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developing now, a shootout in the quiet mountain town of bailey, in park county. a homeowner shot three deputies, serving an eviction notice. one deputy die. another is in critical condition. >> we do have team coverage, karen morfitt with more on the deputies, and new details about the suspect. we start with tom mustin with the latest on the case. tom. >>reporter: well, karen, it's quiet now here at the platt can young fire station. mast. dozens of deputies worked around the clock on this case, and tonight is a time to remember their fallen come regard. >> he served his community in a ultimate sacrifice. >>reporter: officers swarmd this bailey -- swarmed this bailey carrigan. carrigan and two other park
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friendship ranch subdivision to serve an e vigs notice to resident martin wirth. he came out on his deck, then went back inside. officers followed him inside the home, and wirth opened fire with a rifle. >> what i heard was the ar's going sxauf it freaked me -- sxauf it freaked me out. >>reporter: his partners were also injured. martin is in critical condition. wirth died after deputies returned fire. wirth's neighbors says he had predicted his own death. >> he felt like they were after him any way. you know, he says, one of these days they're going to kill him. i thought, they're not going to do that, today was that day. >>reporter: more that you know one officers swarmed the area, piecing together evidence. by nightfall, flags were at half-staff and heart broken law officers had a small request. >> turn on your porch lights,
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of the wonderful things that our law enforcement officers are doing on the streets of our country, each and every day. >>reporter: so tonight, if you can, turn on your porch light in honor of corporal carrigan. the motive in this case, there will be a press conference tomorrow, we'll bring it to you live on cbs4, and cbsdenver.com. we're live in bailey tonight, tom mustin, cbs4 news. thank you, tom. bailey certainly a tight knit community and many people are grieving there tonight, deputy carrigan was a 13-year veteran with the sheriff's department. he also worked closely with the high school. even coaching football and baseball. karen morfitt in bailey, and you're finding people just stunned by what happened today. >>reporter: jim, stunned to say the very least, now, i had a chance to speak with special of the community members up here, all of them telling me that this is the type of town that you maybe don't know someone directly, but you feel like you know them because you've seen
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them through a friend at church. today they most more than a dep tishgs they lost a friend. -- deputy, they lost a friend. >> when you're from a small mountain community, you care. >>reporter: tonight, the small town of bailey showed just how much they care, after learning that one of their deputies, corporal nate carrigan was killed, he came here to the platt canyon church. >> carrigan was born again, born because he helped our community as much as he did, and he gave his life for this community. >>reporter: inside, there was no candle light vigil or scheduled to follow, simply a time for sharing whether it be hugs, tears, or just memories of a man that left his mark on an entire community. >> just because you don't know someone intimately, you see them in the diner, you know what they do, you hear about them in the schools. >>reporter: that was the case for many of those who turned out wednesday night. melinda never met carrigan, but
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>> as my would say he was a fantastic son and he took care of people. >>reporter: jack schmidt the grandson. >> my grandson was on the baseball team and the baseball football team, he had a lot of nice things to say about him. >>reporter: their hearts are with the family and the two other officers also injured, one still fighting for his life in the a lakewood hospital. now, we know that deputy, kolby martin is in critical condition tonight. he was shot multiple times in the lower body. the second -- the third deputy that was also injured in this case we're told is captain mark hancock, he was grazed in the ear and he was transported to the hospital and at home recovering with his family tonight. we're live in bailey, karen morfitt, cbs4 news. we are learning more about the shooter seen here, martin wirth. he posted videos ranting against
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and was a part of an anti-establishment movement taking place in denver. kelly werthmann where the group used to protest, kelly. >>reporter: karen, martin wirth was known to be one of the older members of the occupy movement here in denver. but this stnt only place that the 58-year-old expressed his anti-police and government opinions. martin wirth spent many years in a battle, mostly with his mortgage company. in this youtube video, he explains why he department make payments on his park county home, which he eventually lost. >> i did not pay mortgage to a bunch of crooks. >>reporter: wishth also took on battles with the government, filing this federal complaint in 2013 in an effort to have state foreclosure laws repealed. a magistrate threw the case out. in 2014, wirth ran for state senate, and on his candidate facebook page, began a verbal
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calling them a danger to us all a, and adding because i write such things, cops want me dead. >> it didn't have to happen. >>reporter: tim hollande met wirth during the occupy movement in denver. he was shocked to hear his friend was involved in a deadly shootout with the authorities because he said says wirth was not a violent person. >> i don't believe what the cops are saying about what happened. >>reporter: hollande believes when wirth opened fire on deputies wednesday morning he was acting in self-defense. >> the way i see it, is martin had reached the end of the line. and he did what he did. tonight that this morning's shooting is not the first time that wirth killed someone. according to the coloradan, wishth was acquitted of the 1994 murder of his neighbor in fort chess game. werthmann, cbs4 news.
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from the sheriff tomorrow on the investigation and also the condition of deputy kolby martin, we'll have all of the latest developments on cbs4 news and cbsdenver.com. now, to denver, where the district attorney announced today no charge s will be filed against the police officer involved in a shootout in december. sergeant tony lopez, jr., was shot several times during a traffic stop. lopez fired back, hitting jason wood. wood, then carjacked a woman, and led police on a chase. before crashing. he's charged with attempted murder. developing tonight, a mumps outbreak, here in denver, 6 people have tested positive and all of them were previously vaccinated. and while six cases might not seem like a lot to you, health specialist cal thi walsh explains it's triple the number of cases. >>reporter: the mumps cases were discovered here at the denver health adult urgent care clinic in late january, three friends came in the feeling sick. >> all had some jaw swelling, in
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common for mumps, they also had low grade temperatures and felt ill. >>reporter: the source of the infection is a person who moved to colorado from iowa where there's been a mumps outbreak since july 2015, that person is thought to have spread the virus to the three friends and two healthcare workers who treated them at the clinic, then twoped symptoms -- developed symptoms. >> not having a high awareness that mumps in the community leads the other spread. >>reporter: you may think if you've been vaccinated against the disease, no worry, but heather young told us all six of the adult pashs had been immunized. the mumps vaccine is 88% effective, and immunity can wayne after 15-20 years. >> right now, we're not recommending another vaccine, but we'll wait for further guidance from the cdc. >>reporter: mumps cases are
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>> some of those are inflammation of the brain, inflammation of the --. >>reporter: cbs4 news. now, mumps is spread by sneezing and coughing, doctor young says wash your hands often and if you do have symptom, call your doctor before staying in and stay home if you're sick. i a new push at the state capitol to restrict the use of red light cameras after failing to get a ban on the cameras through the last legislature, steve is pushing a new bill. this would would restrict the use of the cameras by allowing them only on main roads and not on local streets and neighborhoods, opponents of the bill say the cameras benefit communities and aurora for example, a half million dollars from red light camera ticks goes for programs helping abused kids and victims of domestic violence. >> ooipts certainly not -- it's certainly not lining anyone's pockets, it's going towards
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>> the bills paed committee today and -- passed committee today. another case of an exploding e-cigarette, caught on camera. >> it was a big flame and burning. >> how a man is doing after it blew up in his pocket. >> school bus drivers under the influence, putting kids' lives in danger. >> if a person does that, i'm ashamed of them. >> how the school districks test their -- districts test their drivers. could president barack obama nominate a republican to the supreme court? >> and why are there mountains of trash in the streets of this big city? >> and the storm that brought us snow earlier in the week, it still sits over the northeast, more tornadoes today. we're on the other side of the weather coin, we have high pressure, that will keep us in great shape. could threaten a record high on saturday. >> the broncos aren't putting any pressure on peyton manning, to make a decision, yet.
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a man from kentucky is being treated for second-degree burns after this bizarre incident. his e-cigarette blew up in his pocket. >> he flies to pay, flames --
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his pants, the cigarette in his pocket exploded. >> he put his hand in the pocket. there was fire. big fire. and he was burning. >> he is trying to remove his burning pants. >> what was that, you have a bomb in your pocket? like that. got a bomb in your pocket? i was probably shocked. like this, my hands were -- >> one of the clerks grabbed a fire extinguisher to put it out. >> what is going on, man, i don't know. >> e-cigarette explosions are becoming more common. >> i heard a loud explosion, similar to shotgun bang. >>reporter: he was at work when his blew up, the blast knocked him out and a fall broke his neck. >> we all thought he got shot or somebody shot at him. >> so terrible. the u.s. fire administration has documented dozens of these fires and explosions, caused by e-cigarettes. some people in the industry
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devices explode because people charge them with the wrong charger. president barack obama might be considering a republican to replace antonin scalia. the white house is going to vet a republican sandoval, a former federal judge, and considered a moderate republican in his home state. sources tell cbs, sandoval did meet with ne nevada's senator harry reid on sunday and they talked about the supreme court vacancy. and do you smell that? it's a river of stinking trash, meandering through the streets of beirut, lebanon. it's been piling up, due to a mud move's long garbage crisis, a reported a agreement to sent thousands of tons of waste to russia, fell through last week. the lebanese government shut down an overflowing landfill last july. and has obviously been struggling to find another solution. the mayor of ithaca, new
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first many the u.s. to let heroin addicts use the drug injection site. he says this plan was born out task force. >> i believe in it because i watched the -- people work to -- [ inaudible ] i believe in it and -- [ inaudible ]. >> the mayor wants to add a 24 hour crisis center at that site, and provide resources on treatment and recovery programs, the goal is to keep people alive, so that they can help them and not jail them. new at 10:00, cbs4 as learned a bus driver has been fired by the school district. >>er liz beth is accused of crashing a school bus full of children while she was under the influence of drugs. >> we wanted to know what colorado school district s are
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they're riding the school buses. so, we started digging through drug and alcohol testing records to find out. >> the school bus crashes in boulder county. >> it was last december. >> 8 students in one driver were on the school bus when it turned over. >> 5 kids hospitalized, two were seriously injured. >> coming around the corner and it tips one way and tips the other way. >>reporter: elizabeth told the police she ingested 6 prescription drugs and facing that incident. school districts to randomly test half of their bus drivers for drugs. and 25% for alcohol every year. >> we've seen bar bit watts, the marijuana is the biggest, thc is the biggest culprit. >>reporter: denver public school safety manager has overseen more than 500 random drug tests in the last three years, five have come back positive, including one for cocaine.
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>> not only do you not meet the standards but you're participating in substance abuse and you can't work here. >>reporter: in the same district where he worked, in the last three years, two other drivers were fireded for positive drug tests. our open record request revealed jefferson county has had two positive tests in the last three years. aurora has had one. we learned douglas county had three positive drug tests last year, among bus drivers and a total of five in the last three years. >> if a person does that, i'm ashamed of them, and i think they're ashamed of themselves. >>reporter: john adams, president of the union for drivers. >> the folks that are apply for these jobs and doing these jobs doing and they know better than to go out and do something that would jeopardize themselves, the children and the public.
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from fieb ro -- her lawyer told us she is confident that her client will be acquitted. >> we will see what happens. now, let's get over to ed for a check on the weather. >> we have a nice day today and several coming our way. we have clear to partly cloudy skies across the state, just some high clouds, only form of moisture over our state, the whole west under the influence of high pressure. the little cool front has backed in the eastern plains, this will keep the temperature about where it was today. just not going to let it warm up. high pressure brings that southwesterly flow into our area. and wait until you see what saturday looks like, this is the system that gave us the snow earlier in the way. they have from north of maine into tennessee and tons of rain here and more tornadoes again over the east. all up and down the eastern seaboard. now, you can see it's drying out a little bit. and it is moving off to the north. so we should be done with this and here's how it happens on the big futurecast.
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out, and pushes right off the coast by friday. and look at most of the nation, very dry around here. but here comes another little system on friday into saturday, and this could just drop a few snow showers in the mountains, really, that's going to be about it. then this high pressure ridge builds back in for sunday and into monday. and then tuesday, we get another push into here, and that's when we might see rain or snow in the city. 50 and 53 were the highs today. 48 and 21 are the normals, 71 and 8 below are the records. 33 and 27 now, southeast 7 for the winds, 49% humidity r a rising barometer. latest from our weather watchers, these are highs, 47 from brush today. westminster, 49. denver had 52. and north colorado springs reported 55 from our weather watchers for the highs today. adam, pretty sunrise here at lake estes.
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silver plume. this one from mark, over keystone. we have scott smith here from purgatory resort. a lot of good snow to board and ski on, just a blue bird day up there. well, as far as the temperatures go tonight, mostly in the teen, low 20s over the eastern plains. single digits, below 0 readings out west. temperatures in the teens and 20s. tomorrow, where we were today. 40s, 50s over the eastern plains. 40s and 50s. here is your denver forecast. good looking one, too. for tonight, mostly clear skies, 21 and 19 are the overnight lows. tomorrow, fair, seasonal, 52 and 50 for the highs. here comes the warmup, 58 on friday. look at that, 70 on saturday. the record for saturday, 73. 60 on sunday. 63 on monday. and then we have a little change. 46 on tuesday, with a chance of rain or snow showers, not much better on wednesday. another bright spot on thursday, but friday, another chance for showers, we're starting to see
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well with, gary kubiak and john elway are at the nfl combine in indianapolis this weekend, they're still waiting to see what peyton manning decide, whether to return for another season, or to retire. once a decision is made, denver can slid fie a position that is currently shadowed in
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coach will continue to field questions about his quarterback. >> it's about him taking his time, and you know, to work through things, think through things, there's no hurry here. want him to enjoy what just took place. we'll go from there. nothing has changed from that stand point. we went through this last year, and we're going to stick to it, exactly how we did it last year. >> john elway speaks tomorrow, so what if peyton wants to come back next year? according to the century link sports poll, 63% say the broncoss should cut him. needing a win to boost their tournament hopes, george king started the second half on fire. ten quick points, two of them here on the steal and flush, then senior took over. josh scott finished with 26. cu beats the top 25 team of the season, 75-72, might be time to
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can you remember a spring rockies pitching staff? it's a constant concern, and
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we know that the rockies can hit, but can they pitch. mark haas is in scottsdale. >>reporter: tomorrow will be the first full team workout for the rockies, although, a lot of these guys have been here for weeks, some even for months. been a big story for years, can the team get enough from the rotation to be competitive? >> it's all i think you can read about right now, rotation needs to step up and i think we do. over the last couple of years, doi jt this think we've -- don't think we've been as good as we can. we have the talent to do what we need to do. >> strides we need to take, we're in the rebuilding process and we've got a bunch of young talent and older guys that steer us in the right direction. some guys that have had a lot of success here. and that's what we need, you know, young guys got to step up. >>reporter: you don't hear the word rebuild a lot around heeshg but one thing they did rebuild
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a weather alert as deadly storms move up the east coast, three people, including a small child, killed in virginia tonight. when a reported tornado hit the small town of waverly, three people were killed and dozens hurt yesterday. and tonight, we're getting reports of building destroyed and roofs ripped off in pennsylvania. driving rain, strong winds in new york city. thousands of people without power in several states right now. storms over the white house, too. here we are in colorado. look at the guys hiding in there with a couple of his buddies, oh, they're in the pastures or the meadows, no, they're west of broomfield. >> that's beautiful. thanks for watch captioning sponsored by cbs (

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