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it is long and it is painful. >> investigators pinpoint the origin of an apartment building fire that left dozens without a home. they say it is one reason it spread so quickly. >> the rate of gas people pay extra for may not be well spent. aaa says it is costing millions of drivers billions of driver and a bronco player who want to join you 9news starts now. >> a violent robbery in the garage of a home in westminster ended with police shooting and killing one of the suspects. the hunt is on for others. it started around 3:30. 120th in i-26. the suspects punched the homeowner who pointed a gun at him before taking off. three people left in a silver chevy malibu and a man tried to get away on a bicycle.
police officers tried to make their arrest, they spotted a weapon on him and opened fire. >> you could audibly hear the pop, pop, pop and a bunch of us thought it was fireworks or something. we came over and saw a man running through the parking lot. and ... all of a sudden, you know, we heard police coming and ... they took him down. been released. no officers were hurt. the police are not offering any other details on that silver chevy apart from the fact one of the suspects is a woman with pink hair. boulder county deputies want to find a 16-year-old accused of nearly beating an elderly woman to death after she gave him a ride. the 71-year-old woman had a bad head injury, several broken
she is in icu. the teen hit her with a blunt object. she picked up the teenager and two others, spent several hours with them, offered them a place to spend the night. after all that, one of them attacked her. the two others said they didn't want to hurt the woman and stayed behind to help investigators, the other teen hitched a ride with another driver. she never seemed to get down driving on the wrong side of the road this morning. her friends put together a small memorial and organized a vigil on the football field tonight. noel brennan spoke with those who knew her the best. >> she was such a nice person. she was always happy. you would never see her having a bad day. >> reporter: a tree beside butterfield crossing drive. >> everyone knew her as just this funny free spirited person. >> reporter: became a gathering spot for friends like t.j. >> i wrote a note.
and, this hat i always let her wear. >> reporter: notes, flowers, teddy bears are what friends of kira connelly need to see now. police collected evidence hour afters the morning crash. >> it's okay. >> reporter: can castle rock police says the investigation shows the 17-year-old was driving down the wrong side of the road. she sideswiped a car and collided head on with >> you see all these faces in the hall. heads on shoulders crying. just, everyone just in dispair. >> reporter: tonight, t.j. and others organized a candle light vigil for her. >> she is a great girl and we are just torn up about this. >> reporter: rachel's daughter would have been there if she wasn't away at college. >> i just wanted to come over for a minute and say a little prayer or something. just thinking about my daughter
is missed. just stop by the tree at butterfield crossing drive. castle rock police say the driver of that delivery truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and has been released. the driver of the third car was not hurt. police are still investigating why connelly crossed to the wrong side of the road in the first place. kyle, obviously, this whole community is coming together for this difficult time. >> thank you noel. she is missing again. alice kavert, the girl miles from home, the 14-year- old with autism was last seen around 5:30 at her home toe night. in august, she spent the night outside and was found in a hair salon in superior. five foot six, brown hair brown eyes last seen wearing a pink hoody and driving a pink razor scooter. they don't think she was kidnapped and they are concerned with her safety.
down separate highways this afternoon. a section of the diagonal highway has reopened after a tanker caused a hazmat situation. roads were closed from j road to 63 street around noon. the highway reopened around 3:30 in time to handle most of the evening rush. no jokes about this beer truck crash. three people were injured. the run away truck ran down loveland pass and hit a car. one of the people injured was seriously hurt. th and investigation. clouds kept the sun away, but didn't keep the temperatures down. we hit 90 in denver. that is 55 degrees of 90 degrees or hither year. that is the fifth most in any year. the most was 73 days in 2012. number two is 2000 with 61 days. one more day with 90 plus and we will tie 2002 for fourth place on that list. kathy sabine takes a look at the probabilities coming up in
through several apartments in southeast denver started in a juniper bush outside the building. dan grossman joins us. families can go back to salvage, but it won't happen any time soon. >> reporter: it won't be until the end of the week. the cunningham fire department has turned this over to the apartment complex. most of the buildings affected will need to be demolished. >> it is a long process. it is long anpa >> so sad. >> reporter: tuesday evening was more difficult than the one that proceeded it. >> i could see it. >> yeah. >> i could see the fire truck. >> reporter: after the shock of what happened here wore off. >> it reminds me of my house. >> reporter: the reality of what remained surfaced. >> all i can this is that i hope nobody had pets. >> exactly. >> reporter: for some, it was difficult to turn their heads away. >> all i could see was smoke. >> reporter: for others. >> i knew at that point, i probably lost my apartment.
>> this is happening again. i have already had a fire before in my life. so, i have an idea of what i'm doing next, yet i have been through this. >> reporter: lauren is one of seven people treated. her ms are among the ash along with everything else she owns. >> a cell phone. [ laughter ] pretty bad. yeah, my cell phone and my car. >> reporter: firefighters know this apartment is where the fire started. the bush in front of it sparked setting the other 24 apartments >> there was ha lot of smoke. >> reporter: it took firefighters an hour-and-a-half to calm the flames. a number of families are displaced as a reminder of what happened still lingers on the pines along the sidewalk. for some who look on, it is is a remind tore be thankful. >> you see hunter's run and you are like no way. >> reporter: for other who's have been through it, it is a reminder of what it means to
and so this is what a juniper bush looks like. >> reporter: they are particularly vulnerable because of these small thin leaves. it allows them to stay a little extra dry and hold onto other dead leaves. if you plant them, they suggest doing so at least 30 feet away from the exterior. >> thank you dan. fires like that are why many landlords and apartment managers require plans to get rental insurance. at properties where it is optional, some renters choose to take rocky mountain insurance association says it doesn't cost that much. nationally, the average is about $16 a month. it covers personal property and liability protections when someone is hurt or damage was caused by your negligence and your belongings don't necessarily have to be in your apartment. if you lose your camera on vacation, in many cases it is covered. the trump campaign will be all over colorado on thursday. vice presidential candidate
hall that afternoon in colorado springs. it is his second colorado trip of the campaign. and thursday night, donald trump jr. will be speaking at the mesa county fairgrounds. congress today heard an apology from the head of wells fargo where employees opened fake customerths without their knowledge. earlier this month, the bank agreed to pay $185.000000 in fines for the fake accounts. pressured with sales goals. democratic senator elizabeth warren says the head of wells fargo should resign. >> so, you haven't resigned. you haven't returned a single nickel of your personal earnings. you haven't fired a single senior executive. >> i accept full responsibility for all unethical sales practices in our retail banking business. >> the only way that wall
executives face jail time when they preside over massive frauds. >> a criminal investigation has started at this point and wells fargo stock has fallen more than 15% this year. a fire north of los angeles has the attention of two colorado companies. the canyon fire is burning outside of santa barbara. it has charred more than 10,000 acres and is less than 20% contained. it is uncomfortably closed to launch pads launch alliance and spacex. a rocket is perched on one of those pads for digital globe. it was supposed to lift up sunday, no word on when it will go up now. aaa thinks millions of drivers are making the same expensive mistake at the gas pump. >> the broncos might have started a trend with their mini mile high. now another team may have plans for the old stadium. >> there are active vol cay
>> triple a says millions of drivers pay more for premium gas if their cars really do not need. 70% of american drivers have a vehicle that only needs regular fuel. only 16% need premium. the other 14% call for mid grade. triple a found in the last few months, people unnecessarily filled up 270 million time. that more than $2 billion that drivers spent on gas they did
drivers make is they think it is better for the engines. all it means is higher octane. aaa research centers looked into cars that need regular fuel and found no difference. >> i feel so deceived. the texas rangers are moving to a new ballpark soon. that man threw a curve ball to repurpose the current stadium. the role in an entertainment district. plans are still in the works for what would become of the old stadium. there is no real blueprint for this. no other major league team has ever decided to save its old digs. more big box retailers are looking way ahead. macy's announced it plans to hire thousands of people to work in its facilities during
70,000. there are plenty of options for those looking for part time work toward the end of the year. for those interested in less conventional positions, look into jobs with companies that specialize in benefits. >> forget that in the fourth quarter, a lot of companies are going through open enrollment. and that requires a rampup in employment. whether it is temporary or additional help and support in those areas. >> other options to consider, hospitality jobs, especially since colorado and denver are destinations for many people during the winter. or if you prefer to stay at home and work, amazon taps colorado as one of several states where holiday employees can work from home full time as customer service associates. cameras close to the crater of a costa rican volcano
the morning. infrared cameras captured it. how about that the eruption lasted 15 minutes. once the sun came out, it was back at it again. that particular cloud rose more than 15,000 feet in the air. and forced the airport and costa rica's capital to shut down for several hours. always so interesting to watch isn't it? i'm meteorologist kathy sabine outside in the 9 bag yard. it was kind of a strange september day. typically, we have year, but we had a lot of cloud cover but we managed 90 degrees today and the cloud cover, if you missed it, this is what the sunrise looked like. this is the sunset. and this up near rabbet ears pass. this is the evening in the maroon bells area. 90 in denver. 65 leadville. 82 grand junction. the average is 77.
again changing. isn't it always around here? tomorrow morning you may have a few little rain drops. a little sprinkle activity l. is just enough cloud cover and moisture tomorrow morning that temperatures will hover in the mid 60s between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. winds are light out of the south at dia. 76 there. here, downtown outside the studios we are 74. regional radar and satellite composite shows where all of the cloud cover is coming moving inland. wind to 35 miles an hour. starting to fall apart. but enough of that moisture will stream toward southern colorado. lower elevations, the i-25 corridor and the eastern plains will see mainly cloud cover and maybe a little drizzle. we may see isolated showers linger through. but really no big changes in the pattern until the cool front arrives. temperatures will run above
heat really on in the central and southern plain states. out west, even with all of that moisture coming in, cool to the north. that comes late in the weekend, best chance for showers overnight will actually be in the central and southern mountains. a little rain and snow mix way up high. denver is dry overnight. cloudy, this cloud bank is acting like a blanket. trapping all of that warm air from today. notice how early tomorrow morning there is the potential for actually some moisture coming out of those clouds. may have a little drizzle or a sprinkle but i think it a cloudy day. and a warm day with the best chance for showers west and south of us. decent travel, a little cloudy for september which is a little unusual. 39 leadville. 57 grand junction. 60s for the plains tonight. notice the cooling trend for the western half of the state with highs still in the 90s down south. temperatures above average again. but, they will start to trend downward as we have a shift in the weather pattern for the first few days of fall. city forecast tonight, cloudy,
sun up at 6:45. and we give you mostly cloudy skies. a few sprinkles of drizzle in the morning. sun comes out not for very long and we will be in the mid 80s in spite of the cloud cover. isolated showers but our best chance of rain comes in friday. autumn equinox is thursday. fair amount of cloud cover. isolated shower. weekends remarkably cooler. 68 saturday, 65 sunday. moisture is limited. it won't be entirely dry for the weekend or the race for the runners and we are back to beautiful september weather that we love. speaking of september in the high country, i mean, it was so hard to pick these pictures today. monarch pass, they are all so amazing. time to take the fall foilage journey. the next ten days is the best time to go. kyle? adele? >> gorgeous. and we have good news out of westminster.
>> from the colorado sports leader, here is drew soicher. >> hi everybody. scary moment at tonight's rockies game before it began. freak accident. rocks third base coach stu cole was throwing batting practice to tom murphy when two balls him on the side of the head. he checked out okay at the hospital and just took the night offer. rock keys were beaten by the saint louis cardinals. the only thing that collided with charlie blackmon's home run ball was the foul employee. rocks lose 10-5. c.j. anderson is flaking out tonight. but don't worry. the flakes are sugar coated. anderson unveiled his new breakfast serial. it is called c.j.'s mile high
cereal. >> c.j.'s mile high crunch. >> winners eat it, raiders don't. you will be running back for more. >> c.j.'s mile high crunch. >> every bowl is super. >> i like the second one. you will be running back for more. that's a good one. >> the last one was the best. [ laughter ] still of the night comes from to states at the world cup of hockey. but ryan getslaf's helmet ended up on patrick cane's stick in the still of the night. john elway has three super bowl championship rings. a gold hall of fame jacket but he is missing something that would cement his place in football history.
already. sure, the retired jersey number unveiled this past weekend was nice. but, the most influential personal in our state's history deserves to be bronzed. really no logical excuse. the team knows how to do statues. they unveiled one of owner pat bowlen a couple of years ago and it is magnificent. arms folded. sunglasses. that dude is in charge, right? the broncos seem more commit today embracing and honoring sports which is what makes this so baffling. the ring of fame along the fifth level facade is wonderful. and each inductee gets his own pillar. mile high monument. just recently erected in the parking lot, might be the single most beautiful thing i have ever laid my eyes on with the possible exception of a 7/11 slurpee machine on bring
mmm. where was i? just outside mini mile high, barrelman had a statue, the fan has a statue. the dude was not. maybe the broncos are trying to pick the perfect location. or just the right pose. this would work. so would this. and this. a helicopter statue would be cool. elway required 18 years ago. hasn't it been long enough? he retired 18 years you think john wonders as he walks past dan morino's figure in miami, bart stars in green bay? baltimore, the city john refused for has two. and get this. the indianapolis colts have already commissioned a peyton manning statue and he retired 18 minutes ago. elway is just as deserving of this honor as any former player
pat tillman who gave his life for his country. that is the most significant statue of them all. maybe elway himself is against it because he is running the team now and it would feel kind of awkward hosting his own ceremony. that's okay. he'll get over it. don't the broncos want little kids walking up to the stadium 100 years from now asking daddy, can you tell me about that number 7 guy? truth is, denver is a lo stature town. it is bad that joe sacic is not outside the pepsi center. the rockies have brad tricky, but that should probably be in brooklyn. that national league clinching mold would work. carmelo anthony demanded a trade and forfeited his statue ability. there is a big bear at the
airport. no elway. it is time to give this man a sculpture of his own memories. >> you know i love my bobble head dolls and these three of elway are really cool. but they are only six inches tall. elway's figures should be six foot three. life size. >> don't you think? >> with a proportional the helicopter. >> it could be a weather vane and spin in the wind!