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5 things you need to know - October 16, 2019

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Posted at 5:48 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 09:25:53-04

Good morning southern Colorado! Here's what you need to know to get you started on your Wednesday.

Search underway for driver who fled scene of deadly rollover

The Colorado Springs Police Department is searching for a person who ran away from the scene of a deadly rollover involving one vehicle this morning. CSPD said someone in the vehicle was dead when they arrived at the scene. They are investigating this as a possible hit and run. Police said they are using dogs and a drone to try and locate the person who fled the area.

Pueblo City Council approves marijuana advertising changes

Marijuana dispensaries in Pueblo will soon be able to expand their use of outdoor advertising. The Pueblo City Council approved an ordinance to loosen the city's regulations on outdoor advertising, which will take effect in 30 days.

Boost of warm temperatures mid-week before weekend cool down

Temperatures start cold, but get a boost this afternoon. Highs will be at least 10 degrees above average. The sky will be mostly sunny and winds will be light for most, but breezy in the mountains.

Academy District 20 offering incentives to fill bus driver shortage

The district has been dealing with the shortage since last year and it is having an impact on students, as the district has already had to cancel field trips for some students. With a new middle school in the district, it's added to a big challenge for the district as they work to fill about 17 positions.

Colorado Springs aims to plant over 18,000 trees by 2021

The City of Colorado Springs set a goal to honor its 150th anniversary, and that goal is to plant 18,071 trees by the end of 2021. "COS 150: Tree Challenge" was launched to honor Colorado Springs' long history of conservation and the vision of William Jack Palmer, our founder.