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5 things you need to know - September 12, 2019

A memorial set up for Devon Bailey in southeast Colorado Springs.
Westcliffe Sunset
Posted at 5:27 AM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 07:27:53-04

Good morning southern Colorado! Here is what you need to know to start you off on your Thursday.

Colorado Springs tiny homes project gets green light

The Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved plans for an 18-unit complex to be named "Working Fusion at Mill Street." Five currently standing homes will be demolished to make room for the tiny homes.

FBI reviewing facts in De'Von Bailey shooting

A spokesperson for the FBI in Denver confirms with News5 the federal agency is "reviewing the facts" for the August 3rd shooting of De'Von Bailey by Colorado Springs Police officers. The autopsy revealed Bailey was shot 4 times. Three bullets entered his torso, perforating several organs, including his heart, left lung and spleen.

Finally feeling like Fall!

A cold front overnight has brought cooler air into Colorado, making for a near perfect Thursday! We'll see dry skies through the region and a nice breeze in the afternoon to make it even more pleasant later today.

Man shot near scene of burglary dies from injuries

At around 1 a.m. on Sept. 9, officers were investigating a report of a burglary in the area of Brookside Street and Tejon Street when they heard gunfire. Officers found a male victim laying in a field about a half-block away with a gunshot wound to the head and called for an ambulance. Anyone with information or is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000.

Group trying to get wolf reintroduction question on 2020 Colorado ballot

The Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund (RMWAF) is hoping to get another question on the ballot for the election- asking if you think wolves should be reintroduced in Colorado. The initial plan would be to introduce 20-30 gray wolves on the Western Slope. On News5 at 10, we'll break down the arguments surrounding this issue as the group continues their effort to get a question on the ballot.