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5 Things You Need To Know - March 5, 2020

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11 Mile Reservoir Donkey
District 70
Posted at 5:50 AM, Mar 05, 2020

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

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Letecia Stauch chooses not to fight extradition to Colorado, expected to arrive today

El Paso County deputies are in the process of bringing Stauch back to Colorado. On Wednesday, News5 confirmed that she was in jail in the Saline County Jail in Central Kansas. Authorities are in the process of bringing her back to El Paso County after she decided not to fight her extradition to Colorado on charges of first-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, tampering with a deceased human body and tampering with physical evidence.
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El Paso County officials to speak on COVID-19 preparations

Officials from El Paso County Public Health, El Paso County and the City of Colorado Springs will hold a news conference together to provide information on the preparations and steps being taken to prepare for COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases in the state. The event will be streamed on our KOAA Facebook page, online on our website and on 5.2.
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Cooler but still nice today

Lots of sunshine through the region with lighter winds compared to yesterday and highs around 10 degrees cooler. We're going to still feel very nice today despite being cooler due to the light winds and strong sunshine. We're going to be calm and cool with lows in the 20s overnight.
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Peterson Air Force Base to test new helicopter pad at Cheyenne Mountain

A new helicopter landing pad at the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station will be tested and certified starting Thursday morning, according to Peterson Air Force Base officials. In order for the pad to be certified, the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron will have to ensure the helicopter can land and take-off successfully several times.
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Pueblo D70 adds more time again for several schools

Students in Pueblo School District 70 will have more time added to their school day as the district tries to make up for snow days, according to D70 officials. This is the second time the district has announced that some schools will have more time added to their school days to help make up for time lost in snow days as well as a water main break and security threat.
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