Tuesday Newscast, 10/9/18 7:04 a.m.

Oct 9, 2018

Newscast for Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:04 a.m.

  • Colorado Springs City Council is looking at raising the fine for littering near the city’s waterways. The change is related to a recently passed creekside camping ban, making it illegal to camp within 100 feet of any public stream or creek. Violators face a maximum fine of $2500 and 189 days in jail. Under a proposed amendment, those penalties would also apply to anyone caught littering 100 feet from a waterway. Councilmember Dave Geislinger says the change will ensure that everyone bears equal responsibility for protecting creeks and streams...
     
  • The Southwest Chief train route connecting Chicago to Los Angeles will stay in operation for at least another year. That's according to Amtrak. The national rail carrier had considered suspending rail service between Dodge City, Kansas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and replacing it with buses. The proposal stemmed from repairs needed to a more than 200-mile section of track between Trinidad, Colorado, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from states along the route have spoken out against the busing option...