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5 Things You Need To Know - October 22, 2020

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Posted at 6:26 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 19:47:36-04

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

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Colorado Springs Airport to offer Southwest Airlines flights next year

Southwest Airlines will offer its service at Colorado Springs Airport starting next year, according to an announcement from the airport Thursday morning. The airport is currently serviced by four airlines: American Airlines, Delta, Frontier and United.
Squatters take over veteran's house; Family forced to live in hotel for 5 months

A disabled veteran and his family are forced to live in a hotel after squatters moved into their condominium and changed the locks. In 2018, News 5 Investigates worked with lawmakers to pass legislation that was supposed to protect homeowners from situations like this, but it appears some law enforcement officials and court clerks aren't familiar with Senate Bill 15.
High fire danger today with a hard freeze overnight

Fire danger and a hard freeze are the two main weather stories today and tonight. We're going to see strong westerly winds through the mountains and lower plains today with very low humidity. Any fires that ignite today could spread quickly.
Colorado College hosting conversation on 'what's at stake' during 2020 election

If you're overwhelmed thinking about what's at stake with this election, Colorado College is helping simplify all of those major issues for you so you can make an informed decision. Thursday afternoon, they're hosting a conversation that will bring together experts on a range of topics - and you can chime in, too. This virtual conversation kicks off at 1 p.m. with pre-registration open until then. Click the link above for more information.
NBC to host Debate Special ahead of Thursday's presidential debate

The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will take place tonight. Prior to the debate, NBC's Debate Special will air on News5 for one hour starting at 6 p.m. The debate, which will air on News5 at 7 p.m., will be 90 minutes long without commercial breaks. It will be divided into six, 15-minute segments.
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