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5 things you need to know - January 3, 2020

Posted at 5:58 AM, Jan 03, 2020

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

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Iran vows 'harsh retaliation' following U.S. airstrike that killed military leader

Iran has vowed "harsh retaliation" after one of the country's top military leaders was killed in a U.S. drone strike near Baghdad's airport. The Associated Press reports that Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that a "harsh retaliation is waiting" following a U.S. drone strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani — one of the top military leaders in the country.
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CSPD investigates shooting at Citadel Mall parking lot

Around 4 p.m. Thursday several people called the police to report a possible drive-by shooting in the parking lot, near the entrance to the Hooters restaurant. Investigators say the victim went to the parking lot to meet at least one other person. At some point that person shot the victim then drove away before police arrived.
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Cool and bright today before 50s and 60s on Saturday

Sunny and cool today across southern Colorado with light winds and dry skies! We're going to see breezier conditions out west through the mountains, but today should generally stay calm in the lower elevations. Temperatures will be seasonal today with highs in the mid to upper 40s across the lower elevations, and 30s through the mountains
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The City of Pueblo is turning 150 years old in 2020

The City of Pueblo is turning 150 years old this year and to celebrate this big year, there will be a kick-off celebration today at the El Pueblo Museum. The event is scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 p.m. and feature various speakers. Pueblo officially gained township on March 22, 1870.
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Daycare owner and employees make court appearances

The owner of a Colorado Springs daycare and two of her employees were in court to hear the charges against them. The arrest warrants for Carla Faith, age 58, Christina Swauger, age 35, and Katelynne Nelson, age 31, were all signed two days before Christmas concluding a six week investigation by Colorado Springs Police Department.