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5 things you need to know - October 2, 2019

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Posted at 6:06 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 08:10:30-04

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

Walk to school day kicks off WALKtober

In honor of October being Colorado Pedestrian Month, the Colorado Department of Transportation is holding a Walk to School Day event today. CDOT is encouraging schools throughout the state to participate in the annual event as a way of promoting and practicing pedestrian and road safety.

Authorities issue evacuation orders due to Decker Fire

The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office has issued evacuation orders for residents near the Decker Fire early Wednesday morning. Deputies are asking residents to evacuate to the Chaffee County fairgrounds. Large animals can be evacuated to the fairgrounds as well.

Pueblo council to consider raising tobacco age limit

Health officials in Pueblo are concerned that so many teenagers here admit to vaping. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have tracked more than 800 cases of lung illness associated with vaping. These headlines captured the attention of the City Council president.

Morning fog and drizzle, high fire danger in the mountains, areas of frost tonight

A very active day across Colorado with red flag warnings against our southern mountains and deeper mountains out west. There will be some fog and mist in the morning, especially in cooler high elevation areas that will disappear by mid-morning. The rest of the day will be in the sunny and breezy range with highs in the Springs around 70 and Pueblo closer to the upper 70s.

Amber Guyger is found guilty of murder in the shooting death of Botham Jean in his apartment

A Dallas jury on Tuesday found former police officer Amber Guyger guilty of murder for fatally shooting her unarmed neighbor, Botham Jean, in his own apartment, which she said she mistook as hers.