Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Friday morning.
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2 red light cameras go live in Colorado Springs
Two additional red light cameras are going live Friday morning in Colorado Springs, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department. A 30-day warning period is in effect at the newest intersections before the department begins issuing the $75 fine for running a red light.
Protesters hold 'funeral procession' honoring people they say were victims of police violence
At about the same time as a special work session held by Colorado Springs City Council on Thursday regarding a Police Advisory Committee, protesters marched in honor of people they say are victims of police violence. Protesters displayed symbols, like cardboard coffins with flowers inside, at both City Hall and the Police Operations Center.
Hot Friday ahead with mountain rain showers
Hot and sunny in the plains today. The mountains will start sunny with clouds and rain showers developing in the afternoon. What will start as a clear day across the region will turn cloudy in the afternoon in the mountains. A few weak mountain rain showers are possible, and they will dissipate heading into the I-25 corridor and plains.
Health Dept. never sent cease and desist order against restaurant defying public health orders
In May, the El Paso County Health Department said it was moving forward with a cease and desist order against a Calhan restaurant that was openly defying Gov. Jared Polis' executive orders related to public health during the coronavirus pandemic. Not only was that cease and desist letter never sent, but the department kept that information hidden from the public.
Pueblo police, fire departments to possibly have pay-raise freeze due to COVID-19
Between March and April in Pueblo, the City lost about a $1 million in sales tax revenue compared to the same time last year due COVID-19 & the forced business closure. Due to the loss, Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar is now looking for approval of a pay-raise freeze with Pueblo Police and Fire Department. Gradisar negotiated the deal with both unions for this to happen.
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