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5 things you need to know - October 17, 2019

Dusting of snow on Pikes Peak
Pueblo District Attorney
Posted at 5:51 AM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 08:21:47-04

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

Construction worker critically hurt in Pueblo hit-and-run

A construction worker is in critical condition after being hit by a driver who left the scene late last night. Police have a suspect vehicle description, but did not have license plate information available. The Pueblo Police Department cleared the area around 5:50 a.m. today.

City to hold first hearing to revoke short term rental permit

This morning, the Colorado Springs Planning Commission will hold its first revocation hearing for a short term rental permit. Neighbors have complained that a home on Castlewood Lane is being used as a party house. However, the property owner said most of the complaints come from a single neighbor whom she thinks is holding a grudge.

Stronger afternoon winds, low humidity leads to critical fire danger

Warm and windy conditions return to southern Colorado later today, prompting high fire danger across most of the region. The humidity will take a dive as temperatures warm later today, only adding fuel for fires.

Colorado appeals election law ruling to US Supreme Court

The State of Colorado is seeking clarity from the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of its election laws. Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced her office is appealing a federal appeals court ruling that called Colorado's presidential elector laws unconstitutional.

Pueblo District Attorney's office recognized for its work

The DA's office has received the Outstanding Trial Achievement Award from the Colorado District Attorney's Council for its work on the murder case of Brad Fowler, who was shot and killed in December of 2016 during a drug deal gone wrong.