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deputy to be killed in less than two months. >> jennifer kovaleski is here to talk to en pecks pert. >> we showed that 2016 has been deadlier for bless across the country, especially here in colorado. february 2016 has been a tough month for colorado police. just this week, clark county corporal nate carrigan was killed while serving a high risk eviction notice. two others were involved in the shootout. >> nate was one of my kids. didn't want this to happen. not supposed to. >> reporter: two days earlier a suspect shot denver police officer rachel ide in the foot during a burglary. earlier this month n mesa county a 17-year-old opened fire on deputy derek gehre taking his life.
communities. >> explain to me ya there has been this amount of shootings. >> interest have been an mazing increase in the amount of suspects shooting and killing officers. >> reporter: so far this year, the number of officers killed by gunfire is up by 1000%. >> there is definitely an increase of resisting and violent behavior against police officers >> a total of 10 officers have lost their lives across the country. the first two months of 2015, no officer was shot and killed. dr. martinelli blames is several things, mental illness and the negative perception against people. >> what changed is the angst that people have. >> how do we need to stop this from happening? >> we need to deal with the core issue that creates this %-
to look at thismulti-phasically instead of politically. >> he does not believe that's a gun issue but a behavior problem. he says that officers neez more training so they can deal with these more violent suspects. live in the newsroom, jennifer kovaleski. the person responsible for driving your kids home accused of being drunk behind the wheel. the cherry creek bus driver is out of jaii accusedof dui while dropping off children. brendaliss gonzalez has the story. >> he does not blame the school district. he is blaming ttat driver who yesterday afternoon. he made the first stop with kids on the bus until he was stopped by a deputy. first, he told deputies that he had taken flu medications.
is a parent himself and assures parents that this investigation is ongoing. s that serious deal, and serious charges that this driver faces. this driver will next appear in court april 28th. in the meantime, though, i am told that he can keep driving. it's up to a dmv hearing to decide what happens next. reporting live, brendaliss gonzalez. >> thank you, brenda lis. >in december, elizabeth burros crashed while driving in lions. five children were hurt. she admitted to take six prescription drugs beforegetting behind the wheel. the west side on the 20th street bridge is closed for emergency repairs. so if you want to get downtown for that outdoor hockey game, you'll need to take park avenue or spear exits. drivvrs going northbound will still be able to take the bridge.
excited to watch some outdoor hockey at coors field. the nhl stadium series kicks off tonight with a game of alumns. liz gelardi is out there. the excitement is building. >> reporter: you can hear fans cheering. you can see fans still lined up. people in town from all oh we talked to fans from all over the state, out of state and even the country. this is the first time that denver is playing host to the nhl stadium series. we had a chance to go inside coors field earlier today, take a look at the setup and let me 3 tell you, it was pretty cool. we also had a chance to hang out with fans at spectator park. they had this whole set up dowwtown where fans can come before the game, practice their slap shots, get a drink, listen to some music. that's a highly anticipated game, not only tonight but tomorrow.
colorado avalanche and the back. fans say they have been waiting to see this matchup for a long time and they bought tickets right away. >> as soon as we heard there was rumor of an outdoor game, tickets. 3 as soon at tickets went on line, we got them within two booked >> reporter: that guy we talked canada. there is a lot of excitement for this alumni game. a lot of hockey greats will be on the ice. more people are more excited about this game than the game tomorrow. coming up at 6:00, we'll talk with the denver sports commission about what this game means for the siy. live, liz gelardi, denver 7. a great rivalry and a great day for an outdoor game. here is chief meteorologist mike nelson. >> we'll be lucky at coors field when the weather is this
61 the high in denver, 67 in lamar. at this hour, temperatures are still in the 60s in many locations. official high at dia. 62 right now downtown at city park. 40 to the west of us. and look at that, lovely sunshine. lovely evening coming up. tomorrow, temperatures near record levels. there is a little bit of rain and snow in the extended forecast. details coming up developing right now, in washington state, deputies are investigating yet another mass shooting this week. they say a man shot and killed four people in belfair. that's rural part of the state near seattle and then he took his own life. investigators say he called 911 saying he had killed his family. one girl who survived the shooting is in the hospital right now. and developing, the atf is investigating how the gunman who shot and killed people at a lawnmower parts company got his 3 hands on a gun police say that
the shooting. he was armed with an assault rifle and handgun when he went into a factory that had at least 300 people inside and began firing. >> the only reason he stopped shhoting is because that officer stopped the shooter. >> the gun was strapped to him he was ready to go. >> ford was served with a restraining order at work 90 minutes before the attack. investigators think this may have sparked the shooting. youtube video shows ford firing the gun into a field here. he does have a rappsheet dating back to when he lived in florida 16 years ago including misdemeanor, theft, arrest, grand thefts and violating parole. and the deputy injured in a crash is now out of the icu. deputy bill horman is now able
9700 units of blood have been collected in his name you can go to donate and give the code b 012. and the man accused of drunk driving and driving into a deputy injuring him. sergeant aaron pataluna is now recovering, fortunately. right now, boulder police neee your help to find a hit- and-run driver. a woman was helping fix a flat tire when a car hit the both of them and kept going. the woman was seriously hhrt and is still in the hospital. >> the dark gray began is missing a mir report
mia amilton was kidnapped from a motel in loveland. three men in this chrysler minivan pulled her into the van before taking off. it happened behind the budget host mow tempt call police if you see hamilton or that minivan. more ahealth ahead -- ahead here on denver 7. >> do you have an ugly dent that you need to be fixed? watch out before you make that appointment. the scam that is using a company's name to make the scam.
company's name. story. >> reporter: the company owner feels targeted because he fees like they are ruining his name. he feels forth these scammers uss something like this. $1200. the pictures tell the story. >> reporter: a complete dent my jaw dropped. >> reporter: two men are accused of using lee fishman's business, dent doctor of denver who scam people. >> they came out and said can fix your dent on the door. the victims are turning to him for answers because they think his legitimate business is doing the work. one victim paid $1200 and another paid 300. >> looks like a paste and it looks like it's just skimmed on there and dries real hard. that's just disgusting looking. >> reporter: sort stuff these
does not exist in our shop. >> reporter: before they run, scammers hand out this business card with the name dent doctor and joseph printed on it claiming they would return to finish the job. >> this is actually a legitimate business card for dent doctors. and this is the fake card that these scammers give the victims and tell them to call at this number for a followup. we tried that number and this is what we get. >> at the subscriber's request, this phone does not accept incoming calls. >> how does it feel that there are two people running around scamming people like this. >> it sickens me >> reporter: not only because the scammers are tarnishing his name but they are damaging the victims' cars beyond repairs. >> the two scammers were driving two different trucks, brand new trucks, one red and one white believed to be chevy trucks.
permits, just temporary permits on them. sally mamdooh, denver 7. and another warning to be craigslist. this man posted an ad saying that he was looking for assistance to move me at that. he did not own the metal and did not have permission to move it according to deputies. the person who responded to the ad had no idea he was doing something illegal. he was not charged. great news about jobs in colorado. our state has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. right now, colorado has the 10th lowest rate. the rate dropped below 4% ast year and remained below the national average. more bad news for employees of sports authority. the company is set to layoff 72 people when it closes its distribution warehouse in denver. a notice filed with the state says that the center off calmat will close by april in addition
least three in colorado. sports authority is hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. right now, democratic candidates for president hillary clinton and bernie sanders are preparing for their south carolina primary tomorrow. and meanwhile, after last night's gop heated debate, governor chris christie of new jersey endorsed donald trump. and near colorado, while state democrats will be picking a presidential candidate, republicans will not. he says that they will limit to picking state offices. >> we were worried about all these elections across site, who is counting them, what if you had a recount. >> we will hear more from steve
counterpart, rick pallasio on politics unplugged tomorrow your boulder chemistry department is excusing students from the mid-term exam because of the state caucus. about 1200 students have exams at the same time as the caucus starts. he came up with a compromise. the students have to take a selfie proving they were at the caucus. >> not at bad idea. are people really innocent until proven guilty when it comes to their cash? that's what 7 denver investigators are looking into. denver 7 chief investigator tony kovaleski is here to uncover what he has at 10:00. >> this is interesting. state law allows police to seize cash, cars and other properties if they believe they are the profits from a crime. `he prosecutors don't necessarily have to prove those city keeps that stuff. we found cases in denver where
money back. we shared our investigation with a state lawmaker. >> if the end result is that the citizen wwo was not convicted of a crime loses their property, that's not right. that needs to be cured. >> tonight denver 7 investigates what some are calling loophole in the law. that's at 10:00 tonight. very nice weather going on in the eastern plain. we'll walk you back towards denver. clear skies in akron, beautiful afternoon, great-looking conditions. lyman looking good. and straight down to denver. denver, bright sunshine to the west of us. 61 degrees and 59 is currently the number that is out at dia. humidity low at 13%. actually, right there, that's
east at dia. records 71 and 8 below. tomorrow's record 73. we'll be darn close to it. it's quiet aal across theefront range, not even a cloud in the sky. across the nation, we are in the middle of a really peaceful weather pattern. there is a storm way up in the northwess that might clip the state sunday with a little bit of mountain snow. maybe a sprinkle on the the plains. -`even gotten quieter. we have a warm front moving through here and that means a warm start to the weekend. eastern plains, 30. fort collins. 18 at leadville. 5 the cool spot at gunnison. 69 in akron. denver at 70 degrees. front range numbers looking really good. 68 at boulder.
highlands ranch, maybe 73 degrees clear, light wind. tomorrow, a beautiful saturday with a high of 70 degrees under mostly sunny skies looking ahead at the extended forecast, a little cooler sunday. minor system moving through that's now in the pack northwest. maybe a touch of snow in the mountains, a sprinkle of rain early in the plains. and then 60 on monday. tuesday, maybe a flurry but not much. and then the next chance after that is next friday where we might see a few showers. this is like april. >> yes. >> in the month of february. >> we don't want the red wings getting too come neitterrable neither -- too comfortable here with 70s. >> maybe that will lull them to sleepp and denver 7 will take a plunge in support. tomorrow's plunge is happening at the denver zoo.
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tonight, right here, the bombshell endorsement. the presidential race turning personal. the new attacks leveled tonight. rubio going after trump. trump with blistering words about rubio backstage at the debate. and chris christie tonight, now saying it's time for president trump. breaking news, the motive in the deadly workplace rampage. the gunman's two stops before opening fire at work. the video now discovered, and the notice the gunman got 90 minutes before the shootings. the new headline about the zika outbreak, and pregnant women in the u.s.