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with sexually assaulting a student. >> the man who killed a state trooper cadet apologizes before getting life in prison. >> i am sorry. >> dangerous escapes as fire races through a mountain town in tennessee. >> hit the gas! >> and could pot money cure denver's explosive homeless problem? developing now, a security guard at a douglas county school s assaulting a high school student. our jeff todd has been on this story since it broke this afternoon. tonight, he is at ponderosa high in parker. >> a lot of information is being withheld from the public. >> reporter: jim and karen, maybe the most pressing question that authorities would not answer for us tonight on if this was a consensual act or an attack of some kind. we talked to students here at the school and they said gary
this was the letter sent home to parents saying a member of the security team is being investigated. they got a report that gary postul sexually assaulted a student. he was arrested on suspicion of two felony counts of sexual assault by someone in a position of trust and one misdemeanor assault of a ten year age difference. he was hired in september of 2014. earlier this month, he was mentioned in a school district newsletter as a rock star nominated by district leaders. the write up said he was someone who truly cares for our students' safety and security. this write up in all information about him has now been deleted from district web
his next court appearance will be in early january. but the douglas county sheriff's office says this is an open investigation. anyone with information should contact them. live in douglas county, jeff todd, cbs4 news. >> new developments now in the case of a driver who killed a colorado state patrol cadet in longmont last year. christopher gebers was sentenced today. prosecutes say he was and killed taylor thyfault and injured another trooper. there was emotional testimony at his hearing. cbs4's kelly werthmann was there. >> reporter: life in prison without parole is the mandatory sentence for a first degree murder conviction. but he was given an additional 342 years in prison for the additional counts. it is a sentence that thyfault's family says is fair
>> we will live fiercely in his about dense. >> reporter: trooper taylor thyfault was 21 years old when he was killed in the line of duty. >> he didn't get to meet his end goal. it was taken from him. >> reporter: taken by christopher gebers who plowed into him. 18 months later, thyfault's family and fellow troops asked a judge to give him the maximum clinton rushing who was also nearly killed. >> gebers will never have to experience that. not knowing that a man you are supposed to be responsible for that day had died. >> reporter: thyfault's grandmother read a letter he wrote to his mom when he was a junior in high school. >> we have been through tuff times. that's the truth. i admire your strength as you
but do you know how hard it is to see your mom when you don't see your child? it is heartbreaking. >> reporter: he addressed the family. >> i'm sorry. if i could take it back, i would. and ... i'm sorry. >> reporter: other troopers who addressed the court said today was especially difficult. especially because they lost one of their own in the line of duty on friday. in boulder, kelly cbs4 news. and, the funeral for another state trooper is set this friday. trooper cody donahue was killed last friday responding to an accident along i-25 near castle rock. a u.s. foods truck drifted onto the shoulder and hit the trooper. and cbs4 has learned the truck driver has been with the company nearly 18 years. richard whittaker was a driver there as well.
always willing to help somebody out whether it be work related or personal. >> ruiz has been cited with two misdemeanor traffic violations. >> a massage therapist facing charges after allegedly assaulting two of his clients. our lauren dispirito is live in lafayette where that man worked. lauren? >> reporter: both incidents allegedly happened here at the green leaf and they happened between august and october. brandon smith is now facing criminal charges after two women say he sexually assaulted them. the alleged assaults happened at the green leaf massage center in lafayette where he worked. clients tell police smith inappropriately touched them while they were nearly asleep. he was arrested last week. and is out on bond. we tried to reach him at his
the owner tells cbs4 she fired smith in october when she found out about the allegations. adding in a statement, upon his hiring, there was no evidence to suggest that he was capable of this behavior. we are appalled and disgusted by the actions. and, these do not reflect the values of the center. smith had worked there since january. state records indicate he is licensed in massage therapy. and show no history discipline. police say 11 years ago, smith was arrested for raping a woman while she was intoxicated and he confessed but the victim did not want to pursue charges. the owner says she didn't know about the prior case when she hired smith. live in lafayette, lauren dispirito, cbs4 news. new information after chemicals were found inside a
police and the bomb squad evacuated the courtyard this afternoon. investigators have not told us what chemicals were found, but, it is believed they were being used for criminal activity. police are trying to find the people who booked the hotel room using a fake credit card. families devastated after losing a father and husband in an apparent road rage shooting. miguel beret was killed sunday near kentucky and federal. he stop a driver honked at him. he raised his middle finger. that is when the other driver david garcia shot him to prove a point. beret's family says he was a heart working man. >> you are suppose today go to work, work hard, be good, and i everything will be okay. that didn't happen for him. >> garcia's prove record includes domestic violence. he is also a person of interest
developing story. colorado's governor taking action to help the homeless in our state. governor hickenlooper is proposing a new plan to fund more housing in the denver metro area. now, the money would come from tax revenue off of marijuana sales. an industry many believe has contributed to the rise in homelessness around here. cbs4's stan bush is checking in live in denver tonight. stan, an ongoing problem, but, a fresh approach. >> reporter: and jim, because, next year is expected to be a banner year for the marijuana industry. and, this plan wouldn't take any money away from the education component of amendment 64. you can see this area right here is where there is usually a large homeless encampment. it has all been cleaned out recently. with this new proposal, it is possible to keep the area looking like this. the governor hopes marijuana is the solution to a homeless situation with no end in sight.
pot revenues to housing and incentives to get people off the street. the state estimated more than 10,000 homeless people live in colorado. the money raised by marijuana revenues would directly help about 15% of that population. but, to do so, the governor would need to change language in the marijuana laws. to specify where the money is going. >> this is carving out another priority with the additional going into education. >> reporter: the aggressive plan the governor initially proposed to stay on course. president-elect trump's pick for attorney general. if confirmed, could decide to prosecute states that legalize the drug. >> is it a revenue source that can continue? that's a great question. and, it is one that in the budget process we factor in the
own line. it is supply and demand. >> reporter: the state is hoping that on marijuana, donald trump the l stay true to a position to allow states to govern themselves and this proposal does not require any constitutional change to the law. live in denver, stan bush, cbs4 news. and, we have an update on the wild fire on green mountain. firefighters now say it burned 96 acres last night. it is now 100% contained. doze but none damaged and still no word on what caused it. developing tonight, a massive fire in tennessee turns deadly. why the situation is expected to get worse. >> plus, new information on the attack at ohio state, the new evidence that it was inspired by isis. >> plus, talks heat up. >> and a woman believed to have
board survived. the club was scheduled to play tomorrow reaching the finals of a major south american soccer competition for the first time. the twitter page shared the video of the players celebrating the last win. let will be the last image of our warriors. a raging wild fire in tennessee is expected to get worse. more powerful winds are forecast overnight. and, they will push a wild fire that is already killed three peop homes, churches, and businesses. >> hit is gas! >> reporter: this is video from two brothers as they escaped a resort area from the mountains of gatlinburg . the flames surrounded them in an instant. winded reached 90 miles an hour and flames raced through the drought stricken area. gatlinburg is at the edge of
national park. the most visited park in the country. logan baker was at a hilton hotel when the flames came up. the fire chief has never seen anything like this. >> it is horrible. a lot of people lost their homes and businesses and everything else. things they have worked hard for. >> reporter: a thousand people showed up at the red cross shelter anxious about what is left of this family escaped with their pets, and the clothes on their back. >> a lot of my family. that is all that mattered. >> more than 14,000 people have been evacuated. the fire chief calls this tennessee's worst fire in a century. developing tonight, donald trump continues to fill out his cabinet. and there are more signs mitt romney will be part of it.
trump is considering the former presidential candidate as secretary of state. romney slammed trump repeatedly during the cam paint also, nominees announced today were congressman tom price with health and human services. price is is a long time critic of obama care. he has a replacement plan that would abolish the expansion of medicate coverage for 15 million people, but include a fixed tax credit to people can buy their ore insurance. steve minutian goldman sachs executive. and elaine chow, labor secretary. new ins the case of the mother in california reportedly kidnapped allowed jogging. well, sherri papini showed up after a kidnapping. there were rumors it was a hoax. so her husband showed images of
chained at the waist. her hair had also been cut off. investigators say they have no reason to doubt she was indeed kidnapped but no arrests have been made. growing evidence suggests an attack at ohio state university was inspired by terrorists. abdul razak ali artan drove his car over a curb into a group of people. he slashed others with a he said if you want us lone wolf muslims to not attack, make peace. isis said he was a soldier because he did what they asked by targeting innocent american citizens. well, some genuine cold weather has settled in to colorado. >> and ed, you are tracking a chance of snow. >> snow right here in denver. we had a little snow in the northeast. let's take a look at the hour by hour forecast. skies clear for tomorrow.
eastern plains. maybe a flurry or two for the mountains. thursday, here come the clouds. snow showers in the mountains. then, friday morning, here is snow right along the front range. maybe even into the metro area. that is at 6:00 a.m. and watch how it hangs around just about all day long to the evening rush hour. that is at 5:00 p.m. so, we are going to watch this carefully and that is on friday. all the action really taking place in the east as the high west. a very heavy line of thundershowers down there. as you can see, they had some very heavy hail. straight line winds and all the little red symbols are funnel clouds or tornadoes touched down. take a look. the green flash flood. you can see the gold, those are severe thunderstorm warnings. and, the red ones, tornado warnings in effect right now. we have four of them. a very heavy line of thunderstorms southeast. the reason the cold air crashes
you get the clash of the systems. speaking of cold air, we were cold today. only in the upper 30s . but let's go back to lauren whitney. and we have a chance of colder weather this week. >> it could get fridge around here. really feel like december in colorado. 26 now in denver, 26 limon. it is pretty cool in the high country. 8 in leadville. 7 in gunnison. 22 29 in burlington. take a look at the cold air up to the north. it is 21 below right now in fair banks, alaska. so, this cold air is going to make its way toward us. a little later on this weekend. and into early next week. the cold air will swing down toward colorado bringing us a cold shot of air starting on monday, so we will see cooler temperatures tuesday and wednesday into the 20s potentially. with single digits overnight.
moisture. so we will keep tracking it for everyone. >> you will see it in the forecast coming up in a minute. 38 and 39 our highs today after starts of 21 and 25. showboated 46 and 19. 18 below way back in 1877. the ice age was just 22 years later. we had a record high of 74. pinewood springs, 32. lakewood, 39. 41 in berthoud. 26 and 27 now with barometer. mount evans by dawn's early light. phil curry, our weather watcher pilot. snow cover near buena vista silverton, great snow. and purgatory, looking good. temperatures tonight mostly in the teens and 20s over the eastern plains. single digits above and below zero for the mountains. out west, temperature ins the single digits and the teens. then tomorrow, another cool day around here. 30s , 40s , we will find 20s for the mountains.
take a look at the forecast. we will see clearing skies. that will make temperatures dive into the teens. then for tomorrow, we will look for fair chilly conditions around the 40-degree mark. then for the next several days, 39 on thursday. cooler on friday. there is that chance of snow. nice weekend though. good timing herement we get to near 50 by sunday with sunny skies. then, nothing but 20s and a chance of snow.
>> the avalanche ending the month of november the same way they started november. a home game against the predators. but colorado hoping for a better outcome. nashville won the first meeting 5-1. we pick this one up in the second at pepsi center. tied at 1-1. seven seconds into the period. we are not editing the highlight. this is how fast it happened. nashville takes a 2-1 lead. that one became a seconds into the period, ryan joehansenn with the unassisted goal. a beautiful feed by tyson barrie. but it was too little too late. the avs fall 5-3. the predators have outscored the avs here in denver 15-6. >> it is a scary thing. it is like, we are the stuff from last year, that kind of cost us at the end. that being afraid to step up and make a difference.
trying not to be the goal, it is creeping in now. we don't want to make mistakes. we want to win it. >> when you take your team from 1-8 in conference play to 8-1. chances are you are doing something right. mike mcintire named the coach of the year. cu checking in at number eight. the buffs hoping they can keep climbing with a win over washington on friday. good luck finding anybody outside the state of colorado who gives the buffs a chance. the touchdown unde. >> you know, i don't think ... anyone is picking us to win. i don't think anyone wants us to win. that is totally okay. we know with we are capable of. we know what uw is capable of. and we have to go out there and play. i wouldn't say a flawless game. but, beat a very good team like uw, you have to go out there and play very well. >> century link poll question. is the rise real or not. >> michael: 67% of you say yes
wonder. it is just the beginning. it is time to bury the hatchet. it is time to move on. the broncos turning their attention to jackson vivamente let's be honest. some games easier to move on from than others. sunday falls into the latter category. the loss was bad and it really hurt it is chances of winning the division. but the broncos say they are not worried about they. their only focus is jacksonville on sunday. >> we move onto the next team. we have to move on. we have to put it behind you. we played didn't work out. let's move on. >> i'm not worried about the stretch run. i'm worried about jacksonville. we have to focus on playing better this week. play good enough to win a game this week. there is a lot of football left to play. a lot of great battles going on around the league. cr division is very good. but we have to stay focused. >> well, the comeback is almost officially complete. on thursday, tiger woods will tee off for the first time in more than a year. tiger taking part in the hero world challenge. the challenge for tiger is
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