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5 things you need to know - March 3, 2020

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Shooting investigation on Uintah St
Posted at 5:47 AM, Mar 03, 2020

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

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How to vote in the 2020 presidential primary

Today marks the state's first presidential primary in four election cycles. Colorado will join 14 other states to vote on "Super Tuesday," a day where many delegates are up for grabs for presidential candidates. The state having its primary on this day has some impacts on the state's role overall in the election.
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Gannon Stauch's stepmother arrested on first-degree murder charge

At a press conference held Monday afternoon, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirmed Letecia Stauch, Gannon's stepmother, was taken into custody in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The arrest of Gannon's stepmother was a result of thousands of hours spent in the investigation and searching for Gannon, who investigators said they do not believe is alive.
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Warmer with more sunshine today

After our snow-filled day yesterday, high pressure combined with northwest jet stream flow will leave Colorado sunny and warm today! We're going to see temperatures back above freezing and well into the 50s and 60s through the region. The winds will stay light today with clear skies and lows falling into the 20s.
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Suspect shot during incident with auto theft task force

An auto theft suspect was shot by a Fountain Police Department Officer after the suspect fired at least one shot during an incident involving the Beat Auto Theft Through Law Enforcement multi-agency auto theft task force in a westside Colorado Springs neighborhood near Uintah and I-25. The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating this officer-involved shooting.
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Colorado failing to build for growth

The State of Colorado is failing to spend enough money to build the highway infrastructure it needs to keep up with a growing population. Nearly half of the Colorado Department of Transportation's $2 billion budget will be spent this year simply maintaining our existing highways. News5 took a closer look at how Colorado pays for roads and how our highway funding fell so far behind.
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