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5 Things You Need To Know - November 5, 2020

Attorney: Outbreak at jail could cause delays in the courtroom
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Posted at 6:30 AM, Nov 05, 2020

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

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Where things stand in battleground states, and what the exit polls say

With the presidential race still too close to call, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling over familiar battleground states — Pennsylvania — and three additional states that are too close to call, in North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada. Voting is done, and now the counting continues. Experts have been saying for weeks these states were in play for either candidate, and that with the influx of record-breaking numbers of mail-in ballots, counting could take longer.
Attorney: Outbreak at jail could cause delays in the courtroom

As of November 4, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office reported 57 staff and 690 inmates at the Criminal Justice Center tested positive for coronavirus. Those with El Paso County Public Health said places like jails or nursing homes are considered congregate settings, and can be prone to a speedy spread of the virus.
Simply beautiful today with high fire danger tomorrow

Today very well could be described as one of the best weather days of the entire year! We're going to have sunny skies, fairly light winds, and gorgeous daytime temperatures. Overnight we'll keep our clear skies with calm winds and chilly temperatures.
Letecia Stauch seeks to delay competency evaluation

Letecia Stauch's defense team has filed a motion seeking to delay her next scheduled review hearing due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the El Paso County Jail. The hearing is scheduled for Nov. 12. Court documents show that her team has also requested to extend the deadline for her second in-person competency evaluation. They are arguing that the doctor who is to conduct the evaluation cannot do so sooner than Nov. 30, when in-person visitation is currently scheduled to resume.
Pueblo County voters approve $75 million school bond measure

Voters in Pueblo County approving a school district bond issue, providing $75,000,000 for upgrades district-wide without raising property taxes. Ballot Initiative 4A will provide $6,390,000 to infection control and COVID mitigation, security camera replacements, and intercom system upgrades district-wide.
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