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5 Things to Know for Jan. 4

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Posted at 7:47 AM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 09:47:16-05

Good morning! Here are 5 Things to Know for Friday, Jan. 4, 2018.

1. Woman arrested after dead 7-year-old boy found in storage shed
Denver police said the department was contacted by the Aurora Police Department about the missing 7-year-old boy on Dec. 23 and that officers were led to a storage unit in the 5000 block of E. Evans. Ave., where they discovered the boy dead inside. Here's what we know.

2. Reopening the decades-old issue: Should live mascots be used as college mascots?
After the close call at college football’s Sugar Bowl on Tuesday, when the University of Texas steer mascot charged at the University of Georgia’s bulldog, live animals being used as mascots are once again under the microscope. We went 360 on this topic to learn more about all sides of this controversial topic.

3. Are you annoyed by all the goose poop on lawns and sidewalks?
A record number of migratory geese came to the state last year and hundreds of thousands are here once again this winter — and they’re staying longer than in years past.

4. House Democrats voted to reopen the government with no funding for the wall
As a result, the legislation is expected to be dead on arrival in the Senate, so a stalemate is expected to return. Five Republicans voted with the Democrats on this bill.

5. Spring-like weather is in store today
We're getting a nice break from the recent cold snap. The mountains will see snow this weekend, and the Denver metro area has a chance of some flurries Sunday into Monday. Here's your full forecast.