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scene tape that has closed off that area. are in the area in between the highway where both traffic goes in opposite directions. there's a lot of different patrol cars. various agencies in the area are trying to move traffic around. we are right be a convenient store. we know traffic is coming on and off the highway and having to go around so we can deal with this ongoing closure. it looks to be a large section of the highway that they have closed off. again, at this point getting a few details about an officer involved shooting where one suspect has been killed and another in custody. shooting. what led up to it we do not know. there's a line of businesses that have been closed off so might have something to do with businesses in that area. few minutes here. i understand they are gathering
more information. we will bring the update to you as soon as we get it. now to the traffic situation. a couple streets blocked off so a tricky maneuver to get around this. >> this is tough for morning commuters. if you're trying to access denver from greeley or commerce city, a lot of people are using highway 85. it's an option for you. the local option is take 37th and find your way south to highway 52 and make your way back to 85 but that adds time. these roads are not used to handling the amount of volume coming through. so if you live to the south of greeley add extra time to your commute. thanks for the update, joel. let's look at our wind speeds. pass. expect high elevations today and
better than yesterday. 22 at dia. 19 in avon. satellite and radar show clouds this morning but quickly moving. should be a nice day today. 44 degrees at noon and by 2:00 we're in the 40s and should have a nice sunny day for us. we'll talk more about the weekend warm up in a moment. >> thanks lauren. i want to get to what's happening in park county. today we expect to learn more about the shooting that left another deputy, nate carrigan dead. an anti government activist who shot them is also dead. >> reporter: the deputy who was treated here and released his ear was grazed by a bullet and
the second injured deputy colbie martin is still here at the hospital fighting for his life. it was a chaotic scene yesterday. the shooter claimed life of corporal carrigan. martin was shot multiple times and they were asking for blood donations for the injured deputies. the small town is shaken by this incident. they held a vigil last night for everyone there. school. today his life was taken and we are blown away. it's been very hard on us. >> reporter: the impact felt far and wide, even the governor
are with the families and everybody in the community. at last check master patrol colbie martin was in critical condition. we will update you as soon as we hear more on his condition. jamie whitby, cbs4 news. the shooter martin wirth posted videos ranting about the police and government. he was part of an anti establishment movement. >> reporter: he spent many years in a battle mostly with his mortgage company. he explains why he didn't make payments on his park county home which he eventually lost. >> i did not pay mortgage to a bunch of crooks. >> reporter: he also took on battles with the government
2013 in an effort to have state forclosure laws repealed. a magistrate through the case out. wirth ran for state senate and began a verbal battle against police calling them "a danger to us all and because i write such things cops want me dead.". >> it didn't have to happen. >> reporter: he was shocked to hear his friend was in a deadly shoot out with authorities because he say he was not a violent person. >> i don't believe what the cops are saying about what happened. >> reporter: he believes when wirth opened fire he was acting in self defense. >> the way i see it is martin reached the end of the line and he -- he did what he did. >> that was kelly worth man reporting. this was not the first time he was involved in deadly violent.
killing of his fort collins neighbor over a chess game. the latest developments on the clark county shooting right here on cbs4 news and you can find the information at cbsdenver.com. denver police officer involved in a december shooting which left him injured will not be facing charges. a district attorney says no reason for charges against tony lopez jr. he was shot six times when he pulled over an suv. he fired back hitting jason wood in the foot. he car jacked a woman and led police in a chase. he's charged with attempted murder. six people tested positive for mumps here in denver. you may be thinking six cases doesn't seem like a lot but they were vaccinated and it's actually triple the number of average cases. >> reporter: the mumps cases
in late january 3 friends came in feeling sick. >> all had jaw swelling in this region and low grade temps and felt ill. >> reporter: they believe the source of the infection is a person who moved to colorado from iowa. that person is thought to have spread the virus to the three friends and two health care workers who treated them at the clinic then developed symptoms. >> not having a high awareness that mumps is in the community leads to other spread. >> reporter: you may think if you have been vaccinated against the disease no worries. but infectious disease expert heather young told us all patients had been immunized.
can wayne over a period of mumps can have serious complications. >> there's inflammation of the brain and testis which can lead to fertility problems in men and inflammation of the ovaries or breasts in women. mumps is spread by sneezing and coughing. if you have symptoms call your doctor and stay home from work. there's a new push at the state capital to restrict the use of red light cameras after failing to get a ban in the last legislature representative steve sled sock is pushing a new bill that restrict the use of cameras by allowing them only on main roads and not local streets and neighborhoods.
from tickets pay for victims of domestic violence. >> it goes towards services that help support the community. >> the bill passed yesterday and now moves to the floor. it's an issue on security versus privacy. the fi wants apple to unlock the phone. >> reporter: apple feels like it's winning in the court of public opinion. >> if we allow this to happen then we are going to be an open book to every government in the world. >> reporter: a federal judge ruled last week apple had to help the iphone of syed farouk who killed 14 people in san
>> we need to stand tall on principle. >> reporter: apple ceo said the syed farouk case is not about the phone but the future. >> can the government compel apple to write software that we believe would make hundreds of millions of customers vulnerable around the world, including the u.s.? >>reporter: it's a pill sources tells congress should decide on the issue. before house committee loretta lynch maintained the government isn't overstepping its boundaries. >> it's a long standing principle that if a independent judge believes a certain item to contain crime they can authorize
>> reporter: apple has until tomorrow to over challenge that. >> they have provided data from the dead suspect's i cloud account. driving it down the lane here and finishes strong. 21 points and 11 rebounds of the nice. nuggets give up a season low. they won 87-81 in los angeles. saturday's big series game avalanche went down with san jose last night. shoot out last night undefeated.
tried to finish it up and it did not work out. sharks missed again. the av's do it again. we need some new hockey cliches. next step red wings and coors field saturday night. of course the alumni play friday night. thanks for the help on that. right now 22 degrees in denver. >> deadly storms out in the east
at least eight people are dead due to storms in the south. yesterday there were strong tornados and drenching rain. don champion has the latest. >> reporter: as the dangerous storm system moves up the east coast, state police in waferly virginia comed through rubble night. >> look at that. see what happened. vincent survived and some of his neighbors did not. dozens of buildings were reduced to rubble. several reported tornados
in the careless. this dairy farm was demolished in seconds. animals. that's the main thing. >> reporter: this storm also brought heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the east coast including here in new york making a mess of travel. mess. powerful winds caused thousands of outages in the north east. windy conditions are expected to stick around today before the system moves out to sea. don champion, cbs4 news new york. the same system brought twisters to southern louisiana on tuesday. rescue teams continue to comb through debris looking for missing people. this is malibu, california.
mountain area of malibu. there are hills there. this has grown to 20 acres. >> we understand there are about three helicopters dropping water over this fire now. we have been covering california and they have been dealing with issues so this fire burning quickly here this morning. >> you see the emergency vehicles. there's a kid's camp located nearby but it's burning away from the camp and a number of people have been evacuated. we'll keep our eyes on it for you. no fire danger for us today. please be careful. it's dry, especially in the eastern plains. 22 at dia. 16 in greeley. 18 in avon. 27 until grand junction. as we head into the denver area, 19 in thornton and 21 in
take a look at our satellite and radar. a few clouds this morning moving to the eastern plains and they should shoot out quickly here. mostly sunny skies and perfect weather. i know we need more snow but hard to complain with the 50s and sunshine in february. this is into the evening and overnight we have a few clouds skirt by and tomorrow morning more sunshine and another beautiful day with even warmer temperatures. denver. that's boulder as well. 49 in fort collins and 49 in greeley. out in areas a touch warmer today with 42 in eagle and 42 in aspen and 52 in grand junction. high pressure continues to dominate most of the western side of the country and we'll stay warm and sun gnu and not until early next week we see a
in rain and snow as we head into monday and night and tuesday. today 23 degrees around 8:00 a.m. and 44 by noon and in the upper 50s by 2:00. plenty of sunshine today and throughout the next several days. upper 60s on saturday. some areas in the low 70s and really warm until monday night when we start to cool down. >> all this great weather leads to an excellent morning commute. if we can cooperate and not run into each other. you see how nice and wide open it is. a little slowing. ten minutes from downtown. i-70 nice and wide open. if you take highway 85 access to greeley you're going to run into trouble. highway 85 from 37th out to 42nd
not a lot of local options. you can head south on highway 52. the problem is you're stuck in traffic with those big semis who start and stop very slowly and my advice is not to head to the area. just let police try to detour you around. take highway 34 at i-25 this morning. a bus driver accused of driving while drugged. >> elizabeth burr rus is accused of crashing a school bus full of children while she's under the influence of drugs. >> reporter: a school bush crashes in boulder county last december. >> eight students and one driver on that bus. >> five hospitalized and two seriously injured. >> coming around the corner and it tips one way and the other.
ingested six prescription drugs. she's facing child abuse charges for that incident. >> we have seen marijuana and that's the biggest. thc is the biggest culprit. >> reporter: denver public schools is overseeing more than 500 random drug tests the last three years. five have come back positive, including one for cocaine. >> not only do you not meet dp standards but you're participating in substance abuse and can't work here. >> reporter: we also found in the same district where he works, in the last three years two other drivers were fired for positive drug tests. jefferson county has had two positive tests in the last three years. we learned douglas county had three positive tests last year among bus drivers and a total of
>> if a person does that, i'm ashamed of them and they should be ashamed of themselves. >> reporter: he understands the need for testing. >> i think the folks that are applying for these jobs and doing the jobs truly care about what they do and know better than to go out and do something that would jeopardize the children and the public. >> her clients suffers from fibro myalgia and takes the prescription drug lyrica. she passed a drug test at the hospital after the crash.
appreciation. among them catherine paid for an elderly man's hospital bills and groceries. more than 200 officers have received this honor. the clock was ticking for a woman from maine who needed a new kidney. dialysis, she took action. linda put signs in her yard and everywhere she could asking people to get tested to see if they might be a match. it wasn't long before the perfect stranger came forward. >> i'm still amazed at the number of people who don't have a clue who i am but they are still willing to give me a piece of their body. >> that's great. linda's donor is a mother of four. the surgery is scheduled for march 1st. 22 degrees in denver. still ahead at 6:00 breaking news right now.
how to get around it and what's happening ahead. a community is dealing with yesterday's incidents and the latest on the two other deputies in the gun fire. >> we are learning more about the gunmen from yesterday's gunmen and why he said he didn't make payments on his park county home. colorado lawmakers taking up the issue of vaccinations and a new bill could make it harder for parents to skip vaccinations for their children. imagine if your uber car drove you around without a
an officer fired shots at a suspect in evans. this is all happening on highway 85 and 37th avenue which is located south of greeley and we begin this morning with breaking news. thanks for joining us. i'm britt moreno. >> i'm alan gionet. let's go to shawn with details. you have learned what happened to the suspect. go ahead. >> reporter: yeah, we have a better idea of what may have led up to the shooting. it was 1:30 in the morning when two evans police officers were looking into a call about someone trespassing in this area at highway 35. they saw two male suspects. they believe one may have fired a shot at officers after running