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insanity. he was sent to pueblo for evaluation. 9news reporter anastasiya bolton has been following this case two years now. >> april marked two years since chris kirk's death in her home in university park. denver police said kirk had marijuana edible and shot chris while their three kids were inside the home and it's been a year since the judge ordered a mental health evaluation at the state hospital. kirk didn't make that triple in march of this year until march of this year and it wasn't until today, more than two years later, that the results are back. we don't know what they are, but we do know that he's competent to stand trial and that it is finally set for march of this year. while insanity is still his defense, according to court records we looked at last year, they show that his attorneys blame kirk's behavior on the marijuana that day. one expert wrote, "kirk was intoxicated with thc leading to
homicide." >> still moving along slowly because if this does go to trial in the spring, it's probably going to be a lengthy trial. >> it is set at the moment for two weeks and the judge talked about having special arrangements for the jury which means in simple english they probably will have more people than usual to come in to sort of let's say audition to be on this jury because this is a high profile case. >> yeah. they'll be one person died, over 100 are hurt after a train crashed into a platform in hoboken, new jersey, today. passengers say the train never slowed down as it entered the station. new jersey governor chris christie says most of the injuries are from people aboard the train, not standing on the platform. the woman who died, however, was standing on the platform and was struck by debris. >> came in at a high rate of speed, went through the bumper
the ceiling out. it was horrific. it was an explosion of concrete dust, electrical wires. >> we didn't see anything because the lights went out and we just felt -- it was more than a jolt, like everyone was thrown to the other side. >> incredible devastation in these pictures. about 250 people were on the train. the governor says the train's engineer is in critical condition. he says the engineer is cooperating with investigators. they are not sure why this torres has been in hoboken all day. the governor said there's no reason to think the death toll will go up. dr. john, thanks for joining us today. what are doctors saying about these injuries? >> you bet, ryan. actually what's happening, it's fairly impressive for the way they do mass casualties. i've been in mass casualty situations before and they did a fantastic job. i'm at the jersey city medical center, the level 3 trauma
of those 66 there were 53 walking wounded who could be taken care of more easily. they took care of them in their cafeteria. so they cleared out the cafeteria, put beds in there and took care of them there. right now they've released those 53 patients. 13 patients are left. they're still in the emergency room where they were as of about an hour ago and those ones they're calling guarded conditions. what they mean is they aren't critical but not out of the woods yet. tonight, watch them, see what's happening, but again this is the main hospital they brought 66 patients to and there truly is that golden hour with traumas. so in that hour they're able to get them out of the train, over here, take care of them. we heard one was at least in surgery. that person is out of surgery, talked to a survivor here that was released from the hospital, one of the walking wounded, and he described exactly what you're talking about. a lot of debris and chaos
screaming and crying but maintaining order enough to get out of there and to the hospital and people helping rescue each other. again it was a situation where the community and hospitals came together. >> these hospitals are so well prepared and to have these 24/7 trauma surgeries ready on stand- by, talk about that effort. it really is something that they prepare for time and time again just for situations like this. >> reporter: it is something they prepare for. i prepare for it when i'm in the emergency room, mass casualty situ. your eyes a bit like oh, we're doing this thing again. we do it every six months. situations like this remind you why you do it so often, but the jersey city medical center in particular handle a lot of 9/11 patients. they also were the hospital where patients went to after captain sully ditched the plane in the hudson. so this hospital has had those two big situations. this is the third. they know how to do this and
53 patients already have been released. they have 13 patients spend at least one night in the hospital and hopefully recover very quickly. >> those 13 still in the hospital, any idea what kind of injuries they suffered? >> reporter: they're telling us they're mostly orthopedic injuries which makes sense because the survivor we talked to he was going out when they came into the station. typically they crawl into the station. in this case it just went full speed into the station and he said he was zoned everybody else was because it's a regular morning commute and all of a sudden loud bang, loud crash, people getting thrown forward he said in his car luckily nobody was standing up, but they got then to into other seats and that's when injuries happen, lacerations, soft tissue injuries, sometimes internal damage and the glass and metal which is there getting out. so mostly soft tissue injuries and internal injuries and my guess is those are the guarded
survival, a long day in new jersey. thanks so much, dr. john, for joining us. we appreciate your insight. warm and dry across the metro area again today. this won't last all that much longer. meteorologist becky ditchfield is in the 9news backyard. we've got a cooldown on the way, a little bit. >> we're getting ready to go into october. it's bound to happen sometime. we do live in colorado, but it sure is nice when we have it. today's highs reached middle 80s, blue sky, sunshine here across the front range. it was our mountain areas that saw the rain. now current temperatures, they're 87 out at dia, downtown denver a little cooler at 81, 81 for fort lupton, 80 around longmont, 81 in fort collins and now temperatures are in the 60s and 70s to the west over the foothills. way further west is where the rain sits over the western slope where showers have been scattered off and on pretty
are going to gradually push east over the next 24 hours or so. so while we have a dry day today, we aren't expecting a completely dry day tomorrow. for the next several hours we got a beautiful evening in store, 78 degrees at 5:00, 76 at 6:00, upper 60s, low 70s. 8:00 tonight i would expect some high clouds to move in overnight tonight and tomorrow, tomorrow a partly sunny day, we'll talk about friday through the weekend and then the big changes next week coming up in a few minutes. it looks like tuesday into wednesday we're going to see a huge temperature drop coming out of these 80s and into the 50s, possibly 60s for highs. >> here it comes. fall is coming. >> that's all right. we'll mix it up a little bit. >> it's colorado, right? >> absolutely. >> thanks, becky. senate majority leader
override president obama's veto effectively allowing families of september 11th victims to sue saudi arabia. still mcconnell warns this could have unintended ramifications. saudi arabia was never found involved in the attacks, though there have been allegations. mcconnell said he's concerned the bill will affect saudi arabia's cooperation with the u.s. mcconnell says congress should discuss fixes to the law. the white house has been critical of congress over the first veto override of the obama administration. the u.s. talks with russia to end violence in syria could be ending. secretary of state john kerry says discussions don't make sense when syrian and russian warplanes continue to bomb rebel held areas of aleppo. the u.s. has been working with russia several months now to
collapsed last week after a few days of calm. the obama administration has made it clear it won't use military force against syria's government. the u.s. and european unions say moscow and glass cuss are guilty of war crime -- damascus are guilty of war crimes for targeting hospitals and aid workers, many killed, hundreds of them children. not helping matters, earlier this week the wall street journal reported backing hackers who are tampering with the american presidential elections. two sisters were found dead on vacation. one of them, annie corkly was living in denver. she and her sister robin were found dead in their hotel villa off the coast of africa last week. local police say preliminary investigation did not show signs of violence or any
the aurora police department just got a few new bulletproof vests for their k-9 team. each of the $1,200 vests were paid for using community donations, what a community we have. 9news reporter victoria sanchez shows us how they work and why they're an important addition to the four-legged crime fighters. >> buddy, you ready? let's go find the bad guy, buddy. >> when it's time to deploy on a k-9 call, there's no greater feeling than knowing that fur good boy. >> reporter: meet deuce sergeant brandon samuel's four- legged partner and one of the seven k-9s on the aurora police department used more on calls. >> we're much more tactical putting much more forethought into a situation. so what you're seeing is the dogs deployed more and more at the front end instead of called in as a resource at the end. >> reporter: because this -- >> hit! >> reporter: -- can often change someone's mind into complying with officers before
>> watch him. >> reporter: if they don't. >> hit! >> reporter: the k-9's bite is just as strong as his bark. >> oh, that's a good boy, deuce. >> reporter: the well trained dogs often go into dangerous situations like their handlers which is why they're being equipped with bullet and stab proof vests. deuce's $1,200 donated vest is dedicated to sergeant samuel's friend and fallen officer doug burn. >> it's beyond honored i am to honor doug and his family this way. >> reporter: the new 5-pound vest needs a little getting used to. >> we need to condition him so he doesn't get winded very quickly. >> reporter: it's a little cumbersome, but the vest can save the k-9's life as they protect the officers on the street. >> extremely loyal, extremely protective. >> reporter: in aurora victoria sanchez, 9news. >> if you would like to see the aurora k-9 team in action, they
fundraiser friday, october 7th. we have more information on our website 9news.com. >> check them out. a true sign of the changing seasons, there are only a few more days left to drive mount evans highway. it's the highest paved highway in the country. cdot is closing the highway at echo lake monday. it should reopen for the summer season the friday before memorial day next year. it opened a little later this year because of bad weather, if you remember, spring in colorado. moren summer. >> it's a fun trip and a quick one from denver plus pie at the bottom, always a good stop, great place for pie right at the bottom, always, always stop lunch and pie, done, sold. >> a few days left. go get pie! it's not a surprise, but it's still super exciting. broncos linebacker von miller the afc defensive player of the month starting the season the
>> 9news broncos insider mike klis says he did have some competition from kansas city corner back marcus peters with a staggering four interceptions in three games. this is the third time miller received the top monthly honor, one more than corner back champ bailey for the most in team history since the league initiated conference awards in 1986. the broncos are heading to tampa to play the buccaneers sunday. keep it going. >> von reminding us all why he got that that offseason to dance. >> von says take that. >> apparently dancing is a good workout, too. he served our country and fought to change the way the va funds fertility treatments. next we'll check in with a colorado couple. >> and your angry posts and tweets are not going unnoticed, how the airlines rank when it
we are having a jobline 9 today to answer your calls, everything from how to apply for a job, jobs that are available and interview tips, 303-698-0999. volunteers are here until 5:30. it is a challenge millions of couples face every year, the inability to conceive a child, but a bull passed by congress this week will -- bill passed by congress this week will make it easier and more affordable for wounded veterans to start a family. until now the fertility treatments. 9news reporter anastasiya bolton has our story. >> reporter: the supper season proved to be an exciting one, a beautiful wedding in crested butte followed by a life changing announcement. >> we found out we were expecting, yes. >> reporter: a pregnancy
for months. >> it's an absolute miracle. very disheartening. >> reporter: the couple has been unable to conceive naturally after a firefight in afghanistan 11 years ago left tyler paralyzed from the waist down. >> oh, well, you can still have children, you know, through ivf. >> reporter: an effort to start a family last spring tyler and crystal started looking into in vitro fertilization and learned of a goning hole in the va health coverage. >> you're essentially on your own if chance. >> reporter: fertility treatments for wounded veterans were the covered, but this week that changed. congress passed a bill with a measure that will allow the va to provide fertility treatments to wounded veterans like tyler, but it's not a permanent solution. >> next year it's going to come up again and so tyler and i will continue to fight for the rights of every single veteran that sits in his seat to have a permanent solution. >> reporter: and in the
to start a family. in golden christine noel, 9news. >> tyler and crystal will learn if they're having a boy or a girl next week, just hope it's a really healthy baby due march 3rd. today the president and first lady were surrounded by gold, silver and bronze, olympic and paralympic athletes visiting the white house. the president thanked them for their courage and passion saying do our best. the first family was presented with surf boards. if you're wondering, why surfing will join the olympics in 2020 for the first time. i'm so excited about that. that's going to be a great event. you know me. >> you're going to be glued. >> you can critique them properly. >> no, i can't. i'm a terrible surfer. >> but you know all about it. >> i have an idea, so i'm better than all of them.
to life after rio they're experiencing things some never thought possible, especially true for paralympic athletes. >> megan blunt lives in gig harbor, washington, and is part of the women's wheelchair basketball team. she was paralyzed after a crash in 2008 and has no movement from the knees down. now she's getting a whole lot of attention and even the chance to go to the white house to meet the first family. >> because of the accident when i had everything taken from me, i only had two choices, either my depression got so bad i didn't really want to live anymore and i couldn't live like that because i wasn't going to die any time soon, you know. so i had to figure it out and i started pushing myself. >> good for her. she may try to compete in the 2020 games, but she wants to do more work with schools teaching kids to work through tough times. she plans to teach more people the sport of wheelchair basketball which is on the rise in terms of popularity.
ruby dee and me, the biggest star with the cutest little reporter. we know you couldn't get enough of this little 5-year-old, so we brought her back to talk to another superstar. >> ruby dee is the daughter of our own tarhonda thomas. some are saying she'll be taking our job pretty soon. >> she is doing 10 times better than i could do at these interviews. ruby's copeland was such a hit. i couldn't believe how many people loved it and i really couldn't believe it when friday i got an e-mail saying that ruby had booked another huge interview with a huge celebrity supermodel tyra banks. >> reporter: hi. do you recognize me? it's me, ruby dee, and today i'm going to have an interview with tyra banks and she's a supermodel and she walks like
>> are you excited to meet tyra? >> yes. where is tyra? i think she is eating something. >> ruby surmised that maybe tyra was busy eating pasta. is that a possibility? does she like pasta because ruby really likes pasta. >> pasta. >> that's upside down. >> reporter: it's hard to wait tyra. tyra! >> well, hello! how are you? >> reporter: good. >> can i shake your hand. oh, we're going to do a left hand. that's a new thing. >> reporter: how is it being a supermodel? >> how is it being a supermodel? well, i used to be a supermodel that was on magazine covers all the time and walking runways and living in europe and new york and traveling the world and working so hard. you can be a kid supermodel, but i don't recommend that.
>> right now my main focus is on one, the business that is like my heart and my soul is tyra beauty. >> reporter: do you have a lot of people who work with your makeup? >> i do. we have thousands of people across the country that work with the makeup and share it and i have somebody here. do you want to meet her? come on in. >> reporter: you play with makeup? >> we do. we play with makeup all the time. >> you see my eyes how green they are? >> reporter: can people be pretty and smart? >> i'm looking at somebody that's pretty and smart. >> reporter: i want some eyes. >> you want some eyes? i got to teach you because that is wrong. convince me to give you a roomful of candy, ruby, with those eyes and that is the magic of the smize. you're doing it. >> reporter: want to see me
>> cross over, cross over, cross over. >> thank you. i am so proud of you. interview no. 2 down. up next the presidential candidates, democrat and the republican. we're putting out the request right now. >> we'd love to see you grill both of them. >> i think you could do it, ruby. >> here she is. ca now. really, ruby, sunglasses? can we see the eyes? can you give miss kim and mr. ryan a lesson. >> oh oh. we broke the glasses. >> those are very, very expensive, too. oh, my gosh. mom will have to work another week to pay for those. >> can you give them a lesson? smizing? what do you do with your face? you look how?
want to try it? >> sure. >> look a little mad and then happy at the same time. >> ruby, how dumb do we look right now? >> a little happier. >> that might be the ticket right there. >> tyra was in town talking to the people who work with tyra beauty. we have a link to that on our website 9news.com and we've got more how you can see it. >> the question is what's next for ruby here? >> i don't know. who would you like to next, ruby? >> lady gaga. >> she didn't even have to think about it. >> you would be so good with lady gaga. >> you could dress up. >> she'd be quite the one to talk to about all the different things. lately she's been wearing the shorty shorts. >> no, ma'am, not shorty shorts for you. >> you could put her in her place, ruby. >> what do you think, maybe? >> maybe. >> she's as cute as can be.
>> tyra, it's so nice to see that because it's like you know what? when you're beautiful, smart, but talking about having lots of businesses beyond just being a supermodel. >> one thing tyra said you didn't see in there is she told you pretty is boring. you need to have something behind it and that's what she's seeking to do. she's about to teach a business class at stanford. >> is that right? she is so smart. she's made it a point to do so much more after her modeling career. >> diversify and ha can be independent and business minded. you don't have to stick to only one thing. don't let people categorize you in one thing. ruby, are you still concerned about those sunglasses? >> yes. >> they're done. >> it's an excuse to get another pair, ruby. don't you know? >> yea! minnie mouse. >> ever the shopper. where does she get it? >> i don't know how you think of all those questions. that's hard, isn't it?
>> no. >> how did you feel doing the interview? >> happy but after felt tired. >> you waited a long time, didn't you? >> it's a long day. i know you've got some guests here in the studio that's probably making you really nervous. >> the entourage. >> your brother and sister around here? >> they thought you everything you know, right? that's what they'll say right there. >> they're the it's true. >> nicky is standing there uh- huh. >> little ruby dee, we can't wait to see what you do next, kid. thanks for coming. in we appreciate it. >> see you next time. >> see you next time. >> thanks, tarhonda. we are experiencing some rain heading into the weekend. >> becky is back with how long
welcome back, everybody, beautiful look at downtown today and just a gorgeous day outside, sunshine this afternoon, but we're expecting cooler weather to move in. meteorologist becky ditchfield in the 9news backyard, lucky her. >> it's just so wonderful out there right now. i know if you were out there a long time working hard, you would get a little warm perhaps and build up a sweat, but
shade it. is so gorgeous. >> that's nice. >> we're dry enough here that it feels nice even if it gets a bit on the warm side. earlier it was in the middle to upper 80s. the place across the state that saw rain was west over the mountains in the western slope. take a look outside, just gorgeous. that's a live look from our thornton camera, lots of blue, a little maze over the -- hazy over the mountains where we have a little airport, way above our average high 73, the record high 92 still holds last set in 1892. we're sitting at 87 now in denver specifically out at dia, up around fort collins and greeley temperatures in middle to upper 80s. here outside 9news 84. let's go back to the temperature map. i want to show you what's going on in a few other parts to the state. in the east we're in the upper
southeast colorado, 50s, 60s, 70s to the west over the mountains, low 60s across the western slope. there's the radar picture, not a lot going on, but we do have rain showing up over our central mountains and across the western slope as well. that's pushing in from the southwest. that's going to continue to be the case throughout the night tonight and even into tomorrow. up across the northeast we've got a separate system that's brought in quite a bit of hail, wind and rain. this is going to parts of the mid-atlantic and up into the upper midwest. locations out around the mid- atlantic actually see strong storms that have produced not only severe thunderstorm warnings, but also large hail varying from about 1/4 inch in size to 3/4-inch. heavy rain coming off the great lakes. some of this has to do with that lake effect around detroit. we've seen anywhere from 3 inches to 4 1/2 inches of rain
in at 2 p.m. out across colorado our rain all along the western slope coming in again from the south west and pushing towards the northeast. foothills even haven't seen that moisture. certainly we have not here in denver, fort collins and greeley. it's all stayed out west basically where this system located. it's hanging out south and west? of colorado. it is going to be pushed east. that's why we'll see increasing what i want you to watch is right up over the pacific northwest. so right around portland you can see that big dip. that's the jet stream and you can see some of those greens and blues showing up in that. usually north of the jet stream we see cooler temperatures. so a lot of that cooler air is trapped in that dip in the jet stream, what we call a trough. that will dig south and push east across the mountains
it arrives here into colorado monday night into tuesday. so by tuesday afternoon we have a big temperature drop on the way. in between those times it's also going to help push a lot of those showers our direction. rain tonight stays over the higher terrain. i'm talking the western slope and throughout our northern central and southern mountains. once we get past midnight we'll start to see some of that rain edge further east. by 7 a.m. all we see here in denver, fort through castle rock is more clouds. high clouds start us off tomorrow morning. we'll see our rain chances increase through the day. it gets darker over the foothills to the west by 3:00. by 5:00 some of the showers make their way into the city. we appear isolated showers tomorrow afternoon and it's going -- anticipate isolated showers tomorrow afternoon and it's going to be cooler than today.
denver, 47 greeley, 30s and 40s for mountain lows, 55 around grand junction the low. look for high clouds to build in, some of the rain continuing to develop to our west. it will be a little breezy time to time, winds northeast at 5 to 15 miles per hour. tomorrow 75 the high, partly sunny skies and we'll get chances for rain in the evening. winds out of the east 5 to 15. so cooler tomorrow. keep the umbrella especially for the drive home from work or at least headed out from your car to your office. we have a chance for isolated showers saturday. sunday is a smaller chance for rain. most of you i think will see more clouds than shower sunday afternoon. monday looks dry and windy, highs reaching 83 and then that next system moves in. it will be a big temperature drop, talking about highs possibly in the upper 50s and low 60s tuesday with a chance
low 60s as well. once that system pushes out we'll warm back up again. it will be a quick shift for us for the start of next week especially for the start of october. i think a lot of folks, it might be a bit of shock to the system, but you'll sit there and go you know what? it's october. this is about right. >> if the windows were open, you're going to go whoa, what was that? the pumpkins will like it. you always think cooler weather with pumpkins. you >> that halloween, thanksgiving feel. it's coming. >> i think a lot of people will be anxious to put on those sweaters, too, later in the season. is that thanks, becky. this -- >> thanks, becky. this week we're introducing you to nine wonderful people who volunteered to help others, our 9 who care winners. >> polly coleman has been volunteering at st. joseph's
gift shop, helped raise $1 million for an endowment fund. 9news anchor gary shapiro got to spend a little time with polly at the hospital. >> reporter: at denver st. jo is of hospital volunteers of the life -- st. joseph hospital, volunteers are the life blood of the operation and one volunteer stand out for who she is. she is the 1 pulling candy to stock the gift shop, the one who raised $1 million for the hospital's endowment fund, the one who once visited every ho expense as president of a colorado volunteer organization. she is polly coleman. >> polly comes to her job every day with nothin?g but heart. she wants to serve her fellow human being and she wants no recognition for it. that's who polly is. >> reporter: the gift shop at the hospital is where polly is most at home helping all kinds of people awho are going throug all kinds of emotional things. >> thank you.
whether they're visiting or the visiting involves a terminal patient or something. you can tell. you can always tell the new fathers. oh, they're so excited. it's just fun. it's just fun. >> reporter: that gift shop is full of nicknacks for sale that describe perfectly who polly is. she is full of hope. she trusts in the lord. she believes ?lhospital's mission and ?$is herself sometimes in ways you might not expect. >> polly is a prankster. every year we ?"?=to the annua volunteer meeting in the mountains, breckenridge or vail, and my wife and i would be greeted with short sheets or missing light bulbs in our hotel room. polly has that side to her justc so you know. >> reporter: she says the hospital has complete trust in her because they know she won't eat the candy.
to let me do this. >> polly is a natural leader. she leads with dignity and humor. nd strength ?@ shinspiration to us all. >> reporter: for 26 years polly has been volunteering her time at st. st. joseph hospital and at 90 years old she just might be the youngest acting and looking volunteer in the building. she loves what she does because she loves helping people. >> it keeps me >> you had a chance to talk to her a little bit or you saw her at the 9 who cares. >> i did again, phenomenal interview. she's so full of life and we the -- we kept questioning her age. she said she just wants to do thing and share her vibe rant life with everybody else.
yesterday we told you how there are a lot of angry airline passengers out there and people are just causing problems on flights and things like, that unacceptable behavior. >> totally. >> the international air transport association says it's received reports of over 8,000 air rage incidents worldwide
respond to you. a new study said people who post and treat actually are getting results. southwest airlines who i've had a pretty good experience with tweeting at them has a team tracking online sites 24 hours a day. when customers vent about a problem, they address it. social media teams help airlines by rebooking customers or keeping them calm by relaying up to date information. >> the approach is really how can we help? wait a minute. we hate to hear that. what's going on? give us straighten this out. >> that's a good thing. why not engage that way. every major airline tracks and answers customers online, but you play have experienced some are better than -- may have experienced some are better than others. independent research shows almost half of answered by southwest airlines among the best of airlines in north america. alaska is considered the quickest and faster and found to answer social media posts within three minutes. >> some tips from the customer
to facebook with an angry air travel rant. sometimes you need a deep breath before hitting the send button. >> right. >> a calmer request for help often leads to a quicker response which ultimately could solve your response that much faster. remember, there's a human being on the other end of the line. if you think about that before you hit send, you'll get what you want a lot faster. >> they say this with e-mails and a lot of things. >> think about receiving that e- mail. that can go a ahead of your brain sometimes, right, slacker and steve? hang on, guys. i'm tweeting some complaints to 9news right now. >> oh, great. >> you would not be the first. >> how long does it take to respond? >> we usually get hungry about this time, so we want to talk to you about cereal. somebody came out with a list of the 10 greatest cereals of all time. >> yeah. >> we are taking umbrage with a
the list which why is anyone wheat in there? >> so much sugar on it. >> no, no, no recipes. it's got to be the cereal on its own and then cap'n crunch is on there, yes. wheatys is also on -- wheaties is also on there. if it has wheat in the title, it shouldn't be on the shredded wheat. >> the no. 1 cereal, by the way, is qwisp which doesn't even exist anymore. we'll let you guys debate among yourself what the best cereal actually is. >> i would have picked both of you for all ban. >> i'm a honey bunches of -- bran. >> i'm a honey bunches of oats
telemundo denver to hold cultural always 9news celebrates hispanic heritage month we partnered with telemundo denver with folks who represent four of latin america's major regions. today we take a closer look at families who came here from mexico and why for them spanish was often a forbidden language. >> reporter: growing up many of us heard it al actually speaking spanish was c, other 8zz kind of [3became a forbidden language. >> my mom spto us because they we don't want you to against be my dad had a really deep accent because they discriminated against him lot. so we learned english. >> one of my best friends went into 1st grade speaking spanish. he got out of the 8th grade,
only english and that's because they literally beat the spanish out of you. >> reporter: for some families it was a real fear. >> growing up i remember hearing stories about my grandparents being punished when speaking spanish in school. not wanting that stigma to come upon my father, they didn't teach him. they didn't use the language in the home. he's had to learn on his own. we've had to learn on our own. >> reporter: but since then so much has changed. >> my children will probably be ab than i am because they go to a dual language school and that's something that's important. >> it's changed a lot because before it used to be how you're sayinga bad thing because of our accent and i still feel
too fast because she's so busy sniffing everything and checking everything out. >> checking out the world. >> a curious pup who love a good ba the lap of luxury out here totally being spoiled. >> there it is. >> she likes that. >> move over there, got the spot. >> she's a cutie. give her a home. thanks, becky. >> that's going to do it for us. 9news at 5:00 is coming up
the people in front of me were badly injured and you heard people screaming in the first car. >> the person killed when a commuter train slammed into one of the busiest transit hubs in the new york area was standing on the platform. the conductor is among those critically hurt. >> also ahead a mike coffman ad
when zdv?the train crashed, it threw debris that hit her. more than 100 people went to the hospital. 20 are still there, all in stable condition. the engineer who went to the hospital this morning has been released. the ntsb says he is cooperating with investigators. >> just a haze of kind of smoke and then everything was dusty and dirty and, you know, people started crying. a few started screaming. >> we didn't see anything because the lights went out and