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>> however, the wind did knock down a tree in the du area. %- pretty good sized tree. nobody was hurt. >> the wind continues this morning, and it's why denver 7's daryl orr is in boolder county checking on the gusts. daryl? >> reporter: yeah, kellie, we've changed location, highway 93 and 170. just in the last two minutes we had wind that was ridiculous. it was knocking our equipment over. and i had to chase my gloves almost 300 yards to get them. % real windy conditions here. probably about 4 miles south of boulder, here at 170 where the shell gas station is. i don't know if you can see getting whipped around and it's really cold. my lips are getting numb. if i sound a little strange to you, that's why. you're coming down this
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careful this morning, because -`a big difference than at highway 72 and 93. you can see the cameras getting whipped around. we've tied it up at the top of the truck. back inside to you guys. >> this is what daryl gets for not bringing us back chick-fil- a yesterday. poor guy. i don't mean to laugh, it's not funny. wind speeds this morning where he's at gusting over 40 to 50 miles per hour. it's still really windy up and through the foothills. recently over berthoud pass a wind gust near 60 miles per hour. loveland pass overnight nearly 100. it is still very windy out there, although at this point we're looking at calmer conditions slowly across the front range. 44 in denver. fort collins at 43. 30s and 40s this morning. 60s this afternoon. it's not as warm, but also not as windy. we'll get to what that looks
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we want to send it out to dayle in aurora at whattyou can expect out there today. >> reporter: things are nice and quiettout here. we have our denver 71st alert weather hase -- denver 7 first alert weather chaser. right now it is quiet. we have incredible equipment inside this truck to track down weather as it's happening ann bring it to you. ww're here in aurora because we are at the king soopers here at buckley and iliff. we're going to walk on up, because the ladies of west rock why? it's free coffee friday. that. come on out here. we've got coffee, doughnuts. from 7:00 to nine whether we'll be out -- 9:00 we'll be out here. everything nice and set up. i know there's going to be a great chocolate doughnut for me coming up in just a little bit. come on out here from 7:00 to
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iliff. all you guys will be coming % down here once you get off the set. will take you a little bit of time. jayson, you're probably better at estimating how long it will take to get out here. >> in my head, i was thinking it will take about, let's say, i think about 38 minutes. see how that plays out. i-70, genesee, a bouncy camera, and it will be a problem to the west side of town. take a look at the map out that way, highway 93, still looks okay around highway 72. soodoes highway 36. the commute times about 22 minutes between golden and boulder. no big delays between the two. otterrise the winds will be a problem. c-470, 285, winds an issue. but overall a decent ride. commute times now on 285 from bailey back to c-470. thank you. this morning the trial continues for this woman here, dynel lane. she's accused of stealing an unborn baby from another woman's womb.
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wilkins, bravely took the stand earlier this week, sharing emotional testimmny. denver7 reporter eric lupher joins us from boulder county with what we can expect today. eric. >> reporter: looks like the prosecution will call its final witnesses. that's what we're expecting and of course after that will be the defense's turn. take a look from inside the courtroom. to finish, even on a live blog at thedenverchannel.com. we heard a lot of expert testimony. one that stood out, dr. brian nelson. he told jurors a nurse introduced him to dynel lane and her huuband, thinking she >> she gave me a quick story that dynel apparently had delivered preterm baby at hooe and apparently they had announced the baby deaa. when i arrived, dynel and another man were sitting in
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and the man was holding the baby weep. >> reporter: the doctor went on to tell jurors he evaluated dynel lane and quickly realized of course the prosecution has been trring to show jurors that dynee lane is a liar. that has been their whole point when it comes to their case. the defense will have a whole different story and again, they could begin their case as early as today. we'll be following this on our %- live blog at thedennerchannel.com. i will be inside the courtroom later this morning. back to you. >> thanks, eric. that's not the only big morning. also this man, rocky allen will face a federal judge in denver. he is the former surgical tech accused of swapping needles at swedish medical center prompting a massive hepatitis scare. denver7's jason gruenauer joins us live with more. >> reporter: we exxect to learn this morning how rocky allen
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whether or not he'll remain in the custody of federal law enforcement officials or not. all at that hearing this morning behind me at 10:00 a.m. we could also learn more details. allen turned himself in to the feds tuesday. he faces charges of tampering with a consumer product and obtaining a controlled substances via deceit, allegedly stealing surgical -`drugs. ww spoke to robert lee brown, a vet who had surgery at swedish in november when allen worked there. he's had dozens of surgeries in the past, but this time the pain was worse than ever and believes allen could be to blame. >> if in fact the fentanyl wasn't given that's to help the body block out the pain, my body was basically telling me everything that went on during that surgery.
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has asked about 3,000 patients who had surgery there while allen was an employee to be tested for hepatitis and hiv. a local lawyer claims that two people he represents have already tested positive for hepatitis b as a result of surgery at the hospital. that was ased on outside tests. as for the hearing this morning, it's at 10:00 a.m. here inside federal court. allen will appear. we'll be insidd court and bring you the latest details as they become available. live downtown, jason gruenauer, denver 7. hank you. we're hoping to learn more about this deadly crash we brought you as breaking news yesterday morning. a driver was killed after colliding with a westminster police cruiser. happened at 88th and federal early yesterday. investigators say the cruiser'' lights and sirens were on. they have yet to tell us the naae of the person who died or how the officer is doing at this point. also this arapahoe county deputy bill foreman still in he was on his way to a call
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driver last week. the sheriff's office says he has a long road ahead of him now. still collecting donations for his family. the driver who hii him was not hurt, but was given a ticket. 538 now. shot from airtracker 7, everyone at broomfield high school rushed out to the football field yesterday. this is after a bomb threat was called in. normally we would not report on a hoax threat, but poliie were taking this seriously, because the threat wasn't just made there at broomfield. also at beattie elementary in fort collins, and one in alabama and another one in iowa. no bombs found, but it had paaents concerned. >> it's hard to let my child go to school these days, but you got to do it. when you get the phone call your heart drops. >> that bomb threat at all the schools came from the same number. we've got stories ffom our
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sexual assault victims in colorado could soon have more time to report the attacks. a bill waa just passed to double the statute of limitations. >> this comes after two colorado women decided to come forward to press charges against bill cosby. >> now you need the $15 transponder, but that bill has another hearing. lawmakers will decide if marijuana products can be certified organic. now some do have organic labels, but because organic certifications are federally. the pope says it's okay to
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risk to get the zika virus. the virus is spreading in several latin american countries. seems like thieves will take just about anything, including bee hives. >> little boy heard about the water problems in flint, he knew he had to help out.
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welcome back. tonight at 10:00 denver 7 is investigating deception behind high profile murrer case. tony kovaleski joins with us a preview. >> that trust was violated. >> reporter: it's a ase ttat shook two colorado communities. a mother of six was in hiding, scared for her life. a state wide manhunt fell short. killing her. we have uncovered an investigator's critical error in the hours before the murder. >> does the deputy have blood on his hands? >> reporter: a deputy's deception revealed, tonight at 10:00, when denver 7 investigates. comedian bill cosby is suing one of the women who says he raped her. his lawyers filed suit claiming breach of contract from a 2006 settlement. he says the fact she talked to police last year who reopened
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so he's suing her for $75,000 that he had paad her in that settlemmnt plus interest. good news for thh people of flint, michigan. new tests show the lead filters are working. the epa says recent samples show lower levels than before. the town is getting $2 million in grant money from the state to help replace the aging pipes. a federal investigation is still underway. a young virginia boy decided he couldn't sit by and watch what's happening in flint. hand sanitizers. seven-year-old isaiah brit heard the kids were scared to wash their hands and contacttd the school to see what they needed. >> they already allowed water bottles. the school asked us if it's okay if we can get hand
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>> i think he's nice and he's given us hand sanitizer when we didn't do nothing for him. >> that was the best day of my life, trying to help a different school. doesn't matter when you're small, doesn't mean you can't do big things. >> that's right. doesn't matter how big you are, you can do big things. he set up a gofundme account. chhck this out. so far he's gotten 700 bucks. >> what a great young man. you realize in the lass five days the stories we've done on young kids we could fill the senate, house, the next 20, 30 years. >> awesome kids. still a windy start to our day. not as bad as yesterday. conditions will slowly improve as the day goes on. sleep. 42 downtown. at the airport we're just above freezing and wind are coming in at about 10 to 15 miles per hour in denver. here's a live look out at dia, clear skies. morning.
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40s in and around town. city park, 42. broomfield you're at 43. still very wwndy along 36, along 93, 285, you'll find strong gusts of over 50 to 60 miles per hour. temperature-wise in the mountains, teens and 20s. a lot colder there. we're not looking at any alerts, so no red flag waanings. temperatures are dropping, so fire danger is lower and our winds will be calmer, under the criteria for a high wind warning. highs today 10 degrees cooler. denver 63. sterling 65. still close to 70 across southeastern colorado. and more 40s for the mountains. it's cold in the high country this morning. we'll see about a 20 to 30- degree warmup through the afternoon. estes park today 50. decker is 61. in denver today, 63. skies are pretty clear. we saw a little bit of snow. i ate a pop tart before this
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>> it's delicious. >> i gave jayson the other half of it. %- up and through the mountains a few clouds. some snow fell overnight. skies are starting to clear. mountains will likely pick up more snow sunday into monday. that's when things do change %- for us. saturday the warmer, the drier of the two days this weekend, 60. -`then tomorrow we're at 48 degrees, cooler and windy the first of next week with a chance for showers. >> brown sugar and cinnamon one and they are fabulous. >> we'll get to you in a second. we're going to send it out to -- oh, daryl changed hats. >> reporter: hey, guys. having a hard time hearing you out here with the winds. the winds have been really pushing. we've had to move the camera into the back of the truck here because the winds were just taking it and whipping the camera and tripod around and it
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want to have to chase this camera out here. i'm estimating some of these per hour now. it is really strong. i'm having a hard time standing out here. this is here at highway 93 and 170, which is just about four or 5 miles south of boulder. we're in jefferson county. if you're heading out this way, take your time or a different route, especially if you're in a high profile vehicle, because some of these rocks size of quarters are getting whipped up on this side of the truck. just use caution out here this morning. jayson, how is this wind affecting traffic? >> no, no, no. where do you get a hat like that? >> reporter: i got it from mitch. >> it says, in daryl we trust. >> reporter: it does. >> we're all going to have one of those for christmas.
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here, by that parking lot and the winds are screaming. no significant delays now. but we could see some of the folks getting blown around a little bit. 20 minutes either way north or southbound on highway 93. 36 the same way. i-70 looking okay. all the really highways pretty good shape. ten minutes on i-70 to the east side of town. dia, that drive is about 10 minutes as well. a lot of green to the south side. e-470 checking clear. pretty picture therr at e-470 and chambers. thank you, sir. 5:49. new this morning, this is unusual, but it's a real issue. >> people in california are 3 stealing bee hives of all things. it's costinn farmers thousands of dollars.
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>> you go pick up say 100 colonies, $170 a pop. >> one county alone 280 i'ves have been stolen this seize -- hives have been stolen this season. never thought you'd have to protect them before. >> i know. what a bizarre thing to steal. that really hurts these farmers. >> big impact. this is one way to relieve stress. breek some stuff, apparently adult tantrum is a new form of therapy. >> this guy, we'll show more of
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>> here's a look at other stories making news hot on the internet today. this is the 28th tallest in the world, tenth tallest building in china. this is video of three dare devils who climbed to the top of the spire on top of the building. they broke through security doors to get to the spire, and climbed on the top taking these pictures and video. look at that. these guys have done other similar stunts in the past. nobody ever wins at one of those grab the prize vending machines, right? this girl in china puts her money in, and the claw tries to grab a couple of prizes, but they slip out of its grip. doesn't matter, created a chain reaction water fall of prizes that pours down the chute. now she's a winner. i like to make as few trips with big loads as possible.
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with this guy hauling the logs, but one was just a little too high as it hit the top of that low bridge, causing one to fall directly in front of its driver. there's a gymnastics game in japan everyone loves to play. they call it the horizonal bar game. these guys in this video show you how it works. spin the guyyand release him, and if you're lucky he sticks the perfect landing, just like that. these guys are super psyched about that. give that guy a gold medal. what was supposed to be a regular live report turned into a humorous moment when that orangutan from the melbourne zoo when he decided to smile at the camera during the live report. he's just smiling and smirks at the end. watch him at the very end. i'll pause it at the end. right there. look at that guy. >> love it. he knows he's on tv. >> of course he does.
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than funny. >> messing with the humans again today. >> i'm going to mess with the humans. >> best photo bomb yet. -`love that one. `> thank you. new at 5:54, emember this stowaway? she was arrested again this time in chicago'sso'hare. police caught her when her ankle monitor went off. `he 64-year-old has been arrested several times for trying board flights without a ticket. she faces a new charge for this latest incident. here's something you don't see every day, a slow speed % police chase involving a backhoe. this happened in the florida keys. police say the man dumped boulders in a roadway on a bridge and drove up and down the road damaging the road. one cruiser was damaged. eventually police got the man stopped using spike striis. if your child is having a temper tantrum you probably try
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now adults are having tantrums of their own. there is a company out there whose motto is relaxation after devastation. they offer frustrated workers sledge hammers, bats, golf clubs and they go into a sound proof room. >> do whatever you want. beat it up, smash it, trash it, of. you can step on it or whatever, i don't care. i can kind of, feels a little bit like, you know, weight lifted off me for now. >> sometimes this happens in our control room. sessions start at five minutes. they say they're seeing whole 3 `ffices use it as a team building exercise. >> really? >> looks like it would give me a headache. >> what's it cost? >> good point. >> what does the release form look like you have to sign? >> should you hit one of our employees -- >> yeah. nice day in store. 3 today will be even prettier i think this afternoon because
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about 10 degrees cooler. lots of sunshine at noon. 59. by 3:00 we're at 63 degrees. mostly sunny. winds are still going to be a bit of a factor. gusts upwards of about 30 to 35 miles per hour. more of the breezy category than the windy. tomorrow calmer. 60 saturday. things cool down. heading into the first of next week closer to where we should be this time of year with a chance for a few showers. >> breezy to the west if you're heading that way, winds here at i-70 and c-470, camera bouncing around a littll bit. -`even more on parts of c-470 and highway 93. otherwise a decent drive, ass you can see that at i-70 and (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,
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to give us a future to believe in. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. it is 6:00 a.m. prosecutors could rest today in national attention. what doctors reveal about the woman ccused of attacking an expectant mom. >> plus a terrifying crash caught on ccmmra. a helicopter crashes in pearl harbor feet from a beach. >> warm and windy weather making for a devastating combination in the west. a firenado rises from a wildfire burning now. >> those winds insane, strong enough to knock the ikea sign down near us. you can see it behind us, the one along i-25. it shut down i-25 for about two hours last night and the light

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