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and two other deputies served an eviction notice. copter 4 as the video of the scene. 9:30 this morning the deputy twenty to a home, the home own -- went to a home, the homeowner was a known activist, came with a rifle and opened fire, killing deputy carrigan, a veteran of the police park county sheriff's office. the other two deputies were wounded. deputy kolby martin is in critical condition. just an hour ago, at a press conference, a fellow law officer remembered officer carrigan. >> he served his community in a superior way and he made the ultimate sacrifice today. and his service to that community. and as we go into the evening and we're doing things with our families, you know, we just ask that you keep nate and his entire family in your thoughts and in your prayers, turn on your porch lights, talk about nate, talk about all of the wond rful things that our -- wonderful things that our law
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on the streets each and every day. >>reporter: a lot of broken hearts here today. a lot of questions, too, about what happened. there will be another press conference tomorrow. this flag is at half-staff now to honor an american hero killed in the line of duty. we're live in bailey tonight, tom mustin, cbs4 news. tom, thank you. cbs4's mark taylor is live outside of martin wirth's home, also in bailey where the shooting happens. mark, investigators have been there, combing the scene all day. >>reporter: this has been a very active scene, all day long. jim, we want to boeing r point out right now, several crews on scene, from multiple different police officer agency, they've been here all day keeping this area shut down. this whole incident happened just before 10:00 this morning, we did get a chance to talk to several of wirth's neighbors, they say that martin wishth kept to himself, but they were aware of his eviction situation. one neighbor says he had several altercations with the police,
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where he felt the police were targeting him. ful she adds that she knew wirth had the weapons in his home but shocked he would use them against the police. >> things happen. you know, because the officers shouldn't have lost his life, there shouldn't be two officers in there wounded and i don't think martin should be dead. >>reporter: now, right now, the police are still investigating here at the scene. the bomb squad was here earlier with several team members sort of combing through what looked like his entire property, the police do say that there is no danger for residents who live in this area. live in bailey, mark taylor, cbs4 news. . thanks, mark. now, along with his work in the occupy moment, wirth was involved in local politics. 2014. brian maass has been looking into his background and joins us live fl the newsroom. >> martin wishth was 58 years
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park county -- dispute over the park county home. >> there's no other evidentiary requirement. >>reporter: in this video posted to youtube, wishth admitted not making payments to the mortgage company, saying they were a bunch of crooks. >> i did not pay mortgage to the bunch of crooks. >>reporter: park county records show he lost his property to his mortgage company in 2014. after failing to pay, more than $116,000, he owed on the iris drive home. in 2013, wirth filed this federal complaint against governor john hickenlooper, asking that the state foreclosure laws be repealed and the government officials be criminally charged for depriving him of his civil rights. a federal magistrate later threw the wirth case out of court. in 2014, wirth ran for state senate, facebook posting he called himself a high value target. and railed on police. calling them a brutal impediment to human progress.
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because i write such things, said wirth, cops want me dead. last month, things seemed to come to a head. park county arrested wirth january 20th for driving under restraint eluding the police. a judge signed this document, ordering the park county sheriff to evict wirth from his home. >> and i've looked through a lot of wirth writing on the internet, very, very violent in some ways. >> brian, thanks very much. right now, we want to tell you about a commute meeting gone to talk about what happened, also to remember the late deputy carrigan. right here, this is a live look at the platt canyon community church. we're going to update you on this angle of the story in less than 30 minutes. today, the denver district attorney ruled an officer was justified in shooting the man who shot him, six times, officer tony lopez, jr., seriously shurt in the shooting at 37th and
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he was shot six times, lost a lot of blood. continues to under go physical therapy for his injuries. that suspect that he shot, jason wood, did survive. he is now facing several charges, in connection with the crime. right now, we're back to those dry conditions in colorado now, that along with windy weather, brought back the fire danger already to our eastern plains today. meteorologist justin mcheffey live with the mobile weather lap. justin, we could use more moisture. >>reporter: we certainly could, jim, it really didn't take too long. denver is back into the weather pattern that we saw around here last week. winds, dry vegetation and low relative humidity look at the state of colorado, barely a cloud in the sky, no moisture at all as we zoom out to the entire united states, something that we have seen a lot lately, a riblg of high pressure out -- ridge of high pressure out west, because colorado is so far displaced
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not get a single flake of snow until either late this weekend or the middle part of next week. yes, it's dry, we got snow yesterday. but at least in the coming days, it is going to stay on the dry side. the high fire danger was in northeastern colorado today, we had the red flag warning. a look at the wind report, 37 miles per hour gusts at greeley. 41 at akron, 41 miles per hour at sterling. fort morgan, 45 miles per hour. but remember, the eastern plains did not benefit from much snow yesterday, so things out there certainly like kindling the longer we go without moisture. ed greene's forecast is coming up. live in arvada, justin mcheffey, cbs4 news. recent high winds forced firefighters to cut down trees in bear creek lake park today. those trees were nearly dead already after being submerged during flootding in 2013 and -- flooding in 2013. firefighters worried that others would come down. today, they ended up removing
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update on a sky diving business that was once at the center of a lawsuit. last night, the longmont city council approved a new lease, with mile-high sky diving. it was a disappointing decision for people living near the airport, where mile-high operates. for years, they've been trying to get a judge to force the company to use a quieter place. now toshgs the president's plan to close the guantanamo bay detention center in cuba and move prisoners to colorado. the feds recently toured super max in our state and last night presidential candidate hillary clinton mentioned colorado is already housing some terrorists. tonight, matt kroschel of the martin newsroom talks about travelling to florence today skepticism. >> town like this, and bring to the spotlight of everything, that's not what we want. >>reporter: the president's plan to bring guantanamo detainees
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>> we've had some concerns about not only the terrorist side of it, people trying to break them out, but people who are so upset about the terrorists being there that they want to take matter intoos their own hands. >>reporter: florence is a stone's throw from the federal penitentiary. >> just a small great little town. to bring all of the detainees into here would -- on u.s. soil don't want. >>reporter: the entire police department here in florence consists of 12 officers, the mayor tells me if the feds are going to bringing these detien tan knees, he's going to want the feds to -- detainees, he's going to want the feds to foot the bill. >> not only are you going to bring the detainees but what other people are you going to bring? you know, maybe want to try to get out the super max and all
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>>reporter: whether or not detainees from guantanamo will join the inmates outside of florence is yet to be seen. once begin, there's an eft to get rid of red light cameras in colorado. and this year, sponsors say passing. how this red light camera bill years past. several people come down with the mumps in denver, workers. we'll tell you where the health department thinks the virus got here from. >> beautiful day all around colorado, in fact, high pressure the pacific. hope you get out and enjoy the mild temperatures and sunshine we're going to have as a result because it could always be worse. . and we continue to follow our breaking news out of park county, a man shoots a deputies who came to evict him this morning, deputy nate carrigan was killed, two others shot. deputy kolby martin is in critical condition after surgery. the other has been released from the hospital. that homeowner was shot and killed by the deputies.
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source of the infection is a person who recently moved to colorado from iowa. where there has been a mumps outbreak since july of last year. now, that person is thought to have spread the virus to three friends, two helths care workers who treated those patients have twoped the symptoms. >> -- developed the symptoms frmg all had jaw swelling, which is common for mumps and low grade fever. >> doctors say the mumps vaccine is 88% effective and immunity can wayne after 15-20 years. drivers love to complain about red light cameras, especially when we see the flash and know we're going to get a ticket frnts there's talk at the state capitol of restricting them. lauren dispirito is live under a red light at 6th and cal math with how this will work. lauren. >>reporter: so this year's bill would restrict cameras in certain roads, on arterial roads, the main ones, that connect drivers to highways,
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so for example, this one on 6th, would be able to stay here. but in neighborhoods, on local have to go. colorado legislators have tried before. but this time, those against the compromise. >> so now, today, we're looking at a different bill. >>reporter: after failing to get a red light camera ban signed into law last year, representative steve -- now hos to push through a new plan. that would restrict the use of cameras by keeping them out of local streets. a house committee passed this bill 10-3. >> it's a good first down, a field. it's not a touchdown. >>reporter: but opponents are not giving up the fight, saying the cameras benefit communities. >> what's at risk is direct services to the children and
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unanimous na she worries half a million dollars in funding would be lost under this bill. >> it's certainly not lieng anyone's pockets, it's going towards greatly needed services that help support the community. >>reporter: now, that this bill passed in committee today, it moves on to the house floor. and representative says that the governor's office has indicated that governor hickenlooper would sign this, but his spokes people told us today that the governor has not yet changed his mind from last year, when he vetoed two other bills regarded red light cameras. lauren dispirito, cbs4 news. chilly night. >> as the sun goes down, it gets chilly, got to 50 degree, it quickly. we do have a few clouds in the west and all over the west, high pressure keeping us in great shape.
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state, that will keep the temperatures about where they were today. won't give us much of a chance to warm up. we will start to warm up. wait until you see the five day forecast. back east, heavy showers and thunderstorms once again. all day long. they have a tornado watch and warnings along the frontal system is. these are the ones that are in effect right now, tornado warnings, the gold are sthorlgs and flood -- severe thunderstorm warnings. it is snow and look at all of the reports of heavy snow up into northern maine, 50 and 53 today. 24 and can 25 is where we started out. pretty close to normal for this time of the year. 71 in 1995, the record high. 8 below in 1874. 43 right now, downtown, but there it is at the airport, all right at 37 degrees with an east wind at 12. 33% humidity. a rising barometer. look at this shot from adam, this is morning at lake estes.
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and here's mark man -- showing a mountain cloud over keystone. this is pike's peak on a beautiful day. burgatory resort on a blue bird day with great snow. temperatures for tonight, mostly in the teens over the eastern plains. 20s will show up. single digits for the high country. and a few below 0 readings as well. in the west, temperatures in the teens and 20s. then if tomorrow, where we were today. temperatures in the 40s and 50s over the eastern plains. we'll find 20s and 30s for the mountain and out west, temperatures in the 40s and 50s. take a look at this forecast, for tonight, we'll have mostly clear skies, 23 and 20 are the overnight lows. for tomorrow, a nice, sunny day, 52 and 50, close to normal. but we'll get away from that. in the upwards fashion. 58 on friday. look at saturday, i'm putting 70 degrees, i don't know if you believe it, but i'm going to put it down there, it looks so good. 61 on monday.
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thoord imagine a quarterback re-- hard to imagine a quarterback retiring after a super bowl. >> i think most people expect to peyton to the follow suit. >> it's not often that a super bowl champion has such uncertainty at the quarterback position, peyton manning has to decide if he's going to retire or not. if he returns, and the broncos have to determine if they want him back. if they don't, are they going to open up their wallet and hand the keys to brock osweiler, or look at one.
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inquiring minds are asking gary kubiak at the combine. it starts with peyton manning. through things, think through thing, there's no hurry here. want him to enjoy what took place and we'll go from there. so nothing has changed from that standpoint. you know, there's obviously time frames in our business, but we went through this last year. >> as for osweiler, kubiak thought that the job brock did in relief last season was special and added that the team wants him back in 2016. we'll hear from john elway tomorrow, so what if peyton manning does want to come back? what should the broncos do? that's the century link poll question today, keep him or cut him, cast your vote on the sports page at cbsdenver.com. it's that time of the year again, when hope springs eternal for your favorite baseball team.
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mark haas is with the team in scottsdale, jose reyes's absence could open the door for a rookie. >>reporter: the full team is here, nine nus jose -- minus ho ho say reyes. one can be 2011 first round draft choice trevor story. >> i feel like i can compete for sure, at the highest level. so you know, whether or not it happens, you know, when i want it to or whenever it's going to happen, it's going to happen. so i'm not trying to put a timetable on it. just really excited about the opportunity. >>reporter: it's an opportunity the 23-year-old thought he might have to wait a lot longer for, especially as a shortstop waiting behind all-star troy -- the franchise finally traded last summer. >> it was a whirlwind of emotions, there was -- i remember, i was laying in bed, and one of my friends texted me
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and my heart started racing and all of that. but, yeah, you know, a lot of excitement, a lot of, you know, kind of sad to see him go, he's a mentor to me. >>reporter: the rockies did not add any starting pitchers during the off season, so the pressure is on for the current staff to step up. cbs4 sports. thank you, mark. and a big game in boulder tonight. for the buffs, face 9th ranked arizona. a win would look good on cu's tournament resume. tonight is a golden opportunity and a huge challenge. >> the one thing you know about arizona, they're not going to plays. and we have to make basketball plays. in order to beat arizona, coached. they're well-disciplined. they're consistent. they don't break down.
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>> and arizona is has won 6 in a row. but colorado is 14-0 at home. >> they've got it down did. >> thank you, eric. we continue to follow the breaking news out of park county for you tonight. a sheriff's deputy is dead following a shootout with a man deputies were trying to evict this morning. we're live from park county, with an update and new information, next at 6:30. tonight, we are getting wind of a possible choice to fill justice scalia's seat at the bernie sanders -- the courage to stand up to big oil because he won't take their money. that's why sanders said no to the keystone pipeline and never waffled. he's also the only candidate to oppose fracking because fracking can endanger our drinking water and threaten our climate. sanders has the most far-reaching plan to fight climate change and build a clean energy future. bernie sanders --
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break news at 6:30, the community of bailey is gathering at the platt canyon community church right now, to honor and remember deputy nate carrigan. deputy carrigan was killed in a shootout, while serving an eviction notice earlier today. the shooter was killed. >> two other deputies were taken to st. anthony hospital in lakewood. one of them has been released. deputy kolby martin remains in the hospital, he is in critical condition. cbs4's tom mustin live in bailey with the latest for us tonight. tom. >>reporter: well, karen, right now the flag is at half-staff bind me. the community and law enforcement officers say they are heart broken over the death of nate carrigan. he and two other officers were gunned down as they served an eviction notice at a home in bailey. video of the area of the scene this morning.
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morning, deputies went to a home in the friendship ranch subdivision, that homeowner, 58-year-old martin wirth went back inside and opened fire with a rifle. killing deputy carrigan. the two other deputies were wounded. deputy kolby martin is in critical condition. captain mark hancock was treated and released at st. anthony's central. today, fellow officers remembered carrigan. more than 100 officers from the cbi, jefferson county sheriff's office, and park county, are working this case. >> so they're working steadily throughout the afternoon, and they're going to go deep into the night. long after the sun sets, to process as much of this area as they can and they'll keep coming back to the scene until it is processed as completely as possible and as professionally as our people are trained to do. >>reporter: so many emotions tonight and so many questions. there will be another press conference tomorrow with
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we can tell you, once again, the flag is at half-staff behind me, in honor of american hero gunned down in the line of duty. we're live in bailey tonight, tom mustin, cbs4 news. thank you, tom. we do have new information on president barack obama's search for a new supreme court justice to replace antonin scalia's vacant seat. cbs news reports the white house is vetting nevada governor brian sandoval for a possible nomination, he is a former federal judge r considered a moderate republican in his home state. sandoval met with harry reid. trying to reinstate the murder conviction. >> the latest chapter in a 40-year legal battle. we are covering the nation on denver's only 6:30 newscast. found guilty in 2002, of murdering his teenage neighbor in 1975. he did serve ten years in prison

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