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5 things you need to know - January 17, 2020

Colorado Springs Sunset
Posted at 6:07 AM, Jan 17, 2020

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

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Dangerous Continental Divide travel with damaging winds possible here at home

Very intense weather is expected across Colorado, from heavy blowing snow in the mountains to possibly damaging wind gusts along I-25. Travel west should be taken with extreme care today as with snow totals ranging from 3 to 8 inches today with wind gusts over 50 mph.
Colorado Springs Police working to locate missing at-risk man

Javier Gonzales is a 51-year-old Hispanic man, 6' tall, weighing around 155 pounds. The Colorado Springs Police Department said he was last seen at 10 a.m. Thursday in the 7600 block of Lexington Manor Drive wearing a green jacket, a light blue sweater, and jeans. If you see him, you are asked to call CSPD at (719) 444-7000.
Major change coming to Highway 50 in Pueblo West

An overpass will be built on Highway 50 at Purcell Boulevard in Pueblo West to allow traffic to continue moving on the highway. The traffic light at Purcell will be taken out and new ramps will be built to access Purcell and Highway 50 all in an effort to make the area safer.
CSPD confirms search for Randy Bishop

A shelter-in-place order set for the area near North Circle Drive and East Uintah Street yesterday afternoon while Colorado Springs Police searched the area for Randy Bishop. Bishop, 35, is wanted on multiple charges, including attempted murder of a police officer. There is a $10,000 reward for information that can lead to his arrest.
Woman sentenced to six years in Pueblo hit-and-run

The woman who forever changed a Pueblo man's life in a hit-and-run accident from last summer now knows her fate. Jessica Hunyadi, 31, has been sentenced to six years in prison and seven years of probation. She was sentenced for a hit-and-run accident where she allegedly fled the scene after striking 71-year-old Gary Amendola's car.