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. a homicide investigation s underway in thornton right now, a teen girl shot and killed at a house party. >> police are searching for the gunman and the motive. we have a live reporr this morning near where it all happened. >> reporter: i'm in the 13000 block of monaco way thornton. that's right around the corner from west ridge elementary. police say this started at 1:40 a.m. this morning. take a look at the scene. they got a call about a disturbance and shots fired at a house party around 1:40 a.m. when they got here, they found the 16-year-old female victim in the street suffering from a gunshot to her torso. she was transported to the hospital where she was
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half hour. again we are following developments as the homicide investigation continues here in thornton. breaking news nationally, a wild chase and shootout in philadelphia overnight ends with two officers shot, four people hurt and one suspect dead. police say a suspect ambushed a female officer in her patrol car and shot her 8 ti in the arm. in the case he ran into a bar and shota security guard, then shot three more people. officers finally caught up to him and shot and killed him. it is still unclear how this all started or why. right now a search is underway for a possible second suspect. a in california had a man
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train. police say the man was threatening other passengers. it started at 6:00 last night and it's been more than 12 hours now. no injuries were reported but some passengers were left stranded and scared. train traffic is also dellyed today. it is the weekend. thank you for joining us this saturday. did you know eric is in hawaii right now? i'm filling in for him today. >> lucky guy. but here in nice conditions, too, so shouldn't feel too bad. we'll have plenty of sunshine across the metro area, temperatures downtown in the upper 40s, lower 50s at dia, humidity still at 71%. the winds have calmed down to 8 miles an hour out of the west northwest. the first alert, it will be a nice day really across the state. we'll see highs gradually climbing into the upper 70s, lower 80s.
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keeping an eye on stronger thunderstorms that could develop across the far eastern plains. we'll have 80s on the western slope. it's a great time to be in the high country. the leaves are changing. we'll see mostly dry conditions throughout the mountains and temperatures in the 60s and 70s in the valley. we'll have the seven-day forecast and exactly what you can expect through sunday, for a big warmup in store. it was a special night as the legacy the field for their homecoming football game just five days after a horrible crash that killed the bus driver. the team even got a locker room pep talk from three denver broncos right before the game. the student body president says this week has been all about support and unity. >> to see the student body come together in a unique way has been really, really increddble.
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prairie view 29-6. after hours of searchingg rose medical center, police found no evidence of a shooting or any shooting victims. they say the search is other than but the investigation isn't. this is a timeline of what happened. police say at 4:17 yesterday, a call came in reporting shots firrd. less than three minutes later, officers arrived on the scene. 8:06 last night that lockdown was lifted. people inside the hospital were told to barricade themselves inside >> again, the investigation is ongoing. be sure to stay with us as we follow it. in jefferson county, another standoff ended with a man arrested and a woman on the run. police say it started after neighbors saw a man hitting a woman outside a condo and they called 911. >> we heard like screaming and
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help me, help me, call police. i walked outside and saw this man with a girl in a choke hold and punching her in the face. >> he was arrested and they believe the woman got away on her own. a $1,000 reward for information on a drive-by shooting. this is believed to be a ford explorer model driving away from the scene. multiple shots were fired into no one was hurt. if you have information on who may have been in that vehicle, call mesa county crime stoppers at the number on the screen. a man and woman are dead in a rollover in larimer county. it happened just affer 9:00 st night on i-25 near loveland. a child was also inthe car but fortunately only suffered minor injuries. right now a warning about
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men with claiming to be water department employees and targeting elderly people. one knocked on the door of this house saying he needed to check for lead. he had her open closets and show her pipes in the backyard. but when she came in, she saw a second man run out the front door. >> they stole three of her rings, and one was her wedding ring. she doesn't have much and that >> denver water wants to remind you employees do not make house visits. in case one does, you'll be able to tell because they have department clothing and driving a vehicle with a denver water logo. a man charged in a fatal abbing takes a plea deal. 42-year-old thomas hill was facing 20 counts. yesterday he plladed guilty to one of the counts.
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of stabbing and killing two women in february. he faces up to 24 years in prison and is due back in court in december. the colorado springs police department is disbanding its gang unit because of staffing shortages. now some members are being reassigned to other duties. the department will also leave unfilled vacancies in specialized units till the end of the year to fill other parts of the department. donald trump will be in colorado at 7:30 tonight. doors open tww hours earlier. while the event is free to attend, you have to register online first. still to come, some parents confused when they receive an e- mail written all in arabic. what the district is saying about it this morning. and two texasspolice officers in the hospital today
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. good morning, 7:09 this saturday. it's going to be a good one. oktoberfest is kicking off tons of celebrations. if you like beer and german culture, that's fun. two texas police officers are in the hospital this morning after being shot last night. the officers were respondingto a call about a suicidal person and when the officers arrived, -?gunshot wound to the head. but there was someone else the backyard and that led to a shootout. no word on the suspect's condition. the officers are in stable condition. in chicago, a police officer is facing federal civil rights charges for an incident caught on camera nearly three years ago. you may remember officer marco porano pursued a suspected stolen car full of african- american teenagers.
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starts firing, 12 rounds in all, even as the car is backing away. two teens were hit. prosecutors say the officer used unreasonable force, something the fraternal order of police originally denied. one fort collins school arabic. this is the e-mail sent last month to families. the school district says the e- mail invited arabic speaking classes with children. next time they say future e- mails will contain an explanation in english as well. a radioactive leak in florida. >> first word that comes to mind when you hear radioactive is cancer. >> andofficials say the water is safe to drink. and ski season will be here soon.
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were excittd to find what seemed to be a good deal. but winter paak says it was a big mix-up. and temperatures today in the upper 70s across the front range, a lot of sunshine this afternoon. clear skies overnight, not here in the switch to centurylink and get up to 40 megs of high-speed internet for just $20 a month. that's the speed you need to stream... ...game...
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. welcome back, 7:14 this a gorgeous start to the day, mix of sun and clouds. if you want, this is a great weekend to head to the high country. the spens are changing colors. i drove over the pass this last week and such stunning colors. if you're heading up there, we have temperatures staying in the 60s and 70s and mostly dry conditions throughout the day.
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people are scared to drink water after a massive sinkhole at a fertilizer plant leaks 215 million gallons of radioactive water into an aqua fier. officials say water in the area is safe to drink but neighbors >> first word that comes to your mind when radioactive is cancer. i'm concerned. are my kids going to get sick? am i going to get ssck? >> no word on how long the ?ecovery and cleanup effort will take. some skiirs at wintee parr thought they scored a great deal, only to find out it was an error. for about five hours, a four- pack pass was posted online for
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the staff says they will roll out the pass in the weeks to come but for $179, not $5. for that reason, they will not honor the cheap passes people bought last night and they will issue refunds. firefighters are looking into what started this grass fire in thornton. flames sparked yesterday and several homes were threatened. crews contained the flames to about an acre and no hurt. happening today, a fall tradition with a corn maze and this year it's a tribute to the broncos super bowl 50 win. both the maze and pumpkin patch have bounced back. if you're interested in going, it's on highway 85 south of lasalle and opens at 11:00 this morning. we have everything you need to
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look at these images from the high country, aspens starting to turn. we love those. you were just there, got to see it close up. >> pictures don't really do it justice. actually even though i've lived in colorado for a while, my first year that i'd been in the mountains in the fall, and it is breathtaking. especially when the sun comes through. >> yeah, go at the right time. >> this weekend, next weekend e because the colors are really popping. here in town, we have a lot of events happening. we have the broncos tomorrow, great weather for it all the way around. 70s today, 0s tomorrow. a look at rocky mountain national park, clear blue skies. we are not expecting any moisture for today on the western half of the state. the sunrises and we are seeing
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cloudy skies, downtown denver at 50 degrees. we're 51 at the airport with winds of the west northwest aa 8 miles an hour. it's a chilly start to the day in certain places, freeze warning in effect till 9:00 for durango. we have tempeeatures in the upper 20s, lower 30s, so protect those sensitive plants and bring the pets inside. it's a cool start to the day, temperatures in steam boat right now, low 30s there, 4 grand junction, aspen with 35 degrees and leadville at 31. we have low 50s across the front range and mid- to upper 40s across the eastern plains. we have the risk for seeing severe storms mainly across the eastern plains, akron down through lamar. burlington is expecting stronger storms around 3:00 this afternoon. look at what we can expect here. as we head throughout the day
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mountains. i'll step back and let you see, we'll have a chance for stronger thunderstormss places like burlington and lamar, from about 3:00 to 6:00. then that moisture streams off to the east and we have a clear andry state overnight heading into sunday. the highs toddy, 80 in grand junction, upper 60s and low 70s in the mountains. upper 70s for the northeastern plains, lamar and expecting highs in the mid- to low 80s. tonight we're still above freezing for the high country, 51 overniiht in grand junction withh40s and 50s around the plains. expect a dry spell in store for the next few days, especially into tuesday before the next front comes in wednesday. and thursday we'll have a better chance of showers in the
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tomorrow broncos with 85 degrees and not expecting any strong storms, staying dry monday and tuesday with highs in the mid-80s. so fall officially starts next thursday but doesn't feel like it yet. two ramp closures this weekend maa give you a headache. the ramp from eastbound aaapahoe to northbound i-25, that is shut down and reopen until 5:00 a.m. monday. this is all part of the ext phase of construction on i-25 there. starting monday, you'll notice the lanes on northbound i-25 at arapahoe ssifted. and westbound i-70 to southbound 225, pay attention to that ramp because a lot of people use this to get back from the airport. today c-dot will deploy a drone to monitor traffic on i-
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tim mcgraw is performing tonight and they are expecting big backups. now to new heart stopping video this morning. security cameras catch that tiny kitten narrrwly escape being crushed. look at that guy, good samaritan. this whole ordeal lasted about three and a that good samaritan came to the rescue. the kitten did have a little bruising. >> that's like a cartoon, just goes right over it. >> nine lives. the broncos take on the colts tomorrow and a couple of broncos have been sitting out of practice this week. we'll have an update, coming up. >> and concussions could have
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good morning and welcome to sports extra. we are now just two sleeps away from the broncos getting their week two underway with the colts. game week practice prep is now complete. >> reporter: broncos defensive end derek wilker returned to practice on friday, saying he expects to play in the game. demaryius thomas told me the same thing. wolfe was his neck works and their defense is being called dirty. don't mess with denver's d. again, wolfe expects to play against the colts. >> there's a difference between injured and hurt. right now something hurts me. i'm not injured. i just ave to deal with the pain. >> you just trust if they say
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>> reporter: c.j. anderson now hazard his own cereal and no longer wants every sunday to be a box of chocolates. he wants to know what he's going to get, like the ball. he said he's really to be the bell cow in this offense. >> of courseei feel sustainable. if you said i can't start and i played two years of my career, to prove you guys wrong. so thank you. >> reporter: here, the colts lose start cornerback robinson. >> thank you. second time in nine years, to start 2-0. flash back friday yesterday, miracle at michigan back in 94. made them 2-0 after stewart hit
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today, their second aparance since that 64-yard hail mary. the coach said he had the team work all week. >> it's how we prepare. it's not the opponent you're going to play. it's how you prepare. if you prepare to play, see what happens. if you're not prepared, doesn't matter how excited you get or where you play. they're a mature enough team now that they understand that. >> any of you guys friday? the ultimate mistake, with the own goal. his squad lost the atch 3-2. his mistake probably was a difference maker. too bad. the rockies walkoff win last night over the paares in game seven of their series. they're back on the diamond later tonight.
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sports. concussions are a hot topic in the nfl right now. this wwek the league committed $100 million to research and technology and denver is right at the center of it. >> some researchers debuted new technology that could help athletes identify a concussion. they are calling it concussion simulation goggles. researchers say if players know the symptoms of a concussion, they are more likely to get treatment for one. a lot of news coming up, includ deputies saying a gang of thieves is targeting women. the common mistake victims make that you can avoid. because of a holiday but d not beeause of a threat. >> and a live look at the scene out of thornton, terrrble news, a house party ends with a
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with a teen girl dead. >> and police are on the hunt for the person who pulled the trigger. we have been following this story all morning long. amanda? >> reporter: police are looking for a hispanic man in his late teens or early 20s. they say he's about 5'6 and possibly associated with a red sedan. police say that he was here last night on the 13000 block of monaco way right around the corner from west ridge elementary school. they were called out around 1:40 a.m. on calls of a disturbance and shooting following a house party here. when they got here, they found the 16-year-old victim in the street with a gunshot wound to her torso. she was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead there. again, this is the 13000 block of monaco way. police have extended the
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here. we are still following devvlopments and haven't heard whether a suspect is in custody. again, they are looking for a hispanic man, late teens or early 20s, 5'6, possibly associated with a red sedan. >> thanks for the update. thank you for watching this morning. i'm nicole >> i'm katie lasalle. it will be a great weekend all over the high country and front range. we have a chance for stronger storms developing this afternoon on the far eastern % plains. but this morning satellite and we'll see partly cloudd skies across much of the mountains today and a lot of changing colors out there. it's great because the aspens are changing and we have a lot
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near sterling, mix of sun and clouds across the eastern plains for the most part. that's really the best place to see the stronger storms this afternoon. right now in downtown denver, 51 degrees and partly cloudy, mild outside. winds are from the west northwest at 8 miles an hour at the airport. for the front range today, upper 70s and lower 80s in fort collins. denver this afternoon, highs in the mid- to upper 70s greeley aad boulder. should e a wooderful start to the weekend. we'll have 80s across the western slope, 60s and 70s for the mountains and upper 70s in the eastern plains. when we're expecting the storms to roll through, and also the warmup that's happening for sunday, coming up in a few minutes. an alert for women now. if you leave your purse in the
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is back at it in arapahoe county. detectives say a woman is wanted in connection with stealing purses then cashing we talked to one woman whose purse was stolen as she was dropping off her daughter at daycare in centennial. >> we know don't leave the purse in the car and pay attention to your surroundings. >> the crooks got the name because they use the in bank drive-thrus so tellers can't see them. police have even set up a facebook page to try and catch them. police are looking for the person they say made a threat at silver creek school in longmont. it was sent through social media. now to a bizarre serious of crashes. a man was hit by two cars yesterday in denver on 6th
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truck and tried to steal it. >> looked in my mirror and saw that he wws physically still somehow hanging on the back of the side of the truck. at that point i started to pull over and that's where he kind % of unloaded off the truck and fell into the middle of the road. >> the man was seriously hurt and is now in custody. no word if any charges have been filed. right now the search is on for a driver who took off after police say the bicyclist should be okay. they are looking for an early 2000 white ford explorer or similar vehicle with a broken windshield and damage to the front nd. police in colorado springs are looking for this man, accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint. they say julian knew the victim as an acquaintance. he is considered armed and dangerous.
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911. this man is charged with sexually exploiting children in colorrdo springs. 26-year-old nicholas bennett is linked to about two dozen images and videos of children engaged in sexual acts. police started investigating the case in july. a strange arrest for aspen police. they saw a man walking around downtown naked and only wearing head phones. the 24-year-old told police he was naked because he wanted to feel free. made sexual comments toward a female officer and asked a male officer for meth. a loveland man is facing charges in nebraska. prosecutors say edgar almond was arrested for possession of a destructive device. police found bomb materials inside his van and a fragment off while he was in sydney. next week the army national
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military munitions in green mountain areas. in february they started telling people there could be buried unexploded munitions nearby. they are left overfrom the 1930s and 40s. guard members will only search your home if you have already given permissson. . an emotional homecoming at union station that was weeks in the making. the bodies of two colorado men who died fighting isis denver yesterday. they were both killed in syria over the summer. the parents of both men say they couldn't be more proud of them. >> just concerned more than anything, not about himself but about the situation. >> he did more than i ever did. i got sent to vietnam. he went to syria. that's the difference. >> each one of the families was
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was given to them by the congressman instrumental in bringing their bodies back home. today we are remembering joe coors, jr., the oldest in the coors family. he died yesterday. he ran for congress in 2012 and lost. the family says joe died after complications from a stroke. he was 74 years old. you'll soon have another opportunity to help out an officer critically injured in the douglas county sheriff's office will host a second blood drive for detective dan brite. appointments for blood donations are recommended. the blood drive is happening at the highlands ranch substation. we have all the information for you on our free denver 7 app. some parents don't take nights out for themselves because it means leaving your
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up next, a program that's giving parents who really need a break, a break. and the best rt, it's free. >> and a stunt, and an ode to an idol.
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. welcome back, 7:40. we are taking a live look, beautiful start to your weekend. a heads-up to drivers, fall dui enforceeent got underway yesterday. expect more officers on the roads through october. last year nearly 1500 impaired drivers were arrested.
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have died in imppired driving crashes. now to some incrediblee video. eddieebrawn crossed over snake river canyon yesterday in a steam-powered rocket cycle. ron worked on the stunt for three years, even enlisting the rocket cycle. >> steam powered. scary. 3 we saw those mountains out there. it's a great weekend to get up to the high country. >> great weekend really all across the state, should be pretty nice today. temperatures right around average, and we should see mostly dry conditions throughout the mountains. taking a look right now at what we saw over the past couple
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drive up over independence pass. this was the view. if you can make it out, this weekenddor next weekend, the fall colors are really popping. we'll conninue to see the leaves change closer to town throughout the official start of fall on thursday. throughout the rest of the state, right now rocky mountain national park, clear skies and a very pretty start to the day. temperatures are in the low 50s winds out of the west at 8 miles an hour. throughout the day today, we'll see a mix of sun and clouds throughout the morning. by this afternoon expect a lot of sunshine. make sure you have the sunglasses handy, and drink plenty of ater. temperatures today a few degrees below where they should be for this time of year. by tomorrow we'll see a change in the weather with high pressure staying in ccntrol. highs today, this is what you
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grand junction, upper 60s for aspen and steam boat as well. sterling and greeley and fort collins all in the upper 70s, very mild today and a little warmer to the southeast in places like lamar. we started this morning on a chilly note, upper 20s, lower 30s. we have a freeze warning in effect through durango. we'll have freezing temperatures to start, steamboat springs at 32 degrees right now, gunnison 28, 45 in grand junction. we have mid-40s across the plains with lower 50s in the metro area. for severe weather today, we have a chance of strong thunderstorms, mainly across the ar eastern plains from akron wn through lamar,
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afternoon. these storms have the potential for heavy rain, pockets of hail as well and gusty winds, and especially thunder and lightning with the storms. we are very dry across the front range, into the western slope and mountains. this is stopped at 4:00 today. this is where we're expecting the strongest weather for this afternoon. that will shift off to the east by 7:00 tonight. we'll clear conditions continuing to view that harvest moon. 49 for our overnight low, 85 our expected high in denver. if you're doing tailgating by noon, looking great. ?nything else you're doing this
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celebrations happening. whatever you decide to do, it will be great outside. today upper 70s and sunny. our next cold front won't arrive till wednesday. that will bring in the better chance for seeing a few storms come thursday afternoon and evening. as of right now, we are entering a dry and warm spell. mid-80s for the end of the weekend with mostly sunny conditions and overnight lows in the upper 40s. >> feeling it in the definitely, those overnight low changes. thank you. most parents will say finding a baby-sitter you can trust is tough. it's even tougher if you havv a child with special needs. one program is helping parents get uch needed time for themselves. . reporter: one friday night each month, waterstone
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kids. >> we heard about night lights through some friends were already coming and sounded like a great program. >> reporter: parents can drop off kids with disabilities and their siblings to enjoy time for themselves. >> usually we do something simple like shopping and then maybe dinner. >> we tend to do dinner and just slow down and hang out things. >> reporter: kristin was looking for options for respite care. i decided to start my own program to help fill the needs in the community. >> reporter: they play games, even watch a movie before mom and dad pick them up.
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with the parents and kids, the first time iithink they are shy. it doesn't take long for them to warm up. i think they're relieved to know the kids are in a place they are being accepted and cared for. >> what would you do if this didn't exist? >> cry probably. >> reporter: and while parents say their kids have a lot of fun connecting with others, it's about having time for mom families and right now they are operating out oo three locaaions in littleton, castle rock and parker. to volunteer, find this story on the lifestyle page at
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welcome back. thank you for joining us. tell us about maggie and then we're going to talk about something cat owners need to know. >> she's six to seven and she's been at the shelter just a short time. she's so sweet. she foolows you arounn. she comes running when her name. she's looking for a warm, comfy lap. >> she's so great. i used to have one like this. >> and this is very common no older pets. that's something i didn't know. so we have dr. lipkin from the evans east animal hospital to tell us about that.
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either limp after activity or maybe seem a little stiff in the morning wh they get up. sometimes you can physically see them yelp in pain or hear them. it's kind of a subject that's near and dear to my heart because i have a german shepherddthat he was diagnosed at two with bad hips and now he's 8, so i've had to manage him a long time. arthritis is not something you can cure but you can weds is the acronym. the first w is weight management. you want the pet to be lean. hip. you want to take walks, don't want them to be couch potatoes. somewhere in the middle.
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tato the vet, whether they feel like drrgs are necessary. diet, a lot of time there's prescription joint diets with omega-3, that sort of stuff like. >> and supplements as well. remember the acronym or go to thedenverchannel.com for more information on this. there is the address for the evans east urgent care animal hospital as well. let's take care of them. thank you bringing in maggie. still to come, one woman beat the os in las vegas and had a very lucky moment on her
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. ?>> we are following breaking news after a teenage girl was shot and killed. >> reporter: this happened around 1:40 a.m. here in the 13000 block of thorntonway. police have even pushed back the perimeter ab block in the last hour. at 1:40 a.m., police were responding to a call about a shooting a house party here. when they got here, they found the 16-year-old girl in the street suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. she was transported to the hospital and later died. police have a description to have the suspect, a hispanic male about 5'6 in his late teens or early 20s. they say he is possibly
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the hour for you on denver 7. amanda del castillo, denver 77 if you're going to the mountains, good time to leave right now. >> and if you're just heading out the door, maybe going for a jog or a walk, it's a nice start to the saturday. temperatures across the front range today, upper 70s and lower 80s. tomorrow into monday and tuesday, temperatures are with plenty of sunshine. thursday the first official daa of fall, still feeling like summer. this is crazy. what are the odds of hitting the same roulette number not once, not twice, but three times? a california woman did it for the third time in her life enter and she did this as the
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her birthday. that was the moment leslie satina won $35,000 after placing a $1,000 bet on number 16. >> the moment is special because she's been planning it for ten years. it started on her 16th birthday. she asked her dad, who was going to vegass to put $10 on number 16 at midnight. he won. then on her 26th birthday, she went to las vegas and she and you know, kind of kept telling myself all day, you're not going to win. >> she's already planninn her next trip ten years from now and plans to make a $10,000 bet. coming up, donald trump is in colorado today.
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it is 8:00 a.m. and ww start with a homicide investigation underway in thornton. a teenage girl was shot and killed at a house party. >> and now police search for the gunman and potential motive. amanda del castillo is live on the scene. >> reporter: i'm on the thornton. police are still on the scene this morning. this all happened at 1:40 a.m. early this morning, when they got a call about a disturbance and shots fired at a home here on monaco way. when they got here, they found a 16-year-old girl in the street with a gunshot wound to she was taken to the hospital and that's where she died. police say it was the result of a house party here and they are
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5'6, late teens or early 20s. they say as he was leaving he shot at the victim and hh could be associated with a red seddn as well. police have pushed us down in the last hour, about a half block down, to exppnd their homicide investigation this morning. we'll follow developments as the morning amanda del castillo, denver 7. we are tracking news overnight after a wild chaae and shootout in philadelphia ends with two officers shot and four others hurt, plus a suspect dead. police say a suspect ambushed a female officer in her control vehicle and shot her 8 times. fortunately she was hit mostly in the arm. next he ran into a bar and shot a security guard, then shot
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officers finally caught up to him and shot and killed him. right now a search is underway for a possible second suspect and fortunately the officers should be okay. a california amtrak train is vacated after a suspect barricaded himself inside. police say the man was a reportedly threatening other passengers and it started at 6:00 last night. it's been more thann12 hours passengers were left stranded and scared. train traffic is also being delayed today. it is saturday morning and it will be a nice day out there. >> it will be, mostly sunny throughout the front range. the mountains should stay dry. the best chance of moisture is along the far eastern plains. we have a risk for severe storms there but in the denver metro area and throughout
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warmer and drier conditions, meaning upper 70s and lower 80s. yesterday we were in the lower 70s with storms rolling through last night. we have a chance for seeing stronger thunderstorms across the far eastern plains but really staying dry through much of sunday heading into tuesday of his next week. loveland right now, the aspens are changing colors in the mountains. the colors are really popping so it's a great time that. and nothing in the way of afternoon thunderstorms today. clear blue skies, beautiful start to the day. we have 60s and 70s in much of the high country. this is sterling, partly cloudy skies and weell see the increase in cloud over along with those better storm chances. 52 at the airport where humidity is gradually dropping and winds are sustained from
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an hour throughout the afternoon. front range forecast for today, as you can see, upper 70s, greeley and forttcollins expecting a high of 80 degrees. i'll have the seven-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. thank you. a special night in westminster. the legacy high lightning taking the field for their homecoming game, the first game since that horrible crash at dia that killed their driver. they even got a special visit before the game from three denver broncos. the student body president said this whole week has been about support and unity. >> to see the student body come together in a unique way that be incredible. >> and legacy won 29-6. after hours of searching rose medical center, police found no evidence of a shoot or any victims but the
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finished. police say at 4:17 p.m. yesterday, a call came in reporting shots fired. three minutes later officers arrived on the scene. 8:06 last night, that lockdown -?was lifted. people inside the hospital were told to barricade themselves inside their rooms. . >> this investigation is still in jefferson county, a arrested and woman on the run. this started after neighbors saw a man hitting a wommn outside a condo and they called 911. >> we heard like screaming and yelling and this woman was like help me, help me, call the police. i walked outside and saw a man holding a girl in a choke hold and punching her in the face. >> the s.w.a.t. team did arrest the man and
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on her own. right now a $1,000 reward for the person behind a drive- by shooting in clifton near grand junction. this surveillance camera caught what's believed to be a ford explorer suv driving away from the scene. someone fired shots into the home yesterday morning, probably from that vehicle. anyone with information call mesa county crime toppers at the number a man and woman are dead after a rollover on i-25 near loveland last night. a child was also in the vehicle but that child only suffered minor injuries. right now a warning about the latest scam hitting west denver. men are claiming to be water department employees and they are targeting elderly people. one man told a woman he needed
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she showed him pipes in the backyard and when she came back inside, she noticed a second man run out the front door. >> they stole three of her rings, one of them being her wedding ring. so she doesn't have much and those were like very sentimental to her. >> denver water wants to remind you employeee usually don't make house visits but in case one does, they will be in department clothing and logo. new this morning, a man charged in a fatal stabbing took a plea deal. 42-year-old thomas vehill pled guilty to one count. he and another man are accused of stabbing two women, killing one of them back in february. he's facing up to 24 years in prison.
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departmeet is disbanding its gang unit because of staff shortages. the department will also leave unfilled vacancies in specialized units until the end of the year to fill other parts of the department. turning the election, donald trump is in colorado today. he is set to speak at jet centers of colorado springs tonight at 7:30 p.m. doors open two hours earlier. it is free but you have register online. and trump takes aim at hillary clinton hours fter his reversal on the birther issue. in florida he said clinton's body guards should disarm to quote, see what happens to her. >> welcome to all of you deplorables. >> reporter: donald trump overnight in florida mockinn
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a controversial experiment. >> you know she's very much against the second amendment. she wants to destroy your second amendment. i think what we should do is she goes around with armed body guards like you have never seen before. i think that her body guards should drop all weapons. take their guns away. she doesn't want guns. let's see what >> reporter: trump didn't explain but critics say he'' suggesting violence. >> if shh gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people, maybe there is. i don't know. >> repooter: clinton favors gun control laws and on friday blasted trump for his rhetoric.
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the bullying, the devisive rhetoric that my opponent uses to make us afraid of each other. >> and trump put the birther issue to rest, saying president obama was indeed born in the united states. now the president himself says he is confident most people knew where he was confused when they receive an e- mail written all in arabic. what the school district is saying about it this morning. >> and two texas police
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new this morning, one fort collins elementary school sends home and e-mail written in arabic and the now the school district is providing answers. month, inviting arabic families to participate n children. next time the -mails will contain an explanation in english as well, according to to school. a rue radioactive leak in florida and the company says the water is fine. and ski season will be here soon. we know the costs can add up.
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a good deal. but winter park says it was all just a glitch. >> and plenty of sunshine by this fternoon, temperatures in the 70s across much of the front range. clear skies overnight, great
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people scared to drink the water after a massive sinkhole at a fertilizer plant leaked 215 million gallons of radioactive water. 3 this opened up three weeks ago and it's 45 feet wide, 300 feet deep. the company responsible started a recovery mission right away and they say water in the area is safe to drink but neighbors don't belleve them. >> first word that comes to
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is cancer. i'm concerned. are my kids going to get sick? >> no word on how long the cleanup will take. six governors are declaring a state of emergency after a gas shortage because of a pipeline leak in alabama. 250,000 gallons were lost from the colonial pipeline, which coast's gasoline. % of the east- that is threatening a major shortage and price hike. people have gas stations in panic. >> all my money is going to gas. >> i feel like we're being charged unfairly. >> crews are racing to fix that pipeline. firefighters here at home are looking into what started this grass fire in thornton. flames sparked yesterday, threatening homes near 136th and quebec. crews contained the fire to about an acre and there was no damage to homes.
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some skiers thought they had a great deal for ski season, only to find out ittwas an error. for about five hours, there was a four-pack posted for $5. unfortunately it was a big glitch. the staff at winter park says that pass will be coming out ?ut for $179 and not $5. they will not honor those cheap passes bout they will issue refunds. you can check out fall fun with the fritzler corn maze, opening today for the season. this year it's a tribute to the broncos supee bowl win. the opening was in jeopardy earlier this month after a hailstorm hit the farm. but they have recovered and if you're interested in going, it's located south of lasalle on highway 85. it opens at 11:00 this morning.
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>> i would really think today would be great for that. all across the state, clear skies and plenty of sunshine. if you're heading west, great -?time to check out the aspens, changing colors. this was taken last week as we drove over independence pass. as we head throughout the rest of the day in expect mostly sunny conditions and very dry days. this is the view right now from rocky mountain national park, clear skies to start our saturday. we are going to be looking for a chance for stronger thunderstorms developing across the eastern plains later this afternoon but downtown denver right now, this is a beautiful view. 54 degrees downtown and 52 at 3 the airport, winds currently out of the west southwest.
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day, especially in places like craig and durango, a freezz warning still in effect for 40 minutes or so. make sure to protect any sensitive plants and bring the pets in. temperatures are slowly starting to rise, steamboat springs at 35, eagle 37, and we are seeing temperatures in the low 50s and 40s for much of the we are looking at the risk for severe weathhr this afternoon into the early evening hours, mainly for the areas you see in green and yellow here. burlington and lamar have the best chance of strong storms this afternoon starting about 3:00. this is stopped at 4:00. yyu can see much of the far eastern plains have the best chance to pick up precipitation. that will shift east and we aree
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sunday we'll hit the mid-80s. highs today will be in the lower 80s for the western slope, upper 60s for places like aspen. to the northeast, upper 70s, and mid- to upper 70s across the front range. tonight clear skies and 49 degrees in denver. to more sunshine and highs in - the mid-80s. whatever you decide to do this weekend, it tuesday, temperatures in the upper 80s. overnight we are mild and the next cold front doesn't enter
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good morning and welcome to sports extra. we are now just two sleeps away
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game week practice is now complete. >> derek wolfe returned to practice on friday and expected to play in the game. demaryius thomas told me the same thing. wolfe was a little annoyed. his neck hurts and the broncos have had their defense called his response? dfwu, which translated for children means don't mess with the denverd. >> right now i'm just hurt. something hurts me. i'm not injured. i just have to deal with the pain. >> looo at me in the morn and tee it or not. you trust it, if they say they can play they'll be there all day. >> reporter: and c.j. sanderson no longer ntevery sunday to beea box of chocolatess
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going to get, like the ball. a lot. >> of course i feel sustainable. and said i can't start and i %- was always hurt when i only played two years of my career. so to prove you guys wrrng, so thank you. >> benny fowler out with the elbow, and the colts lose patrick robinson due to concussion. this could be the game simeon go deep early and often. >> second time in nine years cu starts 2-0. but let's go back to the miracle in michigan at 94 s. today their second appearance since that 64-yard hail mary.
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going to play. if you're prepared to play, you'll be able to play as well as ou can and see what happens. if you're not prepared, doesn't matter how excited you get or where yoo're playing. and they're a mature enough team now that they understand that. >> and europe league soccer, the ultimate mistake, the own his squad ended up losing the match 3-2, his mistake the difference maker. too bad. the rockies walkoff win last night, beating the padres and they are back on the diamond ?onight. concussions are a hot topic in the nfl right now. this week the league committed
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research and technology. >> and new technology could help them identify a concussion. the goggles let them simulate the symptoms and if they know the symptoms, they will be more likely to identify if they have a concussion. coming up, a warning thieves is targeting women. there's a mistake the victims are making that you can avoid. >> and high school closed only friday not because of a holiday but because of a threat. >> and weeare on top of breaking news out of thornton, a house party ends with a 16- year-old girl shot dead.
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we have breaking news out of thornton, a house party ends with a teen girl shot dead. >> and police are on the hunt for the gunman. reporter amanda del castillo has been following the story. who are they looking for? >> reporter: let's start with the suspect description. they say he is a hispanic male in his late teens, early 20s with dark 5'6 with a gold hoop nose ring. police say he is probably associated with a red sedan, and they say he shot at a 16- year-old girl. we are on the 13000 block of monaco way here in thornton, right around the corner from west ridge elementary school. police were called about 1:40 a.m. on a call of a disturbance and shots fired here.
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told. police arrived and found the 16- year-old girl in the street with a gunshot wound to her torso. she was taken to the hospital, where she died. police have yet to catch the suspect but again, he is a hispanic male in his late teens, early 20s. police are still on the scene and they have actual their homicide investigation. right now there is no suspect in custody. if you're just joining us this morning, it's a great time to get out theedoor. >> it is, plenty of sunshine to be felttthroughout the afternoon. temppratures today pretty mild
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but still pretty mild. right now the satellite and radar showing mostly dry conditions across the state. we have a chance for seeing stronger storms developing across the far eastern plains, mainly starting at 3:00 this afternoon and rolling through about 7:00. then we'll stay very dry across the front range, even portions of the high country tuesday. % loveland's ski area, a beautiful start to the day, especially across the mountains. 60s and 70s there,,and plenty of sunshine to be felt before the clouds increase and we have a chance of storms further out to the east. downtown denver right now 55, 52 at the airport with mostly clear conditions and warm temperatures throughout tte afternoon. mid- tt upper 70s in boulder, fort collins near 80 degrees
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the seven-day forecast is coming up in a bit. a news alert for women. if you sometimes leave your percent purse in the car, don't. the felony lang gang is back at it in arapahoe county. that woman there is wanted in connection with stealing purses and cassing stolen checcs at local bankings. >> obviously as we all know, don't leave car, and really pay attention to your surroundings. >> the crooks got their name because they use the far lane in bank drive-thrus so tellers can't see them. they have operating nationwide for years. police are still looking for whoever made a threat at silver creek high school in longmont. classes yesterday were canceled because of the threat sent through social media.
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crashes. police say a man was hit by two cars on 6th avenue near federal yesterday in denver. then he hopped onto a passing truck and tried to steal it. >> i looked in my mirror and realized he was still physically hanging on to the back of the truck. that's whenni started to pull over and he fell into the middle of the road. >> the man was seriously hurt no word if any charges have been filed. the search is on for a driver who hit a bicyclist and took off yesterday. police say the bicyclist should be okay but this is the car police are looking for. police in colorado springs
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they say dewand julian knew the sexual assault victim as an acquaintance and he is considered aamed and dangerous. call 911. w where he may be, %- 26-year-old nicholas bennett was linked to about two dozen images and videos of children engaged in sexual acts. officers began investigating him in july. a loveland man issfacing charges in was arrested for possession of a destructive device. police found a fragment from a bomb that had been set off in sydney. next week the army national guard will search out old army munitions in the grren mountain neighborhood. they have told neighbors there
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munitions near, leftovvr from the 1930s. guard members will only search your property if you already gave permission. an emotional homecoming weeks in the making. the bodies of two colorado men who died fighting isis with the kurdish forces are now home. their parents can't be more proud. >> just concerned more than anything, not about himself, but about the situation. >> he did more than i ever did. i got sent to vietnam. he went to syria. that's the difference. . >> each of the families was given a folded u.s. flag that flew over the nation's capital. this morning we are
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generation f the iconic coors family. he died yesterday. his family says he died after ccmplications from a stroke. he was 74 years old.. you'll soon have another opportunity to help an officer injured in the line of duty. a second blood drive next friday for detective dan brite, shot on septem appointments for blood donations are recommended. we have all the information you need on our free denver 7 app. some parents never take a night off for themselves. up nextt a program giving
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we have a couple traffic alerts today. the ramp from eastbound arapahoe road to northbound i- 25 is closed all weekend. c-dot will reopen it at 5:00 a.m. this is part of the next phase of construction on i-25 at arapahoe. starting monday, you'll notice the lanes shifted on northbound i-25. >> also closed, the ramp westbounddi-70 to southbound 225. this is a very popular ramp to use to get back from the airport so pay attention. also today, -dot is deploying a drone to monitor traffic on i-25 near the air force academy. tim mcgraw issperforming at the stadium tonight and they are expecting big backups. now to iicredible video.
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crossed the river canyon on a steam powered cycle. he worked on the stunt for three years. >> do not do that. >> no. 3 wow. i was looking up what a steam powered rocket cycle ii. >> we'll let you know about today if you're doing anything outside it will be a nice day. we have a lot oo suushinn outside and we're going to stay mostly dry across the mountains and the metro area. besttchance of storms develop plains. :00 on the far eastern take a look outside right now
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degrees in grand junction. in the mountains we'll have 60s and 70s this afternoon, mid-50s across the eastern lains. for this afternoon, temperatures today right around normal. a lot of sunshine out there today, upper 70s and clearing skies overnight with temperatures staying mild in the upper 40s to low 50s. we are monitoring the risk for severe weather later on this afternoon. you can see here, these are where the potential for developing later this afternoon. we could see heavy rain and gusty winds there, so keep an the mountains and front range, staying very dry and clear. this is 4:00 this afternoon, where the strongest storms develop. throughout tonight, heading into tomorrow, we'll see clear
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very sunny note with highs back in the 80s. for today we have lower 80s in grand junction, 60s and 70s for the mountains. away lot of events outside, should be a very pleasant day to spend in the outdoors. tonight mostly clear skies and pretty cool. for tomorrow, highs in the mid- 80s and we''l warm conditions in the afternoon. clear skies throughout much of the day, wonderful weather for football, and whatever else you decide to do this weekend. 78 degrees today, 85 by tomorrow. monday and tuesday also staying in the mid- to upper 80s, overnight lows in the 50s. the next best chance of storms will be when that cold front
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little better chance of moisture in the denver area after some strong thunderstorms passed through last night. >> those were a surprise to me. most parents will tell you finding a baby-sitter you can trust is tough. it's tougher if you have a child with special needs. one program is helping parents get some time to themselves. each month, waterstone community church in littleton turns into a nightclub for kids. >> we heard about night lights through some friends that were already coming and it sounded like a great program. >> reporter: kids with for a few hours so parents can enjoy time to themselves. >> usually we get some shopping together and have dinner
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hang out with my wife and just catch up on things. >> reporter: kristin was looking for respite care options for her own kids. >> i looked at the options here in colorado and they are pretty ?oor. there's not many options. so i decided to start my own program and help meet some of >> games and even watch a movie before mom and dad pick them up. >> the first time the kids can be shy and i think the parents might be hesitant, but it doesn't take long for them to warm up. >> what wwuld you do if night lights did not exist?
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>> and that program is free and they are operating out of three locations ii littleton, castle rock and parker. if you want to volunteer, find the story on the lifestyle page at thedenverchannel.com. 17 years after the -?shootings at columbine, we ha vowed to never forget the 11 people killed. this sunday, hear about one of drawings are now inspiring people all around the world. rachel scott was the first person killed that day. a few weeks later when her family picked up her backpack, her dad found something remarkable inside.
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tears. 13 were killed. later i found out she drew this just before she was killed. >> how this and other writings inspired the organization, rachel's challenge. in a special story this sunday at 9:00 after the emmys. coming up, caught on camera, the moment prince william jumped in to save an elderly veteran. >> together after almost a year. . >> reporter: i'm live n the 13000 block of monaco way in thornton this morning, where police are investigating the
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new heart stopping video out of russia. that's a small kitten narrowly escaping being crushed on a he fell from an suv. large trucks and cars whizzing by, until this guy came by. this lasted about 3 and a half minutes until that good samaritan came to the rescue. prince william rushing to the aid of a veteran soldier who collapses during greet. all of a sudden you see the man trip and fall, and william just comee and helps him. >> good deeds. nice to see. now to a story that will make you smile. these two best friends were finally reunited ayear later. >> this is how they were separated. a texas family adopted hannah
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leaving behind dawson. >> reporter: this is a birthday party for 3-year-old hannah before she left an orphanage in china, holding hand with dawson. they were best friends. she was adopted by parents in -?dallas, texas. thee noticed the bond between hannah and dawson. the two they were told were insepa beginning her new life in america. but her parents couldn't forget they began posting photos, 3 reaching out to the community, asking if anyone would consider adopting him. >> they shared such a sweet and special bond, we couldn't imagine leaving him. >> reporter: a couple with three children of their own were so moved they wanted to adopt. 3 >> lk at him. look at his eyes and his smile.
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we had to bring him home. >> reporter: 11 months later, on a plane from china to texas, and hannah there waiting for her friend. and just watch when they spot each other. . >> he was so giddy. 3 he just ran up to her and hugged her and they rolled the ground. >> reporter: best friends reunited. >> adoption is such a wonderful option for families. we hope people will consider it. . >> just the amount of joy. you can't beat that. >> got chills there. also coming up, one woman beats the odds in las vegas with a very lucky moment on her birthday.
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breaking news we have been following out of thornton, a 16- year-old girl shot and killed. >> amanda del castillo was first on the scene and has the latest this morning. >> reporter: police are still on the scene at this hour. they arrived here after the 1:40 a.m. call on calls of a disturbance and shots fired here in the 13000 block of monaco way, just around the corner from west ridge elementary school. police say there was a house party going on and a suspect shot at the girl. police took the girl to the hospital and that's where she died. they are still looking for that suspect, described as a hispanic male. we have all the information on him at thedenverchannel.com. amanda del castillo, denver 7.
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deadly crash in rain shooer last night on i-225. police say the driver lost control and drifted into the center median then rolled. the driver had minor injuries but a passenger died at the hospital. investigators believe the driver was speeding and are working to determine if therr will be any charges. one last look at the forecast as we head into your saturday, a nice start to the day with temperatures expected to best chance of storms is on the far eastern plains. sunday enhotter with mid-80s, a lot of sunshine. the next best chance of measurable precipitation will be the middle to end of next week. this story is wild. the odds of hitting the same roulette number are astronomical. >> i've never had that happen to me. >> this woman hit it three
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to make this better, she did it as the clock struck midnight. there was the wink moment, leslie satina winning $35,000 after placing a $1,000 bet on number 16. >> she's been plannnng this for ten years. on her 16th birthday, she asked her dad who was going to las vegas to place a $$0 roulette bet on the he won. then her 26th birthday, she went to las vegas and she won. >> i was nervous and excited. and you know, kind of kept telling myself all day, you're not going to win. >> she's already planning her next trip ten years from now and
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