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i mean, i believe that i did everything that i could have, but you'll always kind of think back and wish you could have done more. >> some sad words coming from the man who was able to save one parker teenager who fell through the ice but couldn't get to the two others who passed away. >> a bmw ends uwedged between a wall and a tree. where is the driver? >> you're invited to a big party before the broncos head to the super bowl. eric lupher will tell you where and when this party will be. thanks for waking up with us on this friday at denver 7. i'm mitch jelniker. >> i'm kellie patterson here with jayson and lisa.
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>> the storm is speeding up. i think by late saturday, early sunday we'll start to see the snow. >> will already be here. >> yeah. heavier by monday. enjoy today and tomorrow. >> how many feet? >> could be 6 to 12 inches. not feet. >> getting your attention. >> mountains could get one to 2 feet. in denver calm. winds out of the west. you'll find temperatures all over the board from upper 20s to upper 30s. near 40 in some spots this %- morning. we have a little snow creeping in from the west. mainly our central mountains picking up a little light snow now. across the plains we have a likely increase -- little increase in cloud cover. nice day. high clouds. temperatures mid- to upper 30s by 7:00. then we'll tack on another 20 degrees. between noon and 3:00 we are near 60 degrees, upper 50s to near 60. it is another warm day today. changes on the way. a number of alerts going into effect tonight for the mountains. will also get colder there.
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greeley. denver 59. pueblo today a high of 65. big change starting nday. we'll talk about it coming up. >> with the warm temperatures we have the strong winds out to the west. no officiil advisories for highway 93 or i-70, but the cameras have been bouncing around and you'll feel the winds. right now from i-25 and 84th avenue, it looks okay. lane squeeze at 84th. they had to barricade at that right lane putting in drainage grates, so they have to let the concrete cure and had to keep everybody off it. it's why they have that in place. they're trying to accelerate that work. now we're looking at a good drive. in a little while we'll see that backup form. the rest of the drive looks nice, including 225, but a blip at i-70, or south of i-70 near colfax. i'll take a look at that and see if that's turning into something or a blip on the radar there. >> checking the blips. breaking news, look at this, this is out of denver.
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the sidewalk between a wall and a tree. this happened at speer and clarkson overnight. police say when they went to investigate the driver was gone. no word where he could be. women on the du campus are on highhalert after flee forcible fondlings in the past week. sally mamdooh joins us live with how people in the area are dealing with this. >> reporter: campus safety officials are taking new measures to try and improve safety around areas like this, because it's so dark now out here. it's scary for anybody that's walking up and down this area here. this is lso an area where one of the incidents took place. here are the measures campus safety is taking a look at taking.
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both foot and car patrol around and near the campus. the suspect description is vague. victims say he's 6 feet tall, white male of college age. he's gropeed three female students at night. campus safety says all three -`women reported the incident to the university, but didn't want to make a formal report to police, which is something campus safety official don't recommend. >> it makes it difficult, but i up with pd. it makes it hard when they don't make a police report, but doesn't mean we can't use information we have to try to figure out what's going on. >> reporter: here is something campus safety officials have been telling students since the first that i'm this happened. they are asking them to be vigilant, travel in groups, especially when it's dark, and if anybody needs company to and from class they can call their escort line, and they'll send somebody out there from safety
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walk to class or from class. so far this month, 150 students have used that service. just tells you how a little bit on edge these students are from these three incidents that we've been covering here. for now, we're in denver, sally mamdooh, denver 7. >> sally, thank you. it's been two weeks since three teens fell through the ice in parker killing two of them. we're hearing from the officer who saved the one who survived. he was the first officer on the scene and only cole robinson was still visible on top of the ice. he went out onto the pond, used a tree branch to rescue the boy. >> i saw cole grabbing onto that branch because he had no dexterity in his hand. he was able to grab it with his forearms and be pulled on shore. >> he said he couldn't see the
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jumped in the water to save them, too. one died that day, the other passed away in the hospital over the weekend. deputies in arapahoe county need yo help finding this man. this is rito mendez. violence incident in centennial, accused of assault with a deadly weapon. if you see him call 911. this man is considered a person of interest in a bank robbery yesterday morning. investigators say he was inside the douglas county champion bank when it was robbed and think he may know something. the man who robbed the bank had a gun and ordered people to lie down on the floor and ran off with the money. big changes coming to the denver sheriff's department. the sheriff says the new policies are critical. the department will be split into two sections, operations and administration. also more crisis management training for employees. people in our community are
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process. to find out how, go to our web site, thedenverchannel.com. a big party is plaaned to send the broncos off to california. denver7 reporter eric lupher is live at civic center park where it all will go down sunday. >> reporter: i have to thank my broncos for being so good these past few years, because if it weren't for them going to the playoffs, i wouldn't be able to wear orange and blue so much in the winter time. so thank you, broncos, and thank you for going to the super bowl. the rally will be this sunday. if last week's big party was any indication in downtown denver, well, this one is going to be packed. %- l about last week. larimer street was flooded with orange last friday. the broncos pride must have worked, because the broncos beat the patrrots, and the result, the ticket to super bowl l. here are details for this sunday. it happens here at civic center park, 1:00 p.m. the mayor will be out. he has history rooting on the
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he was once the man inside the huddles' mascot costume for the orange and blue. back here live now, civic center park, it's pretty empty. but by sunday, i expect this tt be full. back to you. >> secure your space. >> exactly. eric is representing the orange and bbue. >> reporter: right here. >> mark it. this year you'll notice the lombardi trophy is looking different. it's not silver. >> still ooks cool. it's plateed in cold. made by tiffany and company. >> right. this year you'll notice it doesn't have the usual roman numerals, because the number for 50 is l and the organizers right. >> it's heavy, too. the winning team, whoever wins this, will have a workout when they try to lift this thing. it weighs 70-pound. >> these are strong guys. we want you to think denver 7 when you think super bowl. we have our crews headed to
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we'll be live there starting saturday night. an hour long show begins at 9:00 here before the news at 10:00 p.m. republicans just had their final debate before a big caucus. we'll see if the candidates had more time to shine without the front-runner there. >> the hero described why he didn't hesitate to help out. >> enjoy today and tomorrow. nice and mild. our changes start saturday night. chance for a little rain and snow here in denver by saturday later in the day. and heavy snow sunday night into monday. we're going to detail this and %- show you what that looks like on futurecast coming up. >> nice and quiet on this friday morning.
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at downtown denver from atop the denver 7 studios. 40 degrees. nice and mild told. should be a good day, though you're going to find wind in the foothills. few folks have been tweeting it's windy in pine and conifer. so be careful. man in france is under arrest after being found with guns and ammo near disneyland paris. police say he tried to get through security at a disney hotel. they also say they found a weapons. police are looking for a woman with him. the whole area on alert there in paris after high profile islamic attacks last year that killed more than 140 people. we're just days before the major iowa caucus and republican candidates took the stage for the last time before voters cast their ballots there. >> a key candidate was missing in case you haven't heard, donald trump. this gave the other candiddtes more time to speak.
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was ted, but now he says it wasn't, so that's not true. amnesty. >> throughout this campaign you've been willing to say or do anything to get votes. let's get things done. % >> donald trump held a rally only about 3 miles away where he says he raised more than $6 million for veterans. on the democratic side, bernie sanders and hillary clinton will speak at the colorado democratic party's annual dinner february 13th. % tickets start at $150 and go uu to 10,000 bucks. a police chief in kansas tt is being called a hero after dash cam video caught him saving a man from a car fire. >> check out these flames. pretty intense. chief morrison got to the sccne and found the vehicle engulfed in flames and owner lying on the ground. ran over to the guy, draged him away from that fire. >> when you show up, none of that stuff is running through
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see what's going on and you react, do what you need to do. >> to make matters more scary, ammunition inside the car kept exploding. thanks to the chief, that man is okay this morning. >> you can't even see the car, so many flames. good work. warm out there. >> it is. upper 20s to upper 30s in some spots. 40s in some locations. >> haven't had that in a while. >> no. with the westerly winds, bad hair day this morning in the foothills. gusty in spots. here in denver fairly calm now. we've seen a wind at about 5 to 10 miles per hour. it's 42 degrees at city park now. 42 at the airport. 34 in greeley. 37 in estes park. a very mild start to our friday -- it's friday. 50s, look to the south, pueblo at 50 now. still cold in the mountains. look across the state, we are all over the board this morning. highs this afternoon are going to be again very mild.
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close to 60 in the springs. we've got upper 40s to mid-50s near fort collins and greeley. very similar to what we saw yesterday. the west. we've got a little increase in clouds this morning, with light western slope. light snow possible this tonight. in fact, these winter weather alerts, most of them go in effect tonight through early tomorrow. they say in effect until early sunday. heavy snow expected. could be a good one to 2 feet of snow west of the divide. here's what that looks like on futurecast. 5:30this morning we've got a few clouds here, and agaan light snow in the central and western mountains. byymidday today, things quiet down there before we get another surge later tonight. 9930you can see to the northwest, also along i-70, steamboat, craig, grand junction picking up rain and snow, picks up in intensity by 8:00 saturday morning. we are still dry across the plains at that point, at least
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this storm seems to be picking up steam faster and so by tomorrow afternoon we could start to see a little light we'll see that through sunday. here's what it looks like on our seven-day forecast, 59 57 tomorrow. increase in clouds on saturday. as snow develops late saturday into sunday, we'll start to see light accumulation sunday. it gets heavier sunday night into monday, which could leave us with about 6 to 12 inches. snow. we've been talking these totals since early in the week and it still looks like it could be 6 to 12 in denver. in denver you'll find pockets change. 30 monday, 22 tuesday. it gets a lot colder overnight with single digit by the middle of next week. >> that storm really could impact the folks that went to -`san francisco, san jose -- >> and coming home?
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look at this heavy snow, this is at vail pass. >> whoo! >> it's falling heavy along i- 70 and very slick conditions up that way. just be careful. eisenhower tunnel now, you're seeing it's mostly dry as you're making your way here or you'll find icy conditions over loveland pass. most of the snow a little bit farther west. easy drive on c-470, the denver tech center, 225 and getting out to dia, security wait time about 15 minutes. west side of town busy, around genesee, south park. 5:18. count down to super bowl l is getting closer. we're now nine days away from beating the carolina panthers. >> that's right. denver7 sports director lionel bienvenu joins us with a preview. >> good morning, everybody. the chase for the championship. the stock show was just in town, so there was lots of talks about rodeos. %- including this guy, 18.
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belichick this might be his last rodeo. so super bowl l his last game? weeasked him that very question yesterday. >> i don't know in it's been confirmed or not. what happened to private conversations on the 50-yard line? they don't exist anymore. no confirmation on that whatsoever. we are onto carolina. we're on to carolina. >> we're just excited about this. we wanted to make it to this, the big one. to have him starting, it's amazing. % you never know, it might be his last. we're going to do our best to try to get the win. >> he hasn't said anything to me. i know he's enjoying the playoffs and this opportunity with this football team. i can't speak for him. he'll have to answer those questions. i know it's special to have him back in the huddle leading the way and very proud of his work getting back to being in this position. >> the only players missing practice today were safeties
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(phone ringing) you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) hey candidates, answer the call already. welcome ack. it's 5:22 and snowing in vail. this is i-70 at vail. it's pretty dark obviously, but
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we'll keep an eye on that and lisa has updates as well. president obama apparently meant it when he said he'd do what he can to end cancer. he gave permission for the white house toocreate a tass force. vice president joe biden who lost his son to cancer last year will lead this panel. the president is comparing his push to cure cancer to an effort of sending someone to the moon back in the '60s. thii panel will meet for the first time next week. great news for parents in the military. at least in two branches. the pentagon allowing new mothers in the army and air force to take 11 fully paid weeks of leave. this doubles what they used to have. mothers in the navy will see their leave drop from 18 weeks to 12 and military dads will get 14 days. you might not realize this, but facebook is making more before.. the social media site says it made more than $1.5 billion in profits in the last three months of 2015.
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than $13 per user in the u.s. and canada. they make their money by targeting users with specific ads based on their likes. facebook is coming up with a way to let you connect with your friend in real life. it's considering getting into the ride sharing business. facebook is coming up with a feature that would help users share vehicles or find a travel buddy. it will also connect you with someone you can travel witton public transit like the subway. barbie is changing, getting ` makeover. >> she'll come in four different body types, seven skin tones and different eye colors and hairstyles. these e the most dramatic changes since 1959. >> mattel says it decided to update her look after people
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unrealistic -- >> some people are complaining. >> ken doesn't get a change. >> i saw pictures of you when you were 20 and you haven'' changed. >> so true. >> amazing. >> i have 8 million creams i put on every night. >> unplug and as soon as i go off the air. >> robot. >> gusty winds in the foothills. pretty calm across the plains. live look from akron. midd to upper 30s, high clouds. wendy in the foothills. 59 as your kids are heading home. another great day at the bus stop. good day for the park. warm afternoon. 59 today. upper 50s tomorrow. 38 sunday. our seven-day forecast is kind of like what mitch did. take the air out of it by sunday, mondaa.
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we have windy conditions. i-25 and 8th. it's bouncing around a bit. that will keep i think airtracker 7 on the ground, because it's fairly windd. take a look at the drive in the foothills, you can see i-70 and genesee, camera is also bounccng around as well. winds are a problem, but no official advisories this morning. thank you, jayson. security ramping up at the super bowl with something called a sniffer tester being added. we're lookkng at that contraption this morning.
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