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going through glenwood canyon. cdot is working to clear this large rock slide. since last night. don't even think about using i- 70 because it is closed through thursddy and clearing the road is just the first step. cdot is also looking at the rock slide. >> lance hernandez is live in glenwood canyon. this slide lance. >>reporter: a westbound truck got slammed by a rock slide big boulders coming off this mountainside about 9:00 last night. the huge boulders damaging the road deck and guardrails near mile marker 124. more loose rock coming down this afternoon. >> it hit a truck there was 3 one disabled semi earlier no injuries. >>reporter: cdot providing theyes these pictures of a semi heavily damaged when boulder rolled down the mountainside last night. truck driver has been waiting patiently for the highway to reopen since 3:30 this morning. he says the closure is costing
he was on his way to rifle to closed. customer canceled. >> that was a thousand dollars run now i just got to go for a 500-dollar run. me. >>reporter: ooher truckers are great full it wasn't them getting hit by the rocks. cdot set off a charge toobreak up some of the fallen boulders this afternoon but there's a lot of loose rock has to be scaled off the mountainside. crews have to repair the damage to the hhghway. now cdot says the best case scenario is is that the highway 3 will remain closed until thursday. then on thursday they will bring in some work crews to escort with a pilot car eastbound traffic in one lane once it opens. they will do that for about a week and them probably have just one lane in each direction open for a month while they continue the rock mitigation and repairs to the highway here in glenwood canyon. reporring live lance hernandez denver 7. >> what a mess.
the closure between glenwood springs and gypsum that's going to put you out of your way north through meeker craig abandonnsteamboat and it will add a few hours to your commute. four people have been arrested after a denver police officer tried to pull over a stolen car and the woman driving that car crashed into the officer's car. this happened near sherman and 17th.. the driver was tased and at least one passenger tried to run before being arrested. the denver fire department is hoseing down trash at our recycling facclity near 48th and holly. it was metal that caught fire today sending a black plume of smoke into the air. it was in the yard of denver metal recycling. 13 employees were in the facility when the fire started nearby. they were not hurt. colorado. the wind. >> chief meteorologist is here with yyur forecast. >> clear sky few high clouds out there and this is part of the reason we're seeing the
skies the temperatures drop down into the teens and 20s. freezing. that snow melt works down in the crevices of the rocks at night drops down below freezing again forms to ice expands and creates the rock slides we have. we're expecting a low tonight of about 35 in denver. we're going to stay above freezing but employer freeze and thaw for the high coontry. down here very warm temperatures coming our way for the next several days. not much in the way of new moisture. your 7-day coming up. developing on denver 7 after almost a week on the run a man who may have put thousands of colorado hospital patients at risk is now in custody. former swedish medical center surgical tech rocky allen turned himself in to at this morning he's accused of swapping out medical syringes. he faced a judge today. >>reporter: allen walked into the courtroom. he was shackled wearing jeans and a zip up sweater. he appeared stoic as he read a
federal judge read his charges. now allen is charged with tampering with a consumer product and obtaining a controlled substance with deceit. u.s. attorney's office says this is an active investigation and more charges are possible. if a patient suffers serious bodily injury or death he could face 20 years in prison. allen was fired from swedish medical center after investigators say he swapped out a fen nill syringe. we still don't know if any patients have been infected. now the feds are also loooing at other states where allen worked as a surgical tech including two other hospitals in arizona. we also know ttat he worked as a surgical tech in the navy. now he's going to be held until his hearing on friday. during that hearing we will find out if he will be released at all.
a woman accused of cutting a baby from another woman's woman opeeing statements scheduled to again. lane is accused of a can taking wilkins last year she survived the tack but her baby did not. wilkin is expected to take the stand tomorrow adding to what will already be an emotional trial. lane is charged with attempted murder and wrongful termination of a pregnancy. a denver mother accused of causing the death of her two month old daughter has just kelsey newell skinner acceptedd a plea deal her daughter was taken to the hospital last july skull fractures bite marks and broken ribs. she died several days later. they discovered failures by the department of human services and others it led to the conviction of caseworrer about lying meeting and evaluating
a broken water main they have some cleaning up to. some homeowners may be stuck paying the bill. >> the water came through here through the fence entered the house through this window well here and this morning we've been drying things out. >>reporter: saturday a at stan peter soonson's norwood avenue house. >> we go inside. >>reporter: when e did it expect to deal with flood damage in the winter. >> see if we can dry it ouu. >>reporter: floodwaters from a more than 50-year-old main gushed on this street for 45 minutes when the main broke monday night. >> it's wet but then we drug the pad through here it was dripping as well. i'm hoping we can savv this area the downstairs. >>reporter: like a lot of people on the street he's racking up damage costs. some of the people i talked to are wondering who's going to pay for all the damage to the
this street. the city says they are not necessarily responsible but people with damage can make a claim. >> there's a city consultant that's meeting with those affected by it to get a sense of the damage and talk about the process. >>reporter: the city says it against on what type of damage is done as to whether resident get reimbursed. >> right now we're just cleaning up and collecting the bills. if you are one of the people affected by the water main break here's what you need to know to file a claim. you have 182 days to file and the city of boulder says a person can hire a lawyer to help them wiih the claim. for more information a link to the claim site will be posted on the denver channel.com here shortly. a proposed bill that would have allowed for a sort of farmers market for pot failed in the statehouse. the bill would have allowed for special permits to be ish. similar to block wide beer or food festtvall for the sale of retail marijuana outside brick the representative proposing
arresting the homeless here in the denver area. that's costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars the city of denver spent more than $750,000 enforcing laws against homeless people in 2014. lake for camping in public. this is according to a new study by the university of denver. according to this report between denver and 5 other major colorado cities $5 million were spent between 2010 and 2014. the costssadd up because the homeless people cannot pay fines when they are arrested. one solution is easier said than done finding the homeless places to live in denver it is happening. public private money add up to new apartments for more than 2 dozen homeless people. >>reporter: it was very i spoke to one man henry row shea who says a couple of years ago he was sleeping on the two years ago henry says he
>> for that year and some time that i spent homeless i didn't want to sing at all. >>reporter: he wassquiet, ashamed and alone. i was in a stairwell right off of colfax avenue. >>reporter: he says it was a series of unfortunate events. the loss of a loved one and alcohol addiction that cost him everything. >> i had a life before i became homeless i worked at a job for 25 years. i graduated from college. >>reporrer: today he's singing a different tune. >> i'm absolutely just floored. >>reporter: henry is one of 103 families and individuals moving into renaissance at north denver station a brand new complex for low income families homeless veterans an those living on denver streets. >> we've seen the ravages of addictions. >>reporter: the president of the colorado coalition for the homeless, he says the only way to end the cycle of homelessness is with permanent supportive housing projects.
our community we need to build additional buildings like this we need to subsidize people so they can live in the otter apartments that are being built. >> this allows a person to regroup to regenerate to look ahead and say wow, i am someone. i am special. i am worthy of having a home. >>reporter: the homeless coalition is breaking ground on another apartment building in downtown denver. back to you. thanks kristin. if you're a fan of beer and a for you. csu will soon be serving stronger beer at their gamms but not everyone is happy about the new decision. controversial figure eddard snowden may be hiding out in russia but thousands of students here are getting a
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russell hey th scene. what's going on, russell. >>reporter: smoke was visible through the metro area. firefighters on the scene. this is an old red barn that sits right in the middle of the city to give you some perspective, it sits at knox court and hamden. mike tailor with denver fire what happened? >> at 4:03 p.m. we received a call for fire inside of a barn. there was smoke and fire showing. due to the bank there's so uch stuff inside there they weren't able to get very far into the building they were able to get in search it make sure nobodd was in there. % >>reporter: the good news no injuries right mike. >> no injuries at this time. >>reporter: just a lot of smoke a lot of fire and love of stuff inside. >> yes sir. >>reporter: they can't >> it's not that they can't make access the building paying
>>reporter: this is causing traffic problems with rush hour but good news no iijuries. >> you go to a football became you want to have a beer. well football games at thes you will be able to buy full strength beer inside the stadium. >> mark the stadium's location about this. >>reporter: that's right. that's because up against a foothills at the csu stadium most people drive to the games even though some prevention experts say they don't think this wail make any differs. just as much as csu rams football is a fixture in the fort collins community so is the culture of craft beer. >> csu has a different level. we have a different maturity when it comes to drinking. >>reporter: just ask lexi thomas and brianna medina who go to all the home football games. both tell us most students come to enjoy the game not to drink to excess. >> yyu enjoy being in a sports atmosphere you are going to
have fun but you're not going to excessively drink trying to get plastered. >>reporter: this vote by county commissioners gives csu a full scale liquor license allowing full strength beer salls here. up until now only 3.2 beer was was sold. >> i think csu has taken a responsible approach in some ways it's a little overdue. >>reporter: substance abuse prevention experts say strength of beer doesn't concern them. while other students aren't so sure. >> it's been a while since we've had major problems at the football games themselves. so i don't know that the change in alcohol content is going to have an impact on the change inside the stadium.. >> i feel that could kind of pose an issue with driving back from the game because students are going to probably consume more than they think can can handle. >>reporter: right now hughes stadium is actually across the street from the estimate we're in the county right now. when the stadium moves back on campus thhy are going to have
collins city council. we're live in t. collins mark boil denver 7. thousands of boulder students are paying to listen to controversial figure edward snowden but they won't see him in person he's stick still living in russia. the former nsa contractor is known for leaking classified information about government surveillance programs. he'll be doing a video chat with students tonight where they will have a chance to ask him questions. this sold out eeent starts at 7:00 tonight. > right now on the campaign trail republican and democratic loyalists ahead of the primary in south carolina on saturday. democrats bernie sanders and hillary clinton were talking about socio economic issues while the republicans were focus ing on the military. >> as president you know you can talk a good gaae every word is listened to. but if you don't have a military to back it up it's dangerous. >>reporter: gop candidates were also taking shots at each other during their rallies but the biggest bomb drop may have been from donald trump he
antonin scalia may have been the victim of foul play. >>reporter: more than a denver police are spending on social media. investigator is looking into the spending. >>reporter: the denver police department has a pro bust social media presence. in the shadow of incidents involving excessive force dpd has poured a lot of money into changing its image. department hired a social media coordinator video producers and bought type top of the line camera equipment of it paid to enter journalism contests with public money. the goal to change the public perception of the denver police police administrators a it's officers on the street are asking how pr videos make anyone safer. >> we need ore police officers. we've been fighting for that 3
we're supposed to be out helping people and we're spending that kind of money on videos that don't drop the burglaries they don't solve robberies. that's our mission. >> police administrator argue that those videos are actually making the city safer because citizens are seeing police in a whole new light they think i it's wwrking. >> tonight at 10:00 we'll hear from the administration and the union that represents the 1400 officers so we'll hear information about that at 10:00 of this is also john's last day we're so sad you are leaving us here john. >> aalegend we are so happy and proud we got to work with you for all these ears. >> a great co-worker. we could go on. >> this is my 24th year coming years. and came along with rocky mountain about b.s. p b s. there comes a time when
back and do something different. so over at channel 6 just down the block a few blocks. and leaving here with just great friends. some people leave town some whatever. we just had a great time here great fun. >> definitely. >> all the years that we spent and also just being with all of `tories that we've done. memorable things we've done in the community. >> thank you forsetting the bar very high john. >> changes in our community thank you john. >> you'll be missed. >> many good things on the horizon for you. iivail pass you wouldn't want to leave this at all. that's why he's staying here in denver. let mm show you what's happening in denver. high temperature today climbing `p to 59 degrees after low this morning of 28. the normals 46 and 19. extremes are # 0 and 10 below zero. it's quiet in the mile high not elsewhere in the country. % stormy weather dropping down
northeast as well as a warm fronn off to the west of us. that's coming our waa for tomorrow. that means milder temperatures even warmer than we had today. across the state tonight the sky is going to be clear drop into the teens in the mountains. and mostly stay at or above freeeing along the i-25 corridor. and then for tomorrow the high temperatures are expected to be in the 60s for denver and low 70s across southeastern colorado. mountains will have high clouds and high temperatures in the 40s. as far as our conditions tonight high clouds lighter 3 winds the air quality not great tonight though lighter winds low 35 for tomorrow the high temperature expected to be at 65 degrees. warm, dry beautiful. the only thing the air quaaity not xpected to be great along the front range but the temperatures are going to be great for the next couple of `ays. 70 oming up on thursday. thattwill be one one degree of tying the record high temperature for that date set in 1930. slightly cooler for friday into the weekend. but not by much we'll drop back
maybe a little bit of sleigh light snow in the mountains maybe a flurry or sprinkle of rain down here next week stays in the low 50s. lot of golf courses open not sure how the swings are after several weeks off. i know what mine would be like i take a lot of golf balls with me. >> good weather to get the kinks out. >> when comes to wine there's one group in particular in the u.s. likes to drink a lot of centurylink prism tv has all your favorite channels, tons of live sports, and more -- all in crystal-clear hd. watch when and where you want with advanced features like our wireless set-top box, whole home dvr, and prism on the go. and choose from a variety of great packages to fit your home.
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