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5 Things You Need To Know - June 2, 2020

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Posted at 7:21 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 09:21:42-04

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

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Protests beginning at noon in downtown Colorado Springs

The death of George Floyd, an African American man who died on May 25 in Minneapolis while in police custody, has sparked unrest nationwide about police brutality. Cities across the country and here in Colorado are anticipating protesters again Tuesday.
Graduation dates announced for Pueblo School District 70

Pueblo School District 70 announced Tuesday morning high school graduation dates scheduled for this month. The district said it is conducting the ceremonies in a "scheduled access mode" to limit the number of people in the outside ceremony stage area.
Hot again today with fewer daytime and evening thunderstorms

We're forecasting more heat across southern Colorado, but with fewer daytime and evening thunderstorms. A ridge remains in place across the county, and underneath it, Colorado will warm back into the 80s and 90s. Storms will develop in the afternoon and evening, favoring the plains along and south of Highway 50, areas south of Pueblo along I-25, and back into the Sangre De Cristos.
As losses surpass $44M, COVID-19 scammers ramp up attacks

The fear and uncertainty that surrounds the COVID-19 pandemic has opened the door to scammers and fraudsters who are cashing in. Officials report they've stolen millions of dollars. News5 has been tracking this from the start and is working with a financial crimes expert to help you protect your information and the money you can't afford to lose.
Man climbs transmission tower on east side of Colorado Springs

A man who climbed a transmission tower on the east side of Colorado Springs Monday evening came down safely just after 1 a.m. Tuesday. The department said officers arrived to the tower near Academy Boulevard and Galley Road around 4:20 p.m. where the man was threatening to harm himself.
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