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denver7 news starts right now. >> a new poll shows hillary clinton leading by a wide margin in colorado. now she's taking out her swing at donald trump. plus, police need your help to find this man. a woman fought him off during an attempted sexual assault this week. a live look over denver this morning. you made it to the weekend. katie lasalle has your first alert forecast. >> you made it to the weeken well we are going to be seeing increased cloud cover across the metro area this afternoon. a slight chance for seeing some afternoon storms mainly across this is your first alert as it will be warmer and drier as we head into next week. the radar and satellite right now, seeing mostly dry conditions across the state of colorado. we will continue to stay mostly dry until a little bit later on this afternoon. in terms of our temperatures outside, right now 62 at city park. in the 30s and 40s across the
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eastern plains seeing temperatures in the 50s. highs for today across the front range too, a couule degrees below where they should be. but for the most part it will be very pleasant. a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day. a slight chance for seeing a couple of storms across the eastern slopes and plains. but for the most part they should stay dry and very pleasant. it is also a big time of the year today. of course, it is really a busy time for parents as the kids are heading back to school denver7 reporter talking to some parents that are out. this is the busiest back-to- school shopping season. amanda how is it this morning? >> reporter: i'm expecting the crowds to pick up here at colorado mills as the morning progresses. but some of the denver metro area students have spent maybe their first week in school or the first couple of days. for those that have not gotten everything that they needed off their school supply list, today is the the day to do that.
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spend a combined $75 billion on school supplies this year. that's up frrm last year's $68 billion. a lot of money there. that's probably why the national retaii federation is considering back to school and college shopping the second biggest consumer spending season. and that is only after the winter holidays. and i'll have those numbers throughout the morning and what you can expect if you are coming to shop for your little students or your college reporting live outside of colorado mills this morning, amanda deckeselio. a brawl in a hotel room happened in the springs. police are not sure what caused the injuries. they think this might have been a drug deal gone bad, but they have not said if anyone will face charges. a news alert for you at 7:00. take a look at the sketch on your screen. fort collins police are sending it out after an attempted sex
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the victim fought off the man and provided police with information to put together this sketch. call crime stoppers with any information. cu boulder is back in session a week from monday. some students are already back in the area and the school is getting national attention for all the wrong reasons. >> what we're talking about is the ccse of austin wilkerson. a judge ruled he won't spend any times behind bars even though he was convicted of raping a fellow student. the punishment doesn't fit the crime. denver7 a few of them yesterday. >> it's a pretty easy way out i think. >> reporter: on the cu campus you can feel the anger of the sentence of the convicted rapist austin wilkerson. >> if we should make murderers go to prison, we should send rapist to jail. >> reporter: he is free to go to work or school during the day. >> i think he got off lucky that he should really get 3 sentenced for what he deserves. >> reporter: many students compare the sentencing of wilkerson to the case of brock turner, the stanford swimmer
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jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus. >> yeah t is showing that guy -- yeah, it is showing ttat guys can get off easier. >> reporter: a recent survey estimates 28% of undergraduate women were victims of sexual assaults. >> i would s to them the reason why i took this job is to help them come forward. >> reporter: cu brought in the former department of justice lawyer valerie simons about two years ago as a part of the effort to reduce the number of rapes. she's making a personal plea to conversation. >> advocates say that wilkerson should have received a much harsher sentence because of he way that his testimony changed during the course of the investigation and trial. you can find a detailed history
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right now police are asking for your help to find this missing teen. park police say 16-year-old sabrina ellis ran away from home earlier this week. she may be in aurora and also has ties in kentucky. a lot of you woke up to an the good news is that the little girl was found safely. most phones by default will have a loud siren-like ri an emergency alert. it could be quite a surprise especially when they go off at 1:00 in the morning. they don't know if the push alerts actually work, but they don't plan to stop sending out alerts any time soon. >> does it help somebody at their home sleeping at night? no. but it is one of those tools in the tool box no matter if it is for pm or for am that there could be people out and about, receiving that informmtion. >> you can opt out of the alerts if you want.
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thedenverchannel.com. i believe very strongly in what they're doing here and i have always believed that people should do something with their lives instead of just sitting around and going to work, punching in the 9-5. >> that is the final message from a castle rock man. jordan mctaggert who died in syria while fighting against isis. his colleagues say he was helping to free hostages when isis soldiers attacked him. he is the second to die while fighting isis in syria. your voice, your te poll of colorado voters from wall street journal. incumbent democrat michael bennet has a big lead in the race for the u.s. senate up bb 15 points over republican darryl glenn. benefit is at 53% and glenn is at 38%. the pollsters also took a look at colorado's pick for president. hillary clinton leads with 41%. donald trump at 29%.
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trump has refused to release his tax return as hillary clinton released her 2015 tax returns. trump has not released a statement, something clinton brings up regularly. >> he refuses to do what every president has done to release his tax returns. >> clinton's return shows that she paid about a third of her income to the government and also shows that clinton gave 10% of her income to charity. and trump heat for saying that president obama founded isis. trump says that their comments on wednesday night were sarcastic and that the media is just blowing things out of proportion. this election season, we hear a lot of people saying that they aren't happy with either major candidate. we do have choices as we checked their website and we found 21 candidates who have filed paperwork to appear on their november ballot for president in colorado. if you don't like any of those candidates that you can always write in one of your own.
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discriminating against a pair of latino brother who is came to us with their story. you'll be surprised what their allegations are. plus, some all-american
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it is 10 minutes after 7:00, not a cloud on the sky this saturday morning. it's going to be nice, even though we need some rains on the plains. we haven't seen much of it in some areas and maybe not so much today either. >> but hey it will be nice to get outside, that's for sure. our denver7 investigators were talking to two brothers who believe that they are getting a raw deal from the district. >> reporter: success often comes from experience. >> that's one of the small ones we did some pretty big ones as well. >> reporter: they are both
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done since 1981. and big projects that shape our community. but theris a concern. yeah. , sorry. for their denver public schools. and no longer their high dollar contracts that they used to get >> you'll start to wonder what has been happening. >> but if history is any guide that they know what is happening as they are going after them in federal court. here is their evidence. and they contracted with women only 2% of the time. in 2014 dps paid for despairty
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minority businesses were underutilized. >> the point to be made is that they are not doing a very good job with dealing with our community and respecting our community. >> it must make you sick to see those statistics. >> it does. >> yes. they responded in 2014 and adopted a policy. on their website today, it says that the goal is to hire no less than 24% women or minority- owned businesses and so far exceeded that. >> their attitude is, you know what, i don't care if it is for we want to do what we want to do, i'm the king and i'm going to make the decision. >> reporter: but they point out how the district's dollars for prime contracts, the big ones they care about are still going to women or minority-owned businesses, just 4% of the time. the latest example for them a renovation of swansea elementary school, which is 93% hispanic. the district said 0% of the architectural work will be done by women or minority-owned businesses. the roybals were finalists, the
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>> it's just unbelievable that they wouldn't want to keep that. >> reporter: but in the end who got the big contract? architects who initially admitted that they might not meet the projects goals on diversity. >> and today i cannot say with a straight face that i'm going to give 70%. >> it shows us that there is no level of playing field. >> we firmly reject any allegations. >> reporter: dps superintendent spoke with denver7 investigates, saying that they will not fall bid and that they have admitted in writing to meet that goal. the district is enforcing that. >> we certainly are. >> reporter: they would not comment on the roybals case specifically, but said that the district will never discriminate against the people they hire. >> i think that it is very important that we seek out and work with and recruit the most talented group of contractors, the diverse contractors. in the city and in the state and we think that it will be a
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program locally and a critical part of making sure that we are using taxpayer dollars in the best possible way tt serve our kids. >> reporter: altogether you might ask maybe they are not good at their jobs and they don't deserve their business regardless of their racebut consider this that they wrote them a letter of recommendation in 2001 saying that this firm has demonstrated the design and technical expertise in dps school projects. >> when we would do the project that they highly recommend it. >> reporter: they feel like necks out at this time that they will have no other choice, if not for themselves for the other people like them. >> and it may not in their short term help us at all, but i think that these kinds of discussions in the public eye will really serve to change things in the future. >> the district says that they will take time for them to meet their relatively new diversity our investigative team will
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and other investigations by downloading the free denver7 app. that is incredible. the end of july hailstorm did plenty of damage as they say that the total bill is more than $25 million. there are more than 12,000 separate claims that you may remember the town of pine bluffs that got hit especially hard. then they pushed into northern colorado, dropping hail the and remember that one? that rolled all through. >> absolutely. today we are not really looking at any severe weather, but as you mentioned that we , could use any moisture that we could get with a slight chance for seeing storms, but not a lot of moisture in the atmosphere as of now. take a look at their radar and satellite, staying mostly dry. drier air is moving through colorado from the west. here is what to expect over the next 24 hours across the front range. a mix of sun and clouds,
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temperatures today, a few degrees below where they should be. 88 is the normal high expecting the highs in the mid-80s for the metro area. they should stay mostly dry, but the best chance for seeing any strong storms will be across the northeastern plains. here's a look at what's happening across the front range this afternoon. we'll stay in the mid 4680s. -- mid-80s. highs today elsewhere across the state as you can see very warm in grand junction, 92 degrees. stay right around average the mountains. sterling and greeley and akron all staying in the lower 80s. in terms of our risk for severe weather, this is what we're looking at. not a lot in terms of our strong risk for severe thunderstorms. we do still have a slight chanceefor seeing those storms roll through this afternoon. looking at our future cast as we head throughout the morning hours you can see not a lot to talk about. % we'll stay mostly dry. -?then righh around 3:00 as you can see some storms are moving off to the east. and then throughout most of the
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for seeing a storm or two pop up, but really very isolated in nature. nothing widespread in terms of so we will stay very dry and pleasant overnight. into sunday even drier days are ahead for us. tonight partly cloudy skies getting down to 57 degrees. then for tomorrow, temperatures a little bit warmer than what we're expecting for today. it sour bright spot on the seven-day forecast. any of the stronger storms off to the eastern plains will have ?he potential for seeing heavy rainn gusty winds. for the most part in metro area and all across the front range and foothills. really just the chance for more clouds this afternoon. sunday is our spot, 87 degrees staying very nice. monday and tuesday we'll continue to see high pressure -?stay in control across colorado, which means that it will be sunny and warmer. chances for a few storms later on this week. and then by thursday that's our firsttalert weather day where storms will be much more likely as another cold front will move
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this weekend thattwe should be in the mid-80s, which will be okay for me. >> yeah, it felt really nice. 3 nice and cool. i was up in breckenridge just a few days ago. >> yeah, 40s right now in the mountains. so you're going to need that life jacket. >> all right, thanks. welcoming up the broncos win their first pre-season game, but no one is winning the starting quarterback
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it is 7:20, another beautiful look outside from our roof cam. not a cloud in the sky. it's going to be nice today and it's going to be even hotter throughout the week. we need some rain in some spots, but we won't see much of it today. we enjoyed itt pre-season, we got the win. but to tell you to get better.
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right? defensively seven sacks, offensively move through the ball, we need to eliminate some of the penalties, okay? just go to work, on three, one, two, three. >> work. >> good morning and welcome in to sports xtra. jahmai webster here with you. for the fifth straight year broncos won their pre-season opener and it came in a 22-0 shutout of the chicago bears. hot topic remains the quarterback competition. veteran caller mark sanchez got the first quarter start. went 10-13, 99 yards strike to demaryius thomas. the franchise though -- for the franchise though he also threw for an interception. siemian, no points, but also no turnovers. it appears that this race remains close. paxton lynch appears to have made thelargest leap. the entire second half in his presence that was felt. 6-7, 74 yards, no pointt, but he too held on to the football
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passes. qb rating is 100.27. he felt that he needed growth following the w. >> it feels good to get the first one out of the way. it would have been nice to get a touchdown for the night, but i did input. there were several penalties that hurt us late. >> rockies in philly last night opening up the three-game set with the phillies. charlie blackmon had himself a day. not one, not two, but three solo home runs. 18 on the year. his first career three homer game. rocks fell 10-6 though, and the 17-game hitting streak came to an end. rookie went 0-4 with three strikeouts. yesterday day seven of the 31st olympians. jennie simpson advances to the first 50 meter heat. she'll race tomorrow. u.s. men's basketball survived but the u.s. women's soccer
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marks the first time since the women's soccer team became an olympic sport way back in '96. but they will not be in the finals. here is the latest medal count numbers, red, white, blue still in top spots. 20 gold, 13 silver, 17 bronze totaling 50 fold by china, japan, great britain, and south korea with the total of 13 medals. the 0-2 lines up the middle, misses the umpire, bounces on the first double play. >> what did we just see? crazy double play in minor league baseball. look really close here. the baseball goes off the pitcher, then the umpire, and then bounces into the shortstop's hand practically. he turns for the dp, easily one of the wildest plays we have seen in a while in baseball. and with that hope you enjoy
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fewer of us are doing the change of going to the bank, % giving the teller a check, and having it deposited. now we can all do it with our smartphones. in this morning's managing your money, our partners offer this advice at the credit union. >> once you've made a deposit through your mobile app or phone, you can feel free to do a number of things with that check. confetti would be a good use. of course i'm joking. really though at that point, >> t aper check is useless. with that confetti idea. you'll want to shred your check to protect your information. but make sure to wait that all the money goes into your account just in case. wal-mart is getting ready to roll out deep fried twinkies. i need to go right now. the frozen treat will go on sale everywhere coming in two flavors, chocolate and original golden. >> yum. u.s.a. women's gymnastics team are ready to come on the cereal aisle beginning later this
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they won the team gold in rio and super star simone biles wont individual gold. in iowa shock fest. it is in full swing. this is a party all about shucking corn. hundreds of people come out every year. while it is a fun atmosphere there is real work there. they need to shuck more than 37,000 ears of corn this year and that only takes about an hour. i'm hungry now. we've got corn, i mean, twinkies, i need to get >> it is breakfast time. they have something called corn husking, a fun tradition. >> that is fun. >> and now i want some corn to eat. >> that would be good today. >> coming up we'll introduce you to a special olympics hero helping young athletes grow on the basketball courts. plus, you may not be able to vote on a new minimum wage. the petition problem that's scaring low-income workers.
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we'll take you inside the petition problem. but first a live look outside on the busiest shopping day of the back-to-school season. time is now 7:30. get out there, get those pens and pencils, whatever else you need to get for your kids. good morning i'm eric lupher. >> i'm katie lasalle. it's a great time of the year going back to school. still feels like summertime for me though. >> yes, it is. we could usethe rain. today we are expecting mostly dry conditions acro range. increasing clouds. take a look at the radar and satellite. you can see not too much is a storm passed through trinidad early on this morning, but mix of sun and clouds near ng a sterling, bright blue skies, very dry across the plains. rocky mountain national park, very green as well. we have seen a decent amount of moisture in the high country with those afternoon storrs. today if you are hiking or biking, or just taking a walk outside and heading west towards the mountains, just be aware that there's a slight chance that you're seeing some
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and then quickly roll out by the time sunset rolls around. and so right now, looking outside in denver, 64 degrees. 62 at the airport with the winds there from the southwest around 14 miles per hour. we'll continue to stay very mild throughout the day. temperatures are a few degrees below average for this time of the year as you can see increasing clouds by this afternoon, temperatures are staying in the mid to upper 80s across much of the front range, feeling very pleasant outside. and we will continue to tay warm, but also not too hot. i wasn't loving we'll be in the 80s today. same in denver and highlands ranch getting up to 83. same in parker and castle rock expecting highs in the lower 80s for the foothills with a slight chance for seeing a couple of storms roll off the eastern slopes of the mountains into the palmer divide, but very slight chance that i'll have your future cast and what to expect throughout the day and the rest of the weekend in just a few minutes. eric? 7:31. this is john england the navy sailor who died during pearl harbor. today flags will fly at half
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england's remains. he'll be buried in colorado springs later today with full military honors. well the clock s ticking to clean up the water at jeffco schools. students return next week and a recent test found poisonous levels of lead in the water 25% of the times. the district is working on a fix. if you are wondering if your child's school is on the list check out the denver7 app. new details on a tragic story in the mother of the little girl who drowned won't face charges. eve gbeugre was arrested after her 7-year-old drowned in the apartment pool. we got the court documents and they show she did leave her two girls as she ran to wal-mart. >> my little girl just died, my jesus, my daughter. >> and right now the family is trying to find the money to bury the granddaughter. arapahoe county deputies told
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to rearrest her at a later time. breaking overnight, 3,000 people lost power after a car crashed into an electric box. the crash happened in northeastern colorado springs right around the corner from the event center. no one was hurt. power was out for several hours. two infants were in a white car that you see on your screen that police say the driver crashed into a truck on highway 85. this is an altima. the driver was rushed to the hospital, the babies are both okay. li up to this crash. and the pilot of a small plane is being blamed for a deadly crash two years ago in erie. federal investigators say that the pilot made too many mistakes. five people died in that crash. a disturbing story out of larimer county. cat lovers, you may not like this one. people's pets are being found dead in loveland. the humane society says they
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investigating. >> we'll partner with colorado parks and wildlife or csu to determine the the cause of the demise of the pets. at this point it's under investigation. it's most likely a predator, but it is of a concern. >> investigators tell us that they don't think this is a human that it is probably an animal of some sort, but they are looking into all possibilities. new this morning from our partners of the denver post that we have learned that three deputies with the denver sheriff department were fired in a two-week span earlier this summer. all three deputies of using excessive force. this is coming to light as the department makes plans to revamp their use of force policy as you can read about that effort at thedenverchannel.com. a colorado fire chief ends up behind bars accused oo stealing from the very department he once lead. investigators say curtis vogul and his wife stole over $120,000 in money, equipment, and memorabilia from the sterling fire department while he was chief. he left in april and he is now the eagle county fire chief. the department just placed him
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next week's meeting. now to your voice, your vote, a new investigation involving forged signatures. this could impact the minimum wage proposal on the november ballot. >> so last month petitions for the minimum wage proposals were turned in to the secretary of state's office. they received more than 100,000 signatures, but they missed this. three pages worth of signatures that were turned in by one signature collector. they appeared to be in all the same handwriting. the attorney general will be looking into this matter and that minimum wage proposal from the ballot. well imagine this, a social pot club opening up down the street. in denver that it could happen sooner than what you could think as a vote to legalize the clubs that will be on the november ballot. a lot of people are not too happy about it. so this weekend the neighbors are coming together here in denver to talk about the issuee. >> the inner neighborhood cooperation is hosting an informational meeting today. the biggest worries are hours,
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they are worried about what the upset to their particular neighborhood is. parking is a huge problem in denver. >> the meeting will be at the museum of nature and science. it starts at 9:00 a.m. today and it is open to the public. the special olympics colorado unified basketball team at smokey hill is about more than just fun and games. sharon o building future leaders. >> reporter: being a part of any special olympic sport helps build confidence in those with and without intellectual disabilities. >> that confidence helps out later in life. >> that's right. >> paul is now taking his phone to call it. >> i loveddevery minute of it. >> paul cleveland is not only a player on smokey hill's unified basketball team, but also the team's architect. >> the most important thing that you learn about unified athletics is having a positive attitude and always thinking that you can overcome a
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helps build their team from two years ago. >> people with learning disabilities have taught e that no matter what to have a positive attitude. >> reporter: hannah and connor asked theer role on the team. >> taking charge of practice a few times where he leads. >> i see a lot of unifiedplayers with possibly mental or physically disabilities, but this doesn't stop them at all and it's great to see that they could overcome any challenge that they would like. >> reporter: he is playing in the state competition. his sophomore and junior years are highlights. >> i interact with the unified players. and learned how to really become a community and a team by including everyone. >> reporter: leadership skills he plans to take with him into college and beyond. >> next year that i will be attending the university of florida. and i will try to get involved program that the university of florida would have that i want to do it for the rest of my life whether i'm a coach or partner or someone that could support their unified athletics my eire life.
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games with the unified teams. -?he also told us to please go. >> now, you can learn moree about their smokey hill united basketball team on thedenverchannel.com. coming up one colorado olympian is going for gold on the wrestling mat and her family couldn't be more exciting. a woman's home is being targeted by teens.
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it is 7:40 as we take you up through the high country live. this is a look at lookout mountain where traffic is % running just fine in both
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get even cooler, you can always head up higher. adeline gray a wrestler from colorado could bring home the gold on the olympic level. >> she is definitely one tough lady and her family tells us that they could not be more excited to cheer her on. here is denver7 liz gelardi. >> reporter: only one medal on their minds. >> we talk about america's best chance for the gold medal. >> strength and focus shined through on the mat. a three-time world champ in rio getting ready to wrestle for the gold. >> it is just a progression from okay the excitement is here, the stress is here, and now i see her progressing into the i'm going to get ready to wrestle. >> reporter: meet parents donna and george gray. george a denver police detective. they described what it is like watching their daughter >> you know, we are moving. >> yeah, you don't waat to sit
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voice. [ laughter ] and tears, my girl sees me all the time. >> reporter: the oldest of four sisters. she started wrestling at age ?0. throughout middle school and high school, she competed in tournaments with the boys. >> she earned a lot of respect with the boys by, you know, competing in those tournaments, getting better. >> reporter: and now the match of a lifetime. adeline told us that when we interviewed her after qualifying for the olympic team. >> and the top of the podium is wh there and earn it. >> reporter: heading to rio, hoping to turn gray into gold. >> and she is ready for it. she has earned that title as world champion. now she's going to go out there and prove it one more time. >> adeline wants to inspire other girls to dream big and get into sports even if that sport is heavily dominated by men. her parents also want the colorado state high school association to take steps to get more girls involved in the sport. she competes on thursday.
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over there. >> yes, they are. they are impressive to watch. >> leading the gold medal count, 50 medals right now. >> it's impressive and it's not over yet. i love watching the olympics. >> it was fun. but i also love when it's a beautiful day outside. today the sun was out. this is our headlines for today. well the metro will see some increasing cloud coverage as we head through the afternoon. a very slight chance for seeing a few afternoon showers and storms. for the most part best chance for seeing any stronger thunderstorms this afternoon. but we will stay very dry through this weekend and into monday. so what's happening is a cold front that's moving out and the high pressure is moving back into the state. we will continue to stay mostly dry and very lovely in loveland right now throughout much of the day today. so as you can see mostly sunny conditions across the high country. we have a slight chance for seeing a few of those isolated afternoon storms in the mountains. but for the most part it should be a beautiful day. a little bit cooler out there
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sure to do it earlier on in the day. partly cloudy skies in burlington. a bett chance for seeing stronger afternoon storms across the eastern plains. but right now in downtown denver waking up to a temperature of 67 degrees. winds are from the southwest at 14 miles per hour out at the airport. but in the downtown area we are staying very calm to start our day. our temperatures across the front range as well a couple of degrees below where they should be for this time of the year. but for the most part a mix of sun and clouds with the highs in the mid elsewhere across the state as you can see the western slopes, we will see 76 in aspen. 79 in steamboat. even getting up to about 82 degrees today across the eastern plains, really the rest of the state that will be staying in the 80s, so we are not looking at hot conditions throughout this weekend. our risk for severe weather is good news, very low. we are not really looking at anything in terms of very severe thunderstorms, but still we cannot rule out that chance for seeing a few of those afternoon storms and showers. but looking at the future cast
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through this morning, through this afternoon, that we will be staying mostly dry and mostly sunny with a beautiful saturday on tap. but a better chance for seeing those stronger thunderstorms out across the eastern plains around 4:00, and then at 6:00 we will have a chance for seeing a few spotty showers in staying dry and sunny and that it should be a beautiful sunset as well tonight. the temperatures are dropping down to 57 degrees overnight. and so tomorrow we will start the day on the mostly sunny note. temperatures are a couple of degrees warmer expecting a high a bright spot on sunday. looking through this week as high pressure will stay in control on monday and tuesday and that we'll be a little bit warmer, 90 degrees.. 92 on tuesday. a better chance for seeing increasing clouds and storms. % thursday is the next first alert weather day. so a pleasant weekeed is ahead. >> we need the rain like the mountains when i was up there the past few days. every afternoon. a nice little downpour. >> that is like clock work on the plains. >> sometimes we'll get that here.
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will miss the the first two games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. that he will be able to stay with the team through training camp and pre-season and that they will be able to return to the broncos foo their game at cincinnati. he was arrested a few days after their super bowl win for dui. the mayor announced a lot of appointments yesterday. one released out to us according to the partners at the denver post that chauncey billups will join their metropolitan football stadium district of their stadium. and the local legend would play for the nuggets after starting at george washington high school and cu boulder. he says that he is really excited about this opportunity. well the next story is about some nasty neighbors. that it will be he last thing that they want to deal with. one woman says that her house has been egged three times in the last seven weeks. that they will be offering a reward to catch the culprits with the new surveillance video to help track them down that they will be offering a cash
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is now talking to the homeowners. >> it is shocking. >> shocking is one word to express having to come home to this site. >> the roof is ruined. >> reporter: they will be running down the roof from the eggs. that she would have the empty shelf to prove it. >> the first time you are like oh my gosh, the mess, you need to clean it up. >> reporter: and it was after the second egging that she decided to take action, placing cameras around her home. >> hope for the best way to spend $500. >> reporter: and she caught them right in the act. it first shows the car passing by the home parking just a few feet away. about a minute later, three people run up to the driveway. a girl points towards the house before they each launch a handful of eggs, one nearly hitting the camera. after that they take off. >> we don't have any issues with our neighbors. we don't have teenagers that live here. >> reporter: she has no clue why someone would target her home. >> that will not come off. it. eporter: but she is sick off
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just a prank, but for gina. >> it is a -- it is not a harmless prank, it damages property, it makes you feel unsafe, a victim, and bullied. >> reporter: she handed out fliers to neighbors. >> hoping that somebody could identify the kids and so that we could ask thee to stop and that they have the wrong house. >> our jeffco deputies have gotten several other egging reports around town, but they say that this house is clearly being targeted. and none had any issues. well some experts are saying that the aspen real estate market is in a freefall. we'll tell you why. and the best part of the day our pet of the day just came into the studio as we'll
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welcome back everybody. the bright sunshine this morning on a saturday, no clouds out there. it's going to be nice. you can't even see downtown denver from our camera at mile
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traffic running smoothly. get out and enjoy the day. we've got our seven best things to do this weekend on our website right now. all right, i've got bob here. i'll call him bobbo. this dog a chihuahua right here, his tongue just stays out at all times. cute little chunky. >> yeah a little chunky. >> that's okay though because he is just soft and he snuggles. >> he loves his treats. hh's about five to six years old. he was dropped off in the overnight box at the shelter. >> yeah. i cannot imagine that he didn't3 have owners. he is extremely well behaved, he loves treats. >> and very relaxed. >> got a cute little ttngue. >> i know, very cute. >> he is missing some teeth. that is why his tongue hangs out, but you know you don't need teeth. >> soft food. >> absolutely. he loves belly rubs. oh my goodness. the whole way here driving i'm rubbing his belly. >> he is so awesome. >> he's tiny too, maybe 10 pounds. what do you think?
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wanted to talk about today? >> it is so critical. you know, always make sure your pets are microchipped if they have a collar make sure that there is a current tag on them. and don't, you know, don't have a cell phone number from 10 years ago that you don't have. >> right. >> and that is why there are so many animals in shelters and they end up being euthanized, which is terribly sad. >> yeah. >> and always make sure when you have a microchip keep it microchips are the easiest ways to get your dog back home or cat. >> absolutely. >> when you see a dog don't let them run away, pick them up. sometimes i'll see a dog and say oh he is probably just a few houses away, no, pick him up and take him away. >> keep a leash in your car and a bag of treats, that it is usually not hard to get a dog or a cat, i did that once. that he has been in the shelter for almost a month, right? >> absolutely. you know, he came in when all the hoarding chihuahuas came in. he wasn't with them.
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get a home, you know, look at him. how could you not take this guy home. call the denver animal shelttr 720-913-1311. you can log on to thedenverchannel.com and find the link under the lifestyle tab. >> katie will come in here and say hi to bob. >> i like treats too. >> do you sit nicely in switch to centurylink and get up to 40 megs of high-speed internet for just $20 a month. that's the speed you need to stream... ...game... ...connect on social media...
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let's get you caught up on your top stories. they are furious that the convicted rapist and former cu boulder student was allowed to avoid jail time. you can read that on our free denver7 app. breaking overnight a police officer dies after being shot
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for several hours before passing away. he was shot trying to pull over three carjacking suspects in the town of hatch, new mexico. it's not far from albuqueeque. pplice eventually caught up to the three suspects. one was shot by police who is in the hospital, but should survive. the other two were arrested without incident. they are only selling half as many homes in aspen this year and people are kind of panicking in the real estate industry. >> about half a billion dollars of homes were sold in pitkin county during the first six months of lot until you factor in that there were nearly a billion dollar worth of homes sold in pitkin county during the first six months of last year. >> our partners at the post are calling the price drop a freefall. experts say that it is not just an accident problem, but high- end home prices are down across the country. >> aspen is a beautiful place out there. weather wise and pretty dry down here.
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right now we are starting off our saturday very dry. dry across the eastern plains, not a cloud to be seen. it will be a great day to get outside. and go for a walk or a hike. the temperatures in theemid- 80s. and slight chance for seeing the passing storm this afternoon, but in nature, eric. >> there is much more to come. digging into the problem of racial discrimination. is there bias in the denver public school? >> that amber eralt yesterday morning might have ruined your sleep. should you shut them off entirely? hear what law enforcement officials have to say. >> stay with us.
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denver7 news starts right now. >> a new poll shows hillary clinton leading by a wide margin in colorado, and now she's taking another swing at donald trump. plus, police need your help in finding this man. a woman fought him off during an attempted sexual assault this week. let's take you outside, a live look over denver. katie lasalle has your first alert forecast. >> my weekend happy saturday everyone. we are seeing drier air moving into colorado. we'll continue to stay mostly dry throughout the day, slight chance for seeing some passing afternoon and evening storms. but for the loveland ski area right now, really all across the high country we're waking up to beautiful conditions. mostly sunny skies, a lot of sun shin felt across -- sunshine felt across the afternoon. partly cloudy conditions, we do have a better chance for seeing some stronger storms across the northeastern plains today, but
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we're at 65 degrees, warming up out of the airport at 68. we'll continue to see the winds die down this afternoon. but for the most part throughout the day today, the temperatures will be staying in the mid to upper 80s across most a-- across most of the front range. a slight chance for seeing the % stormsere and there and the increasing clouds, with the temperatures a couple degrees below average. then this weekend that they will be staying very dry onn sunday and monday and a little bit hotter too, eric. i will have yo minutes. we've got breaking news at 8:01. ww just learned that the pair of juvenile burglars would hit montessori schools. they won't tell us what was taken, but call crime stoppers if you know anything. and breaking news within the last 20 minutes, police now confirm a marijuana dealgone wrong caused a brawl in a hotel room. four people were involved, two taken to the hospital. no word yet if anyone will face charges. a news alert for you, take
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screen here. ft. collins police are sending this out after an attempted sex assault near old town. the victim fought off the man providing police with information to put together ?his sketch. you can call crime stoppers with any information on this case. cu boulder is back in session a week from monday. some students are already back in the area. the school is getting national atttntion for all the wrong reasons. >> so we're talking about the case of austin wilkerson. a judge ruled that he will not spend any time behind bars even though he was convicted of raping a f fellow students. marc stewart talked to a few of those students yesterday. >> it's an easy way out. >> reporter: on the cu campus you can feel the anger over the sentence of convicted rapist austin wilkerson. >> if we make murderers go to prison, we should make rapists go to prison. >> reporter: wilkerson will be free to go to work or school during the day. >> i think that he got off lucky that he should really get sentenced for what he deserves. >> reporter: many students
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wilkerson to the case of brock turner, the stanford swimmer who was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus. >> yeah, it is showing that guys can get off easier for doing bad actions. >> reporter: a recent cu survey eetimates 28% of undergraduate women were vvctims of sexual assaults. >> i would say to them that the reason that i took this job is to help them come forward. >> reporter: cu brought in former department justice lawyer valerie simons about two effort to reduce the number of rapes. she's making a personal plea to help tudents even though some may be frustrated over recent verdicts. >> i personally meet with them every day, and i want them to have confidence in our process. >> reporter: different cases, different campuses, prompting similar discussions about a sensitive crime. ?> i think it sparked a conversation. >> advocates say that wilkerson should have received a much harsher sentence because of the way that their testimony changed during the course of
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of the case on our free denver7 app. developing story right now out of texas. police are looking into the death of a 7-month-old in a wal- mart parking lot. it's the 26th hot car death this year. the boy's father is a wal-mart employee who told investigators he forgot his child was in the car. police are now nvestigating. no word et if any charges would be filed. 3 right now police are asking for your help to find this missing teen. parker police say that the 16- year-o from home earlier this week. investigators think she may be in aurora. she also has ties to kentucky. call parker police if you know anything. a lot of you woke up to an amber alert on friday morning. the good news is that the little girl was found. the woman who kidnapped her is now in police custody and a lot of people are wondering if the push alert model is really working. most phones by default will have a loud siren-like ring when there's an amber alert on the emergency alert that they
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off at 1:00 in the morning. they told us they don't know if the push alerts work, but they do not plan on sending out alerts. >> does it help somebody in their home sleeping at night? no. but it is one of those tools in the tool box no matter if it is -?for pm or am that there could be people that will be out and about, receiving that information. >> reporter: and you can opt out of the alerts if you want as we have posted instructions on thedenverchannel.com. i believe strongly in what they are doing here and that have always believed that people should do something with their lives instead of just sitting around, going to work, punching in the 9-5. >> and that is the ffnal message from the castle rock man. he died in syria while fighting against isis. and his colleague tells us that he was hoping to free some hostages when the isis soldiers attacked him. the second coloradan to die while fighting isis in syria. and it is your voice and your vote on the new numbers about their pick for president. hillary clinton will lead with
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and gary johnson at 15%. then the green party candidate at 6%. clinton by the way will put the major pressure on trump yesterday by releasing their tax returns for 2015. and trump has refused to release their tax returns. as he says that he is waiting for the irs to finish the audit as they have not released their statement, something that clinton will bring up regularly. >> they refuse to do what every other presidential candidate in decades have done and release his tax eturns. >> clinton's return shows she paid a third of her income to the government. it also shows that clinton gave 10% of her income to charity. this election season that we hear a lot of people saying they areenot happy with either major party candidate. well in colorado you do have choices as we checked with the secretary of state's website find two -- finding 21 presidents. if you don't like any of those candidates that you can always write in one of your own.
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against a pair of latino broohers who came to us with their story. waittuntil you hear these allegations. plus, some all-american plus, some all-american olympic stars are headed to over a million ears of corn are picked a day here in olathe, colorado. and i'm glad we have a senator who uses his ears to listen to what's most important to colorado farmers. michael bennet asked what he could do to help, and then worked with republicans to make a farm bill that's making a difference to all farmers in colorado. the thing that impresses me most about michael bennet: we don't always agree, but he values our input. and i do trust michael bennet to look out for us.
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here is a look at the beautiful rocky mountains. not a cloud in the sky. mid-80s, the heat will return back on the 90s earlier this have all the updates for you. get to breaking news. first and sheridan. amanda, what do you know soo far? >> reporter: so far all lakewood pd is telling us is that it was a priority incident that they have been working on for the last four hours. let's take a look at the scene right now. this is at 7-eleven on first and sheridan here in lakewood. police still have a perimeter set up. now lakewood pd said three minutes ago that the scene out
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safe at the intersection and adjoining areas will be closed to traffic for an unknown duration. we know that a couple of blocks, south and north of this location have been blocked off. a perimeter is actually being set up. you can see police right now. they are extending the perimeter right here with the yellow caution tape. we are still working to learn what happened here. we know right as we would get here that i want to say 20 minutes ago that we would see the ambulance rush in from this scene. we are trying to figure out what lead up to this. because of their tweet they are saying that the area has been taken care of that it is now sa a the area around it % will be shut down in terms of traffic getting through this area. reporting live from first and sheridan this morning denver7. now to the alarming allegations about race discrimination within denver public schools. our denver7 investigators are talking to two latino brothers
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district. here is ryan lube. >> reporter: any business owner knows success comes from experience. >> that's one of the smaller ones. we have done pretty big ones as well. >> reporter: in denver the roybals brothers are proud to show you all the work that they done since 1981. the museum, airport concourse, renovationssat the u.s. mint, big projects past and present that quite literally shape our community. but there's concern. >> mint useums, public schools, i'm sorry their renovation at the elementary school? >> yeah. >> we're doing restroom remolds for denver public schools. >> reporter: they are getting the scrapp from dps no longer the high-dollar contracts that they use today get in the 80s and the 90s. >> after you get a dozen or so rejection letters, you start to wonder what's happening. >> reporter: but if histtry is any guide they say that they know what's happening. z and now they are alleging
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in 2008 the district contracted with women or minority-owned businesses only 2% of the time. in 2014 dps paid for disparity report finding slightly better numbers, but ultimately concluded that women or minority-owned businesses were underutilized. >> point to be made is that they are not doing a very good job of dealing with our community. and respecting our community. >> it must maae you sick to see those statistics. >> it does. >> reporter: dps 2014 and adopt add policy to be more equitable and exclusive on their contract. their goal is to hire no less than 24% women or minority- owned businesses and so far exceeded that. >> their attitude is, you know what, i don't care if it's for the public or not that we're going to do what we are going to do and that i'm the -- king and i'm goinggto make the the decisions. >> the big contracts they care about are still going to women
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businesses. the recent example for them is swansea elementary school, which is 93% hispanic. would be done by women or minority-owned businesses. they were finalists, the one who is developed the master plan for the project. >> and it isjust unbelievable that they wouldn't want to keep that. >> reporter: but in the end who got the the big contract? architects who initially admitted that they might not meet the project's goals on diversity. >> and today that i cannot say with going to hit 7%. % >> they showed us that there is no level of playing field. >> we firmly reject any allegations. >> reporter: dps superintendent spoke with denver7 investigates and said that the firm in question will not fall short. >> and the contractor who is awarded the bid has committed % in writing to meet that goal. >> and this district is enforcing that? >> we certainly are.
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not ever discriminate against the people they hire. >> we think that it is very important that we will seek out and work with and recruit the most talented group of contractors, diverse contractors in the city and in the state. and we think that's a very important part of the program locally in a critical part of making sure that we are using taxpayer dollars in the best possible way to serve our kids. >> reporter: altogether you might ask well maybe they are just not good at their jobs and they don't deserve district's business regardless of their race. but consider this, dps wrote them a letter of recommendation% in 2001 saying that this firm has demonstrated the design and technical expertise in dps school's projects. >> when we did the project they said that they highly -?recommended us. >> reporter: they feel like they need to stick their an ex out this time that they would have no other choice if not for themselves for other people like them. >> and it may not in the short term help us at all, but i
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discussions in the public eye will really serve to change things in the future. >> the district says they will take time for it to meet their relatively new diversity goals and change perceptions. our investigative team will continue to pursue this story as you can find more on this and other investigations by downloading the free denver7 app. you would think a tornado was rolling through th end of july hailstorm did plenty of damage. insurance companies say the total bill more than $25 million. there are more than 12,000 3 separate claims. you may remember the town of pine bluffs, wyoming got hit especially ard. but then the storms pushed into northern colorado, dropping hail the size of tennis balls. we never want to see that kind of severe weather around here as you could use the rain, but just skip the hail. >> the hail is not, that video is something you don't want to
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house or your property. that they are not expecting anything in the way of severe weather. good news across the staae of colorado. right now radar and satellite showing mostly dry conditions. we had picked up a little bit of moisture down towards but taking a view right now ng.- from our live camera at winter park. as you can see a gorgeous start to the day across the high country. very green. we do have a chance for seeing some isolated storms roll through the high country at higher elevations. a little bit later on this afternoon and 3:00 to 4:00, nothing too severe in nature. just some gusty winds and light rain associated with any of those storms. near pete's right now, clear to our day across the eastern plains. we'll continue to keep an eye on the slight chance of seeing stronger afternoon thunderstorms really across the northeastern side of the state later on this afternoon. but in terms of our front range planner for today, this is what you can expect. we'll gradually see temperatures climb into the low 80s by about noontime.
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80s, increasing cloud coverage throughout the afternoon. partly to mostly sunny skies overnight and temperatures dropping back down into the 60s before we warm up again very quickly tomorrow. highs for the day across the state as you can see grand junction at 92, telluride 70 degrees today. gunnison getting out to about 77. the northeastern plains as you can see mid to lower 80s. denver expecting high near 80 degrees today, which is a couple degrees below wwere we should be. drier air is moving into the state. this is our map for the day today. as you can see no green on the map, which is good news meaning any storms that we do see really have the potential of producing mostly just gustyy winds and heavy rain. taking a look at their future cast, what to expect throughout the morning. not a lot going on. with a lot of sunshine across the state into about 12:00. some increasing cloud coverage across the foothills. we do have the potential for picking up a couple of isolated
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stay mostly dry and another dry day is in stored for sunday. so it will be a beautiful weekd. make sure to get out and enjoy yourselves because these temperatures will climb as we head into the rest of the week. so 87 is our high for tomorrow. then it will be the bright spot as well on the seven-day forecast. today 85, tomorrow a couple degrees warmer staying mostly dry and then hot and dry come monday and tuesday. we'll be back in the lower 90s with the overnight lows staying mild into the 50s and the lower 60s. a chance for severe weather, be on thursday. that's the first alert weather day, eric, where we will see another cold front roll through the state bringing temperatures back down into the 80s. for the most part it will be very pleasant outside today. >> good to see. coming up the broncos won their first pre-season game, but no one is winning the starting quarterback competition yet. jahmai webster breaks down the
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enjoyed it pre-season, we got the win. but to tell you to get better. >> yes. >> one step that will be a good stepp right? defensively with seven sacks, offeesively we move through the ball pretty good. we need to eliminate some of the penalties, okay? just going to work, one, two, three, work. >> good morning and welcome in to sportssxtra. jahmai webster here with you. for the fifth straight year, -?broncos won their pre-season opener and it came in hot topics remain the quarterback competition. veteran signal caller mark sanchez gothe first quarter start. went 10-13, 99 yards with thiss 32-yard beauty of a touchdown strike to demaryius thomas. for sanchez though he threw an interception. that's where he took a step back. siemian for 12, 88 yards, no points, but also no turnovers. it appears that this race remains close. paxton lynch appeared to make
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the presence was felt. 6-7, 74 yards, no points. but he too held on to the football or i should say no touchdown passes. lynch's qb rating is 110.7. like a true pro, he thought he needed growth following the w. >> it felt good just getting the first one out of the way. i was hoping to maybe get a touchdown tonight, but i did input. we moved the ball pretty well, we got a couple of penalties that hurt us late. night, opening up the three- game set with the phillies. charlie blackmon had himself a day. not one, not two, but three solo home runs. bringing the souvenir total to 18 for the year. his first career three-homer game. rocks fell 10-6 though. and david dahl's seven-game hitting streak came to an end. he went 0-4 with three strikeouts. yesterday day seven of the 31st olympics.
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first 1500-meter heat, easily into round two. she'll race tomorrow. u.s. men's basketball survived the skier against serbia. but the u.s. women's soccer team upset falling to sweden 4- 3 on penalty kicks. marks the first time since the women's soccer team becamen olympic sport way back in 996 finals. here is the latest medal count numbers. red, white, blue still in top spot. 20 gold, 13 silver, 17 bronze. totaling 50 followed by china, korea. with the total of 13 medals. >> the0-2 -- the 0-2, bounces off the umpire, out for the first double play. >> what did we see? crazy double play minor league baseball game. the baseball goes off the pitcher, then the umpire, then bounces into the shortstop's
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thaa we have seen in a while in baseball. with that hope you enjoy your day.
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8:26, denver7 on the scene of breaking news. fit and sheridan, roads are closed there. we spotted several bullet holes in the window seeing at least 10 police cars on the scene. a live report will happen in about four minutes. a few old routine of going to the bank, giving your teller the check, then having it deposited. well now we can all do it with our phone. in this morning's managing your money, our partners offer this advice. >> once you have made a deposit through your mobile app on your mobill phone, feel free to do a numb of things with the check. confetti would be a good use. of course i'm joking. really though at that point the paper check is useless. -?>> the ceo may be on to
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the check and protect your information, of course, but make sure that you wait until the money goes into your account just in case.. and coming up, we will introduce you to a special olympics hero who will be helping the young athletes grow on the basketball court. plus, you may not be able the petiti problems that will be scaring the low income workers. the woman will not face charges after the 7-year-old
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a denver7 investigation could be bad news for minimum wageworkers. we'll take you inside the petition problem. but first, we want to get to some breaking news out of lakewood. a lot of roads are blocked off near first and sheridan right now. >> channel 7 is live for us on the scene. amanda, we saw several swat team members carrying long guns. what are you hearing now? >> reporter: and so now we know
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to contact a man with several warrants. we're going to take a look at the scene right now at 7-eleven on first and sheridan here in lakewood. now again police were attempting to contact a man with multiple warrants and responding agents ended up shooting the man. now it's his truck that we can see, the orange truck there at the 7-eleven from our cameras. we can see multiple buet holes inside that truck. i spoke to people in the donut shop across the street from the 7-eleven here. they said it was early this morning that they saw sitting in the driver seat of that truck and after a standoff and what seemed to be a shootout that man was loaded onto an ambulance. before arriving here i want to say more than 35 minutes ago we actually saw that ambulance take off from the scene here. that's all we've been able to gather. we're still trying to figure out exactly when they were out here, but we know that about 30 minutes ago lakewood pd had mentioned to us that it was a priority incident that happened here and that they have been at
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now we know that this investigation is still ongoing. that's all that they have been able to give me in terms of details about it. we can see more people kind of coming through here, but several blocks have been taped off so that people cannot go through. reporting live in lakewood this morning, denver7. >> amanda, thank you for those updates. we are taking a live look over denver from the roof cam here at pear and lincoln. really not a cloud in the sky, katie. it is nice maybe some pm storms on the plains? >> potentially really that's the best place for those storms will be on the eastern plains, but we can't rule it out. especially in the high country you have the afternoon storms at this time of the year. but the temperatures will be a little bit cooler than what we have seen. highs today staying in the 80s. this is your first alert. that we will be seeing increasing clouds throughout their afternoon. but the best chance for seeing those late day storms will be across the plains, but warmer and drier air that will stick with us until monday.
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mostly sunny weekend with temperatures in the 80s. this sour -- this is our radar and satellite view. not much to talk about as of this morning, 67 degrees downtown denver. winds are calming down at 11 miles per hour out at dia. temperature there at 68 degrees. -?as you can see it is a beautiful start to our morning. currently outside across the western slope we're seeing temperatures in the mid-60s. 40s and 50s in the mountains and the northeastern plains in the lower 60s. we will continue to see these temperatures warm up throughout the day. mid-80s with the increasing cloud coveeage. i'll let you know about a chance for the storms for the metro coming up in just a few minutes. eric? and this is john england a navy sailor who died during pearl harbor. today flags will fly at half staff in his memory. it took 70 years to identify england's remains. he'll be buried in colorado springs later today with full military honors. the clock is ticking to clean up the water at jeffco schools. students return next week and a
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levels of lead in the water 25% of the time. the district is working on a fix here. if you are wondering if your kids' schools is on the list of the infected schools check out denver7 app -- affected schools check out the denver7 app. in arapahoe county, the mother of the little girl who drowned won't faae charges. we told you've eve was arrested after her 7-year-old drowned in the apartment pool. we got the court documents that show she left her two girls as she ran to a wal-mart because she says she wasn't feeling well. now during the hour gone, safara fini got into the pool. they talked about this tragedy and calls it just a tragic mistake saying that his granddaughter and his daughter is a good mother and overall that their families are really hurting. >> my little girl just died, my jesus, my daughter. >> right now the family is trying to find money to bury his granddaughter.
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charged for now, but they could decide to rearrest her at a later time. breaking overnight 3,000 people lost power after a car crashed into an electric box. the crash happened northeastern colorado springs right around the corner from the event center. no one was hurt. but the power was out for several hours. and two infants were in the white car you see on your screen here. how scary is that isn't the driver crashed into a truck on highway 85. in all there's theedamage of the truck. the driver was rushed to the hospital. the babies are both okay. police are not sure what lead up to and the pilot of the small plane is being blamed for a deadly crash two years ago in erie. and you may remember that federal investigators say that they made several mistakes like flying too fast, trying to land on the runway runway -- runway while the othhr people were taking off. five people died in the crash. they end up behind bars accused of stealing from the department that he once lead. depprtment investigators say that they stole over $120,000 in money, equipment,
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all while he was chief. he left in april and he is in and out eagle county fire chief. the department just placed him on leave and they tell usthat they will talk about the arrest at next week's meeting. new this morning from our partners of the denver post, we learned that three deputies with the denver sheriff department were fired in a two- week span earlier this summer. all three deputies were accused of using excessive force. this is coming to light as they would make plans to revamm their use of force policy. you can read about that -- at thedenverchannel.com. a florida woman's hand is bitten off by an alligator. she is still in critical condition this morning, oh my goodness. the attack happened yesterday afternoon in the everglades as the woman tried to grab a can out of the water when her hand hit the water. the alligator attacked. her name has not been released. wow. vote. a new investigation in signatures -- in forged
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minimum wage proposals were turned in. they received more than 100,000 signatures % signatures -- signatures, but they missed this. three pages by one signature collector appeared to be in the same handwriting as you can see there. the attorney general will be looking into this matter and could pull the minimum wage proposal from the ballots. now imagine this a social pot club opening up down the street. well n denver that it could happen sooner than you would think. the vote to legalize the clubs will be on the nnvember ballot and that they ul of people that are pretty unhappy about this. this weekend that neighbors are coming together here in denver to talk about the issues. >> we're talking about the interneighborhood cooperation meeting today. the biggest meeting is hours, safety, noise. >> they're very worried about % the traffic. they're worried about what the upset to their particular neighborhood will be. parkinggis a huge problem in
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museum of science in the west ate yum starting at 9:00 a.m -- atrium starting at 9:00 a.m. today and open to the public. smokey hill is more than just fun and games with their basketball team. shanon ogden and contributors hannah and connor are their favorite people showing us how they are building future leaders. >> reporter: being a part of any special olympic sport will help build confidence. >> that confidence will help out later in life. >> that's right. >> paul cl to his phone to call it. >> reporter: paul cleveland is not only a player on smokey hill's unified basketball team, but also he architect. >> you learn about unified athletics in having a positive attitude and always thinking that you can overcome a challenge. >> reporter: now a senior paul helped build smokey hill's unified team two years ago. >> people with learning disabilities or physical disabilities have taught me no matter what to have a positive
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>> taking practice for a few times where he would lead. >> i see a lot of unified players with mental or physical disabilities, but that this does not stop them at all and it's great to see that they could overcome any challenge they like. >> reporter: he's playing in the state competition his sophomore and junior years that are definitely highlighted. >> i have learned how to interact with the unified players. and i learned how to really become a community and a team by including everyone. >> reporter: the leadership skills he plans on taking with them >> and next year that i'll be attending the university of florida. and that i will try to get involved in whatever special olympics program that the university of florida would have that i want to do it for the rest of my life whether i'm a coach or partner or someone that will be supporting the unified athletics my entire >> plus, they will come to all their games with the unified team. >> and he also told us to pleaae golf. >> you can learn more about their mokey hill united basketball team on
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olympian is going for gold on the wrestling mat and her family couldn't be more excited. the woman's home is being targeted by the teens who have egged her house repeatedly this
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plus up to 40 megs of internet speed. just $70 a month for a year. speed may not be available in your area. only from centurylink. call and switch today. if you are headed to colorado springs, take highway 83 south. not i-25 because that's what it looks like on the southbound -?drive a few miles south of monument. look at that, it's a picture that was just shared with us a an accident southbounn on i-25 about three miles south of monument. and it is just a parking lot of the highway there. so again parker road will turn into highway 83 as you can get down to colorado springs. that way you can get through monument as well. but do not take i-25, it is a big mess. adeline gray a wrestler from colorado that could bring home the gold on the olympic level. it couldn't be more excited to share their time.
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like this and the first place all the way down whatever. >> reporter: and only one medal on their mind. >> america's best chance for a gold medal. >> reporter: adeline gray's strength and focus shines through on the mat. a three-time world champ in rio, getting ready to wrestle for the gold. >> it is just a progression from okay the excitement is here, the stress is here. and now i see her progressing into the "i'm going to get >> meet donna and george gray, george a denver police detective. they describe what it is like watching their daughter compete. >> we are moving. >> yeah, you don't want to sit next to me because i get a high voice. >> and that my girl sees me all the time. >> the oldest of four sisters who started wrestling at age 10. throughout milled school and high school, she competed in
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>> to compete in those tournaments of getting better. >> reporter: and now the match of the lifetime. adeline told us this when we interviewed her after qualifying for the olympic team. >> the top of the podium is where i belong and i'm just so excited to go out there and eern it. >> reporter: heading to rio hoping to turn gray into gold. >> she is ready for it. and she has earned that title of world champion. now she's going to go out there to prove it one more time. get inno sports, even if that sport is heavily dominated by men. her parents want the colorado state high school association to take steps to get more girls involved in the sport. she competes on thursday. so of course that we'll be rooting her oranges bring home another gold. >> yes. we've got a lot of golds already there in rio. >> and also a lot of sunshine across colorado. rio has been dealing with the weather, but here across the state we're looking okay for the most part for this weekend. high pressure will stay in control through sunday.
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satellite is showing not a lot of activity across the state. a mix of sun and clouds, very dry across the plains. in the high country as well, plenty of sunshine to go around.. very lush conditions outside right now, beautiful day to maybe take a hike, go mountain biking, road biking, whatever you like to do outside. we have a slight chance for seeing afternoon and early even storms for the higher elevations if you're going to go outside best to do so early on this morning into the afternoon. but right now downtown denver temperatures of 68 degrees feeling very pleasant as you can see clear blue skiis. winds are from the southwest at 11 miles per hour. elsewhere across the front range we'll expect the highs to reach the mid-80s. denver expecting the high of 85. boulder at 84. greeley and fort collins as well staying into the 80s. highs across the state, also very mild in the mountains getting up to 76 degrees in aspen. 78 in gunnison. across the northeastern plains,
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and lamar 86 for the day time high today. in terms of the risk for severe weather this is good news. terms of our risk here, but we - have a chance of seeing stronger storms across the northeastern side of the state. those storms could have the potential for producing heavy rain, small hail, but gusty winds. our future cast is showing what to expect right now. model is looking very, very came as we head into this afternoon increasing cloud coverage across the foothills and a chance for a couple of isolated stormssin the is off to the eastaround 3:30 thhs afternoon as we would head through the overnight hours. as you can see that it will be mostly dry, partly cloudy, veryy mild with a slight chance for picking up a few overnight hours, but then for the most part they will be very mild. 57 overnight tonight. by tomorrow we'll wake up to more sunshine with a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day and warm conditions in the mid to upper 80s for tomorrow. so the bright spot on the seven- day forecast tomorrow in the mid-80s, warming up a few
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we'll stay mostly dry, mostly sunny, the temperatures wwll be back to the lower 90s. by wednesday and thursday another cold front heading for the state. that'll drop those temperatures just a bit and bring in the chance for storms being more likely come through thursday. but this weekend eric it's a great time to be alive. >> yes, absolutely. but we want to get to breaking news. some nice weather for what's going on here. denver7 is on the scene. this is in lakewood. officers tell us a man was shot during a standoff overnight. they say he was wanted on multiple we've seen one truck with several bullet holes, that's the one you're seeinn there. not to mention several streets were taped off with more than a dozen police vehicles. we'll have a live look from the scene in about eight minutes with more details on that. well -- well the mayor announced something reelly important to us. chauncey billups will join the nine-member metropolitan football stadium district. that group would help take care of their mile high stadium.
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for the nuggets after starring at washington high sshool and cu boulder. he is very excittd about this opportunity. well this next story is about some not-so-nice neighbors. probably the last thing any homeowner really wants to deal with. >> one neighbor says her house has been egged three times in the last seven weeks. they have some surveillance video to help track them down and they are offering a cash reward for anyone with info. denver7 reporter brendaliss gonzalez is talking to thehomeowners. >> reporter: shocking is one wo home to thhs sight. >> the roof is ruined. >> reporter: these stains are running down her room from eggs. she has the empty shells to prove it. >> the first time you are like oh my gosh, just the the mess, you need to clean it up. >> reporter: it was after the second egging that she decided to take action, placing cameras around her home. >> the best way to spend $500. >> reporter: that is how she caught the culprits right in the act. they first show the the car passing by the home parking
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people run up to the driveway. a girl points towards the house before they each launch a handful of eggs, one nearly hitting the camera. after that they take off. >> we don't have any issues with our neighbors, >> reporter: gina has no clue as to why they will be targeting her house. but now you're thinking it is just a tank. >> it is not a harmless prank that they damage their proper, unsafe and like a viccim and bullied. >> reporter: she is reporting the eggings to deputies. >> i'm hoping somebody could identify the kids and that we could ask them to stop and that thee have the wrong house. and our jeffco deputies have gone several other egging reports around town, but they say that this house is clearly being targeted. none of the neighbors have had any issues. some experts are saying
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we'll tell you why. take a look at this fired
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it's 8:51 first alert traffic for you a picture of the still photo of the horrible traffic on i-25 southbound just past monument. this is jayson uber. you can always take highway 83 to get through parker and monument springs that way, a huge mess because of an accident on southbound i-25 near monument. look at this must-see video out of oregon. look at your screen here. this is about as close as you could get to a fire nato, the tornado and a wildfire. no one was hurt thankfully, but the video pretty impressive. a flash flood watch still in effect for the louisiana area this morning as they got rocked but powerful storms last night into this morning. this is a look at some of the the damage and all the water of the louisiana governor that has
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in the region. one person died in the flooding at least one other person is still missing. they have seen more than 17 inches of rain in the past 24 hours. take a look at this incredible video that it shows a family with a newborn baby savee by a lot of the roads in that region are closed this morning, some people are being told to stay inside their homes until the rain eventually stops. back at home, researchers of the university of colorado school of medicine are on a mission to stop the spread of the zika virus in the united states. >> the school has one focuses on the genetics, the other looks at how zika spreads from women to their infants. the hope is to develop a vaccine within the next year. when we come back, yeah, that's, well, they will have videos. of the deer in the pool, but we don't see it. but you'll see it in a second as it would crash the swim lesson to little kids. >> yes, that's not the deer in the pool yet, but you'll be seeing the increasing clouds throughout tte afternoon.
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before we go, let's get you caught up on a few of the top stories. women rights activists are furious that a former rapist at cu boulder was allowed to avoid jail time. the victim wrote an emotional letter to the judge as you can read it on the free denver7 app. i'm live at first and sheridan in lakewood this morning. just outside of an officer- involved shooting. let's take a look at the scene right now at the 7-eleven that you see right there. now, lakewood pd was attempting to contact a man with outstanding warrants. they found him at that 7-eleven around 4:20 this morning in a truck and they made phone contact with him. now the man told police that he was armed and that is when swat called in. but the suspect was injured in the shootout taken to the hospital. we are told that none of the lakewood pd officers who responded were injured in this. it is unclear also what types of warrants were being served to this man.
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bunch of the blocks surrounding this area on first and sheridan are still shut down, but we will be following developments all morning. reporting live in lakewood this morning amanda del castillo, denver7. amanda, thank you. well they are only sellinn half as many homes in aspen this year and that is having some people in the real estate industry kind of in a panic. >> now, listen to this the half billion dollar -- billion dollars worth of home were sold. that sounds like a bunch of cash until you factor in that there were nearly billion dollars worth of homes so last year. >> our partners at the post are3 calling the drop a freefall. experts say it isn't just a problem in aspen that high-end home prices are down all across the country. well, an unwelcomed intruder crashes a swim class for three to six year olds. it was a deer. take a look. and the deer went barreling into a public swimming pool in berkeley, california on wednesday. the kids were all okay. rescue crews were able to pull
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that's good too. but it was certainly a surprise for everyone involved. >> oh boy, i bet. >> one last check of weather that it will be dry. we'll need more rain than what we're going to get. >> we do. we always could use the moisture in colorado, but the temperrtures are feeling pretty positive. highs will stay in the mid to upper 80s in places. we'll see the 90s on the westernnslopes. in the high countries 70s and the 80s for the day time high -- for the daytime highs. pleasant temperatures staying in the mid-80s, not a real >> that is it for us. thanks for joining us on this saturday morning. be sure to stay with ddnver77 you can catch us tomorrow morning starting at 7:00. enjoy the beautiful weather
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announcer: "jack hanna's wild countdown" is sponsored by nationwide. jack: hi, everyone, i'm jack hanna coming to you from my base camp here at the columbus zoo, and welcome to "wild countdown." you could easily get the wrong idea about today's scary sounding animals. aren't they real aggressive? some of them are lethal. this thing looks deadly. it's no wonder they're called cold-blooded. whoa. but the truth is, there's a huge variety of cold-blooded creatures. looks like two big boulders in there. and most aren't dangerous at all. rex: the only thing they're actually horrible towards is little black ants. jack: today we'll find out what it really means to be cold-blooded and why it's such an amazing adaptation. man, that's an experience of a lifetime there. plus, my blooper of the week.

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