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with mexico's president. our experts weigh in. a driver trying to get away crashes into a daycare in aurora. >> this is by a mile, the most unusual event that can never happen. >> the national weather service has never seen anything like it. three major storms bear down on u.s. states thousands of miles apart. people who need an epipen have resorted to shopping for them online. why you should think twice. nine new starts now. -- 9news starts now. forget a pivot on immigration, forget softening his stance, donald trump doubled down tonight on a hard line against illegal immigration, promising to build a wall and deport millions. he spoke in arizona after a trip to mexico to meet the country's president. 9news' vicente arenas joins us with details. >> reporter: donald trump said
people living in this country illegally. he previously indicated he might soften his stance but tonight he said there would be no path to citizenship. he also said he would immediately begin deporting some of those who are here illegally. >> this won't be a rally speech. per se. instead i'm going to deliver a detailed policy address. >> reporter: when he started throwing out details donald trump repeated his number 1 priority. building a wall and making mexico pay for it. >> impenetrable, physical, tall border wall. >> reporter: trump promised to end the so-called catch and release of people illegally. and enforcing a zero-tolerance policy in deporting those suspected of committing a crime. >> there is only one core issue. in the immigration debate. and that issue is the well- being of the american people. >> reporter: trump also
to hiring 5000 more border patrol agents. and increasing the number of border patrol stations and to block funding for sanctuary cities. early today donald trump caught people by surprise with the last-minute trip to mexico city to meet with president enrique pe?a nieto. there discussion included trade and immigration and that controversial border wall. >> we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment of the wall. that will be >> reporter: later president nieto sent out a tweet saying they did talk about who would pay and nieto said it wouldn't be mexico. many political experts said the trip was a gamble for trump after he previously compared nieto to hitler. nieto said mexico demands respect. >> kyle, he made his speech in a very republican state on the border where illegal immigration is a big problem. he also said none of the 11 million people here illegally
enforcement. that's the way he put it. he didn't get into much detail how he would remove them except to say criminals will be the priority. >> could be a turning point, a seminal event. vicente, thank you. we asked our political experts for their thoughts following tonight's speech. and whether this will help trump close the gap with hillary clinton. >> he has been all over the place for the last couple weeks. he started this campaign saying he's going to build a john wall. they are rapists some of them he assumes are good people, goes to mexico, meets with the president, totally refuses to discuss the payment of the wall. mr. big chief negotiator. >> and he was back at his starting point. full-circle. >> if you're talking about a contrast with hillary clinton, like, he went to mexico. he met with the president. hillary clinton has not. he gave a speech. >> she's been invited. >> and she has not. if we're talking about the
fine because as we all know, hillary clinton now has negatives that are as high or higher than donald trump. >> a spokesperson for hillary clinton's has trump's speech can only help her campaign register new voters. earlier today, clinton calls trump to -- trip to mexico a photo op. she spoke to the american legion convention in ohio. she says been written affairs are not a one-shot deal. and that she's learned through her tenure as secr it is daily artwork. >> you don't build a coalition by insulting our friends. or acting like a loose cannon. people have to get to know that they can count on you. that you won't say one thing one day and something totally different the next. and it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in on our neighbors
home again. >> mexico's president also invited hillary clinton for a visit as we mentioned. her aides say she has no plans to go as of now. denver police investigating the death of a pedestrian. near the intersection of first and down. not releasing any other details at this point. witnesses say the person who was hit was a woman. the intersection shut down for the time being. a police chase ended with a car plowing into a daycare center in aurora off south hit and run. niners reporter noel brennan has the story. >> oh, my god. what could have happened? >> reporter: arrange the pieces of the story on a different day and it could have been tragic. >> thank god that nobody got hurt. seriously. thank god. >> reporter: masroor farooqi owns this preschool in aurora. >> i was sitting over there in
on the computer. the next thing i know the car came in. >> reporter: the car missed him by feet and plowed into the infant room. hitting cribs that happen to be empty. i mean, what do you say when you look at it? what do you say? >> reporter: aubrey anna was not hurt. her family is thankful for that. >> like, you would never think that something like this could happen to you. but i mean, obviously it can. >> reporter: polic hit and run. officers chased the car through the parking lot where it hit a parked car before the daycare. >> one i saw had a minor scratch. >> reporter: two kids were taken to the hospital. they should be fine. >> this is the most, scariest event that can happen in a childcare center. >> reporter: the driver didn't get very far. >> only a foot out, the two cups who were there pulled him down. then they arrested him and he goes where he needs to go.
came together the way they did. >> charges are pending against that driver. police say they could include hit and run, reckless driving and dui. kyle, we know the worker, workers say they -- there were 35 kids inside the daycare at the time that this car plowed through. thankfully everyone okay. >> could have been a very different story. th triggered the first hurricane watch for west florida in years. heavy rains have already started as the outer bands of the storm moved to shore. in tampa some streets are already flooded. cars have gotten stuck and stalled in the deep water. the threat is to make landfall thursday afternoon. first responders have evacuated people living along the coast. shut down schools and colleges for the rest of the weekend open shoulders for evacuees.
this is my first time. and i am petrified. >> if hermine strengthens and does become a hurricane, with 74-mile an hour winds or more, before it hit lands, it would be the first to hit florida in 11 years. two hurricanes are headed toward hawaii. the first is meddling expected to pass very close to the big island on the south side of the chain. behind it is hurricane lester which may move to the northernmost isnd stocking up on supplies. hurricanes have hit the islands but it is rare. the most devastating passed over kawhi on september 11th, 1992. >> we went through this last year at this point. we had three hurricanes all in a row. this was only two. so we're better off this year than last but these are more serious, they are much more strong. so i think there's a lot of people paying a lot closer attention to the forecast.
end of the island, gusts up to 100 could hit the highest point of hawaii on monica day. in colorado a few showers in the mountains and to ourselves but the heavy rain has stayed away from the area. we will have the holiday weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes. three injured denver police officers are expected to recover after a struggle and shooting involving a suspect say the man tried to take one of the officers weapons. the incident started on west bates avenue not far from the south of federal. officers were trying to serve warrants on the suspect at a home and he escaped out a window. dpd said the officers caught up with him and then there was a struggle. several shots fired. the man was hit. he was pronounced dead at the scene. none of the officers were shot. two of them were taken to a hospital. dpd has not elaborated on injuries. they are on administrative leave which is procedure when
epipen story that's making news nationally. we found people selling epipens on craigslist. four separate ads. epipen junior, two packs, even one for an expired epipen. at least the person who posted about the expired one was honest. i googled it. it says they might still be fine. actually, it's illegal to buy or sell prescription meds unless it's through a pharmacy. obvious safety issues. >> there may be a safety concern where the epipen that's being sold or purchased contain epinephrine. the active medication used for a life-threatening allergic response. third, we may have a contaminated product since it's being sold outside of a license pharmacy without a valid certificate. >> i'd encourage you to check out our investigation of the political favors and defining media coverage that epipens maker got in the years leading up to the price hike and the public outrage. you'll find that on 9news.com.
assigned the letters before they open. it's tough to picture the train to the plane getting an a nowadays. more operational problems and delays on the line today. trains are operating normally tonight. we thought it was time for a deeper examination of what's going wrong with that train and what rtd knew about the problems and when. went rtd's chief sat across from me in june he said he knew of no problems in the lead up to the launch. our nine wants to know team found that's not accurate. chris vanderveen discovered what before they put people on the train. >> reporter: things could have gone better. we get it. we been more than willing to tell you about the problems. >> thrown off. >> reporter: a few months ago the head of rtd assured us -- >> we didn't see issues in testing, that caused us any concerns. >> reporter: assured us the problems came out of nowhere. >> i would say there really
>> reporter: now we know he didn't tell us the entire story. like the chapters tucked away in these records we got through the open records law. in order to understand what we're about to tell you, you have to understand this. in the five weeks leading up to the actual open of the a-line, denver transit partners put trains on the line to test the system. they kept to the schedules they have now just with no passengers. the goal as explained in the contract was to get a testing score of 95 or above consecutive days. >> you didn't come anywhere near that. >> reporter: rtd spokesperson instead of getting to the goal of 21 consecutive days of 95 or above like this, the a-line delivered six days. not six consecutive days. but six passing days in all. six. that's it. still the a-line opened up on
thinking but -- >> we knew that going in. it was going to be almost impossible to hit that. >> reporter: impossible maybe. but the report suggests a number of problems from a rescue train that broke down trying to rescue a broken down train, to consistent problems with many of the crossing lines. the problems that to this day require two people to monitor every crossing 24 hours a day. >> still not to the level that rtd expects. not what our passengers expect. >> reporter: rtd says the and there were no requirements the a-line meet them. >> you shoot for the stars and still reach the moon. scenario. so i think that's exactly what we did on this. >> reporter: today, another glitch on the a-line. >> i am writing the train to the airport. >> causing more people to wonder. >> closed down. oh great. are we going to have to stop? >> reporter: to wonder, maybe someone might have seen this coming.
reporting. rtd insists what it's general manager told me does not conflict with what rtd told chris today. rtd also says the testing phase revealed no safety problems. that would have warranted delay in the opening day. we'll continue to poke around on this. chris vanderveen the story aired on next, our new nightly news program airing at 6:00 p.m. on 9news. you can see our reporting commentary and analysis each week night at 6:00 and right now on the next facebook page. boy scouts got a better way. if you want the pink flamingos, you have to pay. most people flashed their lights to warn oncoming drivers about the speed trap. one guy in texas went a lot bigger.
we'll see the flamingos around town from time to time. not made -- not native to colorado. the boy scouts do it as a fundraiser, they scatter pink flamingos and then ask for money to take them away. >> we ua around 9:00. so you wake up in the morning and you see these lovely birds in your front yard. and then we put a bag on the door. and they pay money to have them removed. it doesn't do much damage and we are not -- only a few holes in the ground. >> as the fundraisers usually work, there's another layer. if you pay a bit more, you can pick the next person to get flocked. there are apps that can tell you where police have set up radar. a man in texas assuming not
himself. pictures of his billboard are making the rounds on social media. warning, speed zone ahead, lists several nearby towns. it is not intended to be a negative reflection on law enforcement. it is intended to warn drivers about communities he says use speed traps to generate revenue. we've already seen snow in the mountains. so it comes as no surprise that the leaves have started turning. in clear creek county there are already shades of yellow and red showing up in a few trees. temperatures have been getting cooler and while we'll stay warm even hot days ahead, consider fair warning that fall will be here before you know it. it always sneaks up on you. august and september. >> what a difference a day makes. this time last night heavy rain, hail, lightning in the city, it was crazy out here. tonight a beautiful summer evening. we say goodbye to august with
the color in the sky at sunrise and sunset was spectacular with the clouds and storms around which should be waning as we move into the new month starting tomorrow. average high in september in the 70s, average low in the mid- 40s. typically we see hours -- the first snowfall in september. no rain or snow tonight. that bodes well for your morning drive forecast with fair skies and light winds when you step out, temperatures tomorrow a couple degrees milder than today. 82 out at dia and that is little bit cooler than the average and nowhere near record territory. something we talk about this time of year. high humidity, calm winds in the backyard outside the studio with temperatures here downtown just a smidgen milder than that. we do have rising air pressure, winds out of the east southeast at about 15. and we're tracking a few weeks thunderstorms off the foothills tonight. but tracking from north to south. the storm on the far eastern plains producing thunder,
near gunnison westcliff with an aerial flood advisory and flash flood warning. really the moisture much more limited today. as compared to yesterday. the flash flood watch areas combined to southeastern new mexico and western texas. a turn that we'll continue tomorrow with tropical plume of moisture being pushed northward and eventually east. low-pressure stays to our north tomorrow. with the wind shift it will be slightly drier with the exception of areas west and south of the metro area down texas. all of that tropical moisture funneling in this way. when you talk about tropical moisture, the tropical storm we've been tracking in the gulf is forecast to make landfall near tallahassee tomorrow. or sometime early friday. then it will cruise across the carolinas and may affect the northeast coast come the weekend. so certainly the tropics very active and of course two hurricanes bearing down on hawaii tonight as well. 101 in phoenix, denver a couple degrees milder.
thundershowers attracting to the south, will eventually move out but the low cloud deck, fog may be an issue. traveling eastbound on i-76 on the far eastern plains. thunderstorms in the high country, hard-pressed to move off tomorrow, so actually another calm quiet day coming up, lowe's in the mountains in the 40s. coming up out of the 30s with low to mid-50s for lower elevations. almost 90 in grand junction. low 80s in southeastern welcome in the new month and the fall just about three weeks away. in the city, still a few sprinkles possible, rumble of thunder, skies clearing, low 52. tomorrow a nice day coming up with foothill storms but denver basically dry. 102 may crews over the city but more widespread thunderstorm activity is expected on friday. ahead of a wonderful weekend forecast. sunshine, temperatures between
from colorado sports leadhe carter low blew out his birthday candles with a win from his home run swing tonight. the rocks split a doubleheader with the dodgers in lower downtown. he was born on this date in 1987, celebrated by walloping his first career major league home run. the rockies won the opener 7-0. and then in the nightcap, bases loaded, first inning, that's what i'm talking about, first
he can live to be 100 and he will never have a happier birthday than his 29th. but the rockies blew it in the night. adam ottavino surrendered a two- out grand slam to andrew toles. the rockies lose 10-8 and snap the winning streak. the broncos play the cardinals in the preseason finale tomorrow night on channel 20. nine new sports reporter rod mackey and mike klis are in phoenix. >> reporter: welcome to toasty hot arizona. we just checked the temperature. it's 104 degrees. can i tell you how glad i am the game is indoors tomorrow? >> reporter: i wish we were indoors right now. we are the only ones standing outside right here. >> reporter: this is the game when people talk about it's a meaningless game but to a lot of these guys it's the biggest game of their career. it could be the final game plus we are going to see the broncos future future, paxton lynch. >> reporter: that's right. 22 guys will be moved off the roster after this game. that's number 1. for the people that have their livelihood at stake.
him. it's big for mark sanchez. if something goes askew with paxton lynch, there's a chance that mark sanchez might possibly wind up back on this roster. right now i don't think sanchez is on this roster. when they have the final cut downs. we'll see what happens with paxton lynch. >> reporter: a lot of people interested and in knowing how many running backs will be back. to cj and booker, but a lot of one of those guys, ronnie hillman or kapri bibbs, both play tomorrow. >> exactly. that's a competition working against ronnie hillman is $1.8 million salary. premiums, better on special teams. still ronnie hillman gives them the speed element they need. juwan thompson at fullback is playing for his job. >> reporter: ronnie hillman the leading league rusher last year for the broncos, more touchdowns and yet on the bubble. we're going to get some air conditioning. back to you.
bednarz seems so chiseled out of stone his last name ought to be bedrock. a week after accepting the job, bednar was introduced as the seventh coach in team history. no nhl experience but he seems to understand how it works at this level. >> it is such an honor and i'm so grateful to be offered this job and to be the next coach of the apps. to me, life especially in this business. if i want to be the coach of the avalanche, three, four, five years from now, i have to prove that i'm the right guy to help move this team forward. the still of the night comes from boston massachusetts where a lego statue of red sox slugger david ortiz featuring 34,000 bricks was unveiled in