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5 Things You Need To Know - September 15, 2020

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Posted at 6:22 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 08:22:23-04

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

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El Paso County Clerk’s Office warns voters on USPS mailer containing misleading information

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office is warning voters about the United States Postal Service mailer containing misleading information. They have been notified that USPS will be sending out a national pre-election mailer to every household in America that contains incorrect election information for Colorado. The mailer incorrectly asks that voters request a mail ballot at least 15 days before the election and return their ballots by mail at least seven days before the election.
List of finalists for police accountability commission shortened

The City of Colorado Springs City Council held a special work session on Monday, deliberating the appointment of members to the Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission. The board would consist of 11 members appointed by the council, serving a three-year term. Two alternates will be chosen. Each council member would select a representative from their district. Colorado Springs City Council had hundreds of applicants they needed to sort through, and have shortened that list down to 13 potential nominees
Hottest day of the week with smoke and haze returning

There are two big stories in the weather department today: heat and smoke. Under a ridge of high pressure, we'll see the hottest air of the week today with highs in the 80s and lower 90s across the lower elevations. The winds will be fairly weak today, and fire danger is generally low. Smoke will filter in from the currently burning west coast fires and should become much more dense in the afternoon.
Air Force Academy to play Navy at Falcon Stadium in October

For the U.S. Air Force Academy's only home game this season, the Falcons will host Navy in early October. Athletic Director Nathan Pine said the only fans allowed in the stadium will be cadets as the Academy remains closed to the public. Fans who have a Navy ticket have a few options moving forward: donating your ticket payment as a tax-deductible donation to the Falcon Athletic Fund, rolling over your 2020 season tickets to the 2021 season, or requesting a refund.
Assault victim says calling 9-1-1 made situation worse
A Colorado Springs homeowner calls 9-1-1 for help after being assaulted outside her house. In a bizarre twist, she wound up getting arrested. News5 Investigates has obtained video evidence showing prosecutors and police may have gone after the wrong person. As of Sept. 14, court records 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office has not dropped charges against a woman who appears to be the victim of an early morning assault that occurred back in May.
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