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5 Things You Need To Know - January 26, 2021

Snow Accumulation
Former President Donald Trump
Can your employer require you to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Jury selection starts in Donthe Lucas trial
Posted at 6:33 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 08:33:01-05

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

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More snow on the way today with dangerously cold temperatures tonight

Snow in the Pikes Peak Region from last night will move northeast out of the way through the early morning hours, but we will have areas of fog develop behind the snow.

More snow will move in from the southwest, spreading first through the southern mountains and then up into the Pueblo and Pikes Peak Region by 7 to 8 am. This second wave of snow could dump another 1 to 3 inches in the Pikes Peak Region, and another 2 to 4 inches from Pueblo down to Trinidad. Many roadways in the region are still covered in snow from Monday morning, but more are now covered again from snow that fell last night.

For full list of closures and delays, click here.
El Paso County COVID-19 numbers drop to level not seen since October
COVID-19 numbers in El Paso County have dipped to a noteworthy level on graphics showing the 14 day average of incidents. The number just dropped below 350 into Level Orange. For nearly three months, since Oct. 31, numbers have been in the highest risk Level Red. At one point, on Dec. 3, the 14-day average topped 1,300 cases a day.
Senators to be sworn in Tuesday ahead of upcoming impeachment trial

Senators on Tuesday will be sworn as jurors in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.

The swearing-in comes just hours after a Monday evening ceremony where House Democrats walked an article of impeachment through the U.S. Capitol to the Senate chamber to present them formally to Senate leadership. While Senators will be sworn in on Tuesday, the impeachment trial won't get underway until the week of Feb. 8.
Can your employer require you to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

In southern Colorado some people have been working from home for almost a year now. The rollout of the coronavirus vaccine is expected to go a long way in getting people back to the office, but can your employer require you to get the vaccine? News5 is getting the legal answers.

Some people aren't going to like this answer, but legally employers can require you to get the coronavirus vaccine. The catch is that the requirement can't override employment laws already on the books.
Jury selection starts in Pueblo murder trial, eight years after Kelsie Schelling disappeared

21-year-old Kelsie Schelling disappeared on February 4, 2013. Schelling was pregnant at the time and seemingly vanished after a trip from Denver to Pueblo to see her ex-boyfriend Donthe Lucas. Lucas is accused of killing Schelling and is now the defendant in her murder trial.

On Monday, January 25, jury selection began for the trial. It is closed to the public and could last for a week or more. Opening statements are expected on Wednesday of next week, but that all depends on how quickly the 12 person jury is selected. There will potentially be two alternates.
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