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5 things you need to know - September 3, 2019

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Posted at 5:01 AM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 07:02:18-04

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

Decades old costume shop preparing to close in downtown Colorado Springs

Zeezo's, which has been a staple in downtown Colorado Springs for 40 years, announced on Facebook Monday they will be closing up shop. The costume shop will start liquidation sales today at their current location on Bijou street.

I-70 traction law now in effect

Drivers who use I-70 need to have snow tires or carry some sort of traction device like chains or tire socks at all times if they don't have four wheel or all wheel drive. The new law also increased the minimum tire tread requirements to 3/16 of an inch.

Cold front moves in following record-breaking weather

As the cold front moves in this morning, wind speeds will kick up to 30 to 35 mph. It will be mostly dry with a few mountain thunderstorms. The highs for today will range from 70s to 90s today across southern Colorado.

Woman robbed at department store, suspect still on the loose

The female victim told Colorado Springs Police she was walking into a store in the 1700 block of Briargate Blvd. when she was attacked by a tall skinny man Monday evening. Her purse and cell phone were taken. Officers checked the area after the suspect took off on foot, but could not find him. The investigation is ongoing.

Dorian weakens to Category 3 hurricane

Dorian has weakened to a Category 3 hurricane but continues to batter the Bahamas as it remains almost at a standstill. The prime minister of the Bahamas confirmed Monday at least five people have been killed due to the hurricane.