Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.
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Colorado Springs mayor enacts curfew in response to protests
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers signed an emergency proclamation Wednesday establishing a citywide curfew between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night from Wednesday, June 3, through Monday morning, June 8. Suthers explained that the curfew was put in place in response to escalating violence between the police and protestors who are demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died on May 25 while in police custody in Minneapolis.
Horses helping people rebound from mental health challenges
An increasing number of people are reaching out for help with their mental health for the very first time. Mental health professionals say it's an important step in rebounding from the anxiety and depression gripping our communities right now. Mental health therapy can come in many different forms and could even take you to a horse ranch.
Hot with scattered afternoon thunderstorms
Storms will be a bit more scattered and limited today across the viewing area, with the best area for development in and around northern Fremont, Teller, and El Paso Counties in the afternoon. It'll be very hot today with only a few sparse thunderstorms in the southern mountains. Overnight we'll be dry and mild with lows in the 50s.
Protests through an organizer's eyes
News5 has been covering the George Floyd protests in Colorado Springs since they began, and has seen some familiar faces downtown within the past few days. A handful of them are organizers, and News5 shadowed one of them to see what these protests look like through their eyes.
Fatal crash shuts down all lanes at South Academy, East Fountain boulevards
A crash at South Academy Boulevard and East Fountain Boulevard has all lanes shut down Thursday morning, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department. The department said there is at least one death as a result of the crash where a semi-truck is involved. The Colorado Springs Fire Department is assisting as "multiple emergency units" respond to the crash, which was first reported around 5 a.m.
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