situation and gives them information on the resources they can access.