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5 Things You Need To Know - July 3, 2020

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Protesters to demand Aurora Police fire officers involved in Elijah McClain’s arrest during Friday rally
Posted at 6:25 AM, Jul 03, 2020

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

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LIST: Fourth of July Celebrations for 2020

News5's digital team put together this list as an easy destination for your friends and family. Share it out to everyone so they can keep up with events in their favorite Colorado spot. We'll keep this list updated in case any locations cancel events due COVID-19 or fire danger this summer.
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Single-car crash sends 5 to hospital, shuts down southbound I-25 in Pueblo

A car lost control on southbound I-25 in Pueblo early Friday morning, rolling a few times and injuring 5 passengers, according to the Pueblo Police Department. The department said the call came in around 2:40 a.m. regarding the crash on southbound I-25 at the Abriendo Avenue exit in Pueblo. Police said the car rolled a few times and hit several objects, including a lightpole.
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Hot again with strong afternoon storms possible

We're going to be very hot again across southern Colorado today with highs in most of the lower elevations reaching the low to upper 90s and even a few triple digits. Storms will be back this afternoon, starting over the mountains around lunchtime and then drifting east into the I-25 corridor and plains. Storms could be strong today but the best severe chances are in northeast Colorado.
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Organizers cancel 80th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo for this year

The Board of Directors for the 80th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo voted Wednesday to cancel the event this year due to coronavirus concerns. The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo has been a Colorado Springs tradition since 1937, showcasing top rodeo talent and action. Without a rodeo, Colorado Springs will miss out on the tourists it brings, the vendors will lose their chance to sell their products, and contestants no longer have the opportunity to win big.
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Protesters to demand Aurora Police fire officers involved in Elijah McClain’s arrest during Friday rally

Hundreds of people are expected to gather Friday evening to demand that three officers involved in the in-custody death of Elijah McClain be fired by the Aurora Police Department. Organizers of Friday’s protest are also calling for the release of the names – as well as the immediate termination – of all officers involved in an incident involving a photograph taken near the site where McClain struggled with officers.
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