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to turn on the car to warm it up... but today, you have an even greater chance of getting a ticket for it - we'll tell you why. and january has become the deadliest month for avalanches in nearly 2 decades. we'll have a look at recent slides - and how a skier helped himself get rescued. super bowl fever is taking off... and airlines are doing their best to get you to the game. we'll talk about some changes that should make it easier for you to be a part of the action... coming up. good morning. meteorologist marty coniglio and traffic reporter amelia earhart join us. marty-i like your
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ten people have died in avalanches across the western u-s in the past ten days. here's a look at the avalanche danger across colorado. this is from the colorado avalanche information center website. the danger is rated as moderate across most regions. no watches or warnings are in effect, but there have been several recent slides - some of them deadly. the first deadly avalanche of the year in colorado happened back on colorado avalanche information center website. the danger is rated as moderate across most regions. no watches or warnings are in effect, but there have been several recent slides - some of them deadly. the first deadly avalanche of the year in colorado happened back on january 16th. here are pictures of the slide from colorado avalanche information center. it happened near saint mary's lake in clear creek county. a climber triggered triggered the avalanche, was swept down and buried in snow. days later, two people riding a snowmobile triggered an avalanche near crested butte. here are pictures of the aftermath of that slide. one of the riders was buried in snow. he was taken to injuries. for avalanches in
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ten people have died in avalanches across the western u-s in the past ten days. here's a look at the avalanche danger across colorado. this is from the colorado avalanche information center website. the danger is rated as moderate across most regions. no watches or warnings are in effect, but there have been several recent slides - some of them deadly. the first deadly avalanche of the year in colorado happened back on january 16th. here are pictures of the slide from colorado avalanche information center. it happened near saint mary's lake in clear creek county. a climber triggered triggered the avalanche, was swept down and buried in snow. days later, two people riding a snowmobile triggered an avalanche near crested butte. here are pictures of the aftermath of that slide.
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he was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. this is the deadliest january for avalanches in nearly twenty years. experts say keep an eye out -- when you're driving by the slopes. and be extremely careful anytime you head out to the back-country. we are starting the day at 18 degrees. the kind of morning you wish you could get into a warm car. resist the temptation to turn back into the don't do it. 9news reporter tarhonda thomas is going along with an morning - who's looking for puffers. tarhonda - puffing can cost you a ticket... if not worse -- your car. this morning... legend high school in parker is dealing with another loss.
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had fallen through
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a second teen, who had fallen through the ice nearly two weeks ago... has died. max gantnier was one of two survivors pulled out by rescuers on january 14th... he was in the hospital until his death yesterday afternoon. the other survivor was released from the hospital hours after the accident. patrick lantz died the day they fell into the pond. he was under the water for 35 minutes. lantz will be laid to rest today. the douglas county school district crisis team will be at legend high today for counseling. president obama plans to pitch some
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proposals to expand access to retirement savings accounts. the move could give more than 30 million people access to retirement savings accounts. the biggest chunk of that increase would happen through legislation requiring employers that don't offer a retirement plan to automatically enroll their workers in an ira in exchange for a 3- thousand dollar tax credit. some well known airlines in denver are bumping up their super bowl- bound flights. they want to meet the demands of broncos' hometown fans. jetblue has added two flights between denver and san francisco... southwest airlines is adding three nonstop flights. denver international is southwest's fourth-busiest operation and it's the fastest- growing market for the airline. southwest did not add any super bowl-related flights for its operation serving the home market of the carolina panthers. the broncos will join an elite club in two weeks. they'll be playing in their eighth super bowl...
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can claim. the carolina panthers will be the eighth different team the broncos have faced in the title game. there's already a lot of talk about the quarterback matchup and the age difference at that position... peyton manning is 13 years 48 days older than cam newton. newton will probably be this year's m-v-p... something peyton has done five times. both share one thing in common -- they were both the number one overall draft pick when they joined the league. christmas decorations - have been replaced - with orange and blue. pepsi center is lit up with denver's favrite colors - as are: the elitch gardens ferris wheel and tower. denver international airport will hang broncos country playoff signs - and it's not the only place to do so. led signs along 14th and 16th
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it's a mystery you might expect out of wisconsin. there's a cheese thief on the loose - and there's no way they could eat everything they stole!
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court room. police say lloyd henderson killed corey clemons at the end of september. police say the shooting happened after the men got into a fight. henderson faces first degree murder charges. commerce city will use tax payer dollars... to pay a 260 thousand
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police officer shot a dog. chloe, a three- year-old dog was shot five times after she got loose in november 2012. police said she ran agressively toward the officers... a video from neighbors showed the dog cowering and trying to escape. the payout will go to chloe's owner. it's believed to be the biggest financial settlement in u-s history for the death of someone's pet. it's a cheesy problem that police in wisconsin need to solve. someone got away with a semi-truck loaded with 90- thousand dollars worth of parmesan the cheese was in 40-pound blocks so it won't fit in a regular fridge! no one knows who cheese - or where in a different wisconsin town last week, 70- thousand dollars of parmesan cheese similar way... but so connected the
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relentless rain in california is causing dangerous conditions along the coast. a drone captured video of the moment this cliff side fell into the ocean... this is about 15 minutes outside san francisco! parts of it had already fallen away away - over here. now - a total of three apartment buildings are hanging off the edge and they are no longer safe to live in because of the erosion. children in flint, michigan will get free lead exposure testing today... in the latest attempt to discover just how bad the water crisis is there. the tap water in flint is contaminated with lead... making the
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the contamination is linked to a switch in water sources... a cost cutting measure by the state several years ago. during the last several weeks, the national guard has been handing out bottled water. michigan's top prosecutor says... his office might take action to stop billing for the water utilities... he called it an "outrage" people in flint are paying bills for water they can't drink. today - most of the presidential candidates will be campaigning in iowa. there are 6 days left before the iowa caucuses. on the republican side: ted cruz, mike huckabee, marco rubio, carly fiorina, donald trump and ben carson all have events scheduled. as for the democrats, bernie sanders will speak to a union while hillary clinton holds three "get out the caucus" events. clinton, sanders and martin o'malley took questions from the audience at a town hall forum in iowa last night. sanders re-issued his call for implementing a single payer health care system for all americans. he said doing that would lower health insurance premiums... which
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increases. clinton focused on her wide experience in domestic and foreign relations. o'malley encouraged his supporters to stay strong at their caucus because looking for a new leader." final "gop power rankings" will be issued. a panel of experts which candidate republican field since the fall. those rankings are put in place until the caucuses. because those are so close, today's power ranking will be the last. the list will ome out later this morning.... and donald trump is expected to stay on top. it's not often that you see snakes and alligators cuddled up with blankets ... but it's happening in china. zookeepers are doing their best to keep the animals warm... during the coldest weather in decades. some animals - like monkeys and chimps - are being moved indoors. while others are relishing the cold - like this panda who was given some snow to play in..
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things... he loved it. planning on staying in colorado long-term? that may be a good plan - especially when you consider where we rank on the list of best states to retire in! but first, lets check in with marty and amelia. colorado offers one of the best environments for people looking to
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environments for people looking to retire. wallethub ranks us 5th... it came up with the results after looking at affordability, quality of life and health care. florida, wyoming, south dakota and south carolina all beat us. nearly 50-percent adults in this country now has an
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consumer intelligence research estimates that works out to about 54-million prime members. amazon doesn't disclose its numbers...but we do know these folks are highly lucrative for the company because they spend on average about $1,100 per year, compared to about $600 per year for non-members. cable boxes worked overtime this weekend as the snowbound along the east coast stayed indoors. at one point on saturday, nearly 1- point-3 million comcast customers used xfinity on demand to watch movies and tv shows at the same time/ that's a comcast record. and what were people watching? -- "shades of blue," "game of thrones" and "teen titans go" were the most watched tv shows. -- "the intern" was the most rented movie just about everywhere except in washington and baltimore where customers were watching "the martian." let's check in with
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trending this morning... a michigan teenager is in the spotlight for his trending this morning...
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teenager is in the spotlight for his piano-playing skills. 18-year-old monntel west says he was waiting to meet a friend at the mall - when he found a piano on display... and started playing. a passerby started recording him - when he began playing "river flows in you" - a
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she posted the video online - and it's received hundreds of views. west says he's surprised someone was taping it. surprised to learn: he doesn't have a piano at home - and taught himself now there's an effort online to get him his own piano. this is another amazing story that's taken off online. ludivine the bloodhound escaped her backyard - just as a half-marathon-race was starting near her alabama home. she decided to go with the runners - leading the pack for awhile and then taking 7th place. the pup eventually crossed the finish line with a time of 1-hour-32-minutes and 56-seconds.... that's a 7-minute mile!! race organizers
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owners to come they're going to rename the race half" and the 7th get a special prize next year! killer. how many times do we do that?! the dangers of it. to look out for in
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community in parker is in mourning. as they prepared to lay one teenager to rest.... news came that a second teen had died.... after falling into a frozen pond.
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plans to help students cope... coming up.
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