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5 things you need to know - January 16, 2020

Colorado Capitol Building
Mayhurst Avenue street sign.
Colorado Springs Sunset
Rene Miller
California becomes first state to ban retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits
Posted at 6:05 AM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 08:34:05-05

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

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Mother of 2017 OIS suspect wants to use Red Flag law to take officer's gun

The petition was filed by Susan Holmes who lost her son Jeremy in a 2017 officer-involved shooting involving a CSU-Fort Collins police officer. Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith says he will not serve the latest petition delivered to his office related to the state's new Red Flag law but will instead investigate its filing as a potential act of fraud. There is a hearing today regarding the petition.
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Possible closure of Mayhurst Road on southwest side being discussed, meeting to be held

Residents in a Cheyenne Cañon neighborhood on the southwest side of Colorado Springs fear that a popular road they use could be closed except to those who live on it. News5 found out on Tuesday that there is now a proposal to shut down Mayhurst Avenue and residents will have the chance to voice their concerns tonight.
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Cold and breezy with parts of the region seeing light snow, freezing rain

We'll see increasing cloud cover across the region with breezy conditions through the afternoon. There will be periods of snow and freezing rain across the San Luis Valley late this morning through the afternoon, with freezing rain and regular showers from Baca County north through Prowers and Kiowa counties.
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Bar patrons pinned down suspect in stabbing spree

The bravery of a couple of bar patrons who pinned down a man accused of stabbing at least eight people early Monday morning is documented in paperwork filed with the court in order to obtain an arrest warrant. Rene Miller, 38, is being held at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on $50,000 bond.
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Bill would ban puppy mills, pet store sales of cats and dogs

State lawmakers are only a week into the new legislative session, and one bill in particular is among the bills gaining a lot of attention: the "Humane Pet Act." which would ban the sale of cats and dogs in pet stores and puppy and kitten mills. It would put requirements on breeders, which could impact smaller pet stores that get animals from breeders