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we are following breaking news out of westminster. an officer involved in this 88th. who commute through that area. >> denver 7 reporter jason gruenauer joins us with details. >> reporter: the police officer that westminster officer was en route to a weapons call early this morning around 1:15 when police say another car turned in front of that patrol car. the driver of ttat second car is now deceased. we're here at 88th and federal, still a lot going on. you can see that smashed up police car, what's left of it. and then there's aasilver car
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the driver of that silver car was the one ronounced dead at the scene. the officer suffered only minor injuries. did the officer have their llghts and sirens on? a clerk inside the gas station here at this intersectiin says all they heard was a crash that sounded like an explosion. the accident reconstruction teams are here to try to determine if those lights and sirens were on or not. but police do say this intersection here is expected tt be closed through the morning as thee continue to investigate and figure out exactly what happened. one person, one driver is dead. the officer involved here is injuries. for more on how this will impact your morning commute, we're going to toss it over to jayson luber. >> federal is way busier than 88th, especially later on in % the morning, it will be widely traveled and unfortunately, with that sittation, it's going to be closed here at 88th and federal, so just south of the
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area. you can use that to get over here to llwell and to pecos, use those as alternates. it will be an area closed for some time unfortunately. you can see the rest of the drive looks okay. one accident at tower road and 128th up to that northeast side of town. south side of town looks great, especially now that all lanes are open on i-25 heading down to c-470 aater the earlier closure. we have this, i-70 closed down at glenwood canyon for the rock slide problem. >> winds again bad today up and through the mountains. tracking a number of alerts, alerts we don't typically see in february. fire weather watches. high fire danger to the southeast and more high wind warnings up and through the mountains and foothills. we could see gusts over 70 to 80 miles per hour in the mountains today. it's going to be gusty across
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possible by 4:00. we'll be at 66 by noon. 72 by 4:00. look at these numbers up and down the front range. near 80 degrees to the southeast. 40s and 50s in the mountains. it gets cooler tomorrow. we'll look at the change with this next storm coming up. thank you, lisa. breaking international stories to get to. north korea is planning a terrorist attack on south korea. at least according to south korea spy agency. you can see it making headlines. a south korean lawmaker says kim jong-un gave that order himself to make the south korea says possible targets might be subways or shopping malls or power plants. this morning court will lane. she is the boulder county woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman, stealing her unborn baby. the victim is michelle wilkins. she took the stand yesterday in this trial. she shared emotional testimony about the attack when she was seven months pregnant.
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joins us from boulder county with a look at what we can expect today. eric. >> eporter: mitch, we can certainly expect to hear more emotional testimony. it was tough for us to hear the details when this story first emerged last year, and now we're forced to relive it as we go through this very tough trial. take a look at video here, this is michelle wilkinn taking the stand and of course very emotional when explaining what happened to her. seven months pregnant at the time. she went to lane's house march 18th, 2015 in response to a craigslist ad touting maternity clothes for sale. that is when prosecutors say dynel lane attacked. >> it's hard to describe exactly what it was. when she hit me and it wws sort of like almost pulling off my sweaterr
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trying to smother me with the pillow. >> reporter: the d.a. said lane was obsessed with pregnancy and took pictures of herself in maternity clothing pretending to be pregnant. the trial will resume later today. we'll show you the pregnant pictures of lane coming up later. i'm in boulder, eric lupher, denver 7. thank you. the man you see over my shoulder is a talented special olympics athlete we've profileed here. he was attacked while walking his girlfriend home. julian hall is not letting it get him down. it happened last month outside a thrift store on east colfax and lafayette. police say this man and two others attacked him, kicking and punching and beating him all because they thought he called them a name. ittleft him with a usted lip and bruised bodyy 3
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-- so they won't hurt any more people. >> police arrested this man here. he's charged with third degree assault of an at risk person. police are still looking for the two other suspects. officials told us they don't think this fire was set intentionally. two people had to be taken to the hospital and we're still condition. 3 new developments about this father, mark redwine, the judge dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed against him following his son's death. we have a photograph of dylln redwine. he disappeared become in 2000 -- back in 2012 while on a thanksgiving trip to his dad's house. his remains were found 11 months later. he was 13. nobody wws charged. dylan's mom filed the suit, but did it four days after the statute offlimitations ran out.
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killed a man who robbed him won't face charges. deputies say david martinez robbed anthony mott at his home and as martinez ran away, mott shot and killed him. it might be a while longer until i-70 reopens after a rock fall closed the out earlier this week. cdot thought they could reopen one lane today, but they're not sure about that. boulders kept falling. they're expecting to announce % the progress. in the meantime a detour is set up, but could add up to fourr hours to your trip. sport authority closing down stores, including one here in colorado, which is known for having the largest -- the sports castle building's owner
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this is a very special property, though it's certainly a memorable building, denver 7 found out it's not considered a landmark. there are classic buildings in denver not a landmark. less than 4% of our buildings %- are a landmark or in a landmark district. >> here's an interesting tidbit, since 2011 sports authority has spent $16 million to have its name at mill high. they still owe $19 million through 2020 and haven't issed a payment. almost time for that nhl matchup at coors field. >> mother nature isn't helping out ggtting ready. the warm temps have people that ice from melting? one thing is they're keeping a blanket over the ice, trying to reflect the sun away from it aal. they have cooling coils underneath. >> 300-ton refrigeration unit
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building something where it doesn't really belong and i think when it's said and done people will be impressed come game day. >> this saturday du will takk to the ice against colorado coverage. and nnxt saturday av's versus red wings. governor of north caroliia is keeping his word, finally paying up after losing super bowl bet. >> turns out both colorado and north carolina are winners in this one. not only did the governor have to wear a broncos jersey, butterball ii sending 100 cases of turkey burgers and sausages to the food bank of the rockies. also donating food to a bank in charlotte. it was the last gop town hall for cruz and rubio before this weekend. one of them used this opportunity to sing. >> they just claimed they're piece of powerball jackpot worth more than a billion dollars.
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first alert weather with a windy, but warm day in store. normal high is 47. already seen temperatures 50 degrees. record high ii 71. we could tie that or break it this afternoon. >> we'll keep an eye on the winds as well. looking nice on the ssde streets here at broadway and evans. there is a big problem in
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welcome backk it's 5:13. today chelsea cllnton will be in ttwn campaigning for her mom. aad actress america ferrara is here. this comes after the republicans' town hall.
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obama, saying he would nominate a successor to justice -- i just called to say i love you >> that was nice. asked what they do in their spare time. trump had his own town hall on msnbc. >> i have never done well in the "wall street journal" poll. i think someone at the "wall street journal" doesn't look me. the governor of soutt carolina is throwing support behind senator marco rubio. hess a popular second term governor -- she is a popular second term governor. looos like president obama is planning a trip to cuba next month. it will be one of his many stops in latin america. this historic visit comes after
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the last time a president visited cuua was in 1928. we now know who has that second of three winning tickets for that massive $1.5 billion powerball jackpot. >> they're from florida. they said they didn't waach the drawing live when it was happening so didn't realize they won until the next morning. so they get to share nearly $328 million. >> listen as they describe what goes through your head. >> lost a lot of sleep. i lost 10 pounds, too. it's a lot of pacing at night, let me tell you. >> the worry of what's going to happen, no longer in a quiet place. >> right. >> which i'm going to miss. >> i work for northrop 44 years now, so i will be retiring. i'm ready. -`>> good for him. she said she played the same numbers she's been playing the
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>> other winning tickets sold in tennessee. the west coast winner hasn't shown up yesterday. >> wouldn't that be funny if lisa was walking around knowing she was a multimultimillionaire. >> i would hand you the clicker, i'm out of here. >> the hairspray cans over there. >> nice day, but will be windy. speeds about 20 to 40 miles per hour. look at our temperatures. city park at 40 now. broomfield 45. really mild start to the day. aurora you're at 53. state-wide mild across the entire state. 3 30ss,40s, 50s into the mountains. winds are picking up. gusts in denver at about 15 to 20.
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goes on. record high is 71. we could get there. look at denver today, 72. broom field 73. we have mid- to upper 0s near castle rock and parker. get up along 76, even warmmr there today. closer to 70 near fort morgan and sterling. foothills, estes park 53. bailey 59, though you'll be feeling the winds especially by mid-morning today. 40s and 50s off to the west. steamboat springs toddy another very mild day with a high of 43. take a look at all of the alerts. we have a high wind warning this mustard color up and through the mountains and foothills. gusts between 70 nd 80 miles per hour. then there's the hi-fi danger, relative humidity dropping below 15%. temperatures in the 70s and 80s. high fire danger covering a good portion of eastern colorado. as far as moisture goes, we're not going to get much.
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but our mountains today get a light rain/snow mix. couple of inches later today and tonight before skies clear out into early tomorrow morning. more sunshine expected state- wide on friday. drier and a little cooler tomorrow due to this storm. today 72. tomorrow we're about 10 degrees cooler. low 60s on friday. same story saturday. by sunnay upper 40s, cooler, windy. we've got another cold front that might bring with it a few light rain showers on monday. we'll keep an eye out for that. it would be nice to get any sort of moisture. >> been super dry. only moisture from the melting snow that we still have in some areas. we have a decent ride, at least on the highways. however, we have trouble spots including the closure still of federal at 88th for that fatal accident investigation. you can see from our live picture now of the accident that's happening now and the investigation that continues.
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federal closed for some time. there are ways around it. you can use a little bit to the you can see i-25 and i-76 lookinggpretty nice. easy driving conditions up there, maybe 15 minutes into downtown denver. south side of town looks nice as weel, whether it's on 25, e- 470 or even c-470 all nice nd quiet. it's 5:19. thanks to mother nature, you're running out of time to go to ice skating at evergreen lake. the last day to visit the lake is this saturday. once ice skating wraps up, preearations for boating season gets underway. i can't believe we're talking % boating season. >> i know. we have cool video to show you, this is from san diego.
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stick for their sea lion. he loves thissthing. he's doing good. >> like he knows the camera is funny. this video is out of australia. tumbleweeds taking over a toon. truck loads of this stuff filling the streets. >> it comes almost up to the rooftops so they've asked the officials there will this be a fire danger, not really. it's up to you to clean it up. can you imagine trying to do that on yyur own? >> no, that cannot be eass. % gets on your skin -- %- >> you have to wear gloves. >> my goodness. when a man loses his wallet he gets the contents back, some of it. not sure if he should be happy or m the flu virus. it's a really big deal. and with fever, aches, and chills, mom knows it needs a big solution: an antiviral. don't kid around with the flu, call your doctor within the first 48 hours of symptoms and ask about prescription tamiflu. attack the flu virus at its source with tamiflu, an antiviral that helps stop r
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just releasing new guidelines for keeping the zika virus out of the u.s. blood supply. wanting people to wait four weeks before giving blood. most people who have the virus don't show symptoms. doctors say it takes four weeks to clear your symptom. it's been spreading a lot through latin america, central africa and southeast asia. university f texas at austin is letting people with a concealed weapons permit bring their fun to class. this-- gun to class. the university's president says
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school but laws in texas say they are allowed. 3 pope francis is back at the vatican after spending a week at mexico. someone apparently pointed a laser at his plane, which can be very dangerous. fortunately, nobody was hurt. the airline flying the pope says the crews spotted the laser friday as the plane prepared to land. the vatican said it didn't know about this until later. the lasers could blind the pilot for a couple of seconds. should this guy say thank you or be upset? >> riley had a fun night in new york. on the way home he realiieed he lost his wallet. he canceled all the credit cards and days later someone found the wallet and sent him some of the contents back along with an interesting letter. >> dear riley, i found your wallet and your driver's
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here's -- address, and here's your cards and important stuff. >> he says it's a shame the person didn't return the whole wallet saying they could have been friends. he says he considers the thief to be a hot smoking modern day robin hood. >> i keep the cash, you get the cards. already cancelld the cards. >> i don't know if i like that guy or not. >> i think he's trying to decide that, too. wwit a minute. >> should i thank this guy or not? >> recent wind gust at berthoud pass 80 miles per hour. here in denver not horrible. we're at about 15 to 30 miles per hour. look at estes park. you've had a recent gust of 51. up and through the foothills it's really starting to pick up. parts of larimer county, fort collins, west of there windy. farther west, craig recent wind gust of 54 and in eagle 43. winds are starting to pick up. our temperatures are also going
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already in the 30s and 40s now. we're looking at 72 by 3:00. jayson. >> been watching the cameras at least from the foothills and haven't seen a lot of windy conditions yet. still have this section of federal at 88th closed, and will be for some time for that accident investigation that unfortunately one person has died in that accident this morning. %- thornton, 92nd, pecos, lowell can get you around it. at i-70 to floyd hill, bouncing around a little bit. but as the winds pick up, we could see restrictions later on. many of you were affected by comcast, the outage they had, but they're offering to
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welcome back. we're following breaking news out of westminster. an officer involved in a deadly westminster. >> reporter: the police officer suffered inor injuries. the driver of the other car is dead. this happened at around 1:15 when that officer was responding to a weapons call. i want to walk you through what police are telling us, that the paarol car was heading south and the other car was heading north. %- that's where that collision occured. we spoke to police earlier, here's what they had to say. >> when we have officers


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