tv CBS4 Morning News-530A CBS November 29, 2016 5:30am-6:00am MST
hi, everybody. good to have you with us on the cbs4 morning news. we're at 5:30, november 29th. live picture from the tunnel right now where we have snow. thanks for joining us. i'm alan gionet. >> i'm britt moreno. it's finally feeling more like the holidays with that chilly weather. let's get over to ashton and figure out what is on tap for today and the remainder of the week. good m. story. temperatures this morning are the warmest they'll be probably until the end of next week some time. starting tomorrow morning we'll be in the teens around the denver area. that's where we'll be through the weekend. in the high country still a little bit of snow left anywhere from a trace to up to 3 inches of additional accumulation in the mountains. on the front range, windchills in the 20s this afternoon. we'll talk about today's
ahead. let's get over to joel. while in town that wind won't blow around snow, in the high country it will and it has a tendency to create an icy surface underneath your tires. make sure your car is winter driving ready but be prepared for the ice along the i-70 mountain corridor today. this is the eisenhower and johnson tunnels. you can barely see the tracks of the tires. winter driving conditions in full force this morning with restrictions in place as well. thank you for that. crews are working to mop up all the hot spots after a massive fire broke out on green mountain. it burned 300 acres and this morning is 90% contained. but people are waiting to evacuate. cbs4's jamie leary is live in lakewood near the mountain to tell us what's happening this morning. good morning, jamie. >> reporter: good morning, britt. people living in this neighborhood able to return home yesterday evening. while the fire is mostly
caused it to spread so quickly yesterday evening. fire mostly contained, but that wind is fierce. you heard ashton talk about how it's going to pick up today. fire crews likely will be looking for hot spots that could flare up because of this wind throughout the morning. fire came close to this neighborhood. residents were asked to leave >> if you feel danger, have pets or livestock to move or need additional time to evacuate, leave now. this may be the only notice you receive. >> reporter: it could be seen for miles as the flames lit up the night sky. it was initially reported as five to 7 acres in size, was up to 300 in the hour. people left with just enough
leave. >> are you thinking about -- >> i don't know. i don't know what's going on. how close it is or -- >> have you seen the flames? >> oh, yeah, they're all over. >> reporter: fire crews worked quickly to get the fire contained. luckily they did. they did have structure protection in place in case. this morning winds still an issue and it's even as individuals that's something to be cognizant of this morning. again, fire crews will be on scene monitoring this fire. this is no word yet as to what actually caused it. live in lakewood, jamie leary, cbs4 morning news. thanks a lot. there is word of five survivors in the crash of a plane in colombia carrying one of brazil's top soccer teams. a charter flight carrying 81
because of an electrical failure. there was also poor weather, mainly heavy rains, which has made rescue difficult. a man is dead in a shooting in adams county. police say it happened near the 5700 block of logan street near i-25 and 58th. denver police got first wind of it when a man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound. that person died. no word on why the shooting happened or how. fires in tennessee are so gatlinburg area. firefighters were going door to door as that fire spread across the great smoky mountains national park known for the moisture that frequently makes the park look smoky with its fog. a 16 story hotel was destroyed. the burned at least 500 acres. it's burning now on the edge of dollywood, the theme park owned
wind gusts as high of 70 had that fire on the move. there are trees and old growth forests coming down, led to power outages and people are being told to evacuate. >> it is hard to leave your home, but as we say, homes can be replaced and nothing is more important than lives. as law enforcement comes through to enact some of these evacuations, we urge people to heed those evacuation orders. th firefighters have to worry about there being victims trapped. >> no word on a cause. people in that part of the country are being warned about poor air quality. thankfully, some rain is expected today. here at home we're dealing with wind and very cold temperatures. let's get over to ashton. good morning. >> good morning to you. this afternoon when you factor in the wind we're going to experience, windchill values will be in the 20s. even though the thermometer should say about 40, 41 this afternoon, that will be deceiving because of the
on. 25 degrees down in denver's tech center. sun will be up at 7:00 a.m. farther south than that, lone tree, 24 is what our cbs4 weather watcher has this morning. he says he's woken up to a little bit of frost on the front lawn. glenwood canyon to grand junction, a trace to 3 inches additional snowfall in the high country today, including denver at noon 38. a high of 41. again, with the wind gusting to 40 miles per hour, it won't feel 41. that's chilly in itself, right? it will feel colder than that with the northerly breeze. let's get over to joel. jack frost doing a little more than nose nipping in the high country. it's cold and we have snow blowing snow up that direction. chain restrictions in place now for all commercial vehicles.
also the plows working up that direction as well. u.s. 6 over loveland pass you have chain and passenger traction restrictions as well. driver along 285 can be icy from conifer through bailey to fair play. should be a good drive. across the denver metro area we have one little trouble spot and that's at kalamath and alameda where the lights are malfunctioning. more homeless downtown. about 20 people showed up it front of the city and county building. police have been there all night telling them they can't stay. this follows yet another sweep downtown in recent weeks in the larimer area. when our crews stopped by this morning, there were about 10 people still there, all seem to be cooperating and picking up their things. no motive out on the
campus. police shot and killed the suspect, a somali refugee. our hena daniels has the latest. >> reporter: students at ohio state university came together in prayer last night. many had memories of the rampage fresh on their mind. >> we were moved into a classroom in the basement, it was scary because we didn't know much and couldn't get service in the basement. >> reporter: students classrooms after police say abdul razak ali artan intentionally rammed his car into a group of people outside. >> just hit everybody who was in front. i think i saw three or four students being hit. >> reporter: he got out of the vehicle with a butcher knife and ban stabbing onlookers. >> all patients are alert and oriented. severe bleeding on some of them. >> our officer was on scene in
minute. >> reporter: artan recently transferred to ohio state after obtaining his associate's degree from a community college in the spring. law enforcement officials are looking into a post he allegedly made on facebook shortly before the incident, saying that he was sick of the way muslims were being treated. the school's president is urging people not to rush to judgment. >> we don't know anything that would link this to any community. we certainly don't have any evidence that would say that's the case. >> reporter: so have searched artan's car and apartment and are investigating the incident as a possible terror attack. hena daniels, cbs news. >> those injured include an ohio state faculty member, four grad students -- a year ago three people were killed at a deadly rampage at a planned parenthood in colorado springs. last night one of them was
university of colorado at colorado springs. >> reporter: it was at a basketball game a year ago when university officials first announced the death of campus police officer garrett swasey, saying now it's only fitting to remember him and celebrate his life at the season home opener. at the university of colorado colorado springs, a ceremony to mark the last first in a year of painful firsts. the anniversary of campus police officer garrett swasey's death. before recognizing him law enforcement honored him with a candlelight vigil. >> be sure you celebrate garrett tonight. be sure you celebrate the uccs police department. and be sure that you celebrate first responders. >> reporter: last november swasey responded to an active shooter at a planned parenthood clinic. when he heard a call for mutual aid, he went to the scene. he is the first uccs campus
help, but he did because he was a good officer and good man. >> reporter: another man and woman were killed in the shooting and five law enforcement officers were hurt. auccs, swasey is remembered for his collector. >> he was very strong, very opinionated but also a good officer and committed to serving at his church and here. >> reporter: after they collected donations for a scholarship fund to one day go in officer swasey's name. in colorado springs, lauren dispirito. we have one beautiful community. it's cold outside. 26 degrees in denver. have a look at this, too. little bit of winter blast finally hitting parts of the midwest in late fall.
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196,000 children from 2000 through 2010 for that study. north dakota has finally gotten snow and they love it. little bit of a late start. bismarck could get more than a foot of snow once the system is all done. the shovels are out for the first time this year and honestly, they didn't use a lot of them last year. deepest snow last year just 6 inches. snow is expecting to keep falling until at least tomorrow. we have a new developing from ashton this morning. what's going on? >> it's a week away. the middle of next week. for many of us in the denver area probably will be the first time we have to get out the snow shovels. we could see significant snow in the denver area the middle of next week. we will keep you posted on that. storm is still pretty far away. at this point it looks like it could be a major disruption to us, i'll put it that way. winter park 7 inches of snow
vail 3 inches. copper and keystone 2 inches overnight. leadville at 7. 4in alamosa. very cold in the colorado high country. along the front range we're in the 20s and 30s. wind speed at dia is currently 9 miles per hour. up in cheyenne it's at 24 miles per hour. that's the sustained wind. we'll have gusts up to 30 miles per hour in the metro area later today. couple of clouds. we'll call it mostly snowfall for mountain areas west of vail pass and for the san juans. combine that additional snow with wind gusts of 45 miles per hour it will create difficult travel in the high country, especially west of vail pass. here's the storm system, it's the same one bringing the snow to the dakotas. here's the cold front, we have that cold air behind the front that will now stay in place all the way through next week.
you can see that wind on the back side of the low. the northerly flow will keep temperatures chilly. 41 on the map for denver today. it's not going to feel 41 because of the wind gusts at 30 miles per hour. tomorrow looks better. less wind, more sun, high 42. thursday 40 with mostly cloudy skies. friday only 42, joel, with a few flurries possible. for the weekend, highs in the 40s with mostly sunny skies. again before this storm system next week we're watching an i love how your fiveday4cast always tick up into the weekend. >> i try. >> take a look from the eisenhower and johnson tunnels, up into the high country and it is an icy drive. we have chain restrictions for all commercial vehicles and chain and passenger restrictions in place over loveland pass. in town wind not as big of a deal. similar into the high country,
that can blow across the roadway. tough west of vail pass along i- 70. just be prepared for that. side street accident, not along i-76, starting to see slowing develop along i-270, and we have one side street trouble spot, lights malfunctioning at kalamath and alameda. new video, a bizarre story behind this open emergency exit door. the united airlines plane was houston when passengers say a woman opened the exit, stepped out onto the wing and made a 15- foot jump to the ground. she got up and ran towards the terminal. she was quickly detained and passengers say she didn't give any reason for her bizarre behavior. now to the latest on the criminal investigation after the death of a colorado state trooper. cody donahue died friday after he was hit by a truck as the veteran trooper worked the
district attorney says the case highlights a problem with the law. >> reporter: noe gamez-ruiz is described as beyond distraught by friend. he himself is a father and an 18-year veteran driver with his company. it was around friday at 130 patriot 1:30 p.m. when the crash happened. donahue was investigating a previous accident when he was struck by the semi driven by ruiz. court documents indicate another state patrol office the driving lane, striking the trooper. at this point, ruiz is facing only misdemeanor traffic charges of careless driving resulting in death and failure to yield for an emergency vehicle. the arapahoe d.a. -- >> the way our laws are set up had the conduct we believe had it exceeded careless and become even reckless, then the
vehicular homicide, we don't think we have it. >> reporter: video from cameras from the state patrol and on the truck itself are being examined. >> i think that our laws across the spectrum are largely weak when it comes to traffic. they make no exception whether the person killed is a civilian or law enforcement in the line of duty. it makes no distinction. >> reporter: rick salinger, cbs4 news. hans zimmer is going rock with stars on the red carpet in new york. >> reporter: stars shined in new york city monday night, where the 26th annual gotham independent film awards. this year's honorees include amy adams, ethan hawk, and oliver stone. >> introducing new faces and voices opt scene and allows for a different tone to sort of
? >> reporter: eric clapton announced four concert dates in the u.s. the music icon will play two nights in new york city's madison square garden, and two nights at the forum in los angeles in march. the shows will be a celebration of his five decades in music. tickets go on sale to the public friday. and celebrated composer happens zimmer -- >> i come from rock and roll, so i have to go back to my humble beginnings. >> reporter: the tour calls hans zimmer revealed will kick off in april.
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that up along i-76 in fort morgan. rusty this morning, he's got 32 there. meanwhile gary lindstrom our weather watcher in summit county, he's reporting 13 in the high country with light snow. about 2 to 3 inches overnight. bob in glenwood springs, 18 degrees is what he has. he says, snow, snow, and more snow, looking like a winter wonderland out there in glenwood springs. a little bit of the mountains. a trace to 3 inches additional in the high country today. in denver, mostly cloudy and cold. highs around 41. when you factor in the northerly wind, it will feel colder than that. let's get over to joel for the latest on our tuesday morning commute. good morning. if you are traveling up into the high country, make sure your car is winter driving ready. this is what it looks like now at the eisenhower and johnson tunnels. just enough snow to blow around that direction. we've been talking west of vail
road weather index showing you the snow ashton has been tracking. patches of low visibility, maybe wind already developing as you make your way from glenwood to quebec. thanks, joel. we know coloradians are really getting into the spirit when we see homes decked out with holiday lights. now is your chance to show off a little bit. you can enter your decked home at cbsdenver.com. the prize is a $500 gift card for mike's camera. you can like the lights. we'll feature some of the most popular homes on cbs4 news as well. if anybody can do this, the coloradians certainly great job of it. we look forward to seeing that. >> here's what's ahead. >> reporter: we're live in the
evacuated after the -- [ inaudible ] -- we have the latest on that fire coming up on cbs4 morning news. absolutely incredible fire. snowy roads in the mountains as well. and it is cold in the metro area. ashton is tracking your forecast next. it is expected to be a big day for the trump transition team. why vice president-mike pence promises a big announcement is in the works. a plane carrying a soccer team crashes in colombia. suggestion of what may have gone wrong. >> reporter: also ahead, new legislation may let consumers speak their minds more freely