Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning.
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El Paso County moving to Level Red: Severe Risk on the state's COVID-19 dial
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has announced that El Paso County will be moving to Level Red on the state's COVID-19 dial scale on Friday at 5 p.m. As of Tuesday morning, the county health department's data shows we are seeing an incidence rate of 1151.7 per 100,000 people in a two-week period and a 14-day average 14.65% positivity rate. Click the link above for a breakdown of new restrictions Level Red brings.
LIVE BLOG: Rain, snow and gusty winds throughout mid-Tuesday
A cold front continues to move in from the north, causing winds to pick up throughout the morning. The News5 and the First Alert 5 Weather Team will keep you updated on the impacts. We'll update the above blog as necessary.
Pueblo domestic violence highest its been in four years
Domestic violence is the highest it's been in Pueblo in the last four years. The Pueblo Police Department finds this year's numbers of domestic violence cases "concerning," releasing a video that brings awareness to the severity of the situation. They believe the rise in cases is largely in part to the pandemic and quarantining.
Pueblo County Courthouse lighting set for Tuesday night
An annual holiday tradition is still happening this year in Pueblo despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pueblo County Courthouse lighting is set for Tuesday night. The event will be done virtually and there will be no fireworks. Instead, the county is asking that people watch the lighting from the comfort of their own homes.
Trump says he will 'never concede' despite administration official's decision to begin transition
President Donald Trump tweeted Monday evening that he would "never concede" despite a decision from an official in his administration that recognized president-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election. Trump's statement also included references to "fake ballots" — a claim his legal team has not been able to prove — and a debunked conspiracy theory about ballot software, prompting Twitter to place a warning label on the tweet that provided users more information about the realities of voter fraud.
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