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5 Things You Need To Know - June 3, 2020

Protesters gathered at the Police Operations Center Tuesday night. Colorado Springs protest 6/2
Garden of the Gods
Posted at 6:34 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 08:34:11-04

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

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CSPD Chief reviewing arrest after video circulates online

News5 received cell phone video from an individual who attended recent protests in Colorado Springs. What you see in the video is the arrest of a man standing in the street with his arms up. The individual who shot the video said she saw the violent take down happen after midnight, early Monday morning. CSPD Chief Vince Niski released a statement about an unspecified online video.
Protest in Colorado Springs declared unlawful assembly late Tuesday night

Demonstrators showed up in downtown Colorado Springs for a fourth night of protesting. The night ended with police declaring it an unlawful assembly before 11 p.m. Shortly after, a firework went off and most of the crowd dispersed. Authorities used tear gas to continue dispersing the crowd. For more on yesterday's protest, click the link above.
Strong to severe weather possible in the eastern plains

Hot and generally drier across the region today, but with a good chance for thunderstorms across the eastern plains. Storms are going to be strong to severe in all likelihood as the move through Crowley, Kiowa, Bent, and Prowers county with damaging winds and large hail as the main threats.
COVID-19 outbreak at Pueblo food plant

Six workers have been confirmed COVID-19 positive at the Mission Foods plant in Pueblo. This makes the plant the county's largest outbreak location. According to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Mission Foods didn't confirm the first positive case until confronted by the UFCW on May 21.
We're Open Colorado: Tide Cleaners offer free laundry services to front-line workers

Tide Cleaners has been and continues to provide free laundry and dry cleaning services to front-line responders and their families. Starting at the end of March and continuing through June, Tide Cleaners, which has a store location in Colorado Springs, are running the "loads of hope" initiative. This service is aimed at providing medical employees and first responders access to free laundry and dry cleaning services.
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