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police confirmed they have shot and wounded a suspect in a westside neighborhood. that scene 10th and grove. >> karen morfitt joins us live with new information >> reporter: >> reporter: police just gave us a quick briefing on happened. you can see a large presence of police here. this is where we're told it began temperature stems from a carjacking incident in arapahoe county, and officers spotted the vehicle involved in a park lot near 12th and federal where you can see the large police presence. a spokesperson says one of the suspects had a gun, and one officer fired their weapon.
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the spokespersons from denver pd. >> reporter: at some point, there was a party that produced a handgun. and the officer discharged his weapon. these are very thorough investigations. they still have the crime scene locked down. >> reporter: one of those suspects was transported to the hospital in unknown condition. the two are in custody right now. denver police say this sc for several hours while they continue the investigation. and it's best to avoid the area if possible! live in denver, karen morfitt, cbs4 news. this is the news in campaign 2016. voters will get to decide whether to raise the minimum wage in colorado of the proposal just made it on the ballot. now we learned who wants to influence your vote. >> many groups from out of state.
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and a lot of -- business. >> reporter: much of the money coming from organizations funded by labor unions helping push a constitutional amendment in colorado that would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour over the next four years. >> reporter: the group behind the ballot initiative calls itself colorado families for a fair wage. most of the funds comes from outside colorado. >> a lot of people are donating from outside colorado. all >> reporter: the opposition group says the influence of national groups is evident in what he calls a 1-size-fits-all approach. >> people in colorado understand that there's a vast difference between a small
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denver. >> i don't care whether you're in alamosa or the denver region. there's no way that folks can meet their basic needs on less than $300 a week. that's what the current minimum wage is. >> reporter: felicia griffin, a campaign organizer insisteds the effort is homegrown -- insists the effort is homegrown but admits much of the money raised so far has been from out of state ties to national lube unions, whose dues go up if wages do. >> we're up against labor unions. >> it's hard to fund initiatives initially until they're on the ballot with local money. but it's definitely local hearts, local businesses, local faith leaders, local people that are actually impacted by this
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>> arizona, maine, and washington state are also considering ballot measures to boost minimum wage to $12 an hour. new york, california, and dc have all raised their minimum wage to $15 an hour. the secretary of state's office also just approved two other ballot measures. one would to get a prescription drug to end their lives. the other would make it harder to change the state constitution. hillary clinton says a colorado will lead her white house transition team. ken salazar served as the secretary of the interior from 2009 to 2013. before that he was a u.s. senator from colorado. the transition team will oversee planning for a potential clinton
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elected. 17 people under arrest after a major heroin operation is puffed in the metro area. rick salinger, this took a lot of time and effort from law enforcement. it certainly paid off. >> reporter: it did, according to them, look like the type of place where you'd expect to find a nerve center for a major mexican heroin ring. authorities said it was. it had all the ingredients, gun, hidden drugs, ammunition, and cash. this investigators say
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a paca is a large rodent in central and south america. it was also the code name of the alleged king pin living in douglas county. at a news conference, authorities revealed he and more than a dozen others have been arrested. >> we are getting crushed in our region with heroina -- abuse and use. >> reporter: large quantities were discovered hidden in tires. >> the group was hooirn vigilant about a -- hypervigilant about a potential law enforcement investigation. they had learned from their past mistakes >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash was discovered during raids. what is perhaps most disturbing is seeing that the users of heroin are getting younger. >> if you're out there and contemplating living in douglas
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you. >> reporter: the hope is they find them before more people become addicted. >> reporter: this is just one of many places that was raided during the year-long investigation. among the items confiscated here, drugs, guns, and cash. tournament larimer county health department will be separating for mosquitos again. to stem the sd virus. wednesday's spraying will be in eastern fort collins from timber line road to i-25 and prospect south to harmony. the health department says it's still seeing a high number of infected mosquitos. >> we try not to spray. that's really our last resort. we're lucky enough that the city of court collins has a lot of preventative larva sighting, and usually that covers our season. some years are worse than others. >> this is one of those years.
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and you can track the trucks as they go through your neighborhood. visit cbsdenver.com. drivers could have to pay a toll in order to drive a busy mountain pass. the pass is just south of georgetown and provides a link between i-70 and highway 285 to the south. matt kroschel is live in georgetown for us tonight. and that's a reall >> reporter: and only getting more pop urm as more people start showing up ever since those construction projects completed on the pass. county leaders are trying to figure out how they're gonna pay for all the increased usage. and they're trying to improve campgrounds and trailheads. >> very busy. in the middle of the night. there's quite a few. >> reporter: joed and he is her
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perfect camping spot. >> i'm a native. so colorado is beautiful. everyone is moving here. and the more traffic, it does a lot of damage. >> reporter: she is not alone by any means. visitors are putting squeeze on limited resources. >> this place is beautiful, magnificent. there's mountains everywhere. what's not to love? >> they come up here and can't find a campground and have to park next to the side of the road, i don't think that's really what they've come looking for >> reporter: the pass a since officials finished pafsh the road earlier this year, the spike in visits is -- pafshing the road earlier >> it's increasing additional demands on any of our mass services, our sheriff's department. >> reporter: and they're trying to come up with ways to pay for more improvements. >> it's just a small concept that was thrown out as a
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multiple ideas. >> reporter: when you start tossing around words like toll or fee, it gets mountain lovers' attention. as visits increase, commissioners say something must be done to keep up. >> reporter: some of the other ideas that are being thrown around right now include putting in a shuttle where people would have to park in georgetown or on the other side of the pass and be shuttled up to the stop or they may look at charging you to park along that road. nothing is for sure yet, and we're still at least a year or two out before those changes could take place. >> csu and cu getting stricter when it comes to what you can take to the games. why they're changing their bag policies for the upcoming school year. >> and why one high school football practice has upset so many parents and neighbors. >> scattered showers across the state, a couple of thunderstorms
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and breaking news: a carjacking suspect that was shot by police in west denver, two suspects have been arrested, a third shot, possibly in the leg.
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a colorado springs school district apologizing for holding a late-night football practice. doherty high school held a mandatory practice on midnight monday. neighbors didn't know about it, heard the noise and called police. >> we were woken up, and all of a sudden there was all of this really loud screaming. >> it was rude and obnoxious. >> thes mid-night practicing. >> district 11 says monday was the first day of high school football teams in colorado being allowed to practice. the district is reassuring parents and neighbors it won't happen again. security changes attat college football.
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>> reporter: how are students reacting to the 12 inch by 6 inch policy? >> plastic bags aren't pretty. [ laughter ] >> reporter: other students are less concerned with the esthetic. >> it's a decent rule. it makes everything safer. >> reporter: those in charge of keeping students safe they this is a logical requirement at campus sporting events. >> soha what you have and make sure that everybody is safe. it's for our athletes, visitors as well. it's also about speed. the fact that we can seed sooe in the bag from the outside -- see in the bag from the outside, it makes you get through that process faster. >> what do you think about not being able to take that backpack in? >> i don't know. i think it's not the best idea they have so far. >> check my pocket, check my bag, have everything be transparent. i want my son to be
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to the one in effect at home bronco games. the sports store silence plenty of options. what is -- sells plenty of options. what is available is a clear clutch cu purse. >> never thought plastic would be so fashionable. [ laughter ] new video of a firenado that formed in colorado. today firefighters posted this video of the swirl. >> scattered thunderstorms toward the high country, the northwest, the san juans as well.
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the high elevations in the san juans. here across the front range, denver area, not so much for us. a little more down to the south, bigger thunderstorm right now near la junta. just north of there, a lot of hail in this area. as we head to colorado spring, just to the south of that, bigger thunderstorms have rolled through. they lost their momentum, lost their steam. some lightning out there still, smaller hail, and hvi because of that heavier rainfall, flood concerns are high. there are concerns that we have slow-moving storms that heavy extra heavy rainfall. be cautious. the rest of the night, we could have a few isolated showers in denver, maybe a quick thunderstorm that rolls on through. the clouds outside are ominous, so there could be some storms that produce out of that.
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there may be still a few showers and rain to our south. overnight tonight skies will clear. a pleasant start to the day, from the western slopes to the eastern plains, and fairly sun nedenver. then the same pattern we've been in, the early afternoon hours, get some storms to fire up down to the southwest, parts of the central mountains. and in denver in the evening hour, we may get a couple to roll through. but our chances for tomorrow are pretty weak on futurecast. by the evening hour, just a couple of pops in mesa, taking a look at our temperatures right now, it's nice outside. 85 degrees in denver, we do have those clouds. limon 76. 63 in aspen. warm in grand junction with 90. 91 degrees in denver today. it was another hot today. average is 87. downtown we hit about 89. not too bad tonight, going to feel pleasant by tomorrow
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65 over in grand junction. tomorrow, still fairly warm for us. the plains, still toasty, high country, a lot of 70s. for your denver forecast tonight, upper 50s. nice night, a few showers possible. tomorrow, a little hazy in some areas. in the upper 80s on thursday. and friday we have a front that comes through. an area of low pressure that will knock us down to the chances for some rain! more bad news for the rockies. >> and which opponent poses the
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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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walker likely out for the year with an acl injury. so next man up. and that happens to be jared pri. he joined the broncos
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hopefully it will be an easy transition into the starting role. >> he's doing great. he understands our defense. he understands bill. he's fit right in very quickly. >> it's tough to see anybody go down on the team. we got guys coming up to fill we've got the mindset that any single time of the day, they can go in and play ball. it's tough but you gotta keep pushing. >> he just finished doing some sprints before the interview. lorenzo daus had an interception thursday. he followed that up with another today. and he's hoping he can continue to make plays and turn
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>> consistent in all the phases, defense plus team. and that's what i'm working on. >> he's always been there. his second year, man, you. you just evolve as a player, slow down, and come into your own. >> our poll question, which opposing quarterback is the biggest threat to the no fly zone 16 days away from the rocky mountain showdown. the expectations for the buffers are not very high. they won four games last year and haven't been to a bowl game since 2006. the media picked them last in their division.
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we want to go for it all. if you're not shooting for the high goal, you shouldn't be out here. >> we don't really know what other people think. all we know is that we're ready, and we're gonna be something special this year. bad news for the rockies continues. tyler chatwood placed on the dl today. he left sunday's game with issues in his back. the rockies are in the midst of a 4-game losing streak, 10 ofhe women's 400 meters over in rio. diving is an olympic sport. that's usually done in the aquatic center. last night it was done on the track. seany miller of the bahamas diving across the finish line to beat american allison felix. she gets the gold. >> a lot of people crying foul
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someone from the bahamas last time. [ laughter ] a monko the loose in a walmart -- monkey on the loose in a walmart parking lot. >> volunteers helping homeowners who lost everything with floods in louisiana. you can get your favorite shows right on your devices pretty much everywhere you go. um, paul, that was great. i like how you can walk around and watch your shows. and your delivery really evokes "the frozen north". meets "un giorno nella vita." or early film noir. like "whispering city." but the french version. i'm just gonna take a drumstick there. hmm, it's a bit derivative. mom: and your suggestion? "the pottery maker"? son: no. "the summer of my despondency."
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a carjacking suspect hurt in west denver. chopper 4 showing you a big police presence in the neighborhood at 10th and grove. that's where this all started. police say nearby they stopped the three men that were involved. the three men got out, took off, one showed a weapon. police opened fire. the suspect was hurt, went to the hospital. police arrested the other 2 suspects. flooding in louisiana. while the waters are receding in some areas, they're moving south. some more communities are preparing for the worst. don champion reports from sorrento, louisiana. >> reporter: larry lee felt helpless as he watched flood waters swallow his town. for days residents in sorrento, south of baton rouge, knew the
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in a matter of hour, lee's mother's home flooded. his could be next. as the water rose, volunteers from a local college filled sandbags for homeowners determined to protect their property. people here in sorrento and other parts of the parish are bracing for the possibility of at least another foot of water by tonight. >> reporter: to the north in baton rouge, flood waters water was up to the roof of this home. now you can see the entire structure. the governor says 40,000 homes are damaged. and about 20,000 people had to be rescued. >> we understand there's still a lot of people who are suffering >> reporter: some flood victims were getting a first look at their damaged homes. >> it looks devastating. but it's not. it's just something we're gonna deal with, get better, and make it happen.

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