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5 things you need to know - January 18, 2021

Capitol Breach
Why Dr. King's dream still carries significance today
Food distribution on Monday in Pueblo
Snow Accumulation
Pandemic price gouging remains a concern for online shoppers
Posted at 8:51 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 15:44:12-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Monday morning.

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Woodland Park man arrested in connection with Capitol insurrection

A Woodland Park native has been accused of breaking into the Capitol and assaulting a federal officer on January 6 during a failed attempt of insurrection.

He's being charged with Assault on a federal officer, Aiding and Abetting Destruction of Federal Property, Obstruction of a federal proceeding, Violent entry and disorderly conduct, and Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful entry.

Virtual ceremony to highlight why Dr. King's dream is still significant today
Today, our country will observe the holiday that recognizes the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Pikes Peak Diversity Council and Colorado College are putting on a virtual event. The theme is "Community out of chaos, change now!"

Food distribution on Monday in Pueblo
Starting today, Pueblo United will be distributing food bags at Beckwood Park, starting at 1 p.m.

This group started back in June of 2020 as a response to the pandemic. Their focus is to help provide food to people on the south and west side of Pueblo.
Volunteers are hoping to be able to feed at least 150 families.


Heavy southern mountain snow expected tonight
Monday will start cold, dry, and windy but end snowy, especially in our southern mountains! Highs will be in the 30s and 40s today with gust north to northeast winds behind an early morning cold front.

Snow will start tonight and continue through the first part of Tuesday. The energy for this snow is so far west, we think the best snow amounts will fall in the Wets, Sangres, and areas along I-25 south of Colorado City. Raton Pass and La Veta Pass could be pretty rough drives Tuesday morning.

Pandemic price gouging remains a concern for online shoppers

Price gouging has been a concern throughout the pandemic. While many states have taken steps to crackdown on unfair pricing practices News is learning large increases are still happening impacting people shopping online.

Consumer experts are raising awareness to help you make sure you don't get ripped off.
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