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president-elect donald trump continues to plan for his administration. trying to move forward after days of overhaul and uncertainty. who he's picking for some top spots. more troubles frtd. why the rail service says new lines are on hold for now. after making political comments while a little girl sat on his lap. we're learning a denver-based company may have been the one % to hire him. breaking news. a town home goes up in >> let's go to amanda de l castillo. >> the fire started around 4:32. the first crews arrived on
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we're told that the fire is out. good news though, no one was injured. no injuries to report because of this fire. we can tell you that arson investigators are on scene right now still investigating what led to that fire. a picture we saw, the picture that denver fire actually tweeted out shows the house fully engulfed in flames. now denver fire can't tell me whether it is a total loss working to figure out. and since we don't know the cause of the fire arson investigators are still on scene trying to figure that out. but there is a bit of information that we can share for you guys. it is getting cool. you can see i'm out here with scarf, gloves and a jacket. denver fireesays that with the temperatures dropping many people are trying to figure out how exactly to heat their homes. that can be a very dangerous situation if you don't know how
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bringing in propane or using portable heaters can be dangerous. give a call to the denver fire department and they can help you out with that. live on scene all morning long trying to gather all the details if for you. reporting live along south university boulevard, amanda del castillo. >> a lot of heaters going this morning. extra blankets are needed. teens and 20s across much of the plains. clear skies in limon to start the day. if you're heading west into the copper and brek are all open for business. we'll be seeing dry, bluebird conditions out at the mountain areas. very windy especially along the peaks. current temperatures, cold. 15 in bennett. parker right now at 18 degrees. high temperatures today, we'll see upper 40s, lower 50s. these are high temperatures for this afternoon.
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du and lakewood area, about 51. broomfield getting up to 48 degrees. elsewhere, plenty of sunshine in the mountains. we'll see 40s and 50s. still cool across the plains. first alert that tomorrow will be warmer. talk about the next best chance for rain and snow coming up in our seven day forecast in a bit. new this morning, we're getting a look at the man now in jail accused of shooting and killing a man yesterday morning. this is 54-year-old robert moore. the shooting happened in denver's sunnyside as 35-year-old zacharia chavez. still not clear how the two knew each other. no word on a motive. moore has a rap sheet. also new this morning, a semi truck crashes into a building last night. investigators say the truck was driving fast and recklessly moments before it happened. these are photos. the truck crashed into the old aarons building on main street. the mail driver from nebraska
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with serious injuries. police say speed was a factor but this investigation is still on going. police have arrested a man they say set up a go fund me account for his friend's funeral but spent part of that money on a trip to europe. justin racine stole that money. friends had donated more than $3500 to pay for funeral expenses for j.j. owens. he died on memorial day. >> i've seen people do bad things in their lives and i've never seen disrespectful. that's just beyond me. >> racine says he left all the money under is door mat and someone took it. he faces felony charges. donald trump is facing some -?fierce criticism after announcing his choices for attorney general and national security advisor, not to mention his chief strategist steve bannon opening up about his vision for the future of america. >> president-elect trump
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picks for key positions. three of them under fire for a history of racially charged comments. >> jeff sessions is one of the staller conservatives. he's also been a loyal ally to donald trump throughout this entire campaign. >> alabama senator jeff sessions selected for attorney general served as a federal prosecutor before his decades long career and was unopposed in his last election. but claims of racism have followed the conservative o was accused of calling an african-american colleague in the a charge he denied during this 1986 testimony to the u.s. senate which rejected his confirmation to a federal judgeship. >> i am not a racist. >> sessions denies those charges to this day. the chairman of the congressional black caucus calling the civil rights record appalling. michael flynn tapped for national security advisor gets high praise. former cia director mike hayden
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successful in the fight against terrorism. he's also been criticized if for recent comments tweeting that fear of muslims is rational. and this august 2016 speech on islam. >> it's like cancer. it's like a malignant cancer. >> but trump's most controversial pick may be his chief white house strategist steve bannon. the he has been vilified as a raisin and charges he denies. telling the hollywood reporter that darkness is good. bannon tells the magazine. 7:06. a wyoming man has pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend's toddler. logan rogers told authorities he dumped the boy's body in a
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started a devastating wildfire will have to pay for the damage. the cold springs fire destroyed eight homes. the campers responsible will serve two years of work release and will have to pay more than $1 million. colorado says no to marijuana use in bars. a ruling prohibits pot use 3 anywhere with a liquor license. that's a blow to denver's newly approved social cannabis ballot measure. we found some businesses interested in adding maybe for events one night where it's comedy and music, cannabis. we'd have comfortable chairs. >> businesses would be allowed to apply for a permit only if if the surrounding neighborhood signs off. new numbers out show that homelessness is up in our state. more than 10,000 homeless people live in colorado. only california and washington state saw a bigger increase.
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ten minutes after 7:00. great start to your day. we got snow in the metro area. still very cold out there. it's going to warm up quickly in denver. the warm up will continue through the weekend. three men have been convicted for a crime spree that began with a bank robbery in lakewood a year ago. the trio stormed the bank and escaped with over $50,000. then they went on to steal a car, shooting and assaulting the victims inside. the three men convict ready tyrone richardson, miguel sanders and myloh mason. rtd is dealing with delays that could impact you and your family. new service that was supposed to help connect some of our
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more on the latest setback facing the system. >> in ways the station looks like a ghost town. there are no chain trains, there are no people. the latest delays could impact people living in wheat ridge, aurora a many communities in between. >> is there an inherent organizational issue leading to all of these problems? >> i would say no there's not inherent organizational problems. >> reporter: the troubles are common knowledge. -?>> going out to the airport they've been having a lot of problems. >> the problems are growing. first the new r line light rail connecting aurora to the tech center won't open this year as planned. broken equipment from switzerland needs to be replaced. the goal is to open in january. and then there is the g line commuter rail connecting wheat ridge and arvada to union station. testing is on hold. engineers are waiting on a software fix for the existing a
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line to westminster. service may not start until march. months past their projected start. >> what it is is a complicated year. five transit corridors trying to open in one year has never been done before. now we know why. it's really challenging. >> for the moment snow will take on this ticket machine. along 225. a heads up to drivers. if you plan to take arapahoe road anywhere this weekend, think again. cdot has shut it down in both directions. crews are working on final bridge demolition. this is not snow that covered some streets n northern california. it's foam. details on what caused this
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he was improperly discharged from the air force back in 1948. why he's now suing the air force to get a proper burial. plenty of sunshine today. also cooler temperatures in the upper 30s in greeley. denver metro will see upper 40s, low 50s. warmer through the end of the weekend. we'll take a look at your seven
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a 91-year-old veteran discharged from the u.s. air force in 1948 for being gay is now fighting for equality. ed spires wants the undesirable discharge label removed from his record to receive a military burial. after the repeal of don't ask don't tell in 2011, spires reqqested a discharge upgrade. the air force says his paperwork was lost in a fire. >> when you know you served
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problems, that's i think worse. >> students took on his cause. they filed a federal lawsuit against the air force yesterday morning. they're looking to get his discharge upgraded to honorable. this is not snow, not a bubble bath. this is the result of a malfunction at an airport near san francisco where officials in san jose say the foam fire retardant flooded the hangar at the san jose airport. they had to shut down nearby streets. an alarm malfunction inside a new airplane hangar caused the foam to spew everywhere. new this morning, a denver- based company is apologizing to a florida family. the mall santa they hired said some comments to a little girl. the 10-year-old girl was reportedly sitting on santa's lap when he told her she was on the nice list. he then went on to say the only person on the naughty list was hillary clinton.
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mall managers who called the denver-based company that hired that santa. the santa has been fired. this man is behind bars in texas. he's accused of assaulting a 10- year-old boy inside a library bathroom. you can see him walk into the library when the boy goes into the bathroom that is when he allegedly forced the boy into a stall and sexually assaulted him. is the boy was i don't know about you, but i was happy about seeing snow this week. the colder weather is a reminder it's time to start winterizing your car. local tire stores are getting slammed with drivers who waited till the last minute. the first snow is also the first test and often the all season hires don't cut it. >> all seasons are meant to do a little bit of everything. come wintertime they're
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excellent traction no matter the weather. meantime if you plan on hitting the slopes any time soon in colorado, you have more options. yesterday keystone and copper mountain opened for the season. reservations are up nearly 15% over this time last year. sure there was sooe worry up there because it was so late. >> yeah, absolutely. doing their snow dances to and from just hope that snow came in and it did. we'll be seeing a little more before thanksgiving. if you are heading up to the mountains today, be aware it will be windy this afternoon. winds from the west. plenty of sunshine to spare near sterling. bright blue skies as the
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ski area. nice and snowy up there. denver city park, a beautiful start to our sister saturday and cold outside though. our current temperatures right now, 21 degrees at city park. 18 in parker. 15 in bennett. statewide we're in single digits in gunnison. 4 degrees. 8 in gunnison. 14 in aspen. we'll continue to warm up. you'll want to bundle up. the windchill making it feel even colder outsid the northeastern plains and denver right now at 18 degrees. our high temperatures for today, a few degrees below average. this is a lot more seasonal for this time of year in terms of temperatures. normally we should be in the low 50s. today we'll be seeing that in congress park and the du area. littleton expecting a high near 52. same in highlands ranch. upper 40s in lone tree. statewide, 40s and 50s for the most part in the mountains.
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in grand junction. 40 in sterling. warmer down to the south in trinidad and lamar. mostly clear skies. low temperatures not quite as cold. we'll be dropping down into the low 30s across much of the denver metro area. by tomorrow morning we'll wake up to more sunshine. clouds will start to increase. we're under this ridge of high pressure that's going to keep us dry. winds will pick up this afternoon. primarily in the mountains, the mild. temperatures nice and cold this morning. warming to the low 50s. seven day forecast for sunday, mild, pleasant. that's our bright spot. temperatures are above average back in the low 60s. no more 80s on the seven day forecast. monday into tuesday, that's when we're looking for our next storm system. expected to impact the mountains first. picking up more mountain snow. in town come tuesday. that's our first alert weather day. temperatures dropping to around
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the week in terms of overnight lows. temperatures staying where they should be, finally, in the 50s under mostly clear skies. and thanksgiving on thursday, looking partly cloudy and mid50s. feel very nice for this time of year. >> i'll take 55. it's nice. as we inch closer to thanksgiving, that means christmas is just around the corner. if you're planning to get the exact tree you want for christmas this year, right now you can get a permit to cut down your own. permits cost $10 and each area you only have until wednesday to get a permit for buffalo creek. we have all the specifics on the denver 7 app. reminder you have to bring your own hand saw or ax to cut down your tree. >> that's a fun activity to do. a big night tonight for the rams as they say good-bye to their historic stadium after 49 years. we'll take a look back at what the stadium means not only to players but to students and alum. the nuggets taking on the raptors last niiht.
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in this morning's episode of -- the question. what do the rolling stones, elton john and the colorado state football team have in common? they've all played hughes stadium in fort collins. they have. i'm not kidding. the rams will tee it up for the last time at the old yard. 49 years csu has called hughes home. they'll move into their campus else the 16 seniors and >> the way that i can honor you as a head football coach is to get this team ready. plying for each other. playing for everybody that's ever played on that football field or anybody that's ever watched a game. anybody's got -- everybody's got all the great memories of
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team ready to play a great football game. >> going to be a huge gaae. boulder, folsom field later today with tenth racked buffaloes taking on washington state. the cougare the hottest team in the pac 12. they've won 7 straight. the buffs are good too. they're playing with a lot of confidence. >> this isn't us getting carried away by certain swagger. you can feel it and you can see it and how we're kind of when you go through a couple seasons or a long period of over by everybody. >> the close games we've been in in the past. they haven't gone our way. it's helped shape us in that if it's not going our way in a close game we're not going to back down. we're not going to be scared or worried about anything. nuggets were at home last
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losses this season they've allowed over 100 points in all those losses. that's a lot of numbers. wilson chandler took advantage of the nba policy on defense optional. it's called coast to coast. 14 points in the first half. with the nuggets, they went berserk in the second quarter. running the floor. he knows how to finish with the highest percentage shot of all. then kenneth farid was paying attention to chandler. he'll lay it in. nuggets score a season high 38 points in the second quarter. they led by 7 at the half. they went to overtime and nuggets turnovers spell curtains for denver. raptors steal one at pepsi. 113-111. number one du on the ice against miami of ohio. this was sweet. troy terry, floor checking like the tasmanian devil. steals the puck.
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the pillows. that's a sweet goal. they went to overtime. then a shootout. the niper. he would win it. goes down in the books as a tie. but du gets the extra point in the standings. that, my friends is your morning sports report. go out and make it a great day. i know you will. we're still on top of breaking news working to get more information on what may have caused a house to catch fire overnight. the latest on that investigation after the break. a growing number of people say they found an alternative to retirement. details on what that may unusual cancer rates among
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we are tracking breaking % news. -?a family without a home this morning after it went up in flames overnight. >> this was on south university boulevard. let's check back in with amanda del castillo live with that. >> reporter: good morning. crews were first on scene around 4:32 this morning. since then the fire has been
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traffic -- northbound traffic through south university boulevard. if you're traveling southbound, those lanes are ssill open. the house is just through those gates that you see right there. it's hard to see the house.. we did see smoke billowing from that general area when we first got here around 6:30. we've seen several fire crews inspecting from overhead on a crane. we know that arson investigators are on scene right now. now fire dispatch tells me no in either the firefighter side or civilian side. now the cause is still under investigation. fire dispatch did tell me this is a great time to remind people that there are a lot of dangers that come along with heating your home during the cold season. if you're using propane or your portable hea, rsmake sure you're using caution and your best judgment when heating up
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fires can ignite that way. but, again, we do not know the cause of this fire. we're still trying to learn that for you. crews are still on scene at this moment. we're following developments all morning long. reporting live along south university boulevard, amanda del castillo, denver 7. we now know what sparked this deadly fire in aurora earlier this week. it started with the electrical system until the house. investigators now calling this an accident. one person died. another is in critical it is 7:31 on this saturday morning. here's your first alert. a very pleasant weekend is store. i love seeing snow on the ground. bright blue skies to start our weekend. chilly temperatures. 21 degrees. 18 at dia. winds are from the south- southwest. if you're heading to the high
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should stay calm on the valley levels. current temperatures outside, heading out the door you'll want layers. it's a sweater weather kind of a day. temperatures right now at 22 degrees in evergreen. 15 in bennett. teens in parker. single digits in alamo is a. steamboat at 13. teens across the northeastern plains. today we'll see a mix of sun and clouds. temperatures rising to the upper 40s, low 50s. normally our highs should be right around 50. this is what we should expec warmer into sunday. i'll have your extended forecast in a few. president-elect donald trump has agreed to pay $25 million to make his trump university troubles go away. trump faced three lawsuits tied to the now defunct real estate seminar business. with the settlement all suits are now closed. students who sued will get at least half of their money back. some will get all of it it back. vice president-elect mike pence was a guest at last
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he was booed as he walked in the auditorium to take his seat. [ audience boos ] >> wow. then after the show the cast of hamilton addressed pence calling themselves the diverse america that fears the new administration will not protect them. >> but we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our american values and to work on behalf of all of us. not to boo pence saying we don't have to agree but we still have to live here. the cast of hamilton has participated in multiple democratic fuudraisers and held weekly voter registration drives outside the theater. donald trump just tweeted out this morning calling on the theater to apologize. he said quote, the theater must always be safe and special place. he says the theater was rude to pence and is now demanding an apology. a growing number of older
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homes and going to live on the road and make money. denver 7's jacqueline allen takes a look at a graying camper force. >> we're very thrifty. i think unusually thrifty. >> as campground hosts at cherry creek state park, judy dumpkum and her husband bob represent a new kind of retirement. living the dream full time from their luxury rv. >> it's like a camp for geezers. >> at a >> when i became disabled two years ago i went broke. >> chris and his wife retired into rv. >> my parents said work your butt off and you'll be able to retire well. that's not true. >> whether by choice or necessity, this is not their parents retirement. >> it's a totally different ball game than it was even 20 years ago. >> studies aging at the
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she says this graying camper force embodies the spirit of seniors today. half of all seniors still have mortgage debt and many are postponing retirement. >> it's a way to unshoulder mortgage debt. it's a way to reduce expenses. it's a way to meaningfully engage in your life and to build a community and travel with that community. >> no longer aging in place. news reported mostly seniors. >> we have people stop us and say how can we do this? >> they love to show their space. >> money out of your pocket. place to live and the utilities. >> it's my favorite. >> this life is more practical.
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chris full time. they lost their home after the bankruptcy and now live on his social security disability, $1500 a month. >> do you worry about the future? >> oh yes, i do. every day. >> they're not alone. new statistics show most u.s. households are heading for a worse lifestyle in rettrement than they haddwhile they were working because they simply aren't saving enough. >> we were finding a lot of elderly older people living month to month in these little than the alternative, low income housing, no extra money. in their camper that i have some freedom to travel, see the grand kids. leann hopes to supplement by work camping. they worry about what will happen when they get too old. >> worst case scenario is live with one of the girls. >> retirement on the road less traveled. in denver, jaclyn allen.
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lived near the former rocky flats nuclear plant. of the 848 cancers reported by former residents, nearly half are categorized as rare. >> within the u.s. they estimate that 25% of all the cases of cancer are classified as rare. and in a study, 48.8% are rare. it's almost twice as many many, so that's unusual. >> metro state integrated healthcare professor was the lead investigator on that study. she said the resslts are just prel points to a. >> picture this, you're sitting on your porch looking over open space then a wall is built in front of your view. it happened to neighbors in greeley. heading to court to get rid of this. >> we'll still have a semi sitting outside my bedroom idling constantly. >> neighbors are suing the colorado oil and gas conservation commission claiming it approved the site
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they say not only is this an eyesore but that there is constant noise too. no comment from the commission. this is something we're pretty excited about. denver 7's first alert weather is about to get help from this satellite built in had colorado. the satellite will launch today from cape canaveral. it's the first of three being built to replace the aging united states weather satellite system. once in spacc it will send back high resoluti service. some local high school students got the chance to talk to astronauts on the international space station yesterday. it happened at wheat ridge high school. the students were able to ask the astronauts anything they wanted. teachers have been working to incorporate space into their lesson plans. for some students it was about more than just science. >> the entire nature of the space program which is about uniting, you know, these up in space with those different nationalities and groups.
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and says it really humbles him. just sort of a future of working together which is important. >> ccol. many of the students are really excited about the future of the space program and the possibility of going toomars. >> what a fun experience for them. a heads up to chrysler drivers. the company is recalling tens of thousands of their cars. >> this morning we're taking a look at how the sport of bowling has a unique connection
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a news alert for colorado drivers driving around in a chrysler. the company is recalling 89,000 vehicles. that's a lot.
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the dodge durango, jeep grand cherokee. these can start on fire because of a fuel leak. we all know we should have an emergency fund for unexpected expenses and we also know how tough it can be to set money aside. our partners have this advice. >> that should be about six months worth of living expenses. the good news here is you don't have to come up with his money all at once. you can add a little bit to that emergency fund, let it build over time to get to that some good ideas, take your tax refound and put them into the emergency fund. >> westerra credit union ceo suggests creating a competition with your friends or family to see who can cut their spending and set aside the most each month. the chance to hang out with presents is just one of the draws of the game of bowling. which makes it the perfect sport for those new to being part of the team. >> denver 7 anchor and contributor show us how bowling
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olympics experience. >> bowling is one of the games that's just as much fun trying as it is about winning. >> how many sets do you think you'll be doing oday? >> two. >> two. awesome. i hope you get two strikes today too. how's that sound? >> say good. >> good. >> for parents of the kids at the special olympics bowling tournament, days are about being >> how has special olympics made a difference in your life and your kids? >> just by including them always. >> special olympics offers kids with intellectual disabilities the chance to learn about physical fitness and the joy of participation in a variety of sports. >> it's been great. now she does bowling and she does skiing. >> oh wow, how does she like skiing? >> she loves it.
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>> she's fast. >> programs are as beneficial for the parents as they are for the kids. >> i think it impacts all the parents because we all want the best for our children. we want them to be able to participate in all the sports and activities. special olympics lets them do that. >> look at the fun they're that's awesome. going to be nice. >> we had the snow a couple days ago. >> from 80s to snow to pretty seasonable temperatures. looking at 40s and 50s for the most part today across the front range. mostly sunny. dry across colorado. breezy in the high country. winds from the west. next best clans for seeing moisture into the state come monday into tuesday. our radar and satellite right now, we are seeing clouds
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mostly sunny skies. near sterling, skies rising in the sky. loveland skk area open for business. we have keystone, a basin. breckenridge. we are going to be seeing very nice conditions if you're heading out and skiing or riding. you can see we do have some snow on the mountain, which is really good news. denver, city park. starting off the day under very clear conditions. beautiful outside. here's your first alert. you'll want to bundle up. you'll need the jacket. we're only in the teens at the airport. 22 in downtown. winds right now from the south- southwest calm at 3 miles per hour. our temperatures across much of the front range in the 20s in a lot of spots. parker right now warming up to 21 degrees. we did start off around 18 there and throughout much of the state. very cold under those clear skies. so we're at 4 degrees right now
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temperatures will warm up to the upper 40s to low 50s across much of the metro. congress park, downtown high near 50 degrees. lone tree in the upper 40s. steamboat and the rest of the mountains, should be seeing upper 40s, low 50s at the valley levels. upper 30s, lower 40s. waer southwest near trinidad. expecting a high near 65 degrees. tonight not quite as cold as what we felt this morning. 30 is our morning low. by the afternoon we'll see temperatures back to the 60s. so not quite as cold tomorrow as what we're going to be seeing today. 63 is our expected high with increasing cloud coverage. that's going to be ahead of our next storm system. expected to arrive into colorado come monday and then bring us the chance for some rain and snow come tuesday.
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30s. so by wednesday, thursday, friday -- thursday for thanksgiving we'll see 50s as well. mostly sunny skies. should stay dry as of right now. doing any traveling. heading out to wherever you're going for your thanksgiving holiday. >> doesn't look too bad. >> good travel day weather. >> never good when you have snow falling on thanksgiving when people are trying to ?ravel. thanks. during the week volunteers gather at schools around the metro area to fill weekend bags to send home. these volunteers are students at thomas jefferson high school. they fill the bags every week. the food is distributed by the community food share program. many of these families this is the most consistent source of food they get. the students get something out it have too. >> i think that knowing how to help others and just giving back to other people will really just build your character and benefit you in your future.
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help out by donating to the denver 7 holiday heroes campaign. the money you give will be used to purchase food for the program. it is that time of year, the denver zoo is hosting a special zoo lights preview next weekend. you can get a sneak peek of 60 acres of illuminated lights and 150 plus animal it's cool. admission, $17. for adults and $12 for children. >> always fun to bundle up. get a cup of joe or hot chocolate. look at the lights. always fun. you're looking to make your family bigger or brighter ahead of the holiday season? stick around. our friends from denver animal shelter will be joining us.
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she's a little scared. she came in pretty rough when you rescued her. >> absolutely. she was just in a mess, truly. she was so matted up and neglected. she could barely walk. it was hard to know she was a boy or a girl. >> jeez. >> so much fur matted up. you have to groom them, care for them. >> right. >> shih tzus have hair. so it's just like a human, you know. if you don't comb your hair it's not going it look good. >> she got a good makeover. >> yeah, she did. she was shy and fearful when she came many. she's been worked with quite a bit. >> love her sweater. >> she loves treats. >> i think she's afraid of me. well, there -- oh. she doesn't know what to do right now. let's talk about it's a big month for elderly pets. she's not an old one.
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november is adopt a senior shelter dog. i think senior dogs are the bestt personally. home. she's very, very special us. you know with older dogs what you see is what you get generally. there's no shelter that a senior dog needs to ever be in. >> they do not like shelters. they're so used to their home. >> right. 3 >> t's you can always bring home an elderly dog. so cute. here's the information. it was on your screen just a second ago. we'll put that on our website and on my facebook page. >> really rocking that sweater. she's adorrble. still ahead, hundreds of people out at dia took part in the mannequin challenge. have you heard it have?
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here's a look at our top stories. this man behind bars accused of shooting and killing a man yesterday morning. this is robert moore. the victim as been identified as zacharia chavez. not clear how the two knew each% other. vice president-elect mike pence attended hamilton last night. people in the audience booed him as he walked to his seat. after the show some cast members spoke out. the cast addressed pence calling themselves the diverse america that fears the new administration will not protect them. amanda del castillo live along south university boulevard here in denver where an arson investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire early this morning along one of the -- in
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this gated community that you see behind me. police are actually -- fire were on scene at 4:32 this morning. the fire is out. fire dispatch tells me there are no injuries on either the responders side or civilian side. that's good news. the cause is still under investigation. we've seen several firefighters and investigators walk out through this area and through the gate you see there. we're still trying to figure out what started this fire. we'll be live reporting live along south university boulevard. we've heard of the new craze the mannequin challenge. people freeze in poses as a camera captures the moment. a lot of people took part in the challenge at dia. check it out. you can see passengers getting dropped off at the cur frozen in poses. you go inside. people eating at cafes. waiting in line for security. everyone played along. even people on the tram.
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standing still. should we do one? [ laughter ] >> i don't think it works. >> that's just awkward on live tv. [ laughter ] >> our weather today if you're going to be outside, just bundle up this morning. it's cool to start the day. high temperatures rising to the upper 40s, lower 50s. incrrasing clouds for sunday as the next system approaches. warmer, mild. that's a bright spot on the seven day forecast. monday we'll stay dry in town. the mountains could pick up more snow. moisture will be tuesday afternoon. >> okay. much more to come in the next hour of denver 7, including a sneak peek at some of the holiday festivities happening in golden. stay with us. this is denver 7 saturday morning. here's a live look outside. not a cloud in the sky. it is cold out there.
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president-elect donald trump continues to plan for his administration trying to move forward after days of overhaul and uncertainty. who he's picking for some top spots. more troubles for rtd. why the rail service says new lines that would connect people to larger suburbs is now on hold. a santa claus at a florida making some political comments while a little girl sat on his lap. this morning we're learning a denver-based company may have been the one to hire him. first, we do have breaking news. a town home goes up in flames in denver. this was off university and alameda. >> amanda del castillo has been gathering details. >> it happened in the gated community you see behind me. investigators and firefighters
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hour. now if you're traveling through this area, know that northbound travel is closed. if you're traveling southbound, that's okay. you might even see all of the activity from university. 3 but we're standing here where we've seen several arson investigators and firefighters go in and out tending to this home that caught fire early this morning. crews were on scene as early as 4:32. the cause is still under investigation. now fire dispatch tells me there are no injuries on civilian side. so that's good news. but they are giving us a reminder now that temperatures are dropping, denver fire wants to make sure you're using caution and your best judgment when heating your homes. if you're using propane or port 8:00 heaters and you have questions, you can call denver fire. they do not know the cause of this fire. they're still working to find
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reporting live along south university boulevard, amanda del castillo, denver 7. >> good advice there. here's your first alert. we could be seeing slick spots on the road. clear skies. but also very cold. just be careful. radar and satellite. under this big ridge of high pressure. that's keeping us dry. clear. for the most part these temperatures under clear conditions, very chilly. we move from single digits the teens. alamo is a, gunnison. loveland ski area open. breck open today. great conditions for skiing or snow boarding. it will be windy in the high
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be aware it is chilly. temperatures this afternoon in the 40s to low 50s. mu this morning, we're getting a look at the man who is now in jail accused of shooting and killing a man yesterday morning. this is 54-year-old robert moore. the shooting happened on 42nd and tejon. the victim has been identified as 35-year-old zacharia chavez. not clear how the two knew each other. no word on a motive. moore has a rap sheet that includes drug possession, assault. new this morning, a semi truck crashes into a building last night. investigators say the truck was driving fast and recklessly moments before it happened. here are the photos. e truck crashed into the old aarons building on main street. the male driver from nebraska had to be cut out of the truck. he was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. police say speed was a factor. the investigation is still on
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here's what racine says. he left all the money under his door mat and someone took it. now he faces felony charges. donald trump is facing fierce criticis announcing his choices if attorney general and national security advisor, not to mention his chief strategist steve bannon opening up about his vision for the future of america. surgery trump supporters are defending his picks for key positions. three of them under fire for a history of racially charged comments. >> jeff sessions is one of the staller conservatives. he's been a loyal ally to
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sessions selected for attorney general served as a federal prosecutor before his decades long career on capitol hill and was unopposed in his last election. claims of racism have followed the conservative, who was accused of calling an african- american colleague in the u.s.er toes office boy. a charge he denied. which rejected his confirmation to a federal judgeship. >> i am not a racist. >> seessons denies the charges to this day. the chairman of the congressional black caucus calling senator sessions civil rights record appalling. lieutenant general michael flynn tapped for national security advisor gets high praise. former cia director complimenting flynn, saying he's been incredibly successful. highways been criticized for recent comments tweeting that feaa of muslims is rational. in this august 2016 speech on
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>> is trump's most controversial pick may be his chief white house strategist steve bannon. he has been vilified as a racist and an anti-semite. charges he denies. bannon seems to post about being scorned. telling the hollywood reporter that darkness is good. a wyoming man has pleaded guilty to killing girlfriend's toddler. authorities have not found the body of silas ojeda, even after searching a coloraao land fill. logan rogers told the judge he dumped the boy's body in a trash bin after he fell from a countertop. two men from alabama who started a devastating wildfire this summer will have to pay for the damage they caused. the cold springs fire destroyed eight homes. the campers responsible will serve two years of work release and will have to pay more than
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colorado says no to marijuana use in bars. a new ruling prohibits pot use anywhere with a liquor license. that is a blow to denver's social cannabis ballot measure. we found some businesses interested in adding marijuana for certain events. >> as a one off thing. not as a standing business. one night where it's comedy and music, cannabis and we'd have comfortabbe chairs and places to chill out. >> businesses would be allowed to apply for a permit only if the surrounding some new numbers out show that homelessness is up in our state more than 10,000 homeless people live in the state of colorado. now that is up 13% since last year. only california and washington state saw a bigger increase. more troubles for rtd. why the rail service is delaying the launch of several new services that were supposed to give people connections to >> a denver-based company is apologizing to a florida
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it is 8:10. here's a live look from the eisenhower tunnel. the roads have thawed out. still a lot of snow lingering on the side of the highway there. a good storm rolled through the high country. will we see mooe snow. katy la salle is looking into this that later this week. three men have been convicted for a crime sppee that began with a bank robbery a year ag the trio stormed a bank wearing masks and escaped with over $50,000. then they went on to steal a car. the three men are tyrone richardson, miguel sanders and myloh mason. rtd is dealing with some delays. new service that was supposed to help connect some of our bigger suburbs is on hold. marc stewart has more on the latest setback.
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looks like a ghost town. there are no trains. the latest delays could impact people living in wheat ridge, aurora and many communities in between. >> is there an organizational issue? >> i would say no there's not. >> the troubles involving rtd's rail service are common knowledge. >> going out to the airport they've been having a lot of problems. >> the first the new r line. light rail connecting aurora to the tech center won't open this year as planned. broken equipment from switzerland needs to be replaced. the goal is tooth in january. then there's the g line commuter rail connecting wheat ridge to union station. testing is on hold. engineers are waiting on a software fix for the a line to the airport and the b line to
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march. months past their projected start. >> what it is is a complicated year. five transit corridors trying to open in one year has never been done before. now we know why. it's really challenging. we'd rather do it well and right. >> for the moment snow will stay on the ticket machine. we've pressed for a specific start date. for the moment we're just getting estimates. along 225, marc stewart, denver morning. if y plan to take arapahoe road, think again. cdot has shut it down under i- 25. crews are working on final bridge demolition. this is not snow that covered some streets in northern california. it's actually foam. we'll have details on what caused the mess coming up. >> that's interesting. a 91-year-old veteran says he was improperly discharged from the air force in 1948. why he's suing the air force to
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>> dry statewide. high temperatures slightly closer to what we should be seeing. mid to upper 40s to low 50s accoss the metro area. 40s for the most part in the mountains. we'll take a look at your extended seven day forecast.
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it is 8:15. this is a look over downtown denver. me still plenty of sunshine. the highways dry. not having to deal with any of that ice like we did during yesterday morning's commute. more snow in the forecast later into next week. a 91-year-old veteran discharged from the u.s. air force in 1948 for being gay is now fighting for equality. ed spires wants the undesirable discharge label removed from
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military burial. spires requested to discharge upgrade but the air force says his paperwork was lost in the fire back in the 70s. >> humiliating. when you know you served honorably without causing any problems. that's i think worse. >> students from the yale law school veterans services clinic took on his case and filed a federal lawsuit against the air force yesterday morning. they're looking to get his discharge upgraded to honorable. believit not snow. it is not a bubble bath gone awry. it is a result of a malfunction at an airport near san francisco. officials in san jose. the foam fire retardant flooded the hangar. as a result they had to shut down nearby streets. they say an alarm malfunctioned inside a new airplane hangar. that's what caused the foam to spew everywhere. new this morning, a denver- based company is apologizing to a florida family.
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some comments to a little girl that's outraged a lot of people. the 10-year-old girl was reportedly sitting on santa's lap when he told her she was on the nice list. then he went on to say the only person on the naughty list was hillary clinton. the mother of the girl calledd mall managers. this man, josue guevara cea year-old boy. that's when guevara cea allegedly forced the boy into a stall, sexually assaulted him. the boy was able to escape, run guevara cea is facing harges. we finally saw that snow earlier this week. the colder weather just a reminder it's time to start winterizing your car. local tire stores are getting -?till the last minute.
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the first snow is also the first test and often the all season tires many of us use just don't cut it. >> all seasons are meant to do a little bit of everything. and come wintertime they're probably at their worst. it gets cold. they kind of harden up. it's a different rubber compound. a snow tire stays soft, pliable. excellent traction. >> if you plan on hitting the slopes any time soon in colorado, you have more options. yesterday keystone and copper today you can add breck to the list. vail will open on friday. got to wait till next friday. the lack of early season snow hasn't impacted out of state bookings. that's good news. reservations are up nearly 15% over the same time last year. oh man. a lot of happy campers now. >> absolutely. >> more options now to get up there and ski. >> thanksgiving weekend is coming.
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they'll open too. it's started. thankfully we got that snow system that rolled through bringing us some much needed snow for the mountains. a beautiful start to our saturday. loveland ski area, they're open for business. we'll see a very nice day there. at the higher elevations just be aware it will be pretty windy this afternoon. winds from the west gusting up to about 20 to 25 miles per hour. lots of sunshine near limon. same near city park. a gorgeous start to our it's nice to see the snow on the ground. it is cold outside. it is 25 degrees right now under those clear conditions. 23 out at the airport where winds right now are from the southwest at 6 miles per hour. we are under this large ridge of high pressure. we'll continue to see clouds stream in from west to east. that's going to bring more cloud coverage as the next storm system rolls through late sunday into monday. so today though we're under mostly sunny skies. the breeze mainly picks up for
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mid20s in city park. parker right now at 26. we're in the teens to start early this morning. boulder, you're at 23. elsewhere across the state, chilly. gunnison and alamosa. eagle right now, 12 degrees. low 20s across the northeastern plains. our high temperatures today under plenty of sunshine. will rise to the mid to upper 40s to low 50s across the metro area. westminster, hig lone tree, high near 49 degrees. around du, 51. 40s and 50s for the most part at the valley levels. in the mountains, steamboat getting up to 48 degrees. a little warmer to the southeast. lamar, 57. trinidad, 65. overnight tonight, not quite as chilly as what we started today with. still cool. 30 degrees is our expected low. by tomorrow, warmer day. 63 degrees in denver under partly cloudy skies. clouds will increase for
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and pleasant with that nice sunshine, but by monday we'll start to see that entrance of that next storm that's potentially going to bring some more snow for the mountains. a rain-snow mmx in denver. you can see the high on tuesday is 45 degrees. overnight lows dropping into freezing values. as we round out the week, temperatures dropping back down to the mid to upper 20s. it'll be a cold start to our thanksgiving morning on thursday. mid50s, partly cloudy. moisture. overall should be a nice holiday. >> thanksgiving football game going or something. >> yep. yep. >> as we inch closer to thankssiving, that means christmas is just around the corner. if you're planning to get the exact tree you want for christmas this year, right now you can get a permit to cut down your own. permits cost $10. each area has its own deadline. you only have until wednesday to get a permit for buffalo creek. we have all the specifics on the denver 7 app. you have to bring your own hand
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tree. >> fun activity. so it's a big night tonight for the rams as ttey say good- bye to their historic stadium. what it means for plaaers, students and alumni. >> the nuggets taking on the -?raptors last night.
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let's begin this morning's episode of spx with a question. what do the rolling stones, elton john and state football team have in common? they've all played hughes stadium. they have really. i'm not kidding. today the rams will tee it up for the last time at the old yard. 49 years csu has called hughes home. they'll move into their new on campus palace next season. later today and tonight it's going to be an emotional one. especially the 16 seniors and their second yeaa head coach.
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is to get this team ready to play and play for 60 minutes. put forth. the best effort, fight, playing for each other and playing for everybody that's ever played on that football field or anybody that's ever watched a game, anybody's got -- everybody's got all the great memories of hughes. getting this football team ready to play a great football game. >> it's going to be a huge game. boulder later today buffaloes taking on washington state. the cougars are the hottest team in thh pac 12. they've won seven straight. >> this isn't us getting carried away. but a certain swagger. you can feel it. you ccn see it. how we're carrying ourselves around. when you go through a couple seasons or a long period of time when you're just getting worked over by everybody, you can feel it. you feel like there's a big cloud over you and whatnot. feels like definitely that
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in in the past through these last three years. yes, they haven't gone our way. i think it's helped shape us in that if it's not going our way in a close game we're not going to back down. we're not going to be scared or worried about anything. just continue to play. >> the nuggets, they were home last night for what that's worth this season. the nugs are 1-3 at pepsi center. their seven losses they've allowed over 100 points in all those losses. that's a lot of numbers. wilson chandler took advantage of the nba optional. it's called coast to coast. 14 points in the first half. the nuggets went berserk in the second quarter. running the floor. he knows how to finish with the highest percentage shot of all. then kenneth faried was paying attention to chandler. off the turnover. he'll lay is in. nuggets score a season high 38 points in the second quarter. they led by 7 at the half.
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nuggets turnovers spelled curtains for denver. raptors steal one at pepsi, 113- 111. number one du on the ice against miami of ohio. this was sweet. troy terry, floor checking like the tasmanian devil. ssips it between the pillows. that's a sweet goal. they went to overtime. then a shootout. the sniper, he would win it. goes down in the books as a tie. but du gets the extra point in that my friends is your morning sports report. make it a great day. i know you will. we are still on top of breaking news. working to get more information on what may have caused a house the latest on the investigation after the break. plus a growing number of people say they found an alternate to retirement. we'll have details an what that may be. new study shows unusual cancer rates among people who
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we gave thanks for what we already have. and the only thing open for business after dinner was the family room. at t.j.maxx, marshalls and homegoods we're closed on thanksgiving because family time comes first. let's put more value on what really matters. this season, bring back the holidays
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we are tracking breaking news at 8:30. a family is without a home after it went up in flames overnight. >> this was on south university boulevard and alameda. let's check in on the latest. what can you tell us? >> arson investigators and firefighters have been on scene for close to four hours. the first you arriving around 4:32 this morning. now i'm going to ste are firefighters still -- you can see them in a crane right now. still investigating that home. it's just through this gated community right here that you see. along south university boulevard. the fire was out early this morning. fire dispatch tells me there are no injuries on the firefighters side or civilian side, which is good news. they were here at 4:30 this -?morning.
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investigation. denver fire says this is a perfect time to remind people about heating their homes and how dangerous it could be if you're not using caution. if you're using propane or those personal portable heating devices that you're using your best judgment when heating up an entire area. if you have questions about that, be sure to call denvvr fire. if you're traveling through this area, northbound traffic is being restricted from area. southbound traffic is okay and flowing smoothly. we'll be here all morning long. we now know what sparked this deadly fire in aurora. this was near 6th avenue. it started with the electrical system in the house. investigators are now calling this an accident. one person died, another is in critical condition.
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a pleasant weekend in store. if you're traveling to the high country, a lot of ski resorts are open for business. just be careful on the roads. still some slick spots out there. practice caution. very dry. we aren't expecting any moisture to hit our state until tuesday. mostly sunny skies. looks like a winter wonderland out there. chilly start to the day. we've seen teens there, 20s right winds are from the southwest. winds should stay relatively calm throughout the afternoon. breezy for the high country. we'll start to warm up rather quickly. by 10:00, mid to upper 30s. upper 40s for our daytime highs today. normally we should be about 50 degrees. perfect for this time of year. hopefully you enjoy the rest of your saturray. eric. president-elect donald trump has agreed to pay $25 million to make his trump university troubles go away.
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to the now defuncts real estate seminar business. all suits are closed. students who sued will get at least half of their money back. some will get all of it back. vice president-elect mike pence was a guest at last night's performance of the broadway show hamilton in new york. he was booed as he walked in the auditorium to take his seat. [ audience boos ] >> then after the show the of hamilton -- calling themselves a diverse america that fears the new administration will noo rotect them. >> we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our american values and to work on behalf of all of us. all of us. [ applause ] >> now the actor told the audience not to boo pence. saying we don't have to agree but we have to live here. the cast of hamilton has participated in multiple
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weekly voter registration drives outside the theater. donald trump just tweeted out this morning calling on the theater to apologize saying mike pence was harassed. he said quote, the theater must always be a safe and special place. he says the theater was rude to pence and is now demanding an apology. a growing number of older coloradoans are going to live on the road and make money. a graying camper force. >> we're i think unusually thrifty. >> as campground hosts at cherry creek state park, judy dunc and her husband bod -- >> it's like a camp for geezers. >> at a camp site nearby -- >> when i became disabled two years ago i went broke. >> chris and his wife also retired in their rv after
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bankruptcy. >> my parents said go to school, work your butt off and you'll be able to retire well. that's not true. >> whether by choice or necessity this is not their parents retirement. >> it's a totally different ball game than it was even 20 years ago. >> studies aging at the university of denver. she says this graying camper force embodies the spirit of seniors today. half of all seniors still have mortgage debt and many many are postponing retirement. >> it's mortgage debt. it's a way to reduce expenses. it's a way to meaningfully engage in your life and to build a community and to travel with that community. >> no longer aging in place, many rvers travel to find jobs all over the country. work camper news has reported 14,000 members. mostly seniors. >> we have people stop us all the time and say how can we do this. >> they love to show their space, complete with
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stay doesn't pay money but gives them perks like free hookups. >> you're not spending money out of your pocket for a place to live and utilities. >> it's my favorite. >> this life is more practical. leann is a retired schoolteacher caring for chris full time. they lost their home after the bankruptcy and now live on his social security disability. $1500 a month. >> do you worry about the future? >> oh yes, i do. every day. >> new statistics show most u.s. households are heading for a worse lifestyle in retirementt than they had while they were working because they simply aren't saving enough. >> yeah, we were finding out a lot of elderly, older people living month to month in these little tiny trailers. >> chris says this is better than the alternate. low income housing. -?no extra money. in their camper they have freedom to travel, see the grand kids.
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about what will happen when they get too old to keep moving. >> worst case scenario is live with one of the girls. say hey, mom's moving in. >> retirement on the road less traveled. in denver. >> thank you. a new study finds unusual cancer rates among people who lived near the former rocky flats nuclear plant. of the 848 cancers reported by former residents, nearly half are categorized as rare. >> within the u.s. they esma of cancer are classified as rare. and in the study, 48.8% are rare. so it's almost twice as many many, so that's unusual. >> metro state integrated healthcare professor was the lead investigator on that study. she said the resultt are just preliminary and that nothing points to a definitive link between the cancers and radiation from rocky flats. picture this, you're sitting on your porch looking over open space and then a 32- foot wall is built in front of your view.
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greeley. they're heading to court. >> we'll still have a semi sitting outside my bedrooo idling constantly. >> neighbors are suing the colorado oil and gas conservation commission claiming it approved the site without looking at other sites or technologies. they say not only is this an eyesore but there is a constant noise too. still no comment from the commission. denver 7's first alert weather a from this satellite. the satellite will launch today from cape canaveral. it is the first of three being built to replace the aging united states weather satellite system. it will send back higher resolution weather information for meteorologists. some local high school students got the chance to talk to astronauts on the international space station yesterday. it happened at wheat ridge high school. the students were able to ask the astronauts anything they wanted. teachers have been working to incorporate some space into
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students it was more than just science. >> the entire nature of the space program, which is about uniting, you know, he's up in space with these different nationalities and groups and just that, you know, there's such a focus and he says it really humbles him. just sort of a future of working together which i think is important. >> what a great opportunity. many of the students are excited about the future of the space program. >> w a heads up to chrysler drivers. the company is recalling tens of thousands of cars. >> this morning we're taking a look at how the sport of bowling has switch to centurylink and get up to 40 megs of high-speed internet for just $20 a month. that's the speed you need to stream... ...game... ...connect on social media... learn, shop and more with fast in-home wifi. so call 844-565-link.
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a news alert for colorado drivers driving around in a chrysler. the company is recalling 89,000 vehicles. wow. this includes some very popular models too.
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these can start on fire because of a fuel leak. >> yikes. we all know -- we should have an emergency fund for unexpected expenses and emergencies. but we also know how touuh it can be to set that money aside. our partners have this advice. >> that should be about six months worth of living expenses. the good news here is you don't have to come up with this money all at once. you can add a little bit to that emergency fund, let it build over time to get to that six months. some good ideas, take your tax emergency fund. >> westerra credit union ceo suggests creating maybe a competition with your friends or family to see who can cut their fend spending and set aside the most each month. the chance to hang out with friends is just one of the draws of the game of bowling. which makes it the perfect sport for those who need -- want to be a part of a new team. >> shannon ogden and hannah atkinson show us how bowling is a key part of the special
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>> bowling is one of the games that's just as much about trying as it is about winning. >> how many strikes do you think you'll do today? >> two. awesome. i hope you get two strikes today too. how's that sound? >> say good. >> good. >> for parents of the kids at the special olympics bowling tournament, days like today are about being part >> how has special olympics made a difference in your life and your kids? >> just by including them always. >> special olympics offers kids with intellectual disabilities the chance to learn about physical fitness and the joy of participation with a variety of sports. >> it's been great. now she does bowling and she does skiing. >> oh wow. how does she like skiing? >> she loves it.
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>> programs are as beneficial for the parents as they are for the kids. >> i think it impacts all the parents because we all want the best for our children. we want them to be able to participate in all the sports and all the activities that typical children can and special olympics lets them do that. >> with hannah at&t kinson, shannon ag den, denver 7. >> i love it. what's your best bowling score? >> let's not talk about that. >> wow. that's impressive. i'm not that good at bowling. >> only once. >> with the bumpers? >> oh no. it was just a good game. >> well done. so colorado. 80s to snow to skiing. take a look right now from loveland ski area. people out there hitting the runs first thing this morning. bright blue skies. a lot of ski resorts. breckenridge open today. keystone, a basin, copper. you're just getting a lot of
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the 25th. that is approaching very soon. here's the view right now from denver. city park. still seeing snow on the grass. roads are dry. but also a couple slick spots out there because it's cold to start our day. so just be extra careful on the roads this morning. downtown denver, clear skies. 27 downtown. you're going to want to bundle up when you head out the door. 23 at dia. winds are out of the southwest at 6 miles per hour. here's what we're looking at. as you can see, high clouds streaming many from west to skies. we'll stay very dry. a large ridge of high pressure in control across colorado. saturday and sunday, we're not expecting any moisture across the state. very chilly start to our morning though. our current temperatures outside now in the upper 20s in
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s. >> right now we're at 15. steamboat, a temperature of 19 rights now. across the southeast, lamar up to about 30 degrees. here are our high temperatures for today. we'll start to see plenty of sunshine. that'll warm us up to the upper 40s to low 50s. centennial expecting a high near 52. acss much of the metro area, upper 40s for lone tree. highs statewide, we'll see 40s and 50s for the most part in the mountains. very pleasant day if you're going up, doing boarding, snow shoeing. whatever you'd like to do. winds will bring in gusts. be aware of that if you're heading that way. in denver, tonight we'll get down to 30 degrees under a mostly clear sky. not quite as illy to start the day tomorrow. temperatures warming up to the low 60s. about 10 to 15 degrees warmer
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expecting today. increasing clouds. next weather system will be approaching as we head into monday and tuesday. so monday the mountains have the chance for picking up a few more ow showers. a rain-snow mix in town. turning to snow later on. there's overnight lows dropping down to the freezing mark. wednesday, if you're doing any traveling. bright blue skies. we're not going to be looking at real hazards if you're traveling before thanksgiving on wednesday. partly cloudy. 55 and a cool start to the day. for the most part staying dry. >> during the week volunteers gather at sc metro area to fill weekend food bags to send home. these volunteers are students at denver's thomas jefferson high school. they fill the bags every week. the food is distributed by the community food share program. for many of these families this is the most consistent source of food they get. the students get something out of helping too. >> i think that knowing how to help others and just giving back to other people will build
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in your future. >> you cannhelp out by donating to the denver 7 holiday heroes campaign. the money you give will be used to purchase food for the program. donate at whole foods markets or online. snow in the metro. it's a sign winter is just around the corner. when we say winter we mean the holiday season. >> still ahead, joining us live in the studio we have a great very special guest from the city of golden to tell us a
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almost here. that means christmas is just around the corner. if if you're looking for free family fun you can always go to golden. i'm obsessed with large dogs. so i'm in heaven right now. joining me in stud terri. they're so beautiful. but let's talk first about these great free events happening in golden. >> the holiday season starts in late november. right after thanksgiving on small business saturday. we're excited. it's so important to support your local businesses. >> for sure. >> golden makes it so easy to do that. we have the nice beautiful main street called washington
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deals. you can dress up as an elf and join in the elf run to kick off the morning. lots of fun. >> what else? >> we have the cabbed l light walk. that's deccmber 2nd. the candle light walk is amazing. if you've been to it. you know what i'm talking about. if you haven't, you should come. thousands nd thousands of people walking down the street with candles in hand. it is absolutely gorgeous. there are all sorts of fun roasting chestnuts and a big celebration. and the lighting of all of the lights in downtown golden. it's really beautiful. >> we have video there. also a parade. that's always fun too. >> yes. so the first three saturdays right after the candle light walk is the first one. we have these great parades that start at 10:00 to in the morning. they're so much fun. there's all sorts of things. of course santa is there. so are these guys.
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>> sure. what we have here aae two of our group. we are from the colorado friends of newfoundlands. there's eight of us that pull a sleigh in the parade for santa. what we do is cart rides for kids. we have some of our friends here. we have some kids ready for a ride. basically what we do is raise money. all the money we get goes to the golden volunteer fire department. >> that is so perfect. we'll go to break with ian pulling them along. we'll see if ian does it. >> i think he wants to be your friend. >> it's a little slippery on the floor. there he goes.
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here's a look at our top stories this morning. this man behind bars accused of shooting and killing a man yesterday morning. this is robert moore. the victim has been identified as 35-year-old zacharia chavez. still not clear how the two
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no word on a motive. >> vice president-elect mike pence attending the broadway show hamilton last night. people in the audience booed him as he walked to his seat. after the show some of the cast members spoke out. the cast addressed pence calling themselves the diverse america that fears the new administration will not protect them. live along south university boulevard. arson investigators and firefighters re still on scene trying to figure out what started a fire here in the behind me. firefighters you see are in a crane right now looking from the top to the home along south university boulevard. the fire is out. fire dispatch tells me there were no injuries for the responder side or the civilian side, which is good news. they were here around 4:32 this morning. but the cause is still under investigation. now we've seen firefighters and investigators go in and out trying to figure out what's
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hours. reporting live along south university boulevard, amanda del castillo. >> we've heard of the mannequin challenge. check this out. it was out at dia. a lot of people took part many that mannequin challenge. they go inside to the terminal. there's a passenger there froze. then they go on inside to the ticketing area, look at that. look at everybody who got involved in this. even people in cafes played along. the line of security and in the train there. how cool is that? we haven't done so we'll leave you on this saturday morning with a little mannequin challenge of our own. >> that's enough. >> do we ever sit like this though on the desk? >> it's going to be nice out too. bundle up if you're heading out. it'll be in the 40s and 50s across the metro.
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