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5 Things You Need To Know - February 9, 2021

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Posted at 6:39 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 08:39:08-05

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

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Proceedings in Trump's second impeachment trial to begin on Tuesday

Proceedings for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will get underway at around 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday when House impeachment managers cross the U.S. Capitol to the Senate chamber.

It was riots in those very same halls of the Capitol on Jan. 6 that led Democrats for the first time in American history to impeach a sitting president for the second time. The trial marks just the fourth presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. Now that Trump has left office, it marks the first time that a former president has faced trial in the Senate.
Trinidad Police make arrest in cases involving exploding packages

Late Monday night, the Trinidad Police Department announced they have made an arrest in this case. With the help of the ATF and the Pueblo Bomb Squad, Trinidad Police said they arrested Jonathon Ryan Armijo of Trinidad for both incidents involving explosive devices. The first being on Feb. 5.

Armijo is facing the following charges: Two counts Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder and Two counts of Possession/Use of an Explosive Device.
Patchy dense fog this morning with a cloudy and cold afternoon

Patchy freezing fog was a possibility overnight through the early hours of the morning. We'll be dry and cloudy in the afternoon with very spread out temperatures. Some places like Canon City and Trinidad could warm into the 50s while the lower plains could sit in the 30s and 20s.
Colorado says Phase 2 of federal unemployment rollout will happen week of Feb. 22

People who are in Phase 2 of the federal unemployment benefits rollout in Colorado should expect to be able to begin reopening their claims or filing new claims the week of Feb. 22, the state announced Sunday.

That group of people will include most of those who exhausted their Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) claims before the CARES Act expired on Dec. 26, as well as people who are newly eligible to file PUA or PEUC claims.
Recorded call between Donthe Lucas and Denver detective played during day 4 of trial

The Pueblo murder trial in the disappearance of Kelsie Schelling picked up again Monday to begin the first full week of this trial. A CBI Agent read through texts between Lucas and Schelling leading up to the night she drove down to Pueblo and a Denver officer recounted responding to the missing persons call Schelling's parents made.

One of the biggest moments in court yesterday was a recorded call between Lucas and a Denver detective being played. News5's Colette Bordelon reported Lucas that his tone sounded very calm and matter of fact.

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