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5 things you need to know - September 10, 2019

Posted: 5:40 AM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 08:28:12-04
Rescue from Steel City Alley Cats Coalition
Threat forces Brighton High evacuation
Sinkhole
09/10 weather
Minnequa Lake Park

Good morning southern Colorado! Here's what you need to know to start you off on your Tuesday.

Humane Society seizes dozens of cats as part of neglect investigation

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region's Animal Law Enforcement division has seized several dozen cats from a Pueblo shelter that could now face charges of animal neglect. In a Facebook post, HSPPR said 31 have been taken back to Colorado Springs, while the other 17 in need of immediate medical attention are kept in Pueblo.

Mountain Ridge Middle School to have increased security

Mountain Ridge Middle School issued a statement saying they will have more security on their campus today. The school learned about a rumor regarding a potential threat on Monday. The Colorado Springs Police Department and Academy District 20 Security conducted an assessment and reported there is no safety concern to the school.

Sinkhole causes road closure in north Colorado Springs

Crews will be out working on a growing sinkhole that closed a stretch of Lexington Dr. to close between Parliament Dr. and Union Blvd. on the north end of Colorado Springs. The right, southbound lane will be closed today. If you see a sinkhole forming on any other road, please call Colorado Springs Utilities.

Temperatures remain almost 10 degrees above average today

Temperatures will climb quickly today and by noon we will be in the 70s and 80s. High temperatures today will be almost 10 degrees above average with a few clouds building this afternoon. An isolated shower is possible for the high terrain or the far eastern plains.

$1.5 million planned to go to Pueblo park

If approved, park shelters, a playground, turf, and other amenities will be added to Minnequa Lake Park. Another $1 million could be going toward the park as well for add ons and improvements, but it still needs to be approved by Pueblo City Council.