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tonight's top story, a decorated fire chief is arrested. the eagle fire chief and his wife both accused of stealing more than $120,000 from the last department he ran. >> vogel left as fire chief from the town as sterling. she accused of leaving the department with a lot more than his final paycheck. matt kroschel is live in eagle with our top story. >> reporter: for firefighters here at this firehouse, they were just getting to know their new boss. now they're reeling from the allegations and the arrest. and they're scrambling to figure out who is going to run day-to-day operations now that their chief is in handcuffs. serious felony charges landing this fire chief and his fwhief hot water.
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than $120,000 during his stint at the sterling fire department. he started his new post in eagle county a few months ago. these are pictures from his swearing in. on the eastern plains, sterling city officials releasing a statement in part saying the city of sterling will not tolerate any misconduct by any city or former city employee. to maintain the public's trust and integ rid, the city has already strengthened its internal controls. the vel being told they are held without bail until they go before a judge. the d.a. telling me by phone the investigation continues and more charges could be filed. we have learned all of this investigation started when several pieces of firefighting equipment turned up missing. there were some red flags in the bookkeeping as well. officials
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they're gonna do moving forward. for now the chief is on leave. matt kroschel, cbs4 mountain newsroom. a large grass fire in eastern arapahoe county now under control. no homes were threatened. firefighters are looking into this one. developing now, this mother facing a charge of child abuse resulting in death after one of her kids drowned in arapahoe county sheriff's deputies say she left her two young daughters alone at their apartment on parker and florida. one of the girls, a 7-year-old, drowned in the outdoor pool last night. her sister ran to get help from neighbors who tried to save the victim. i came out here, and she
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>> she told deputies she was at a walmart because she needed to get away from the children for a while. denver police believe road rage may be to blame after shots were fired at an uber driver's car early this morning. the shooting happened near i25 and 20th. the shooter's vehicle then sped north on the interstate after being stopped by the state patrol near i-25 and highway 52 the uber driver says someone pulled up and just started shooting. he chased the vehicle but gave up when speeds got too high. another driver says news of the shooting has him on edge. >> i would have been scared and pulled over right away and made a phone call to the police. >> police did pick up the chase and the state patrol laid down sticks that stopped the vehicle north of high 52. a man and
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effort to allow marijuana use in denver pars and certificate lobes. the -- bars and other locations. the group numbered signatures today to get that on the ballot. rick salinger, this is the second set of petitions to be submitted this week for social marijuana use. >> reporter: that is correct. 10,000 signatures today. one initiative, 70,000 tuesday with another one. both expanding where marijuana can be used in denver ndifferent ways. these petitions in an effort to create places to socially consumer marijuana in denver outside of homes. one proepszal would allow it -- proposal would allow it in certain bars and other businesses. >> those using cannabis should
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>> reporter: it would allow vaping but no cigarette smoke inside. only outside under strict conditions. the other initiative backed by the national organization for the reform of marijuana laws offers a different type of place to use pot. >> it would know in a private club -- autobiography in a private club setting. so a person would have to fill out a membership form. >> reporter: there are some places i allow people to bring in their own marijuana and use it together. but not in the city of denver. one of initiatives would require approval of registered neighborhood groups. >> what we're looking for is places in neighborhoods that want them to test the waters. >> what happens if both of these pass? >> i think we're gonna have a lot of interesting places for people to consumer marijuana. >> reporter: one place it's not supposed to be consumed is in
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>> yeah, put that camera elsewhere. [ cursing ] >> i don't think they were too happy to see me. it'll take about three weeks for the denver elections division to decide if either of these initiatives have enough valid signatures to be put on the november ballot. rick salinger, cbs4 news. >> at least nine petitions for ballot initiatives have been turned into the secretary of state's office. ey some controversial issues. you can find out more about what could be on the ballot by heading to many prominent republicans are in denver for the weekend. >> that is except for presidential candidate donald trump. shaun boyd is live at red state ghaerth downtown denver -- gathering in downtown denver. big names speaking this weekend. >> reporter: from former presidential candidate carly fiorina to speaker of the house
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beck. donald trump who was uninvited to last year's gather is a no-show this year, and is many don't seem to mind, suggesting he's not one of them. >> i'm trying to figure out who we're as conservatives and who i am >> reporter: republican congressman ken buck says this election has made that task more difficult. the republican nominee for president derides many republican principles, betrays small government and u.s. interventio born out of the antislavery movement. >> reporter: in many ways, the republican party finds itself in an identity crisis. >> everybody is frustrated about the top of the ticket. people are infighting. what i'm here to tell you, that's noise. >> reporter: u.s. senate candidate darryl glen urged republicans to focus on the message, not messenger. >> when you put the conservative message down on
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the problem is translating that message from paper into the hearts and minds of people. >> reporter: a problem that existed before donald trump. >> there's always turmoil, there's always chaos. i think particularly when you do not have the presidency, there's a lot of tension in the party about how to define the party. >> reporter: this gathering, a standards down to bring the party forward. >> what happens that far election? the discussion is already starting about what this party is about and what its future going to be. >> reporter: in another sign of the split, 75 prominent republicans have signed onto a letter to the chair of the republican national committee
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money on trump's campaign and instead spend it on u.s. house and senate races. a judge sentenced a man who hid and took pictures of women in a dressing room. a woman says she saw him watching her while she was inside the changing room in one of the outlet stores in castle rock. police found pictures of several women on the man's phone. a judge says he will also have to a sex offender. a former nurse's aide is accused of stealing from one of his patients and he's done it before. what we're learning about all of his victims. >> with sky high rent, finding a place to call home keeps getting tougher in denver. now there's help. >> a few thunderstorms south of the city. the library cam, the sun is shining on downtown
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over a million ears of corn are picked a day here in olathe, colorado. and i'm glad we have a senator who uses his ears to listen to what's most important to colorado farmers. michael bennet asked what he could do to help, and then worked with republicans to make a farm bill that's making a difference to all farmers in colorado. the thing that impresses me most about michael bennet: gree, but he values our input. and i do trust michael bennet to look out for us.
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a man accused
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colorado springs. he had done twice before. he was caught on surveillance using a stolen credit card. he is accused of stealing a paralyzed woman's credit card while he was working as a nurse's waed at st. francis -- aide at st. francis hospital. >> he went into the restroom, and said when you're done, pull the cord and i'll help you back to bed, if i can't walk. and i pulled the cord and i waited and >> deputies say aldridge ended up racking up more than $1,000 in purchases. he is also accused of stealing from an 82-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man last summer. he had his nurse's license revoked, facing charges for all three cases. rents in the denver metro averaging more than $100 for just a -- $1,000 for just a 1-bedroom apartment. the prices have a lot of people scrambling
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help may be just a phone call away. >> reporter: the clock is ticking. >> i'm moving because my landlord is selling. >> reporter: she can't find any place to go. it's been xas perating. >> reporter: she cannot find a landlord who will accept her housing voucher. >> people just want money. >> reporter: now she's giving colorado housi >> the hot line was set up specifically to help people like luella, to answer housing questions. >> r these housing navigators are trained to offer resources, referrals, and advice on renters' rights. >> it's a place to start. and that's sometimes where people get so alone. >> reporter: colorado housing connect hotline is a morphing of the foreclosure hotline in.
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colorado's quick-changing market. >> we saw rising rents. we saw service agencies that served a renter population with renters' rights. we saw them shutting their doors. >> reporter: redevelopment opened the phone lines to catch residents like luella before they fall through the cracks. >> i -- i don't know what i'm going to do. i really don't know what i'm going to do. >> the hotline at colorado housing connects is 1-844-936-6362. say it isn't snow! our first look at fall on pike's peak this morning, thanks to a cold front that brought a dusting of snow. not uncommon for occasion summer snow on the
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seen snow, september 3rd 1961. the annual snow rodeo. gives drivers a chance to brush up on their skills before fall and winter and nasty weather rolls in. the winners go on to compete nationally at the western snow and ice conference in london. >> that's a big deal! let's get over to dave. >> our weekend is gonna cooler than it has been the last couple. still gonna feel like summertime. what a nice comfortable day we had today. 83 degrees in denver today. 82 in boulder. 84 in fort collins and greeley. colorado springs was 80 degrees as well. 76 in aspen. heat was still on out west. grand junction did manage to make it to 91 today. tom in centennial has 85. weather
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enjoy. there are some thunderstorms to speak of. most of them are south of the metro area. along the palmer divide, at least south of it, and we had a few thunderstorms here in raton pass. just west of denver, there are some buildups coming on, if you look out to the western sky, near mt. evab vans -- evans. they're trying to build up. just dry, cool, and stable over denver. not coming together over a little more lift on the palmer divide. some big thunderstorms, northern el paso county. they had some hail in the black forest area. and some of the storms in lincoln county, up to 40 miles per hour winds! so very gusty along with a little lightning down there. here's that cooler air mass that slid in over the eastern side of the rockies. watching this high moving in over utah. tomorrow this will boost our temperatures back up just a little bit. still in the 80s but a little warmer.
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here and there. so tonight, we're look at overnight lows. low 40s for the mountains. 50s and 60s along the eastern plains. another cool night for us, great sleeping weather. and tomorrow, just a smij warmer. we're looking at mid to upper 80s around the northeast. upper kwaesz to the southeast -- 80s to the southeast, and 70s in the mountains. grand junction, hot again. 92 degrees. for tonight, there's still a slight chance of thunderstorms, south metro area to monument hill. the rest it, partly cloudy tonight, with 50s for the overnight low. tomorrow starting with sunshine. isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. just a slight chance of that. and we'll be in the mid to upper 80s tomorrow. so a little warmer. still below normal for this time of year. 88 on sunday, mostly sunny. we touched 90 degrees on monday, isolated storms, back into the 80s for tuesday and wednesday. with the exception of sunday, each and every day, just a tiny
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coming up in sport, what gary kubiak thinks of the youngest broncos after the first preseason game. >> and one announcer at the olympics proves everybody makes
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i think the broncos would have gotten a toucher game from the cubs. [ laughter ] >> didn't see mfr no complaints! dt, sanders just two catches. anderson, just two as well. a good chance for younger guys to make an impression. 15 carries for 52 yards, more than the rest of the running backs combined! and a nice night from cody laddimer. caught -- latimer.
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player. he's fast, physical, creates separation. did a heck of a job when i was in there. >> cody has had a great camp. our receiver competition is very strong. >> poll question, how would you grade the broncos are we seriously grading a preseason game? the middle of the rockies' lineup has been hit hard with injuries the past month. matt reynolds expected to miss at least a month with a wrist injury. a stressful week for the rockies. taking on the phillies this weekend. trouble in the 1st. gave up a triple, then a single. the first two batters,
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2nd inning, rockies got runners on the corners. and nick hunley creating chaos! 1-1 in the 2nd. avalanche, what now? patrick roy jumped ship yesterday, leaving the avs without a head coach just a month before training camp. he admitted he was completely caught off-guard with roy's decision and would meet with officials this weekend to put together ais no current coach would be considered. >> it would be a lot harder -- he was at that point and let me know. i respect that decision. it's -- everybody has to do
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felt that. and i support him on that. called a sports highlight and mixed up who was who. i've done it. i feel bad for this broadcast who are did it last night on a pretty big stage during the big race between michael phelps and ryan lochte. >> ryan lochte is going for it. herrera is making his run. and phelps doesn't look like he has this one in. ryan lochte for his 13th career medal, saving the finally he's going to do it. ryan lock segoing to -- lochte is going to beat michael phelps in the games! >> i apologize. i got my lanes mixed up. >> oh, no! >> oops. [ laughter ] >> hockey season can't get here fast enough. [ laughter ]
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unscheduled landing after turbulence injures more than 20 people. >> what frontier airlines is saying about primates that made saying about primates that made it,, saying about primates that made it,, with prism on the go from centurylink, you can get your favorite shows right on your devices pretty much everywhere you go. around and watch your shows. and your delivery really evokes "the frozen north". meets "un giorno nella vita." or early film noir. like "whispering city." but the french version. i'm just gonna take a drumstick there. hmm, it's a bit derivative. mom: and your suggestion? "the pottery maker"? son: no. "the summer of my despondency."
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in the words of one passenger, some of us were thrown around like rag dolls when extreme turbulence hit last night. more than 20 people got hurt, and that plane had to make an emergency landing. it had to make an emergency landing in rapids city, south dakota. it reached its destination this morning. >> reporter: passengers were. this to just land safely. the plane hit severe turbulence last night over the midwest. >> i was flying way up in the air, and there was stuff flying. >> i was buckled in. the lady next to me was starting to fly.
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hit the over compartment, and it was cracked. >> reporter: the flight left boston for sacramento about 5:30 pm. because of the turbulence, the crew diverted the praen to rapids city south dakota. >> it's gonna be out there about 3:20. 10 minutes now. they have numerous injuries due to turbulence. >> reporter: passenger eileen lynch is an emergency room nurse. she and a doctor on helped other passengers. >> we both went to the back of the plane. and the three stewardesses were injured. a young child was injured. several people hit their heads. >> all the passengers and the crew members who went to the hospital have been treated and released. the t.s.a. doesn't take kindly to any monkey busi that is what they got from one airline passenger in ohio. this is the news across america. video showing the man going


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