With a combo of windy, dry and warm conditions for our Wednesday afternoon, a Red Flag Warning has been issued for all counties along and east of the I-25 corridor between 12pm and 7pm this afternoon. PLEASE no outside burning, and if you see smoke, report it as soon as possible! Head over to the Weather tab for more information on the rest of the week.
Beginning Monday, Colorado Springs Police officers will start carrying some new weapons.
All 350 patrol officers in the department will be assigned a taser stun gun. The weapon sends an electric shock through a person and can be fire from up to 21 feet away. It's used to subdue a person who is threatening a police officer without resorting to deadly force.
The department bought 188 tasers for 185 thousand dollars. Each officer will undergo 10 hours of training to become certified to carry the new weapons.