Happy hump day! These are the top five stories we're following in southern Colorado this Wednesday.
In the first debate between prominent progressives Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, little separation emerged on night one of the Democratic Debate in Detroit. Both refrained from attacking each other, but moderate candidates, like former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, weren't afraid to attack their policies. Night two of the debate is airing on CNN tonight at 6 p.m. MT. News5 will have a full recap online and at on News5 at 10.
The D60 School Board unanimously approved the ballot language for a $218 million bond that is set to appear on the November ballot in Pueblo. If the bond measure were to pass in the November election, it would be used to build completely new schools for Centennial High School and East High School, as well as providing upgrades for Central High School and South High School. The new high schools would be placed on the same campuses as their current locations, said those behind the bond.
The Department of Defense said Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance, 24, and Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer, 20, were both killed in "a combat related incident" in Tarin Kowt in the Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, N.C.
Donthe Lucas, the Pueblo man accused of killing his former pregnant girlfriend, will be back in court Wednesday. He was in court for a motions hearing Tuesday that was closed off to the public. Lawyers for both sides were reportedly conducting interviews. His murder trial is set for January 2020.
Expect another hot one, but a better chance of storms than yesterday. Rain and storms will be widespread but scattered through the mountains, with more rain along the Front Range compared to the Wet and Sangre De Cristo Ranges.