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5 things you need to know - September 5, 2019

Tigers Sled Hockey Team
Posted at 5:28 AM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 07:28:25-04

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

Peterson AFB money headed to the border

The Pentagon released a list of 127 projects Wednesday that will have funding cut and money diverted to help pay for President Trump's border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Among the project on the list is $8 million dollars earmarked for a National Guard Space Control Facility on Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.

Sled hockey team's stolen trailer found, gear is unusable

The team's sleds and gear were found piled up in a shed, but they had been stripped of all the steel and aluminum making them totally unusable. Now, the kids won't be able to play when their season starts next month. The team is raising money on GoFundMe, which can be found on their Facebook Page: Tigers Sled Hockey Team.

Dorian creeps up US coast; near-record storm surge feared

Hurricane Dorian, back to a Category 3 storm, has begun raking the Southeast U.S. seaboard. The low-lying coasts from Georgia to southwest Virginia are threatened by dangerous storm surge.

Gov. Polis declares Sept. 5 Blood Donation Day in Colorado

It's National Blood Donation Week and today is officially Blood Donation Day! Gov. Jared Polis signed a proclamation Wednesday to encourage people to donate blood. An estimated 38% of the population can donate blood, but fewer than 10% actually do.

Record heat for today ahead of another cold front

High temperatures could bring some record heat back in the forecast today with a small chance for storms. Tonight any rain will dry out and it'll be windy and mild as a cold front passes through the area.