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and goofy child she knew. she showed these pictures of riley johnson. he had self-inflicted stab wounds and was found next to his father when police arrived. she has been trying to get her son back for all this time. >> social services said they were here to protect my children and because of this, riley is gone. >> reporter: the coroner has not released the name of the little boy but again the father brandon johnson is still in the hospital recovering but he has been arrested and faces charges of first-degree murder and sexual assault. reporting live in arapahoe
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>> he was only sentenced to probation in the only two incidents with law enforcement. all day there ha steady stream of traffic heading up i-70, including now at floyd hill. it is heavy out there. most people have a long weekend for presidents' day. you can expect big backups through monday. chief meteorologist mike nelson joins us now . it looks like that skiing conditions. >> we could use some fresh snow at we won't see that. we are seeing beautiful colorful clouds n the denver area. 40s in the metro, 30s primarily around dylan -- dillan. all of the cold and snow is in the
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weekend. we are following a news alert with what has become a staple, cyclists writing down downtown denver, it' for this year. this could cost the state millions. >> reporter: even though the businesses were raking it in on the race route. this was one of the main race routes through the city. the usa pro challenge started in 2011 in featured routes through the mountains as well as through the front range. they lost $10 million the first year and $2 million last year.
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businesses -- a boon for the businesses in the area. they would sell t-shirts and drinks and even bring in bleacher seating outside. >> we were actually astonished at the number of people that came out to support the event. where the finish line is, there were a lot of people lightning up and down the street -- lining up and down the street. >> reporter: race organizers say they are reorganizing and developing a new ownership group and they say they will be back in 2017 and they say they may even expand outside of colorado to other state. we would keep you posted. we're live back in denver
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>> last year the race went hundreds of miles thhough our state making stops in aspen, breckenridge, fort collins, denver, and many other places. about 1 million people will have to find other summer ants. there is still a lot -- plans. there's still a lot to piece together with the shooting in arizona at a high school. it's believed that possibly one of the girls was the shooter. police are stopping short of saying this is the case. this morning the judge set the rules for the preliminary healing -- hearing for cnn johnson, accused of threatening to plan attacks at mountain vista high school. a new perspective of the columbine high school shooting, not from the families of the 13 killed 17 years ago -- >> we will hear from the mother of one of the shooters.
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those many years ago wrote a letter to sue klebold. she ended her ledger with, " bitterness is like some of the wing a poison pill and expecting the other person to die --'s allowing -- swallowing a poison pill and expecting the other person to die. ">> reporter: diane sawyer wants to bring to attention what has become all too common. they do -- some do question sue klebold's timing in doing this. >> i just remember reaching -- reading about all of these kids. [ crying ] the teacher [ crying ] >> reporter: it is a powerful
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-- topic. >> i constantly thought of how it would feel if it were the other way around.>> reporter: some have sent messages of forgiveness such as this one from anne marie hochhalter. others are respooding in a far different way. >> every time this comes up again, it opens up that won't. >> reporter: we have talked with many victims parents over the last several days, asking them how they want to respond to seek we bolts -- sue klebold's decision to talk. there is concern over her motivation and questions about why now. >> i think the concern is, for those families, they never got a satisfactory answer from them. they never felt that the
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-- klebolds never spoke to them in the past.>> reporter: one of the key questions parents wwnted answered -- -`>> there was a lot of time spent , she acknowledges this, trying to grapple with the truth. she wanted to take the time to go back and make sure that she was really looking at what happened.>> reporter: part of the reasoning behind the timing is that sue klebold has written a soon to be released book with mental health. i will share with you an email from one of the thick them's parents -- one of the victim's parents. why has she not joined victims
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on this. some are forgiving and others have a lot of trepidation and frustration after nearly 17 years. 3 >> and a lot of questions left to be answered too. speak -- >> you can see the full episode with this interview tonight on `hannel seven. we will have a look at the total students and the teacher that were lost that day and an interview with a victim as well. after donating the organs of this officer, they took his body off life support work in just six weeks that -- ctorwille ableto tt fozikairus diyou ow zi seares goinon iour backrd?
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you got a look inside of the cdc in fort collins today.>> reporter: that is because senators michael bennett and cory gardner asked o take a look inside. this is essentially ground zero for zika virus research, with dozens of samples being brought -- center foo medical facilities nationwide to test for zika virus. the senators toward this facility which specializes in what is known as vector borne diseases such as zika virus. this mosquito did not have zika buu they had specimens that they can infect mosquitoes with to research which ttey had beenn doing for almost a decade. we found out after this tour why we should not be overly concerned about being affect did i this. >> these are mosquitoes sr used
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the tropics. we are very dry. for a number of reasons we don't think colorado will have an infestation by these mosquitoes. >> reporter: we will have more of the tour inside of the building coming up at 10:00 as well as why it's never going to impact you -- and the best repellent to can have, noo just for mosquito bites for --, but for fleas and ticks as well. imagine elk running into the window of your home. >> it happened in boulder countered -- county this morning. wildlife officials say he probably saw his reflection in the window in thought it was another elk and got aggressive. he finally calmed down when he was left alone. thank goodness. time is ticking for sportt authority. the quick decision they need to make before sunday. are you looking for love?
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time is quickly running out `or sports authority. they only have until sunday to payment. they skipped their payment last month and if they fail to pay at this time they will have to file for bankruptcy. that would mean they would have to close half of their stores. ww have more information coming up and also on thedenverchannel.com.
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valentine's day villans are and about. sands of people have been victimized by online romance scams. >> it can cost them dearly.. i spoke with fraud specialist who say that victims are not only embarrassed but also out $10,000 per person. most of these victims are baby boomers are older. many of these scammers try to convince you they are wealthy businessmen or military service members or beautiful models just looking for love. they are looking for your money and personal information. they are getting sneakier. they used to use profile pictures from online modeling sites. now they are stealing from more average looking photos to appear more believable. scammers often say they are educated american or business -- british businesses that have obvious grammar mistakes. mailing address request, if they are saying they want to send a
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to con you. if they are suddenly having an emergency and need money, be aware -- beware. you want to contact the nearestt u.s. and to see if you think you have been scammed. u.p. tendance of the -- you pay tens of thousands of dollars for your car but you'd don't own all of it. general motors says it owns the rights to the software that runs the engine, infotainment system as well as other parts. there are two reasons they are protective of their software. they have invested millions, and they are liable if something goes wrong. look at this beauty of the sunset with high clouds coming
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to give us this beautiful -- haze in the sky to give us this beautiful sunset. we had 52 here but only 36 degrees up the road at north platte nebraska. denver temperatures 52, 30, 45 and 18 are the normal, 72 and -21 on the extremes. 39 at the airport right now and 44 downtown. here are the temperatures along the front range, most in the 40s. we have mild enough weather in the west, 82 in phoenix, 74 l.a., look at the numbers east of us. there. that is fortunately staying to the east of us for the weekend.
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at 12 and 7 below zero. 62 for denver and 50s to the north east, north platte will stay chilly at 40. front range numbers for saturday are very nice, 50s and weld county, fort collins as well, 0s in the metro area. it will feel like springtime. below will drop to 27 tomorrow and 62 will be the high. it will be a little windy sunday and monday and back into the 50s. we will be back in the 60s on monday. wednesday as the bright spot with 65 and sunshine. we may have wind and some snow flurries in colder weather on friday. it is still february. >> snow? [ laughter ] >> we will need some before too long. every day more than 160,000 students skip school for fear of being bullied. we have had the honor of
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>> reporter: brad never knew rachel j stop -- rachel j scott work he introduces people to her challenge. >> [ indiscernible - intermittent audio ] fully integrating rachel's challenge into our culture. >> reporter: rachel was the first person killed in the columbine shootings. her father began rachel's challenge to help people to treat people the right way with compassion. thanks to region's challenge and dedication to the program, rachels story -- rachel's story lives on. >> we got to hear herrstory and i remember sobbing like a baby.>> reporter: his hard work is getting recognize. we watched asshis boss,
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him with a $500 gift card from u.s. bank. >> i think rachel would want us to go out of our way to give everybody a chance. >> reporter: for denver7 i am kristen skovira. to learn more go to the community section of our website, thedenverchannel.com. >> that is a powerful story. up next, a pair of nuggets rookies traveled to the border for the difference between possible and impossible? it's a person who believes they can, surrounded and supported by others-by us- who believe it, too. u.s. bank -- the
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welcome to "7sportsxtra". it is difficult to pinpoint just how often super bowl 50 mvp von miller has been home. he says, we are going to celebrate this all summer. his next gig is at the grammys where he will introduce a kerry underwood -- carrie underwood and [ indiscernible ] emmanuel mudiay has a big week ahead. he is in the all-star skills competition on saturday. tonight he is on the world team of the rising stars. they had their first practice tonight. they have a little bit of a competitive advantage because of the playcalling. >> [ muffled audio ] it was kind of funny because he was one setting up the screen. i was like, we already know
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music with guard. i am just -- he is a quick guard. i am just trying to have fun. see you one a double- overtime thriller -- cu won a double-overtime thriller last night. we have beautiful weather for saturday and still my stay for valentine's day.
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