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ba da ba ba ba this morning police are looking for three men they say broad daylight. >> and drivers may get the canyon today. >> and the nation is getting ready to say good-bye to an justice antonin sclee ah hours. let's give you a live look out of the reservoir where some it looks absolutely gorgeous, but
insane task of jumping into that frigid water. the good news is some very special athhetes, the sun is going to be up, and you can see beautiful blue skies. that will help when you get out of that water. but unfortunately, don't think that that warm weather is going to make that water feel any warmer. it is going to be cold for that plunge. but here in denver you issue. as far as the wind speeds, pretty calm right now here in the metro area. we're seeing stronger winds off to the west. you're going to see those wind speeds really strong in the foothills later this afternoon. and our wind gust across the metro area could be 20 miles per hour. it's 34 degrees right now
41 in commerce city. so from here, a nice warm-up yet again today putting our temperatures well above where we should be. so by noon, 60 degrees. by 3:00, 62. this is where we'll look for those stronger winds in denver. enjoy the temperatures today because we're in for some changes. we're going to talk about snow in just a moment. we got some breaking news off i-25. denver police are investigating a crash on the northbound side just before hampton. you can see the scene here. the accident forced peopll to be de toured off the road. we're told there may be some injuries, but none are life threatening. we'll update you as we learn more. this morning we have a news alert for you, a woman says she was kidnapped in broad daylight from southeast denver. she managed to free herself and get away. it happened on valentine's day.
here on the map. take a look. >> hampton and dayton subway. somebody tried to kidnap them. >> now that's part of the police conversation after the woman called 911 when she said she escaped. the woman claims three men pulled over in a light blue minivan trying to solicit her for sex. when she refused, they forced her into that van. the woman gave detailed descriptions. the man had a short afro. both passengers were hispanic men in their late 20s. one had love and hate tattoo on his knuckles and left calf. the other had shoulder length, curly hair and spider web tattoo. contact denver %- police if you know anything.
westminster call. according to westminster police, the officer had his lights and sirens on as he drove south on federal. wood was going north and tried to turn left when he was hit. his fiancie julie santistevan is devastated. >> i can't ask him what happened. i can't ask him if -- did you pull out in front of the car? did you mean to? i can't ask was his lights and sirens on. i can't ask him those questions. and since i can't, i `ust want to know. i want to know the truth. >> the officer survived that are crash and is home from the hospital. westminster police tell us their cars do not have dash cams. a gofundme account for him has already raised $5100. a colorado state trooper is recovering after his car was hit by a truck.
unclear if the driver who hit him will face any charges. i-70 and glenwood canyon should be open partly. no time has been set. even after that% happens, drivers should expect hour-long delays. the highway has been closed between glenwood springs and gypsum. it's going to cost between $2 and 5million to fix it. a surgical tech accused of stealing painkillers and replacing the needles. that tech, rocky allen is out on bond this morning and that has some former patients very angry. denver city 7 reporter lindsay watts is there. >> reporter: rocky was fired from at least three other
yet he continued to find work at put people at risk. now they cannot believe that allen is already out of jail and in a halfway house. for the first time we're getting a look inside the operating room where allen is accused of stealing a powerful narcotic and replacing it with another syringe. two of those other hospitals are in arizona, the third is in california. we talked to a patient who was put at risk at swedish who is outraged. patrick evans tested negative for hiv and hepatitis. but this is something he will never forget. >> it still affects me. it just -- just being upset, frustrated with this situation. >> reporter: rocky allen's attorney says he's navy veteran who never got the appropriate treatment for his drug addiction.
carries some sort of blood-born pathogen. it can include but not limited to hepatitis and hiv. justice antonin scalia will be laid to rest. >> he died in his sleep last week after three decades on the high court. president obama paid his respects yesterday. but he will not attend today's funeral. vice president joe biden and his wife jill will be there. president obama will be going over an extensive list of replacements for scalia. ultimately the decision on
hearings on whomever the president nominates falls with the committee chairman. former president bill clinton is in colorado. he's hooting two events in colorado, one in pueblo and another in colorado springs. both are open to the public and we checked and found there is space still available. yesterday chelsea clinton was in denver campaigning for her mom. hillary will be a few hundred miles away in nevada. coming into contest, clinton and bernie sanders run a statistical tie. across the counnry in south carolina, the republicans are heading the primary. donald trump is leading. president obama is urging states to make it easier for people to vote in elections. he talked to governors at the white house yesterday.
things done sim her to what's `oing -- similar to what's going in illinois. colorado already offers same-day registration. governor hickenlooper attended the meeting. the state department released 562 more of hillary clinton's e-mails of her time as secretary of state yesterday. 64 of the documents had been upgraded to confidential but none of the information was classified at the time the e-mails wereesent. now a total of 46,946 of clinton's e-mails have been released. donald trump is calling for a boycott of apple. until the company agreessto unlock the iphone used by the san bernardino shooters. the obama administration said yesterday it would allow apple
7:12. here's your typical slowing in the high country. this is the picture you're going hill. a little slowing here in the west. >> they're looking for snow we're going to talk about that snow, because some of it may make its way down here in the metro area. which we need. but not today. today we have sunshine and it's going to be fairly warm. however, there are going to be a good group of people that are
>> but it's all for a great cause today. folks will be taking part in the polar plunge that will benefit the special olympics. you don't have your swim trunks on. >> he's wearing a jacket, not the speedo. >> reporter: they may or may not be under my pants right now. we're on the beach. the sun feels great but it's still chilly. the water of the aurora reservoir is quite chilly. i stuck my hand in it earlier, not going to again, because it's still cold out there. hundreds of people are going to be running across this beach and into the beautiful water under the beautiful sunshine, and it's absolutely frigid ice, polar water. but it's all for a great cause. the special olympics polar plunge starts today at 1:00 this afternoon. we're going to talk to people all throughout the morning here at the beach at the reservoir
makes this happen. arapahoe county sheriff. you do the logistics. can you talk about what you do. >> law enforcement is involved with special olympics year round with many different activities. polar plunge is just one. we help set up. we help plan, we help raise money an awareness of special olympics. part of that is getting involved with the community and helping the athletes. >> reporter: you have a ong history of fundraising. >> we started in 1981 in wichita kansas. since then, law enforcement worldwide has been involved. last year in the state of colorado we raised $800,000. >> reporter: and you also help with events like this, there's obviously safety, because that water is cold. what do you do from that point of view? >> safety is always no. 1. we want to make sure no one gets hurt. we have a dive team
they're going to be out on the water taking care of business. we have people standing by just in case. it is chilly. and our goal is to make sure it's a fun event and no one gets hurt. so we have all of the stand by to take care of people who needs anything. >> reporter: they told me no matter how warm it gets outside including the last few days, the water normally doesn't top 40 degrees. so it's going to be a mid 30s morning here in that water. really balmy this morning. >> unfortunately this time of year we don't have enough sunshine to warm that water. so no matter what it's going to be chilly. so keep that towwl handy once you get out jason. >> reporter: cold. >> poor guy. 7:15 now. a girl battling ccncer is getting her make a wish. marley's wish is to raise
she's getting help with her wish from students at a high school. her dad is just in awe of her decision. >> we couldn't be more proud of her. and after everything she's been through, we're proud of her. >> so inspiring. marley wants to use the money to buy and donate stuffed bears to children battling cancer to help comfort them. >> i love it. that just gave me goose bumps. what an amazing% story. changes. you can see the clear off to the west in utah, a little rain and snow. that's the first batch that's going to make its way in.
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welcome back, everybody. what time is it? my monitor is not working. >> 7:18. >> what a beautiful start to the day, dale.% it's been so nice. >> you still haven't golfed? >> no. it's still windy. >> look athis, the waam windy weather we've -- look at this. the warm windy weather we've been having, certainly not good. the fire got close to homes. no word on what started this fire. >> what's scary is we're having such strong winds, but it just doesn't take much to move that fire all over the place. well, fortunately with that, the winds died down a little bit, started. just ma'amming, it
that 50, 60 miles per hour because it came right up to their back yards. >> pretty scary. this is why we need the snow, but we're not looking for any snow in the metro area. you can see beautiful up there, quite a bit of sunshine. but snow is coming their way. again, we'll take a look at that. as far as our winds now, pretty calm. not seeing really strong gusts except for those higher mountain passes. if you're driving over bertha this morning, you're going to drive through some rains. as far as temperatures, we're at 31 degrees in denver. a little cooler in greeley at 27. we're dealing with some 30s out in the eastern plains. up in the high country, teens and in madissn, you are 70 degrees right now.
you're above zero. our highs this afternoon should be above normal this time of year. you're going to top out intt the upper 30s. it's going to be a nice warmup for you. we're dealing with a lot of low-to-mid 60s in the southeast corner. temperatures there are going to climb closer to 70 degrees. so downtown we're looking for a high of 62. eerie a high of 64. parker, you should top out a little below 60 right at 57 degrees. when we look at our future cast, not much to show you for the metro area. few clouds in the northeast corner of the state. and we are looking for snow in the northern mountains. that's the activity for today. there is a slight chance late this evening that the far northeast corner could pick up a rain shower or two, but it's not going to amount to much. tomorrow we'll see aa increase in clouds off to the
this is what happens, we have a front that's going to move in tonight. that's going to drop our temperatures for tomorrow. you'll see we're going to drrp quite a bit. 48 area. i put the bright spot dealing with those low 60s still. 48, while it's going to feel cooler still is above. then we're going to have another system move in. that's going to be monday where the mountains monday night into tuesday morning, that's where we could see some of that snow down here in the some locations could pick up a couple inches of snow. others will lit re see a -- literally see some dusting. we'll be back into the mid 40s conditions. so we'd love to see a little more snow down here because of the fire danger. and thankfully we do have march
ba da ba ba ba history set to be made this morning. in the long story, 66-year hockey history, denver and colorado college have never played outdoors. that's until later today. the stadium series, a week from today, they got to practice on a fresh sheet of ice yesterday. and the teams couldn't be more excited. a win season series. >> they're like kids today. it's been awesome to be in the rockies locker room and go out in the field. you can see the excitement.
business, but right now we're enjoying it. a lot of smiles in the locker room. a lot of laughs. >> pioneer's lacrosse team is going to continue against georgia today. this weekend features two of the last three national champions. >> we have a huge win in the bank, because you know they're going to have a great season. if we don't win, then when you play those kind of teams and they beat you,,what happens is they highlight the things that you need to improve on for the next time you see them. >> now yesterday was nine days since the nuggets hit the hardwood. they won 20 two graemes the first -- 22 games the first half of the year. michael malone making his return
demarcus cousins was an unstoppable force. cousins lays down the hammer with all scores of 37 points. they played defense, positive things happen. gary harris jun yon dunn ks it -- junior dunks it. >> that's mallory, she's colorado's ever to be chosen for the on limb particular qualifier roster at 17. she touches the necessity never trailed. they have canada in the finals tomorrow. that's a look at your morring sports. hope you enjoyed it. it's 7:27. ahead in our
it is 7:30 on the dot. time now for a check of our top stories this morning. the nation saying good-bye to justice antonin scalia. his fuel ral mass is being held at the largest roman catholic church. the supreme court includes president obama who won't be at today's funeral. the candidates will get another gauge of these out front as
the republicans sigh for trump remains the front runner. good morning everyone, thanks for being with us on this saturday morning at 7:30. >> it's going to be another nice day. with incredible weather. it's so enjoy today. get outside and go we'll still have some sunshine through the week, but it is going to be quite a bit cooler than we have been. this morning still pretty chilly out the door. in nevada, it's 37. we do have 40 at parker. the winds are quiet right now except over some of those higher mountain passes. the winds are going to pick up as the days goos on.
low to the mid 60s across the metro area this afternoon dealing with 40s in the high country. enjoy that, because those 40s, that's going to make their way down here starting tomorrow. mix of sun and clouds today, but we are talking about a little bit of snow on our forecast. we'll take a look at that in just a moment. 7:32 now. the jury could begin deliberations in a trial against this woman accused of cutting a baby from another woman's womb. dynel lane showed emotions for the first time. she claimed she had to defend herself against michelle will `ins and only cut -- wilkins and only to cut the baby out to save her. >> i was trying to get leverage.
me again. [inaudible . >> defense rested its case yesterday without calling any witnesses. now to a denver seven exclusive. a mother of six ends up murdered. now nvestigators say she might be alive if not for the significant mistake the %- deputy told. >> reporter: this is a story about a murdered mother of six. >> she's a good mother who didn't deserve anything that happened to her. >> reporter: about a husband's violent history. >> he is in possession of a small handgun who is homicidal and suicidal. >> reporter: and contenting the dots between a critical phone ca deputy's decision to
>> did your office consider -`criminal charges against this deputy? >> we did. and i still think we do. >> reporter: but months before the attorney investigated the deputy's decision, kirsten lockett was asking for help. this arrest warrant came out of lincoln county in july. >> he was wanted in connection for multiple felonies. >> reporter: five days later police responded to kirsten's brother home in castle rock. kirsten was dead, stabbed multiple times and her husband rick was in the closet with her along with a knife. >> there were two phone calls between our agencies advising them of the indicator on mr. lockett. >> reporter: lincoln county
sheriff deputy made a critical call to castle rock. >> they were given a specific address of concern as well as the specific information as regards to extra patrols. >> reporter: lincoln county sheriff tom nestor confirmed one of his deputies distorted the truth claiming he called the castle rock police department asking for increassd patrols. >> when you learned that the deputy in fact was not truthful, your reaction? >> i was shocked. absoluuely shockee that those calls weren't made because i was told they were. >> reporter: cell phone data shows he was in the castle rock area two days before the murder. it showed curt admitted he had been untruthful. he never made
>> did this deputy embarrass your department? >> he did. >> colorado springs police appropriate when you hear that? >> it hurts. it hurts. >> reporter: your name and yirlg your picture. >> my face. yeah. >> reporter: the captain now knows he misinformed the public because his deputy didn't tell the truth. >> i thought i can trust him, and i should have. i should have been able to trust him. and that trust was violated. >> reporter: the integrity of your police department was put into question here. >> we discovered that we did not receive the call from lincolnn3 county. >> have >> reporter: that deputy is no
>> i'm not surprised. >> reporter: should that deputy be allowed to work in another department? >> no, i'm not going to make a decision. he won't work in this department. >> reporter: deputy curt resigned for personal reasons and lincoln county sheriffs office still does not know why he failed to make those calls to protect curse tin lockett. >> -- irsten lockett. >> i can't ever say that we would know that. >> reporter: does the deputy have blood on his hands for what happens? i would say that's not my perspective. ultimately the responsibility lies with this defendant in this case. do i wish that those calls went out in absolutely, i wish that. but they didn't. >> reporter: seven months later u a husband behind bars -- you
children without a mother and two communities left with questions. >> it's sad. i feel very bad for her kids. it should have never happened. >> rick lockett is still in jail charged with his wife's murder. his trial is set to begin later this year. our investigators made several attempts to get ahold of that deputy. but he did not respond. >> we also learned he was hired as a volunteer deputy in neighborhood c hheyenne county. a surgical tech accused of exposing thousands of patients at swedish medical center is out of jail on bond. that coupled with what we've learned about how many times he's been fired for similar accusations has lots of patients angry. lindsay watts is live now at swedish
>> reporterr we found out that rocky allen was fired from three other hospitals for drug-related reasons, yet he was able to come here at work at swedish. allen's attorney add muds he's -- admits he's a drug addict. we still don't know what allen has specifically. people he put at risk for i willness cannot believe that -- illness cannot believe he's out of jail already. he has to find a job not in the medical field, some patients say that's not enough considering al eastbound's history -- allen's history. he did test negative for hepatitis and hiv, but he says the stress that causes his family is something he will never forget. >> i feel bad for all of us because none of us should be put in this type of situation. >> reeorter: those other hospitals were arizona and california.
hospital, allen was acutesed of doing the -- accused of doing the same thing at swedish. even though allen is in a halfway house right now, he's facing federal charges. if convicted, he could speed up to 14 years behind bars. we are in touch with a denver attorney who is representing two patients who say they got hepatitis b after having surgery here at swedish. right now it is 7:40. a spanish athlete is speaking out virus. even though she battled her zika, it's not going to keep her from competing in the
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mountains, you can enjoy it. dale is keeping an eye on that on your forecast. >> joining me this morning dr. dean. we're going to talk about dental disease. first, we have to go to the kitty. this is gilbert. love the name >> he's great. he's a year old. he's only been at the she will lter for a week. he's owner released. loves kids, other cats, likes dogs. he would be the perfect kitty for a family. >> and i think he was so calm, and then i pettitte. >> he's -- and then i pet it. >> he's getting neutered tomorrow morning. he's an
>> very soft too. >> once he gets a little weight% on him, he'll be a pretty good-sized cat. >> gilbert needs a home, everybody. dr. dean is with me. accumulation of tartar and plaque. the problem with dental disease answer it doesn't only infect your mouth, what happens is the tartar spreads to your blood streams and couud cause diseases to your kidney, heart and lungs. so if owners suspect that their pet has dental disease, pain in the mouth, bad odor, difficulty eatiig, those kinds of things, they should
>> is there certain foods? >> there are certain foods that can help. again, talk to your veterinarian. >> good tips there. to contact dr. dean, you can call the number right there on the screee. there's the information on your screen right there. of course, gilbert still needs a home. so, you know, lamar odoming on to the denver.com. you can get all the information. gilbert, you're doing good, buddy. you're prrtty cute. >> we're going to wish him good luck tomorrow. >> yes. that's true. >> he's going to be great. taking a look at our jet stream, you wonder why we have these strong winds. eastern edge of colorado later this evening, the winds are going to
it is 7:48. taking a look at aurora reservoir this morning. it looks so toasty warm. it's about 47 degrees right now. polar plunge happening a little later. some people are going to be pretty cold, evening in the warm weather. this could be the greatest view, a massive black hole 300 million light years from earth. scientists took their sharpest pictures yet. it's larger than a million suns combined, this black hole. the problem is it can't be seen because black holes pull light in with their gravity. space continues to creep me out, dale. >> it's so cool, though. >> it's amazing, but it's just hard to fathom. >> yes.
go, i wonder why. >> it's amazing how, you know, every year we just see more and more and more. >> we find new things. i know. it's fantastic. here in den ver, we have a lot of sunshine. no black hole over colorado. blue skies, there's that sun glare. grab your sunglasses and you're heading out the door this morning. if you're heading out to the high country, you're not going to run into that sun glare. it's not looking too bad across the state now. over the higher mountain passes, bertha passes being one of them at 30 miles per hour. across the plains looks like gusts could be closer to 20 miles per hour. as far as our temperatures and walking out the door this
degrees here in denver, 34 in fort collins. out in the eastern plains a lot of 30s except our friends in limon. don't worry, you're gging to be one of the warmer locations. so from 28 you're going to climb to 68. pueblo, trinidad, you're going to be closer to 70 degrees this afternoon. steamboat, upper 30s. then we will see low-to-mid 50s across the range, mostly in the low 60s. here in downtown denver, we're looking for a high of 62 degrees. longmont and boulder in those low 60s. lakewood looking at a high of 62. we'll see those low 60s for castle rock and parker.
that's about the extent of what we're going to be dealing with. light snow. this is not going to be a major snowmaker at all. a lot of there is a chance late this evening for the far northeast corner for the state to pick up a rain shower or two. snow clears out, and tomorrow we'll deal with a mix of clouds that's what it looks like as we move that future cast forward. but we are going to see changes. tonight we have a cold front what you're going to notice is a drop in temperatures. 48 degrees, this time of year. however, we've been so used to those warm 60s, it's going to feel a little chilly. we also drop out of the 30s, back down into the 20s. monday we'll rebound a little bit, but we have our next system that's going to move in. monday into tuesday, here in the metro area, looking for a chance of rain and then rain/snow mix,
tuesday. so mountains we'll pick up more snow on monday and tuesday. on tuesday, this could be pretty light. dusting to a couple inches as we get closer. we'll take a look eiiher way. next weekend so far looking to shape up pretty nicely. >> i'll take 50. we don't need 70s. >> with 50s, you don't get the strong winds, which means you can get out and do some golfing. >> i know, the wind is too much for the golf. >> yes. but the 60s today, very important for a few folks out east. >> we're headed back to aurora check this out, the water is perfect for
it is five minutes before 8:00. you can see traffic heading westbound on i-70. it is slow and go, which is standard on a saturday morning. at least it's moving. look at that sunshine. they're going to be greeted with a beautiful day in the high country. few more clouds this afternoon, but we are talking about snow in our seven-day. this morning we are at aor's reservoir. it's kind of chilly, balmy, 30-sommthing degrees. so what could be better than jumping in that water? >> get a wet suit. >> he's got the coat on, but that will change here soon. >> reporter: yeah, it might. just in the last few minutes, the temperatures has risen 5, 40. it is just that cold. they actually said there was ice here here. we're all set for 400
thhy raised more than $60,000. for more on that, mindy is joining us. all of that money, all the money that you nice comes from the >> that's right. we don't receive federal or government funding. we rely on the generosity of colorado citizens. >> reporter: and they came out for you in the past. six years, more than a million and a haflf? >> right. >> reporter: if you want to volunteer, you can come down to to 1:00. plunge starts at 1:00. and next week we're headed to denver. >> it's our firrt annual 5k splash and dashes. you can do a 5k walk run, jump into a pool,
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that frigid water. and we're not ttlking about swimmers in wetsuits. all of this to help out some special athletes. we're going to get out there live in just a bit. the good news is at least once they get out of the water we're not going to be talking about temperatures in the 30s. the water may be in the 30s. are dealing with. it is gorgeous. a little chilly this morning, but we are in for a nice warmup across the metro area and the high country as well. temperature. the warmup is today. you'll see the temperatures climb into the low-to-mid 60s. here in denver downtown, 62 degrees should be our highs. 62 for both eerie temperatures year.
gusty winds to be right there in the foothills. could be about 40 miles per hour or more. we'll take a look at that in just a bit. we'll talk about changes with snow moving in later on this week. eric. this morning we have a news alert for you, a woman says she was kidnapped in broad daylight from southeast denver. thankfully she managed to free herself and get away. this happened on valentine's day. you can see it right there. take a look at this. >> hampton and dayton subway, he tried to kidnap them. >> that's part of the police conversation of after the woman called 911 when she says she escaped.% three men pulled over in a light blue '90s minivan trying to solicit her for sex. when she refused, she says they forced her into that van. the woman gave very detailed descriptions which will help police.
light-skinned black man in his 30s. he was clean shaven with a marijuana leaf. the other had shoulder length curly hair and spiepd are web -- spider web tattoo. this morning the family of a man who died when his vehicle collided with a westminster -`police officer is now asking for calls. traviswood dad -- travis wood died. they say wood was going north and tried to turn left when he was hit. his fiancie julie santistevan is devastated. she just wants to make sure there is a thorough investigation. >> i can't ask him what happened. i can't ask him if -- did you pull out in front of the car. did you mean to? i can't ask was his lights and %- sirens on. i can't ask him those questions.
just want to know. i want to know the truth. >> the officer survived that crash. hospital. westminster police tell us their squad cars do not have dash cams. wood's family is planning to have a candlelight vigil tomorrow. a colorado state trooper is -`recovering after his car was hit of a crash. it's unclear if the driver of that truck will face charges. it's 8:04. eye 70 and canyon -- i-70 and canyon should be back open this afternoon. no time has been set yet. even after that happens, drivers should expect long delays, up to an hour. the highway has been closed between glenwood springs and gypsum.
between 2 and $5 million to fix it. a surgical tech accused of stealing painkillers and replacing needles. that tech, rocky allen is out on bond this morning. that has some former patients at swedish medical -`center very angry. we have denver 7 reporter lindsay watts live. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eric. what is so incredible about this case is we learned rocky allen was fired from at least three other hospitals for drug-related reasons, yet he was able to continue to find work at put people at risk. he did that to thousands of patients here at the swedish medical center. and halfway house. we're getting a look in theeoperator room where allen is accused of stealing a two other
arizona, and another ii california. he says the stress that this caused his familiarly is something he will never forget. >> even now i don't sleep very well because it still affects me. just being upset, frustrated with this whole situation. had to be tested because allen has some sort of blood-born pathogen. we just don't know which one. it can include hepc, hepb b or hiv. he could sped more than a deck ade behind bars. it is now 8:06. today justice antonin scalia will be laid to rest. the mass at the basilica will be the final event following two days of official
>> this starts in just under an hour. you're looking at a live look inside the church. people waiting for the mass. the 79-year-old justice died in his sleep. president obama paid his respects to scalia yesterday. today's funeral. vice president joe biden and his wife jill will be theree the president will be going over an extensive list of replacements. you see the binder that the president is carrying. that contains the research on those potential candidates. ultimately whether there will be senate hearings on whomever the president decides to nominate will fall on the senate judiciary chairman. republicans want the decision to be kept for the next president. today former president bill
he's hosting two events, one in low, another -- pueblo, another in colorado springs. yesterday chelsea clinton was in denver campaagning for her mom. hillary clinton will be a few hundred miles away in nevada waiting to find out the results of the caucus there..3 both held rallies in nevada yesterday across the can you please free in -- country in south carolina. donald trump maintains his lead but senator cruz is gaining on him. president obama is urging states to make it easier for people to vote in elections. the president talked to a group of democratic governors. he wants them to do similar things to what's going on in his home state illinois. also allowing people to register on election day. colorado already offers
governer hickenlooper was attending the meeting. the department says portions of 64 of the documents have been upgraded to confidential, but none of the information was classified at the time the e-mails were sent. now a total of 46,946 of clinton's e-mails have been released. the final release will come on february 29. donald trump is calling for a boycott of apple. you heard about this. until the company agrees to unlock the iphone used by the shooters. we learned the pat word for the shooter's icloud account reset. it is now almost 8:10 on this saturday morning. today
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it is 8:12 for you on this saturday morning. here's a live look on i-70 and vail pass. you can see people going to have a lot of fun on this snow. the sun is come their way. we have two systems we're going to talk about in a bit. but it's going to be fairly warm, because some folks, they are goinggto be chilled to the bone this afternoon. >> yeah, it's all for a great cause. today folks will be taking part in the polar plunge at the aurora reservoir. jason is out there this morning.
you put more than just your fingers out there yet? >> reporter: i have not. but we% have rave soles that are going to go in there live on t.v. one of our brave soles here, dana russell, tell us why does corporate -- is corporate sponsorship so important? >> it's a great organization for olympics. we invite our communities to come out. as a corporate sponsor we obviously are wanting unified sports to impact our schools and communities. >> reporter: you have had members at all the different polar plunges and your total raising is far? >> we are close to $10,000. >> reporter: and all oo the money from colorado comes from corporations and volunteers, all the people that are going to be out here, 400 people. but you
go ahead. they said that this -- go. sgl >> reporter: they say the water is -- no warmer than 40 degrees. speaking of corporate teams, the denver 7 team, we have two actually. we're going to be out here at the event. how was the water? >> it was a little brisk, but it's sunny and beautiful. >> reporter: last year the high was five degrees. there's still time to donate. you can still come out here to the aurora reservoir. 11:00 to 1:00. registration opens, the event starts at one 1:00.
cause. we put link on our website. >> immaterial'm starting a twitter campaign right now. jump, jason, jump. i want you to walk down the dock and then jump. because i don't want just the knee down in. i want the body plunge. >> reporter: no. no diving. under the water? >> yeah. head down . it's cold just thinking about it. it's all for a good cause. the kids right there did it. you can do it. >> he's testing it out. he's only doing his fingers. it's going to get real in about 45 minutes. thank you, buddy. a girl battling cancer is getting her make a wish, but it's not your typical wish. marley's wish is to raise money
she's getting help with her wish from students at mountain vista high school. they sold shirts to help marley. >> we couldn't be more proud of her. after everything she's been through and have such a and continue to persevere, we're proud of her. >> marley wants to use the money to buy and donate stuffed bears to ccildren battling cancer to help comfort them. she's just all grown up already. >> it is amazing to see. that's a smart kid. very inspiring. i love to see it. our temperatures are warming pretty nicely. 43 degrees. you can see those winds, they are starting to pick up right now. it's 16 miles an hour. those
it's 8:18. the weather is definitely holding up for you. this is a liveelook from i-70. we've seen slowdowns this morning. don't be surprised if you hit a little traffic if you're heading up to enjoy some hiking. you can hike today instead of just ski. the warm, windy weather we've been having certainly not good news for firefighters. they bushed 27 -- burned 27 acres of land before the firefighters put any of that out. no word what started this, and dale, fortunately, we were come back from another live shot and saw this along highway 36. and the winds weren't as bad. so i'm telling you, that's why it only burned 27 acres. because if it was windy in some parts yesterday, that could spread.
to really pick up that fire and move it. so that's obviously a major concern. and the fact that we've had so many of these quick grass fires really is evidence that we need more snow. i know some people are going, but it's been so nice. i don't want it to snow. bbt we need that moisture especially if we don't want our state to be burning down over the spring and summer. so snow and rain are a good thing. today in denver, that is just not going to happen. good news is our winds morning. we're seeing stronger winds right in the foothills up in the mountain passes. as far nicely. we have 21 in ledville. here in denver, 43. a little cooler up north. fort collins and greeley still in the 30s. sterling, you're right there as well. highssthis afternoon
you can see the 40s in the now that's your current temperature of 34. degrees. and you'll see the mid and then we're going to see the 60s well. southeast corner, pueblo, trinidad and lamar near 70 degrees later this afternoon. these temperatures, again, well above where we should be. denver should be about 45 degrees. we're going to top out downtown at 62. you'll see 63 in littleton. so very nice temperatures, but yet again, we're hoping for a little bit of looking at our future cast, you'll see a little bit of that dropping into those afternoon. if you see any, it's not going to be much. but we'll in the
just moving across later this evening, overnight tonight we get those nice clear skies. tomorrow mix of sun and clouds for the high country, and then we'll see a few clouds later on, sunday night into monday. the front that we get later oday is going to drop our temperatures. so you're going to feel the difference. highs in the upper 40s. notice the lows. we drop down into the 20s. as we head towards wednesday, we go into the teens. the next system will bring snow to the mondays monday. monday into tuesday some of that will make its way down here into the metro area. so yes, we could be talking about a little bit of moisture. we warm up pretty quickly, so we're going to have to wait a little longer for more snow to make its way. we still have march which is our snow month. >> i my north-facing house update. the snow is gone. my whole yard, it's all gone. >> it's been so warm. >> i know.
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in the 66-year hockey history, denver hockey has never played outdoor. a week from today both they got to practice on the fresh sheet of ice yesterday. and the teams %- couldn't be more excited. >> it's time to have some fun. they're like kids today. it's been awesome to be in the rockies locker room and go out -`on the field on the ice.
tomorrow will be a lot more business, but right now we're enjoying it. a lot of smiles in the locker room. pioneer lacrosse team against no. 3, duke. last week they rallied past air force lake. >> if we win, we got a huge win in the bank because you know they are going to have a great season. if we don't win, then when you play those kind of teams and they beat you, what happens is they highlight the things that you need to improve on for the next time you see them. >> now yesterday was nine days since the nuggets hit the hardwood. they went 22 games the first half of the year and began the latter season in sacramento where the defense didn't travel. it was still on
-`michael malone got his first head coaching start. demarcus cousins had 30 seven points, 20 re -- 37 points, 20 rebounds. e manual takes the steal. >> colorado mallory was chosen for the qualifying roster at 17. now she hopes the her ticket to rio. she touches the back of the net in a atch up they never trailed. they have canada tomorrow. that's a look at your morning sports. it is 8:27. just ahead in
the fight over the replacement is a key over the race now. republicans are vying for votes. morning. it's pretty nice outside. >> it really is. >> it's hard to complain about the beautiful weather we've had over the last couple days. enjoy the day because it is slowly coming to an end. now it's not going to be drastic and horrible so don't panic yet. you do remember it is february. it is not april or may just yet here in the metro area. we do have quite a bit of sunshine.% the winds, about 15 miles an hour here in denver. we could see some of them pick up. in the ffothills, however, some of those speeds could be up to 40 miles an hour. look at these temperatures though. 46 degrees
evergreen, you are at 45 right now. golden, 44. some pretty decent temperatures across the metro area. from here, we just climb. weir going to see -- we are 're going to see the low 60s by 6:00 this afternoon. we get right into the heat of the day, that's where we're looking for the winds to pick up. only dropping into the low 50s. tomorrow those 50s are going to sound going to get there in the high. on monday, the jury could begin deliberations in the trial against a woman accused of cutting a baby from another woman's womb. dynel lane showed emotion in court yesterday. you can see it here. this is the first time during the whole trial. she wiped away ttars as the jury heard her interview. she claimed she had to defend herself and only cut the baby
>> it seemed every time i would try to get leverage, it was just -- she would come at me again. i starteddthinking i didn't want the baby to die too. so i cut the baby out. >> this came as a bit of a surprise yesterday. the defense rested its case without calling wittesses. that means closing arguments are set for first thing monday morning. a mother of six ends up murdered. our investigators find out she might still be alive if not for a significant mistake made by a deputy. >> reporter: this is a story about a murdered mother of six. >> she's a good mother who didn't deserve anything that
>> reporter: about a husband's violent history. >> he's in possession of a small handgun and is homicidal and suicidal. >> reporter: and the story connecting the dots between a critical phone call and a deputy's decision to distort the truth. >> did your office consider criminal charges against this deputy? >> we did. `nd i think we still do. >> reporter: months before the district attorney investigated the deputy's decision, kirsten lockett was asking for help. >> he's in the lincoln county area. >> reporter: rick, accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting her. he was a wanted man. >> he was wanted in connection for multiple felonies. >> reporter: five days later police responded to curse tin's brother -- kirs tin's brother's home in castle rock. inside
>> there were wo phone calls between our agencies advising them of the armed and dangerous indicator on mr. lockett. >> reporter: days after police officials told denver 7. >> they were given specific information as regards to extra patrols and increased vigiling lance. >> painful? it is painful. >> reporter: the warrant confirmed one of the deputies distorted the truth claiming he called the castle rock police department asking for increased patrols. >> when you learned that the deputy in fact was not truthful, your reaction? >> i was absolutely shocked. i mean absolutely shocked that those calls weren't made because i was told they were.
shows rick lockett was in the castle rock area for two days beffre the murder. it also showed the deputy admitted he had been untruthful. he never made the call to castle rock. >> did this deputy embarrass your department? >> he did. i will be blunt and say "yes," he did. >> that's when the sheriffs captain said their agency called the colorado state patrol. %- and soon after castle rock police directly. >> when you hear that? >> it hurts. it hurts. >> your name and your picture. your credibility. >> my faith. yeah. >> reporter: the captain now knows he misinformed the public because his deputy didn't tell the truth. >> i thought i can trust him, and i for every intent and purposes i should have been able
>> reporter: the integrity of into question here. >> we discovered that we did not county. >> that deputy is o longer surprised? >> i'm not surprised. >> should that deputy be allowed to work in another department? >> you know, i'm not going to make a decision in that. he won't work in this department. >> reporter: he resigned from personal reasons. and the sheriffs office still does not know why he failed to make those calls to protect kirsten lockett. >> one could argue if those calls would have been made, kirsten lockett might be alive today. >> tony, i don't know. i can't ever say that we would know that. >> does the deputy have blood on his hands for what happened? >> no, i would say that's not my perspective. ultimately the
defendant in this case. do i wish that those calls would have went out? absolutely, i wish that. but they didn't. >> reporter: so now seven months later, you have a husband behind bars, six children without a mother, and two communities left with questions. >> it's sad. it's totally sad. i feel bad for her kids. it should have never happened. >> rick lockett is in jail charged with his wife's murder. trial is set to begin late they are year. our investigators made several attempts to get ahold of the deputy, but he did not respond. >> we also learned after leaving lincoln county he was hired as a reserve deputy. but he was terminated after that. you can see the full time line of this case. a surgical tech accused of
at swedish medical center to hepatitis and hiv is now out of jail on bond. that coupled with what we learned about how many times he's been fired for `imilar accusations has patients angry. lindsay watts is live now with more on this. >> reporter: we found out that rocky allen was fired from at least three other hospitals for drug-related reasons, yet he was still able to come and work here. allen's attorney admits he is a drug addict. he has some blood-born pathogen. we ssill don't know what allen has specificalll. people he put at risk for illness cannot believe he's out of jail already. though he's in a halfway house, he has to submit to drug tests. some patients say that is not enough considering allen's history. patient patrick evans had two surgeries. he has
and hiv but says the stress of going through those tests have been awful. >> none of us should be put in this type of situation. >> reporter: those other hospitals were arizona and california. at a san diego hospital allen is accused of doing the same thing, swapping syringes so he could get his hand on fentanyl. it could be morphine. allen is facing if convicted, years. we've been in contact with the denver attorney representing two paaients who say they did get hepatitis b after having surgery here at swedish. just ahead, a great picture
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it's 8:42. i love colorado. this is a beautiful shot of our mountains. what is it we're looking again? we have the flat irons are there as well.
indian peak. looking to the northwest, you can also see the city of denver a little bit there. a lot of blue skies. it's going to be nice today. we are two weeks from the world games out of copper mountain. we've been working on these stories with our new reporters. hannah and connor. >> get this, hannah and connor, by themselves. >> i'm here at copper mountain hanging out with hannah and connor. and guys, we met a lot of cool volunteers, coaches, and
and it's so much fun for the winter games. >> and we can check it out. >> reporter: copper mountain has hosted winter games for the last 27 years. we asked stephanie sweenee how big of a deal it is for copper. >> they come in for a full day. they're up on mostly based on our west village. >> cody field is a snow boarder, and he is ready for the winter games. >> i'd say it's the best one i can of in my life. >> it's a once a year thing we can all get together. it's a great experience for all of us. >> reporter: the winter games at copper is always a hit with the fans.
so many people watching you, it's the best experience. >> i meet a lot of good people. fireworks. i love the fireworks. >> great story. for all of their stories, you can log on our website. >> i'm connor. >> and i'm hannah anderson. back to you. >> i need to practice my out queue, because theirs is the best. >> that's the first story they wrote. >> i give them an a plus. the special olympics colorado games coming up at copper mountain. >> that's next weekend. today is a totally different winter activity to help out the colorado special olympics. this
>> the water out in the aurora reservoir, 37 degrees. not bad. are you excited for this? >> reporter: i'm getting nervous and excited. we've group of people that are going to be jumping in this. they are members of the on special olympics unified sports program. you guys can cheer, you can wave. it's still early for them. they're out here dressed like superheroes. they're going to be jumping into the reservoir starting at about 1:00. we're going to bring back in mindy. what is a unified sports program? it's a great program that brings kids with and without disabilities together sports as a platform to create accepting welcoming schools for all students. >> reporter: i'm sure it's
the back and forth between the athletes, the camaraderie, `hings like that? >> it's incredible. i invite everybody to come out and watch the game. >> reporter: we have one of the coaches, savannah. what is it all about to be a coach when you're theree >> it's all about having, like it's all about the athletes. it's all about watching them be the stars of the school, having everyone cheer for them, having for them. >> reporter: events like this help fund that. all of the money that is raised goes to the -`special olympics colorado. there's still time. if you want to come down and be a part of this at the aurora reservoir, registration opens at 11:00. people are going to be running into the water maybe in ten minneapolis somebbdy's going to go into the water. they've been peer pressuring me.
couple more donations to really push me off% the dock into the wwter. >> we want full coverage, jason. >> jason, jump. did you hear, eric? he saad there's no walking in and having the water touch your knees. you have to plunge full body in the water. >> reporter: like stroll. strolling. no, this is not going to happen. we're expecting canonball. something big. >> we'll see what he does. going to be very exciting. good news is the temperatures are not too bad. we're right now in the 40s across the m it took joel silverman years to become a master dog trainer. but only a few commands
up in the high country, already in the 20s. here's the warmup for you. as you head farther west in the , in the 50s. 60s for the metro area. on the eastern plains, the southeast corn er closer to 70 degrees later on this afternoon. puts us well above where we should be. 60 for the high. 62 in eerie. 63 in long mont as well as littleton and highland ranch. later on this afternoon, slight chance for snow, not going to amount to much, but a little moisture would be nice. northhast corner cculd pick up isolated rain showers. southern half of the state completely dry. in fact no cloud cover at all. that is going to clear out and tomorrow start the day with clouds in the high country and a few clouds on the eastern plain tomorrow evening. but still, nice and quiet. this is the beginning of changes though.
going to have a cold front that's going to drop in. tomorrow looking for a high of 48 degrees. look at our lows, we're in the 20s. from there we rebound pretty nicely. on monday we're back into the 50s. however, that's the next system that's going to roll in. so monday into tuesday that's where we're looking for the chance for more snow. monday night into tuesday, that's where we'll see that down here. couud be rain snow and mix in some location. it's going to get colder and then we rebound back into the 50s next weekend. so a little glitch in the system here. nice to see some snow. we need more here so we don't have fire danger. not really seeing heavy snow over the next week down here. it is now 8:52. next on denver 7, the moment has arrived, folks.
welcome back, everyone. >> it's ime for a dude to july p into a random thing of cold water. a good reason actually. >> reporter: thank you. yes, they have convinced me after a morning, it is just a good enough cause. the polar plunge today registration still open. 11:00 to 1:00. the plungers go into one, but i can't wait. normally you see 400 people plus they're going but i'm not going to do that,
so here we go, aurora reservoir, polar plunge. three, two, one. [cheering and applause] >> he did it. [laughter] >> he did full coverage. yes. >> see, it's not that cold. he's still hanging out in the water. >> reporter: oh, my goodness. that is probably the coldest thing i have ever experienced. it's freezing. it's absolutely freezing. they said the ice was actually here a couple days ago. they said it's no more than 40 degrees, but i would beg to differ. i would say it's 33. because if it was 32, it would be freezing, but it's freezing. >> how did it go?
>> you can get out of the water now jason. i think kory is going to hand him his -- [laughter] >> he's so cold. somebody give the poor guy a towel. >> he can't talk anymore, guysment his mouth is frozen. >> that was epic. he did the full plunge. >> reporter: for a good reason. donate. come on out. >> speaking of donations, denver 7 is raising money for the policy aplunge. so we are -- polar plunge. so we are jumping in next weekend here in denver. we have two teams, the morning show team and the evening show..3 so t's lisa and connor, and we are competing. the morning show is a way better you want to help donate to us.
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