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two people are being treated for injuries this morning after a high speed chase with deputies. and parts of downtown are dealing with growing homeless population, but not for long. >> and it's super saturday, another day of contests for sides. we'll have a look at that just ahead.
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gorgeous start to our day. we have a bit more sunshine than we've seen for the last couple days. we'll end up with a mix of sun and clouds and you can see that layer. thankfully it's thin enough that you can see some blue sky and we are getting sunshine coming through. by this afternoon it's going to feel great. our winds are a little calmer. the day. temperatures, 38 downtown and 43 for highlands ranch. still some 20s in the northern portion of the front range, so if you're heading out, put on that jacket. sunscreen. the upper 60s. it is going to be a pretty warm afternoon but remember, those
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you're in the shade, it will feel a little chilly. this is going to feel good compared to where temperatures will go the beginning of next week. we'll take you through it coming up in a little bit. a dramatic scene in northern colorado overnight. a sheriff's deputy tried to stop a car at a fort collins motel that had fake plates, and as deputies tried to get information, the woman driver and passenger took off, the chase nearing 100 miles an hour. they were also throwing something out of the window. deputies threw out stop sticks. >> the only reason they came to a stop, he had to ram the front of the vehicle to stop the vehicle from taking off again.
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loveland, both were taken to the hospital. deputies say both the man and woman had warrants out for their arrest and they'll be headed to jail when they're released from the hospital. brighton police are looking for a man they believe is responsible for stealing guns from an officer's home. they believe he's homelesssof staying with friends in denver. if you see him, call police. he may be armed and dangerous. this man is being held n $50,000 bond this morning. denver police say he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman he met at a bar. the wooan says she got up to use the bathroom and the next thing she remembers is getting help boarding the light rail. she says it wasn't until the next morning she realized something happened. dna collected matched the suspect, who has a rap sheet
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drugs. police are still looking for two suspects who smashed into a marijuana dispensary wearing monkey masks. police seerched the area around best meds of colorado but weren't able to find the suspects. a sheriff's deputy finds himself on the other side of the law. police arrested bob trujillo on suspicion of assault and domestic violence. he is on administrative leave while the case is being investigated. several deputies have been in trouble over the last year. in february 2015 a deputy was investigated for perjury. in october another was fired for sexual misconduct on the job. the da didn't file charges in that case but a month later, another deputy indicted for
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in december a deputy was accused of sexual exploitation of a child. denver is trying to clear out the large homeless camps 3 ironically right near the rescue mission. there are more people with belongings cluttering the sidewalks: a spokesperson says they have offered services to people living on the street and they have refused. >> we know it's not a popular action but it's necessary. >> we agree with the city that it's not sustainable to have folks on the street forever. >> monday the city will put up eviction notices, telling % people they have to go or face arrest. tuesday they will start enforcing the rule.
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this will push people to seek help. we have an outline of the entire program on our denver 7 app. yesterday the latest monthly jobs report shows employers added 242,000 workers last month. today is primary day once again in five more states. on the republican side, donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio and john kasich are competing in maine, kentucky and louisiana. the democrats vie for votes in kansas, nebraska aad louisiana. clinton has 1066 of the 2383
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to sanders 432. trump has 329 of the 1237 needed for the gop nomination. clinton and sanders won't have long to let today's results sing in before they take part in another debate tomorrow night in flint, michigan. it will be hosted by cnn and moderated by anderson cooper at 6:00. it's official, ben carson is out of the presidential race. this is after increased speculation when he decided not to participate in the republicans' last debate. he announced yesterday he's suspending his campaign. at this point he's not saying who he'd endorse for the nomination. and donald trump held a rally in louisiana last night. he was disrupted for a bit bb some protesters. at one point the campaign
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police as they escorted protesters out. the idea of trump as the nominee is making some in the party uneasy. we'll hear from both sides of the aisle on how the billionaire has brought more people to the gop, tonight at 9:30 and tomorrow at 4:00. a state lawmaker says colorado needs businesses where people can smoke marijuana. >> so he's announcing plans to make it happen. >> the argument here is that there is really nowhere tourists can go in colorado to smoke marijuana, and that means they will end up in city parks or some other public place. that's not legal and many folks don't appreciate smelling marijuana. most hotels don't allow smoking and you can't do it in pot shops.
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jonathan singer comes in. this week he's going to introduce the cannabis club bill. this would create places where you can buy marijuana then legally consume it. you would have to be 21 to get in, just like a bar with alcohol. >> we need to deal with this in a responsible way juut like we've dealt with alcohol. we don't just have liquor stores but we have tasting rooms and bars. >> reporter: one group wants the issue on the november balloo so voters can decide if they want to be cannabis clubs. this would only pertain to denver and not the rest of the state. it's not been snowy lately,
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in just a few weeks, you airport anymore. >> reporter: trains that will soon take you from union station to dia are also opportunity. this coffee shop opened two years ago before the debut of the service. the local chain wanted to be first, confident there would be long-term success. >> why not be the ones to go in and dive in a little earlier than everyone else and wait for the rest of it to build around us? >> reporter: the expansion isn't just in the city. closer to the airport, panasonic is building a new facility near a new rail station. at 40th and colorado, new housing is rising near to a- line.
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complexes. maybe they'll build a grocery store here. >> reporter: they hope tte new service will help preserve neighborhoods and cut down on the overall time we sit in traffic. a set of tracks helping create a path for denver's future. >> we know it's a matter of time that it's going to be successful. >> and trains will run every 15 minutes. >> my girls are thrilled to be able to take the train to the airport. we can't wait. we need snow and the good news is we're going to get some.
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it is 7:17 now. you do get through the divide, so don't be afraiddto go west. you can make it. >> this is right on cue to see the track. but as you get farther west, it's nice. the roads today, nice and dry. we are going to start to see changes tomorrow. forecast is coming up in a
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let's go to weather right now. looking outside, we have a mix of sun and clouds. this is pretty much how it's going to stay for the day. so we have quite a bit of sunshine coming through the clouds, but those clouds are going to hang out again. temperatures are not bad. heading out this morning, you can see 41 here in denver, 27 in greeley and 20s in the high country as well. but it's great to see gunnison at 18, showing you how mild we are this time of year with some of these temperatures. we have climbing into the upper 60s and a very mild night. if you have plans to be outside, it should be pleasant.
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it is going to feel cooler with it is going to feel cooler with the breeze that's coming through. temperatures in the mountains, 47 for the high in leadville, 50s for eagle and aspen, western slope in the upper 60s and eastern plains with the upper 60s and low 70s. zoom in to see the warmer temperatures as well. futurecast, not looking for a lot of activity today. breezy but not extreme winds 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, this is what it looks like. we could see the rain and snow moving into the western half of the state. that's going to fill on in into the central mountains. this will be a quick moving system. as it moves through, we have a chance to see a few rain showers late sunday night here
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the majority of us will be dry till monday. monday we're in the mid-50s with sccttered showers, and some higher elevations monday night could see a little rain-snow mix. it's not going to be a lot of accumulation. most of us will just see rain showers. we are tracking the possibility for more toward the middle of march. we'll see. >> keep an eye on it. 3 you have probably seen it, moms with strollers exercising together in local parks. doesn't seem like a problem. >> wrong. one group of moms says they are
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thousands of dollars in park fees. >> reporter: for these moms, stroller strides is about more than working up a sweat. >> i can come and talk to other moms and i feel better, i can get out, the kids can play. >> reporter: amy says it's an important outlet. but they have learned the group could soon be shut down. >> we were in the middle of class one day and approached by a park ranger. >> reporter: the park wants a permit fee because this ii a private business using pubbic land. stroller strides pays $150 for six months in denver, but they want up to $1,000 a month. %- >> we keep the rates low and their suggestion was to up our rates for our clients. >> reporter: stroller strides says if they can't negotiate,
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down after 11 years of working up a sweat in this park. >> it would be heartbreaking if they would not allow us out here anymore. it's hard enough to get out with kids, one kid, two kids, to have to drive even further? moms aren't going to be able to do that. >> the park says they are working on a solution and hope to find a resolution. >> i hope so. this is a benefit to the community to do these types of things. hope they can reach a resolution. 7:22, and the big question in broncos country, will peyton manning play next year or not? >> and during a talk last night
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any indication what lease a 2016 lincoln mkx for $399 a month
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good morning, everybody. peyton manning continued his public speaking tour in las vegas yesterday. he set some ground rules, with no sports media in attendance streamed online. tuesday he'll be guaranteed $19 million if he's still on the roster. can't afford him and brock agents. what happens in vegas doesn't stay in vegas. he did talk career including the record he hopes falls soon. >> i set the nfl rookie reeord for interceptions.
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i've got to get that off my resume. >> the last thing he told the ggoup was, keep doing what you're doing. retirement seems to be the last thing on his mind he talked football and the drive in the present tense. we'll see. and nuggets last night, on the fast break, grown man move. they fell in overtime 121-120. and the padres hosting omaha. sneaky, piles on top. two on three here.
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after cruising 3-0. avalanche avoided a losing streak with the win over the panthers. they are tied for the final wild card playoff spot in the west. calvin pickard was in goal and he was money, 24 saves just in the third period. >> it was phenomenal with some key saves. thing i like about him is his swagger. he seems very confident, looks big and he's moving well. i love that.
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conor mcgregor and nate diaz, head lining 196. that's a look at your morning sports. hope it. >> just kick each other in the face. it's fine. >> much more to come this hour. more than 20 years after the white bronco chase, new evidence in theeo.j. simpson murder case. >> is this a new lead in the 22- year-old murder or a hoax?
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welcome back. it is 7:30, time for us to look at the top stories this morning. two people are facing charges in connection with a high speed chase overnight in northern colorado. deputies tried to stop the vehicle around 1:00 a.m. %- them on a chase through fort
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driver ended in loveland when a deputy rammed the vehicle. both suspects were taken to the hospital, no deputies injured. police are looking for this man who they say stole guns from an officer's home. gerald evans may be homeless or staying with friends in the area. if you see him, call police immediately. the number of homeless camps near the samaritan house downtown has been growing since the shelter opened last year but the city is telling people to leave or face arrest. officials say they hope it will force people to seek services to get them off the streets. good morning this saturday. it is nice outside, sun coming up earlier.
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it's been a relatively mild 3 winter. down here in the metro, take a radar. we have rain and snow off to the west moving into the state, and the mountains will get a piece of this starting tomorrow. it will be great to see a little of that moisture. hanging around. in some locations they are nice and thin and you can see the blle sky there. that's what we'll deal with yet again throughout the day today. you'll get sun and times then the clouds will reeurn, then more sunshine. temperatures this morning are not bad. we have a few 20s in the northern portion of the front range, 40s down south, highlands ranch and aurora starting at 40 degrees as you head out. we are in for a nice warmup again.
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year should be 50 degrees. we'll see that in the next hour and a half then climb another 20 degrees. it is going to be nice. warm weather yet again top, then we have changes. i'll show you that coming up in a few minutes. state lawmakers want to allow cannabis clubs in colorado. >> reporter: i think we have all been to a city park and had the experience of someone smoking marijuana nearby. a lot of people come to colorado for the legal weed but there are few options when it comes to legally smoking it. most hotels don't allow it nd you can't smoke it in pot shops. lawmaker jonathan singer says we need cannabis clubs, places
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setting. this will also be beneficial to those who don't like smelling the smoke out in public. >> i think people are sick of seeing marijuana consumed streets. we need to be able to tell people where they can go and and safely. >> reporter: the bill will be introduced this week. there are also efforts to get this on the ballot. one promarijuana group wants to put it on the ballot in november but that would pertain only to denver. singer's bill would pertain to all of colorado but cities could opt out. later this month, a house committee will discuss a bill
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damage caused by fracking. before that happens, congressman joe thornton is talkiig about the impact of fracking, just a couple hours from now. donald trump is talking fracking, saying new york's governor let the state down by not allowing the practice in the empire state. trump says he could win new york because of that. crews are set to remove 29 lines in the next 29 days and republican senator mike lee is weighing in, saying flint it done. he's delaying the mission because he says the state's
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state had a huge surplus to work from. the white house said yesterday the president will decide who to meet with in cuba. we do know the president has a meeting set up with prodemocracy activists as a condition of his trip. the fight over the iphone in the san bernardiio attacks continues. a local prosecutor says information on the phone could help answer the question of attacker. two 911 calls referenced three perpetrators. 14 people died in the december 2nd attack. now to a new twist in the murders of o.j. simpson's wife and her friend ron goldman. police are waiting for dna to come back on a knife that may
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that knife was obtained from a retired officer who says a construction worker worked on the property around the demolition time, and regardless of any new evidence, simpson can never be retried in the murders because of double jeopardy. a new york city train engineer that fell asleep at the wheel and caused a crash that killed four people will be getting disability. he went into the curve in the bronx going 82 miles an hour. he was later diagnosed with a sleep disorder. three children are dead after their house in washington state caught fire. neighbors say the upstairs was fully engulfed and the mother was the only one to get out. tooay fire officials in greeley will be going door to
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and fire alarms. always a good idea to check those a couple times a year. officials llke to remind people around daylight savings time, which begins next sunday. 2:00 a.m., march 13th. abuse and neglect re atrocities no child should ever have to endure but thousands do. now one place is giving children who have fallen through the cracks a new life. >> reporter: a pickup basketball game is a far cry from the dangerous road the ruin joey was on a year and a half ago. >> we had to sell drugs to buy alcohol so we could have a breakfast. >> reporter: that was rock bottom. fortunately for her, she it it like a spring board. >> it's just a huge difference. i'm so grateful for it really.
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remarkable recovery is due in large part if not entirely to this place. >> need structure, because they've been lacking that, you know. >> reporter: mountain states children's home is providing state of safety, security and stability to kids who never knew it. >> they're victims of circumstances they may not have anything to do with. >> reporter: hhre they're showered in love, a shocking departure from the previous life. >> they start coming out of their shells and learn to trust us. >> they know, we're here to help you guys. >> reporter: they live in cottages with people who dedicate their lives to keeping kids from falling through the cracks. >> as much as kids don't like us telling them what they can and can't do, that structure that's there, they really do want it.
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up and get them back in public schools. >> reporter: the success rate is nothing short of miraculous. the average student improvement is 3.7 grade levels in just one year. >> before that they felt like they're stupid, they're dumb, and that's not true at all. >> reporter: the children's home is now expanding, building what will be the fifth cottage of campus, this one with nine bedrooms and five bathrooms. >> it's been really good. >> the children's home operates entirely off donations and gets nearly 80% of support from individuals.
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can help, visit thedenverchannel.com. coming up, the search for a malnourished dog. the dog's name is petuniaaand came in. >> we're trying to see if we can find out who brought her in, just to talk to them. they're not suspects but we want to see if they can tell us where the dog was found so we can find the original owner. >> unforttnately petunia is part pit bull so she cannot be put up for adoption in denver. she'll be taken to a county that allows those adoptions once she's better. >> ake care of the pets. the ocean is a big place
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7:44 this saturday, still dealing with slowdowns at floyd hill. that's when everybody goes up. glenwood canyon is partially open. might be not bad. i ggt through okay last week. don't be afraid to go as far as glenwood springs or aspen, just pack your patience.
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rocky mountain rescue. she's a sweetheart. she's so easy to hold and cuddly. she's one year old, a girl, and she's ready to be adopted right now. she's spayed and has her vaccinations so she's ready to go. >> dr. dean, we're talking about hyperthyroidism. >> that's right. it's the overproduction of thyroid hormone by the thyroid grand. the tip cap signs are weight loss in the face, and they often have vomiting and diarrhea. the good news is it's fairly easy to treat. typically we use a hormone with medication or food, and many of these are cured.
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veterinarian. >> absolutely, bring them in. >> sure, and we can treat it. >> alice is only a year old, so she may not have to deal with that for many years. plenty of cats do. there's one more cute shot there. we have the number on the bottom of the screen and we're going to put this on my facebook page and our website after the show here. there's the information. always great tips with dr. dean. thanks, guys. looking at wind speeds, they are pretty calm in most locations, 10 to 20 miles an hour here.
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downtown closer to 5 to 10 miles an hour. today will be calmer buu temperatures will be nice centurylink prism tv has all your favorite channels, 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,
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welcome back. what a great day to go to the park, not a bad start. windy again? >> it will be a little breezy, not awful today. right now we have wind speeds 5 to 10 in the metro, closer to 10 to 20 out east. >> we'll keep an eye on that. today lots of people will be snow shoeing for the
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snow shoe 3k and 5k tracks in hopes of raising $50,000 for the susan g. komen foundation. the st. baldrick's foundation was at stony's in denver where close to 40 people shaved their heads clean for the great cause. this was in honor of a girl currently undergoing treatments for a brain tumor. >> awesome to see everyone out there. >> i would look really weird bald. >> maybe next year we'll do a little online campaign o raise money and get you shaved. >> do you know how long it would take to grow back? i'm just warning you now, if you see me bald on tv. let's talk about our weather.
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right now but temperatures are going to warm up nicely. we have decent temperatures across the entire state. if you're up in the high country, it will be almost like spring skiing today. really it will be hard to complain about because temperatures are going to warm. we are talking about 40s and 50s up in the high country, and upper 60s and low 70s in the metro. so nice and warm for us here. we have the chance for some clouds today, continuing throughout the day. we are dealing with dry conditions until tomorrow morning. that's where we'll start to see some rain and snow move in. we'll see that on the western half of the state and then that's moving into the metro area, really looking to see that pick up on monday for us. notice sunday at 7:30, still
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of sun and clouds here in the metro. but it is going to be pretty decent, and as we head into monday we'll have some rain showers. look at the seven-day forecast. it's really not going to affect us temperature wise. our average high for this time of year should be about 50 degrees. monday is going to be kind of our gray, wet day across the metro area, maybe even a little rain and snow mix later in the evening in some locations, then quick. this is a fast-moving system. sunday the mountains see it, and monday we'll see the rain showers. look how quickly we warm back into the upper 60s. weather. after this week, we are tracking a chance for more snow to be moving into the area.
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i'll take you through the march snow numbers so we can look at where we stand and what we have seen with the top snows, coming up next hour. >> we could be the methiest messiest anchors. look at these papers. they say we know more about space. >> and that could leave a lot of room for an incredible
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this morning. sports authority field, new banners up with the trophy and thank you broncos country. if you drive by, check out the new banners. scientists discovered a new species of octopus while n a deep sea dive near hawaii. it was sitting on a rock more than 14,000 feet below the surface and as far as we know, no human has ever seen one before. this has no pigment cells, which give it a ghost-like appearance. he has all suckers on a row on each arm instead of two rows like usual. >> cool looking.
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brave souls will be polar plunging but thank my the weather outside will be warm. that water is going to be frigid. last weekend they plunged into the pool at the denver zoo and so far this year they have raised $380,000, all for special olympics. huge thank you to everyone who supported this. >> and coming up in the next hour, we'll meet jesse, a unified basketball player at cherry creek high school and loves every minute of it. we'll meet him next hour.
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the special olympics stories have been incredible. stay with us, everyone.
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two people are being treated for injuries this morning after a high speed chase with deputies. and pars of downtown denver are dealing with a growing population of homeless but not for long. the city says get out or get arrested. >> and it's super saturday, another day of contests for presidential candidates. we'll take a look at that, coming up. >> it is saturday morning and it is a beautiful sunrise, clouds with the sun coming up. >> clouds make for the gorgeous color but they also block a %-
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we'll have another day of sun and clouds, partly cloudy throughout the day. there's a look at sports authority field. if you look on the left-hand side, you can see the two new banners. >> the one on the left says thank you broncos country. and the one on the right has the three trophies and says three-time champs. i'm still in dream world that we won. `> still living that super bowl dream. exciting. just a little bit of snow here and we are in need of more snow for march. we have a chance for snow starting tomorrow. we'll look at that coming up in able l. right now these are temperatures this morning, pretty nice.
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45 right now and some 30s, 38 in commerce city. 30s and 40s, and we'll just continue to climb. by noon mid-60s. the wind is breezy but not bad today. this afternoon temperatures warming into the upper 60s and low 70s, almost 20 degrees %- above where we should be this time of year. we'll cool things down, talking about some rain and snow in a moment. a dramatic scene in northern colorado overnight. a larimer county sheriff's deputy tried to stop a car at a fort collins motel around 1:00 a.m. because it had fake plates. as the deputy tried to get information from the woman behind the wheel, she and the passenger took off, leading deputies on a chase nearing speeds 100 miles an hour. they were also throwing something out the window. no confirmation from authorities, though.
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and ended the chase. >> the only reason they came to a stop, one of our vehicles had to ram the vehicle to stop it frommtaking off again. >> the chase finally ended in loveland after going through fort collins, greeley and back again. both were taken to the hospital after the chase ended. both the man and woman had warrants out for their arrest and they will be headed to jail when they are released from the hospital. police are looking for a man they say stole guns from the home of an officer. this is who they believe is responsible, gerald havens. they believe he is homeless or staying with friends in lakewood. if you see him, call police immediately. he may be armed and dangerous. denver police say thhs man drugged and sexually assaulted
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the woman says she got up to go %- thing she knew she was getting help boarding a light rail. dna collected matched joseph martinez. he's got a rap sheet going back to 2004 ffr assault, robbery and drugs. police are looking for two suspects who smashed into a marijuana dispensary while wearing monkey masks. police were unable to find the suspects. a deputy is now on the the law. police arrested bob trujillo on suspicion of assault and domestic violence. while the case is investigatorred. in february 2015, another deputy was investigated for perjury.
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arrested for admitting to sexual misconduct on the job. the da in that case didn't end up press charges. a month later, another deputy indicted for third degree assault and in december, a deputy accused of sexual exploitation of a child. currently a spokesperson for denver human services says they have offered services to people living on the streets and many have refused. >> we know it's not going to be a popular action, but it's necessary. >> we agree with the city that it's not sustainable for folks to be living on the streets, camping on the streetssforever. but criminalizing homelessness is not the solution.
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up eviction notices telling people they have to go or face arrest, then on tuesday start enforcing the rule. human services says they hope the drastic action will push people to seek help. we have an outline of the entire program in our denver 7 app. president obama said labor reports show the unemployment rate stayed steady at 4.9%. today is primary day again in five more states. for repuulicans, candidates are competing in maine, kansas, kentucky and louisiana.
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nebraska, kansas and louisiana. clinton has 1066 of the 2388 needed for nomination, compared to sanders 432. trump has 329 of the 1237 needed for the gop nomination. clinton and sanners won't have long to let today's results sinn in before they go head to head again, taking part in another debate tomorrow night in flint, michigan. it will be hosted by cnn and moderated by anderson cooper. ben carson is out of the presidential race after increased speculation when he decided not to participate in the last republican debate. he announced yesterday he's ending his campaign. he was once a frontrunner but made the decision after a disappointing super tuesday. at this point he's not saying who he'd endorse for the %-
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and donald trump stumped in louisiana last night ahead of today's voting. there were some protesters escorted out. and the idea of trump as a nominee is making some people in the party uneasy. this week we hear from both sides of the aisle on how he's brought more people to the gop and how he may be tearing the party apart. watch politics unplugged -`tonight at 9:30 and tomorrow at 4:00. one state lawmaker wants to introduce a bill this week supportinn marijuana businesses. >> reporter: the interest is there are few places where tourists can conssme marijuana in our state, and often end up in parks or public areas
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smoking and you can't consume marijuana in pot shops. that's where representative jonathan singer comes in, introducing his cannabis club bill. it would create businesses like what they have in amsterdam where you can go in, buy marijuana and smoke it there. you would have to be 21 and up just like a bar with alcohol. >> we need to deal with this in a responsible way just like we dealt with alcohol. we don't just have liquor stores but we have tasting rooms and we have bars. >> reporter: ii the bill doesn't make it through legislature, a pro marijuana group is trying to get the issue on the november ballot. that woulddspecifically allow cannabis clubs in denver and wouldn't pertain to the rest of the state. it has definiteey not been
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it's probably easy to forget about the traction on your tires. >> but c-dot wants you to be prepared when we get more snow. that's next.
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welcome back. we are dry now but we'll have snow movinn into the high country tomorrow. we have the full forecast coming up in a little bit. and c-dot is helping you check your tires at the dinosaur parking lot. these are the ones located off i-70, there to be sure your vehicle is ready. with the new law, you could face fines up to $650 for not having the proper tread on your tires.
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have to drive to the airport anymore. instead you can take the train. >> the impact of the new train at dia goes far beyond the tracks. the trains that will soon take you from union station to dia are also the engine for new opportunnty. this coffee shop is steps from the platform, opening two years ago before the debut of the airport service. the local chain wanted to be first, confident there would be long-term success. >> why not be the ones to go in and dive in a little earlier than everyone else, and wait for the rest of it to build around us? >> reporter: the expansion isn't just in the city. closer to the airportt panasonic is building a new facility near a new rail
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-`at 40th and colorado, new housing is rising near the new a-line. >> they built two new partment complexes. we are hoping more people will move in, maybe they will put a grocery store here. >> reporter: they want to preserve the environment, neighborhoods and cut down on the time we sit in traffic. >> we know it's a matter of time that it's going to be successful. >> what a beautiful shot. >> that service starts in just 47 days. it would be $9 and take you 37 minutes to get from union station to dia. i'm going to use it. >> i'm so excited for that. some lucky denver drivers
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the drivers who got to take the test drive preordered the vehicles more than three years ago. >> this has three rows and even seats. the catch? it's little pricey, starting around $80,000. buyers, we are told are also eligible for up to $13,500 in tax credit. >> for a tesla 80 grand isn't too bad. >> right. they look like nice cars. >> futuristic. >> love it. ourrwinds here are calm, you can see speeds mostly 5 to 10 miles an hour. if you look a little farther
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sports authority field, what a nice shot. >> when the sun first started coming up, it was a gorgeous sunrise because of the clouds. but they are blocking the sunshine in downtown denver. looks kind of dark out there like we're still waiting for the sun to rise. unfortunately this is kind of what we have yet again today. clear skies as we head toward the end of the week. we have a few disturbances rolling on through before that. it's quick, don't worry. we do need a little snow. this is a look of the clouds we are dealing with. as far as temperatures, kind of
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we have 20ssin the high country and a few 30s, aspen starting off freezing right now. 49 in denver and akron already at 50 degrees. 3 so we are really mixed with the temperatures this morning and winds are a little bit of a factor. this afttrnoon topping out in the upper 60s, low 70s, very if you have plans to be out of town for saturday night, it's going to be nice. look at high temperatures in the mountains, 40s in many areas, western slope in the upper 60s. on the eastern plains, upper 60s, few low 70s. here in the metrooarea, our temperatures will be in the upper 60s and low 70s.
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not a lot of activity to show you. again we're going to have clouds on and off throughout the day. then early tomorrow morning, we start to see some rain and snow moving in on the western half of theestate. then through the day on sunday, it will inch closer to the foothills and really just begin to fill in a little bit. this is a very quick mover. sunday at 8:00, still dealing with dry conditions across i-25 and the eastern plains. the majority of us, we'll have to wait till monday to pick p some offthat moisture. a lot of what we'll see will be rain showers. however, some locations get a mix of rain and snow. tomorrow very similar to today, maybe with a little stronger winds then cooler monday and tuesday.
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then we're back in the 60s by thursday and looking at upper 60s and 70s again next weekend. the good news is looks like we'll have more sunshine once this system moves out. the gray days are tough here in colorado. we need that sun to return. >> i think it's spring already. i bought the new patio furniture. >> have you golfed yet? >> no, it's too windy. i'm a fair weather golfer. i was going to play yesterday but the wife is off, and then four hours out of your day. >> you could get her to play with you. player. terrible swing. >> so sorry, he just called you out on tv. >> she likes top golf, though. >> dig yourself out of the hole.
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you have probably een moms exercising in local parks. >> one group is now being shut down over thousands of dollars in park fees. >> reporter: for these moms, stroller strides is about more than just sweat. amy says it's an important outlet but the group can be shut down. >> we were in the middle of class one day and approached by a park ranger. >> reporter: south suburban parks wants a permit fee because this is a private business using public land. stroller strides pays $150 in denver for six months. bloomfield is the same. but south suburban wants up to $1,000 a month.
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their suggestion was to up our rates for our clients. >> reporter: they could be forced to shut down classes here after 11 years of working up a sweat in this park. >> it would be heartbreaking if they would not allow us to work out here anymore. it's hard enough to get out with one kid, two kids. to have to drive even further, moms aren't going to be able to do that. >> they hope to find a positive resolution soon. hope they do. now 8:23. the big question in broncos country, will peyton manning play next year? >> and during a talk last night in las vegas he didn't give an indication about what he'll do
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-` good morning, everybody. peyton manning continued his public speaking tour at a conference in las vegas yesterday. he set some ground rules: no sports media in attendance, and asked for it not to be streamed online. tuesday at 2:00 p.m. if he's still on the roster, he's guaranteed $19 million. you see why that's problematic. can't afford him and brock while trying to sign other agents march 9th. during the chat he did talk career, including a record he hopes falls soon. >> i set the nfl rookie record for interceptions. a record unfortunately i still hold today. i've got to get that off my resume. >> a lot of jokes but the last
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keep doing what you're doing. retirement seems to be the last thing on his mind. he talked football and competitive drive in the present tenne. we'll see. nuggets hosting the nets last night, mudiay flushes it with one hand. nuggets trailed by 6 at halftime. on the fast break, grown man move. they fell in overtime 121-120. pioneers hosting omaha, `ebraska. grant arnold gets them going. they lose 3-0 and play again tonight. avalanche avoided the losing streak thursday night with the
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colorado is tied with minnesotaa if 70 points for the final wild card playoff spot in the west. calvin pickard was in goal and he was money, 38 saves including a franchise record 24 in the third period. >> phenomenal in that stretch, made some key saves. the thing i like about him is his swagger. he seems very confident right now in front of the net. he's big and he's moving well, and i love that. >> and later today it's octagon match. gone that have to pay to see
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8:30 now, welcome back. two people are facinggcharges in connection with a high speed chase overnight in northern colorado. deputies tried to stop the vehicle around 1:00 a.m. and the driver took off and led them on chase through fort collins and greeley before ending in loveland when a deputy rammed he vehicle. both suspects were taken to the no deputies were injured. police are looking for this in the area. if you see him, call police immediately. the number of homeless
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but the city is telling people to leave or face arrest. officials say they hope to push people to seek services to get off the streets. notices go up on monday. good morning this beautiful saturday morning. it's going to be warm again. >> almost spring-like. unfortunately we are not getting that colorado sunshine you can see we have decent clover out there and that's going to stick around throughout the day. at times we'll have a little more sunshine, then clouds will return. the winds are calm, though. we have a bit of a breeze out there. that's about all we'll deal with through the day. we warmed quickly, those 20s we were dealing with now in the 30s. 37 in longmont, city park 42 degrees.
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aurora is one there. castle rock, 46 degrees. we just go up from here. our average high this time of year should be 50 degrees and we are almost there. we are in the mid-60s by noon and this afternoon in the upper 60s and low 70s. mix of sun and clouds, but we're going to have changes moving in tomorrow. more on the next storm, coming up in a little bit. a state lawmaker will introduce a proposal to law cannabis clubs in denver. >> reporter: i think we have all had the experience of hanging out in a park and smelling marijuana in the air. a lot of people come to colorado for our legal weed but when it comes to smoking it, you can't do it in hotels or businesses. and you're not supposed to do it in public, either, but
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representative jonathan singer says we should have places people can go and buy marijuana up environment. he says not only will this benefit marijuana tourists and residents here but also those people who don't like smelling it out on the streets. this will give smokers a place to go. >> i think people are really ssck of seeing marijuana consumed either in parks or in the streets, so we need to be able to tell people where they can go and consume it responsibly and safely. >> reporter: he plans to introduce the cannabis club bill this week. there are also efforts to get this issue to voters. a propot group is trying to get this on the november ballot but that would specifically allow 3 cannabis clubs in denver.
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the entire state but cities would have to option of not allowing these kind of businesses in their areas. later this monnh a house committee will begin discussing a bill to shield homeowners from the damage caused by oil and gas drilling, including fracking. before that happens, congressman joe salizar will be in thornton talking about the measure and residents concerns just a few hours from now. donald trump is talking fracking on the campaign trail, saying new york's governor let the state down by not allowing the practice. trump says he believes he would win new york because of that thinking. crews are set to remove 29 lines in flint, michigan in 29 days. some say flint does not need federal aid to get the repairs done.
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funds because he says the state's governor hasn't asked and michigan has a huge budget surplus that it can work from. the white house said yesterday the president will be traveling to cuba and he'll decide who he meets with. secretary of state john kerry -`will be going with him. the president has a meeting set up with prodemocracy activists as a condition of the trip. the fight over the san bernardino attackers iphone continues. the informatioo on the phone could help answer the question of whether there was a third attacker. two 911 calls referenced three perpetrators. two known suspects died in a gun battle with police after killing 14 people in the december attack.
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murders of nicole brown simpson and her friend. a knife was found on the sumpson's property and may be linked to the murders. the knife obtained from a retired l.a. officer. >> he claims an individual who claimed to be a construction worker provided him with this knife, claiming it was found on the property. >> the retired officer says the workers was working on the property in 1998 when the home was demolished, three years after simpson's acquittal. no matter what, he cannot be 3 retried for the murders because of double jeopardy. n engineer is getting a disability pension. wwlliam rockafeller was in control of the train that derailed n 2013 after going into a curb in the bronx at 82
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the ntsb later said he had an undiagnosed sleep disorder. terrible story out of washington state. three children are dead after their house went up in flames. you can see the damage to the home. neighbors say the upstairs was fully engulfed. their mother was theeonly one to escape the home. the cause of the fire is under investigation. today officials in greeley will be going door to door to check fire alarms and smoke detectors. officials like to remind people around daylight savings time, next week. a pickup basketball game is
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to ruin joey was on a year and a half ago. >> we had to sell drugs to buy alcohol so that we could have a breakfast. %- >> reporter: that was rock bottom. fortunately for her, she hit it like a spring board. >> it's just a huge difference and i'm so grateful for it, really. >> reporter: this 17-year-old's remarkable recovery is due in large part if not entirely to this place. >> these kids need structure. they've been lacking that in their lives, you know. >> reporter: mountain state children's home is providing safety and security to children who never knew it. >> they're victims of circumstances they may not have anything to do with. >> reporter: here they're showered in love, a shocking departure from the previous life many of them once lived. >> they start coming out of
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>> reporter: they live in cottages with house parents like paul and terry, people who dedicate their lives to keeping cracks. >> as much as kids don't like want it. >> reporter: the 12-year study shows the average student improvement here is 3.7 grade levels in just one year. >> before that, they felt like they were stupid, they're dumb, we can't do that. that's not true at all. >> reporter: the children's home will have a fifth cottage on campus, this one with nine bedrooms and five bathrooms. >> they give you hugs, tell you how much they appreciate the
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>> it's been really good. >> the children's home operates and gets nearly 80% of its support from individuals and 11% from churches. for more information or how to help support them, visit thedenverccannel.com. this morning the search continues for ha man anddwoman seen here leaving this severely malnourished dog. denver animal protection calls this the worst case they havv seen in 20 years. the pit bull mix weighed just 19 pounds when she came in. >> we're trying to see if we can find who brought them in. they're not suspects. we want to see if they can tell us where the dog was found so we can find the dog's owner. >> unfortunately since she's part pit bull, she can't be put
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because the breed is banned. once she improves enough, she'll be taken to a county that allows pit bull adoptions. >> so sad, but at least she's in a good place now. the ocean is a big place. we know there's a lot of stuff down there we don't everyone know about.
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introduce you to the 17-year- old basketball player from cherry creek high school. >> i just get into the game. >> reporter: playing special olympics unified basketball brings more than a smile to jesse's face. it brings him confidence and pride he's not shy about showing after a game. >> i feel so good. everyone was agile. >> reporter: interviews with athletes can sometimes go in different directions, especially when movies come up. >> what's your favorite tom hanks line that you like the most? >> life is like a box of chocolates, never know what you're going to get. >> awesome. 3 very cool. >> reporter: his favorite part about the unified sports is the
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>> this team is full f friendship. when they have problems, i help them. when i have problems i help them and myself. i love this team. it's part of my life and my journey. when you feel down, think a positive thought or reach out to someone you love. >> catch more of those stories every we can here on denver 7 connor jumped with me last week with the polar plunge. he was like, just jump. it was a lot of fun. today is the last day that you can take the plunge.
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braving the cold water at the -`reservoir. this is all to raise money for the special olympics and so far this year the polar plunge series raised $380,000, all for special olympics. the plunge today if you're heading to boulder starts at 1:00. the weather has been warm outside the water but not the water. >> today temperatures will be in the upper 60s, so it will be warm once you get out of the water. the water still in the 30s, nice and cold. winds are off to the west, not too bad. we have wind speeds about 10 to 20 miles an hour, but out east,
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such a great start, still waiting on the snow but march typically brings heavy wet snow. we'll see if that happens this month. today lots of people will be snow shoeing for a cause for suzanne g. komen. it's expected to bring abouu a thousand snow shoers up to the high country. this was last year's event. participants snow shoe 3k and 5k courses in hopes of raising $50,000. the st. baldrick's foundation hosted its head shaving event last night at stoney's bar and grill, where close to 40 people shaved their heads for the cause. the event is in honor of a little girl undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. they raise about $50,000 a year. >> and next year we decided this. >> what? i'll look horrible.
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i don't know. >> i think if we get enough donations, we should do it. you didn't jump in the polar plunge. >> i was working. >> excuses. at least mild. temperatures in spots are still a little cool. as you look at the cameras like this one looking downtown, you little bit. those are wind speeds we are dealing with. and my mother just texted me because she took the dog out for a walk and says, no, the winds are not calm down here in highlands ranch. thanks for the weather update. you can see 15 to 25 miles an hour here. the issue we are watching is out on the eastern plains.
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high out there on the eastern plains. that warning is there on the border moving into kansas. the folks in kansas, your fire danger is also incredibly high. we need the moisture and we'll get a little next week, which i'll show you. unfortunately, not as much as we need this time of year. in the mountains right now in the 20s, even a few 30s. in denver 49, fort collins and greeley aa 36. akron is 50 degrees so we are seeing warm temperatures to start off this saturday. it's going to beewell above where we should be. average highs 50, jumping up to 69 here in denver and still a very mild afternoon. we'll have all the clouds sticking arounddand some folks may think it doesn't feel very warm.
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greeley 69 and 68 in parker. off to the west, those drop into the 50s. mild in aspen at 55, 48 in gunnison. all these folks are very excited for the snow that's yet to come. on the eastern plains, we'll see temperatures there warming into the mid- to upper 60s, maybe even a few low 70s. not a lot to show you here. we'll see clouds off to the west and pretty much across the state. but move this to early tomorrow morning, and we'll see rain and snow move into the western half of the state. then it's going to creep a little closer to the foothills but he metro area will stay mostly dry again tomorrow. we could have isolated showers moving across the i-25 corridor
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have a better chance to pick those up. temperatures also take a tumble, going from the upper 60s into the mid-50s. monday will be a gray day with that wet weather, then it moves out. this is a fast-moving system. once this arrives, it disappears quickly. by next weekend we could have upper 60s and again 70s. but we'll have more sunshine rather than the clouds we have today. >> so the wet, heavy snow, still waiting on it? >> the week after that, it will come. >> thanks. they say we know more about space than we do our own oceans. >> and now scientists are
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>scientists found a new species of octopus sitting on a rock more than 14,000 feet below the surface off the coast of hawaii. as far as we know, no human has ever seen him before. he has no pigment cells, which gives him a ghost-like appearance. pretty cute, too. all his suckers are in one row rows. and nasa has new images of a cool phenomenon. this is from the horizon spacecraft, mountains on pluto covered in frozen methane. pretty incredible there. the discoveries we're getting it's fantastic. thank you for joining us this
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