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it is 6:00 a.m. and congratulations, you made it to friday. taking a live look at that beautiful sunrise. a warm day today and nice for the weekend. >> let's get over to first alert weather's lisa hidalgo. lisa, we do need a llttle bit more winter, but it doesn't feel like it. >> no. today and tomorrow very spring- like. we really could use more snow. march typically our snowiist month. today you're not going to get it. sunshine, across the region it's quiet. clear skies you saw from that picture, we have a bright sunrise this morning. winds coming in out of the southwest at about 5 to 10 miles per hour.
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gustier up to the northeast. also up and through the foothills today. look at these numbers, denver 60. 40s and 50s in the mountains. this is just the start. tomorrow it gets warmer. >> so far so good across the freeways, byways, highways, side streets, anywhere you want to go looking pretty nice. this is looking along looks like i-76 i'm going to call it. that's 270 there going past vasquez. sapp brothers there. you can see their sign and that's that transition to go to i-70 that way. looking at pretty lights and sapp brothers over there east side looking good. you can see a lot of green this morning. south side, north side, an issue popped up moments ago, 285 looking okay. not seeing significant delays. you are starting to get a little more traffic here and there. overall a pretty good drive. okay, great, show them an
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there's a sign. all kinds of stuff. this is a concern for a lot of parents, bus driver arrested -`for suspicion of dui, after kids. 30 kids on board. denver7 reporter eric lupher live this morning as the buses get ready to leave for another school day. eric, thankfully no one got hurt. >> reporter: fortunately no one was injured. now it's friday and buses are starting to leave again, where thousands of kids will take the bus again. clearly a scary situation, a shocking situation for parents. it was a staffer who noticed alcohol on michael hobbs' breath and turned him in. this is where it happened. it was at west middle school yesterday afternoon, hobbs actually was able to leave the school with 30 kids on board. administrators finally stopped him at his first stop and that's when the administrators told the kids to get off that school bus. so here's what happened after
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to check on the driver and cleared him medically. then a sheriff's deputy with arapahoe county showed up, conducted a road side sobriety test and arrested hobbs on suspicion of dui. the blood test won't be back for a couple of weeks. back here live we do not have a picture of hobbs, but we do know he worked for the cherry creek school district for about a year and a half. what is the district saying? we'll have details coming up after 6:30. southeast aurora, eric lupher, denver 77 thanks, eric. this arvada pe teacher behind bars accused of sexual exploitation of a child. young. teaches gym at sierra elementary. police say their investigation began when he told them child porn images had accidentally popped up on his computer. young has been on administrative leave since december. mass shooting, three people
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when a man opens fire on random drivers before shooting his coworkers in hesston, kansas. ford. we've just learned that ford had just been served with a restraining order from his ex- girlfriend about an hour and a rampage. >> man, i seen people running out saying, run, run. and pop, pop, pop, pop. that's all i heard. everybody started scattering out of the building, and i didn't realize what happened until we got outside and i coming out. >> the first officer on the scene ran inside, shot the suspect dead. the sheriff called him a hero and said he aved many lives. the final republican debate before super tuesday seemed more like a screaming debate. most lines can be sumed up between marco rubio and donald trump. >> first of all, this guy is a choke artist and this guy is a liar. we're losing so much to mexico
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>> your ties and the clothes you wear are made in mexico and china. >> you don't know a thing about business. >> you're the only person on this stage fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. >> no, you haven't hired anybody. >> ben carson and governor kasich stayed out of this fray. but carson made a confusing comment when asked how he would fill the supreme court vacancy. >> the fruit salad of their life is what i would look at. >> he said he would base it on their life's work and court rulings. students at cu boulder can get out of mid-terms with a selfie. >> chemistry exams are scheduled for tuesday night, the same time as the colorado caucuses. the department has given students a deal, attend a caucus, take a picture and you won't have to take the exam.
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cu students. >> i bet there will be a lot of people taking advantage of >> would you do it? >> yes, i was not god at chemistry. >> me either. it's why we're here. 3 dayle cedars is in loveland. inside these trucks is enough food to feed hundreds of thousands of starving children all over the world. >> it's amazing what they plan to do in two days' time. you guys. in about two and a half days there's going to be 2500 to 3,000 volunteers that will package more than a half million of these packages and these trucks will be completely full. joining us now is brian to talk a little bit more about this. tell me who are the volunteers and who are the groups involved? >> we've really touched a nerve i think here in northern colorado. we actually have people coming from churches and local businesses and also schools and honor societies and they're coming from as far away as
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some people came from parker, and estes park, fort collins and loveland. really people from all over. and they want to help. >> reporter: talk about these meals. what is it you're putting together? >> well, there's soy and rice, but also a scientific diet that is filled with vitamins made specifically for helping people that are really on the brink of starvation get their basic needs. >> reporter: there's six meals inside one of those packages and all it takes is about six weeks to turn the life of a >> yes. there are very dramatic changes that have occured with kids that can barely lift their heads to now they're happy and healtty and they can do the when they're hungry. school. so it really is an infrastructure builder for those conditions where you've got to get people healthy. >> reporter: a lot of these
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heading to haiti to really help out the kids down there. we are going to put one of those to the test. we've got some water boiling off to the side. coming up later in our 6:00 newscast we're going to show you exactly what is inside one of those packages. live at the larimer county fairgrounds, dayle cedars, denver 7. >> that's cool. >> should be neat to look at. >> dayle goes camping in the parking lot. a sneak peek inside coors stadium series. jason gruenauer is at coors field now. we know you're excited about this. >> reporter: i am. normally when i'm reporting here it's all about baseball, but not today. the avalanche and the red wings, not the rockies and their opponents, will be taking over coors field. alumni game tonight, regular game tomorrow. outside there's a spectator plaza. we're going to put ourselves to the test here. we have the honda shootout.
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ramp, hit the target, if i hit it it lights up. and i missed. we're going to dry it again. as i'm doing this, all right, i've been hitting it all morning. we're going to actually show you inside what coors field looks like. there's a baseball stadium that's hosting a hockey game. there's an ice rink on it now. they hhve all sorts of live entertainment planned. the fray will be playing, andy grammer playing. this plaza here outside is open all afternoon starting from 1:00 to 5:00, thh game is at 5:00. then from 2:00 to 6:00 tomorrow. it's a big influx, because normally coors field isn't used at all this time of year. the only thing is the weather is a little bit warm for hockey. that's why we're playyng out here on plexiglass, trying to -- i bounced it off. but the crews are working extra hard to keep the ice there. they had to ship in foam snow, not actual snow. that's because tomorrow, i think it's going to be like 60.
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>> i was going to say, have you made it yet? >> reporter: it's harder than it looks. >> i like how he did that, i'm going to roll video if this starts to go south. almost, almost. it's going to be really warm. this is not ice in the middle of the baseball field kind of weather. take a look at tomorrow. if you're going out early, going out for the experience outside, you're going to find temperatures at around 2:00, 70 degrees. by 6:00 when the puck drops tomorrow night, we'll be at 60. a little breezy. but upper 40s by tomorrow night. very nice. >> overall a pretty good drive. from airtracker 7, this is i-70
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[ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. 6:13. welcome back. we have sad news to pass along. paul james murphy, the last known coloradian who survived
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indianapolis has died. i had the pleasure of interviewing him several times. the u.s.s. indianapolis delivered the key components of the first atomic bomb. as it headed across the sea in july of 1945, a japanese submarine torpedoed the ship. for four days the crew of more than a thousand trapped in the water, many died from shark attacks. murphy told me how he survived. >> as a group we would splash and holler and it seemed to leave us alone. all 1197 of us received purple hearts. >> murphy was one of only 317 survivors. he died sunday at the age of 91. survived by his wife, six children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. his funeral is tomorrow in broomfield. if mary lou is watching, our
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he loved cigars so i would trade cigars with him. a great guy. >> you've been able to interview so many amazing people, i'm sure that was fascinating. >> that was one of my favorites. i till have my coffee mug with the u.s.s. indianapolis on it. >> cool. a beautiful couple of days ahead of us. little windy in spots. you can see current wind in denver between 10 to 15 miles per hour. we'll be watching the foothills and areas like greeley, sterling. gustier today, 15 to 25 miles per hour. clear skies across the entire region. another very dry day. big ridge of high pressure building in the west and that will keep our temperatures well above normal and our skies clear. today 30 to start in denver. you're going to find relative humidity at 56% and winds pretty calm. fort collins you're below freezing. city park 29 now. in castle rock 31. your kids this morning they'll
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gets chilly when you're standing in one spot at the bus stop for a little longer. you'll find teens and 20s in the mountains. much warmer in spots that yesterday we saw 20s and 30s. across northeastern colorado, 55 to about 65 degrees in spots. denver 60 today. we have highlands ranch at 65. aurora at 64. platville 58. upper 50s to low even mid-60s with clear skies. that's why i'm fast forwarding this futurecast to 7:00 tomorrow morning. not much to show in the next 24 hours. by saturday afternoon a few clouds will develop. we have a weak storm that will roll through, we'll get a little cloud cover ahead of it. mountains will pick up a little light snow by saturday, late day, early evening. then it will spread into the central mountains overnight saturday into early sunday. not a lot of snow for the
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inches and skies will gradually clear out by sunday. more sunshine at that point. 6:00sunday morning we'll see sunshine here in denver. not a lot of moisture with this storm for us. it will bring our temperatures down. from 60 today to 70 tomorrow. sunday we're at 55. cooler but pretty mild. first week of march looks pretty nice. we have a weak storm on tuesday. that could bring with it a light mix. want to send it out live to dayle cedars. gorgeous sunrise, dayle. >> reporter: absolutely gorgeous up here in northern colorado. we're at the larimer county fairgrounds. it's cold, clear skies have our temperatures chilly. we're giving you fort collins, loveland, and windsor when it comes to your forecast. we're at about 25 degrees. it's cold. the wind at least very calm. that's not an issue. but by this afternoon we'll
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temperatures to about 60 degrees. it will make for a great day. once we get through cold of the early morning hours. we'll be out here live talking about an organization and a great event that is taking ace over the next two and a half days coming up in a little bit. that will be in our 6:30 hour. now inside to jayson. >> looking nice across aurora. airtracker 7, the i-225 drive, there's mississippi. you can see the light rail tracks as they're doing a lot more work to get it ready for opening day as we're getting closer to that aurora line that will take you from 9-mile up to fitzsimons. i-25 and 62nd southbound getting busier, but not too bad. heavy traffic confined to i-76 getting busier. overall not bad. standard drive to the south side. little bit more traffic here
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minutes downtown to the denver tech center. if you have to catch a flight, wide open pena boulevard,. thank you. the shootings we've been talking about in kansas comes tragedy at home. you can see a long line of law enforcement escorting the body of fallen deputy nate carrigan play. school resource officer. the community has set up a gofundme account in his honor. so far it's raised nearly $10,000 for the scholarship fund in his name. deputy kolby martin, this is a picture of him here, is currently recovering at st. anthony hospital in lakewood. the 11-year veteran has improved to serious condition. doctors say he's even up and moving around now, which is great news. the other deputy injured, captain mark hancock, is now out of the hospital. we're learning a little bit more about the gunman who shot
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eviction notice in bailey wednesday. we obtained a january 20th sheriffs report that talks about a visit from the state farm office in conifer. martin wirth apparently was denied insurance because he didn't have a valid license. in response the report says he said something to the effect of "i should get my gun and shoot the first cop i see." a concerned employee even called the jefferson county sheriff's office. 6:20. colorado's unemployment rate is among the lowest in the country. federal numbers report our rate has dropped to 3.9%, this is for 2015. the national rate, 5.3%. we're waiting to learn if large cuts at halliburton will hit colorado. they're cutting 8% of its workforce. that comes out to about 5,000 jobs world wide. the ceo says the oil industry has turned down faster than any -`other industry. long time broncos fans know whaa it's like to win back to
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finally here, lisa has grown an inch. no, no. denver7 is freezing for a reason this weekend. we'll join special olympics plunge. team. lisa is leading the team now and we're leading them, right? >> only by 50 bucks. we were up by 500 yesterday. team. >> you'll just have to write a check for the difference. we decided on our team costume. conner had a special message >> i'm conner. >> all: and we're the power rangers. >> that's right. we're dressing up as the power rangers for the power plunge watch out, eric. eric.
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not for you, but for us. [ singing ] they will see the people rise they will see the people rise >> what he said, yeah, exactly. >> perfect. >> he is awesome. >> not for you, but for us. >> i can't wait to see him tomorrow. obviously dressing up as power rangers. mitch will jump in in a full suit. one of your old ones, right? one, come on. >> happens tomorrow at the denver zoo. run starts at 11:00. plunge starts at 12:00. you can donate. every little bit helps. five, 10 bucks. >> can you sign up early tomorrow morning if you get out there? >> yes. they're trying to get everyone to raise at least $75. i was looking at the web site, between our two teams we're at about $5,000 now. >> nice. >> over 60, 70,000. >> amazing.
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>> thank you for that, by the way. >> will be warm for the run. first alert weather tomorrow by 11:00 we're at 62 degrees. really very warm. by noon 65 for the plunge and the beer garden at 2:70. that's what jayson is looking forward to. 70s and the beer garden. beautiful day today, tomorrow. 60 today. clear skies. beautiful there. temperatures today around 60 degrees. 30s and 40s just off to the west of us. lisa, thank you. 6:26. a bus driver stopped and arrested, accused of driving drunk with dozens of kids aboard the bus. our eric lupher live with reaction from the school.
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how about this sunrise this morning? to start off your friday. february started off with the huge blizzard and ended up with some of the best weather we've had all winter. >> february is stealing march's thunder a little bit. you still have time to make outdoor plans and you probably should. will be nice today and tomorrow. >> how many times do you need sunscreen in denver? skiing you do, but here it's unreal. 60s today. 70 tomorrow. this is a gorgeous shot from our sunrise. very bright drive into work this morning. temperatures near freezing. we're at 30 now in denver. winds southwest at 5 to 10 miles per hour. looking across the region, clear skies. not much if anything popping up. a little snow in the mountains it looks like late saturday into sunday. that's good. we'll add a few inches to the ski resorts. today 59 a high in greeley. denver 60. could get gusty in southeastern colorado.
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>> no big delays, but this is our first accident on the highways, eastbound side of highway 36 at church ranch. you can see the sign there. that wall. blocked. traffic is breezing by it. very light traffic here. you can see the light traffic the north side of town, coming in from 120th to the north side you can see some of that light traffic and then on the map you can see we have a pretty nice drive about anywhere you want to go. heavier traffic, southbound avenue. thank you. imagine getting a call from your child's school saying their bus driver had been arrested for dui with the kids on the bus. that's what happened in the cherry creek school district. denver7's eric lupher has learned more information overnight. >> reporter: we did learn new
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the driver will be in a courthouse at 2:00 this afternoon. a courtroom, rather. that's set for 2:00 today. here's what happened. a staffer at west middle school smelled alcohol on hobbs' breath before he started taking kids to school. fortunately, he was turned in, but was able to drive off with 30 kids in the bus. he didn't make it far, only to the next stop, where administrators caught up with the bus and had all the kids get off. arapahoe county deputy eventually did a field sobriety test and took hobbs intt custody for suspicion of dui. a spokesperson with the cherry creek school district said -- hobbs has been with the district since 2015. "the denver post" reporting he won't be back to work. i'm in southeast aurora, eric lupher, denver 7. thank you, eric. commmnitt comes together
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for a scholarship for a fallen hero. corporal nate carrigan with the park county sheriffs off the shot and killed serving an eviction notice in bailey this week. people who knew him say he was -`down to earth, humble guy. he was a school bus driver, training to be a deputy and football and baseball coach. >> our coach, we can play for him, what we would have wanted us to do. >> the other two deputies are still recovering. we've also heard from park county's sheriff about the deadly confrontation with the martin wirth, the shooter. he says this was an eviction, something they normally routinely do, should have never ended this way. you can hear his comments in full on our web site and also the denver 7 app. new developments out of kansas on that mass shooting where three people are dead after a plant worker opened fire on his coworkers. he was also shot dead.
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been served a restraining order from his ex-girlfriend about 14 hours before the shooting. tonight for the first time ever denver fans can watch an nhl hockey game outside. >> should be fun. denver7 reporter jason gruenauer joins us from coors field. couldn't ask for better weather in february. looking good. >> reporter: yes, couldn't ask and warm looking stylish. this is the logo the avalanche will be wearing. we have a bunch of stuff going on. the field is all set, the rink is all set. we're here at spectator plaza. we have a band stage, the weiner mobile is here, bubble hockey. i'm going to try to redeem myself from this missed target shot in just a second. it's already getting warm out here. inside what it looks like, one it's verr, very cool looking inside. the fact there's an nhl rink from baseline to baseline.
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no, they had to truck in foam stuffing to make it look like snow. the hard part is keeping that ice frozen inside the field. they have put a reflective tarp. they have a 900-ton restrict rater unit -- refrigerator unit. they've done this in california and even las vegas and say it's a battle to keep the ice, ice. >> you're building something where it really doesn't belong and i think people will be impressed with what this stadium will look like come game day. >> reporter: i'm going to tell you, i'm quite impressed. this is a miniature version of what we're going to see coming up later. we're going to run you through it, because some of the red wings must be shooting on that thing. we'll have to start a fight with them in just a second. the alumni game is tonight at 5:00. stadium series game is tomorrow night at 6:00.
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whole area will be open to the public. it's open and free to the public, all part of this historic thing. nhl has done 17 of these games, never bben in colorado before. really a good time, still tickets available on the secondary market. as i heave you guys, i'm going to run over here, pick up a puck and i'm going to shoot my little heart out. one puck, one shot. >> good job. >> reporter: all that counts. >> yes, no one was tending the goal there, but you made it. >> must be the outfit. >> makes him shoot straighter. thank you, jason. >> he's not having fun. today players start going through the drills at the nfl scouting combine in >> john elway says he wants to sign von miller to a long-term deal. as for the quarterback
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broncos are in no rush with manning. >> and they're working on a deal with brock osweiler. ted cruz and marco rubio doing everything they can to try to stop donald trump and did it get tense last night during that gop debate. >> having a lot of fun up here tonight, i have to tell you. thank you for the book. >> donald, relax. >> i'm relakesed. you're the basket case.
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watch our futurecast starting at 7:30 tomorrow. we have clear skies from now until it looks like tomorrow afternoon. by that point we'll see a few clouds and light snow developing in the northern and central mountains. by early sunday morning we'll pick up a few extra inches of snow in the mountains. >> moments ago they just cleared all lanes of the eastbound side of highway 36 at church lane. stopped traffic for a moment, cleared the accident and all looking good, as well as here on wadsworth on highway 36. sunshine a major factor, thank you. to call the final gop debate before super tuesday tense is >> it was entertaining last night to say the least. insults were flying, so here's 20 of the best zingers in 60 seconds. >> you don't know a thing about business. >> i don't know anything about bankrupting four companies.
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firing dennis rodman on celebrity apprentice. >> you should be ashamed of yourself. >> if he builds the wall the way he built trump tower, he'll use illegal immigrants. >> this is another area on which donald agrees with hillary clinton. >> first of all, few people listen to your radio show. >> when you say crazy zealot are you talking about you? >> you may not be aware of this, donald, because you don't follow this closely. >> swing for the fences. >> i watched him melt down and it was one of the saddest thing i've seen. >> having a lot of fun up here, tonight. >> donald, donald, relax. >> go ahead i'm relaxed. you're the basket case. >> wow. >> at one point dr. carson was like, please insult me, so he could get in on it. they kept insulting each other
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>> politics in america. next tuesday, 12 states hold primaries and caucuses, including colorado. >> willing to participate, has a chance to win one round-trip ticket to anywhere jetblue flies. here's the catch, the entire plane has to unanimously decide on that destination. can only go one place. >> in the spirit of politics, airline passengers get a lesson in reaching across the aisle. jetblue making an amazing deal for a free trip, but only if a plane full of strangers can make a decision together.
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welcome back. 6:44on your friday. take a look at this gorgeous sunrise. this shot coming to us from loveland. dayle is up there this morning talking about a great initiative, slammin' for famine, trying to feed thousands around the world. >> this is from airtracker 7, the gorgeous rocky mountains there full of snow. but down hire, will be a beautiful day. here's the deal, you're part of something historic tonight.
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you step on a flight. passengers on a jetblue flight this week were met with a challenge. >> they would get a free round- trip ticket to anywhere jetblue flies if they can all agree on the destination. it came down to two. >> there were a lot more hands up for costa rica. >> had a lot of hands up. let's just freaking go. >> quality of life is amazing. the dollar is strong. you get a lot for your money. i switched over to costa rica. >> less than 90 minutes in it was time for all passengers to cast the final vote. >> raise your hand if you have chosen -- no hands in the air. [ applause ]
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150 random strangers have chosen unanimously to go to costa rica. [ applause ] >> that's awesome. if you're wondering don't these people have places to go? they get a voucher for this trip. so it's part social experiment, and part advertisement for jetblue. there? >> what if they changed direction, we're going now. >> wait, wait, i have a business meeting. >> that would be bad. >> too late! more amazing video, at first it may look like any other plane plannedding. wheels. the plane hit the ground. this is in guam. none of the people on board were hurt. >> cargo plane, so only three on board thankfulll.
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we have a lot of sunshine. but the mountains will see wind speeds at about 15 to 30 miles per hour. 60s today. 70s tomorrow. and a weak storm sunday. very weak. we're not going to see much from it in denver. wind speeds now, estes park, allenspark. no alerts in place, at least not in colorado. normal high today is 49. the record high is 71. we're not going to quite get to the record today. but tomorrow very good chance we could tie it or break it. broomfield now 32. castle rock 31. we have teens and 20s in the mountains to start. highs there this afternoon are going to be well into the 40s and 50s. most of northeastern colorado upper 50s to around 60. denver today a high of 60.
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at the airplane we'll be at about -- airport about -- our skies are clear now. it's going to stay this way for the next 24 hours. let's start your futurecast at 7:30 tomorrow morning. at thaa point still a lot of sunshine state-wide. by the afternoon a few clouds roll through denver and there is going to be a little snow developing in through our northern and central mountains by tomorrow night. this is a pretty weak disturbance. what it does for us in denver, picks up our winds a bit. sunday. not going to see a lot of moisture, though a few showers could clip the northeastern corner. sunday. looking ahead, next week there's a bigger storm. not huge. tuesday into wednesday a chance for a light mix. temperatures in the mid-40s. a little cooler with that
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we'll get a better chanceefor rain and snow here in denver. this morning, it's perfect. let's send it over to dayle cedars, she's got a live look at the forecast in northern colorado. >> reporter: that's right, we are here at the larimer county fairgrounds. we have basically your fort collins, loveland and windsor forecast. are starting to warm. we were at 25 a short time ago and have climbed to about 28 degrees. the wind have picked up a little bit. we have a wind speed of 5 to 10 miles per hour. by this afternoon nice and gorgeous. temperatures about 60 degrees. beautiful clear skies this morning. that sunshine is just going to make for a very bright day later on this afternoon. those temperatures tomorrow as warmer. we're live in windsor, dayle cedars, denver 7. >> that shine will be a major -- sunshine will be a major factor, not only heading up from the north side, but look
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comes over and bam, slows you down coming in from wadsworth into the i-25 area. you can see starting to see traffic in the usual spots, 6th and 285 and c-470 all affected, as well as i-70 with the bright sunshine. heaviest traffic so far from the north side from 120th down to downtown denver. about 20 minutes there. 2700is pretty busy, typical 10 minutes either direction across commerce city. typical seeing the heaviest traffic on 225 coming down from parker road. travel time segments now, you can see the heaviest is 10 minutes from parker to i-25. minutes there. everything else looks great, including getting to dia. ten minutes on either side of pena boulevard. ten to 7:00. one of our favorite stories, an escaped unicorn on the run. >> you heard that right. this is juliette.
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with a realistic horn. children. she got away in fresno, california yesterday posing for pictures. away. >> police chased it for more even brought in a helicopter. in the end it was a neighbor on her horse who coaxed the little unicorn to go on home. we'll get you caught up on all the big stories of the morning in the morning sprint, including an inmate allowed to walk out of jail early. >> plus a packed school bus stopped after leeving school for the day. the driver arrested, accused of
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we start with a nightmare scenario for parents. a bus driver stopped minutes after leaving school suspectd of of getting behind the wheel drunk. >> eric lupher is live this morning. 30 kids were on board when this happened. >> reporter: parents are outrageed this morning and they're talking about it on our facebook page and our web site, thedenverchannel.com. they are wondering what's going to happen to michael hobbs, the driver arrested on suspicion of dui. you can see here at one of the bus barns for cherry creek school district, the buses are starting to clear out for another day of school. michael hobbs was getting ready to take kids home from school at west middle school, when a staffer smelled alcohol on his
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but he was able to make it to the first bus stop yesterday afternoon. that's when the administrators caught up to him and that bus. the kids got off, an arapahoe county sheriff came and did a field sobriety test and that's when he was arrested for suspicion of dui. he'll be in court at 2:00 this afternoon. eric lupher, denver 7. this arvada teacher is behind bars accused of sexual exploitation of a child. lucas cole young has been on administrative leave since mid- december. police started investigating after he reportedly told them child porn images accidently popped up on his computer. the denver jail releases an inmate by error. the inmate walked out of jail yesterday around 10:00 in the morning and he was behind bars for parole violation. he's in custody again and now
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to figure out how this mistake was made. we confirmed now seven cases of the mumps in colorado. investigators believe it's linked to an outbreak that started in iowa. if you get the mumps, you can take over-the-counter medication and stay hydrated. and the flu vaccine cuts risks by 6%. mostly sunny, beautiful. temperatures soaring across the state. 40s and 50s into the mountains. i want to show you what we're expecting this weekend. even warmer heading into it looks like the weekend. temperatures from 70 degrees here in denver to even warmer in some spots. could get into the low, even mid-70s. potentially talking some record- breaking highs on saturday.
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50s. but it will be perfect saturday for our polar plunge. >> reporter: also perfect weather for a hockey game in a that's right. the nhl stadium series is coming to coors field. alumni game tonight and av's and red wings tomorrow. here there's plenty to do for the family, entertainment, food, and of course challenging television. these are open four hours before. today starting at 1:00 through 5:00. tomorrow at 2:00 through 6:00. there's plenty to do and there are tickets available if you want to pick them up for tonight'' game or tomorrow. reporting live, i'm jason gruenauer, one more shot, denver 7. >> that's four goals on an empty net. i don't think those count. top shelf. look at that. % i would have you sing with me,
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colorado boulevard is really slowing us down tremendously. that will be the major factor. overall map a lot of red coming in from the i-76, 270 and i-25 drive. everything else getting busy. sunshine also hitting us in the eyes at 470 by broadway. >> reporter: i'm dayle cedars live in northern colorado where noco is slammin' for famine. joining us now is brian, you guys are out here tomorrow, starting this afternoon. you'll are preparing over 500,000 meals. >> that is correct. we'll be packing meals going to kids all over the world, including haiti and south africa. helping us pack. `> reporter: great. let's talk about, we made up tell us what this is. >> this is a combination of soy and rice anddvitamins and actually a couple of this will
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it's proven to bring them back from the brink of starvation. >> they say from six weeks of eating this meal it can truly save a child's life. big impact in northern colorado. thank you for doing this. so exciting. dayle cedars, denver 7. >> so great. >> what an effort. >> so many kids. >> no kidding. good job. >> does jason need more help getting the goals? >> come on, brother. >> he's like 2 feet away from it. >> but we love him. >> did he miss? >> he missed one. deushane jersey. i don't think he'll be getting
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