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5 things you need to know - January 24, 2020

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Posted at 6:04 AM, Jan 24, 2020

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

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Impeachment managers to deliver third and final day of opening arguments

House impeachment managers will make their final pitch for the removal of President Donald Trump today. While impeachment managers used their first day of opening arguments to explain the specifics of Trump's alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, managers largely used Thursday's session to argue that Congress has a right — if not a duty — to remove Trump from office.
Report shows chain of events in Cañon City child's death

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says a Cañon City father was under the influence of drugs when he ran over his 3-year-old son, killing him. A warranted search was performed at the home of Isaac Bullard, 38, Thursday afternoon. Deputies also released a probable cause report Thursday, detailing the chain of events leading up to the child's death.
Warm, dry here at home with light snow over the mountains tonight

Fairly pleasant and calm weather is expected across southern Colorado today. We're going to see partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies for the first half of the day, with increasing cloud cover into the overnight hours. Today will be dry here at home, but light snow will run through the central and northern mountains tonight, giving several ski areas a dusting to an inch or snow.
Bring Power Home group meets ahead of vote on Black Hills deal

In just a few days a major decision will be made in Pueblo over its push to establish its own utility. Will the city council vote to approve or deny a deal with Black Hills Energy? That's the question on the minds of a lot of residents. A group is putting together a rally on Monday before the council makes a decision.
Firefighter with Colorado ties among those killed in Australia plane crash

An American firefighter with Colorado ties was among the three killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis expressed his sympathies to the family in a tweet and said McBeth was a 1994 graduate of Wray High School.