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5 Things You Need To Know - January 21, 2021

The program is completely state funded, so students in serving time in facilities do not have to pay for their access to education.
People now getting tax form tied to fake unemployment claims
Wet Mountain Valley
President Joe Biden
Daniel Turner CSPD
Posted at 6:28 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 08:28:50-05

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

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CSU Pueblo helping provide college education to youth in detention facilities

Often times, youth serving sentences in facilities do not have access to college education, ultimately falling behind in society once released. Colorado State University Pueblo is helping change that. CSUP was approached by Colorado's Division of Youth Services about a year and a half ago, asking for help starting a program that would allow youths in their facilities long-term a way to get college credits. In the last year, the program has taken off.
People now receiving tax form tied to fake unemployment claims

As we continue our coverage of the unemployment fraud crisis going in Colorado and in states across the country, News5 has a warning about a tax form you may receive tied to a fake unemployment claim made in your name. The University of Colorado system warned its employees this type of fraud may be impacting as many as 400,000 people here in Colorado. Here's something new to watch out for: some of our viewers may be receiving tax forms tied to those fake unemployment claims.
Cooler with less wind today

A weak cold front overnight will leave us with a chilly day today, but temperatures in the afternoon shouldn't feel too bad under some sunshine. We'll start with sun and bring clouds in from the northwest by the end of the day and through the overnight hours.
Biden to address COVID-19 pandemic on second day in office, sign several executive orders

In his first full day in office on Thursday, President Joe Biden will lay out his administration's plan for battling COVID-19 and sign several executive orders to implement new policies and travel restrictions. Biden is expected to deliver an address from the White House on Thursday — his first White House address as president — where he'll explain how he will address the current surge of COVID-19 and vaccine rollout.

The Associated Press also reports that Biden will sign 10 executive orders linked to the pandemic on Thursday.
CSPD looking for suspect involved in at least 19 burglary cases

The Colorado Springs Police Department is looking for a suspect who they say was involved in at least 19 burglaries throughout the city. The department announced Thursday morning it is searching for 34-year-old Daniel Turner, who is wanted for second-degree burglary/criminal mischief and motor vehicle theft.
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