People Line Up Around The Block For Solar Eclipse Glasses

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– Hundreds of people lined up around the block to get their hands on Solar Eclipse glasses in Boulder on Friday.

Many places are sold out and it’s nearly too late to order them online.

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In Boulder on Friday, people lined up around the block of McGuckin Hardware to buy some of the 2,000 glasses the store had for sale.

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“It’s either now or never, so here we are with everyone else, apparently everyone realizes the importance of this,” said Steven Hutt.

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“This is better than gold, apparently. I had no idea it would be so insane to get glasses this close to the eclipse,” said Rachel Bacon.

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The store sold out of the glasses.

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NU Professor And Alleged Murder Accomplice Arrive In Chicago

(CBS) — The former Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee charged with fatally stabbing a hair stylist in River North arrived back in Chicago overnight to face murder charges.

Wyndham Lathem, 42, and 56-year-old Andrew Warren are accused of the July 27 stabbing death of 26-year-old Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, at Lathem’s apartment in the 500 block of North State Street.

The suspects were the subject of a national manhunt before they turned themselves in to authorities in California’s Bay Area Aug. 4.

A Chicago police extradition team travelled to California. Warren arrived at Area South Headquarters around 11:30 p.m. Friday, and Lathem arrived in a separate vehicle just before 1 a.m. Saturday. The two could make court appearances here as early as early next week, police said.

Lathem was an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Northwestern, while Warren was an employee of Somerville College, in the Oxford system, in Great Britain.

Police have said officers were called to Lathem’s building on July 27 to conduct a well-being check after an anonymous caller reported a possible crime in the professor’s 10th floor apartment.

Officers found a “very gruesome” crime scene inside, with the victim “savagely murdered,” Chicago Police Department spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi has said.

Lathem and Warren allegedly traveled to Lake Geneva, Wisc., after the murder and made a $1,000 donation to the Lake Geneva Public Library in the victim’s name after committing the murder, according to Guglielmi. Lathem also reportedly sent a video to friends and family members apologizing. Northwestern University fired him after a murder warrant was issued.

Chicago Police believe there was a romantic “relationship” between Lathem and Duranleau, a hair stylist, and that “something went terribly wrong,” Guglielmi said.

Police want to know why Warren, who arrived in the U.S. roughly 36 hours before the murder, came to this country and how and why he ended up connecting with Lathem.


‘In A Bit Of A Panic’: Rene Lima-Marin Talks About Deportation Fears

By Andrea Flores

DENVER (CBS4)– It’s been three months since Renee Lima-Marin was supposed to come home from prison for good, but he was blindsided when immigration officials took him into custody the day he was released.

“I didn’t know what to think, I didn’t know what to do,” Lima-Marin told CBS4’s Andrea Flores over the phone. “I was in a little bit of panic.”

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His wife, Jasmine, and their two kids are still waiting for him to come home,

“That day was the best day, and the worst day. That day totally tore us down,” his wife said. “Getting so close to that point, and having it all taken away and now we’re back at square one. I think it’s even harder now because having to explain to the kids what is going on.”

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Lima-Marin was convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to 98 years in prison nearly 20 years ago. He was mistakenly released early from custody 2008.

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Lima-Marin married, had a child and got a steady job installing glass before state authorities realized their mistake in 2014 and sent him back for the remainder of his 98-year prison sentence.

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This week he won the motion to reopen his immigration case.

Robbery victim Jason Kasperek believes Lima-Marin belongs behind bars.

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“How many times is he going to do these illegal things inside our country?” Kasperek asked. “Haven’t we already given him a break?”

The Cuban immigrant was slated for deportation despite a pardon from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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Lima-Marin came to the U.S. from Cuba as a toddler. He never applied for citizenship, but U.S. relations with Cuba allowed him to stay. That continued until Lima-Marin was convicted of armed robbery and then flagged for deportation in 2000.

Kasperek believes Lima-Marin is getting the second chance he doesn’t deserve.

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“Are we going to do this with everybody now? We can’t just do it with him and expect nobody else to come back and say what about me?” said Kasperek.

Now forced to talk to his family from the ICE facility in Aurora, Lima-Marin hopes a September court hearing will bring him one-step closer to freedom.

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“I understand there’s a plan and a purpose for everything and everything is going to work out, I just need to be patient,” Lima-Marin said.

Kasperek plans to attend Lima-Marin’s September court hearing, even if he is not asked to speak as a victim.

The Lima-Marin family and the Meyer Law Office have created a CrowdJustice page to help raise money for the next phase of his legal fight.

Andrea Flores is a reporter for CBS4. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @AndreaFloresTV.

Independent monitor expresses concerns over accuracy of APD data

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An independent monitor is questioning the accuracy of data the Albuquerque Police Department is providing him.

James Ginger is in charge of reviewing APD’s progress implementing the Department of Justice reforms.

In his latest report released Friday, Ginger says he has deep concerns about accuracy of data the department is giving him, and says it makes it difficult to know if the reforms are working.

He also takes issue with how supervisors are handling use-of-force cases.

Ginger’s next report is scheduled to be filed in November when he will formally present his findings in court.

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Keuchel Throws 7 Shutout Innings in Astros’ Win Over A’s

HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel threw seven shutout innings, Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Friday night.

Keuchel (11-2) allowed three hits, walked one and struck out three in a dominant performance. Keuchel had his second straight solid outing after allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings Sunday at Texas.

The 2015 AL Cy Young winner retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced, with the lone hit being a bunt single by Matt Joyce down the third base line and away from the shift in the third inning. Of the 21 outs Keuchel recorded, 16 were ground balls.

Bregman and Altuve hit back-to-back home runs in the third to give Houston a 2-0 lead. Bregman hit his 14th of the season to right field, while Altuve hit his 19th into the Crawford Boxes in left field.

Josh Reddick upped the lead to 3-0 with an RBI single in the sixth.

Ken Giles recorded the final five outs for his 24th save.

Joyce, who was also walked by Keuchel, hit a solo home run in the eighth off Chris Devenski.

Sean Manaea (8-8) lost his third straight, allowing three runs and six hits in six innings. The left-hander had allowed six runs in each of his last three starts and had not pitched past the fourth since July 27.


A’s: C Josh Phegley (oblique) was not in the starting lineup Friday for Triple-A Nashville as he continues a rehab assignment. Phegley is 2 for 7 with an RBI through two rehab games. . OF Jake Smolinski (right shoulder) continued his rehab assignment with Class- A Advanced Stockton on Friday. He is 5 for 18 in five games.


Home plate umpire Jerry Layne left the game with two outs in the bottom of the seventh after taking a foul ball by George Springer off his left wrist. The ball bounced up and hit Layne. He grabbed his wrist immediately, and after being attended to by the Astros trainer, walked off the field. Second base umpire Dan Bellino moved to home plate, and the game finished with three umpires.


A’s: RHP Kendall Graveman (3-3) will start Saturday looking to build on his last outing where he allowed two runs in seven innings in a win over Baltimore. Graveman is 1-1 with a 7.53 ERA since coming off the disabled list Aug. 3.

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Man Beaten After Telling Energy Salespeople To Leave

(CBS) – A 58-year-old Chicago man with health problems was attacked Friday by alternative-energy salespeople after he ordered them to leave, the man’s family tells CBS 2.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. Friday in the 9100 block of South Kingston, in the Calumet Heights neighborhood.

Kevin Hamblet — who suffered brain damage from a stroke earlier this year and also is on dialysis – answered the door at his home. Three women tried to get him to change his energy provider.

He refused and told the women to get off his porch. That’s when, Hamblet’s wife says, the women jumped him.

“The police found five of his teeth in the bushes,” Jacqueline Cusic says.

Hamblet is in the hospital recovering from his injuries, which include broken facial bones.

Police are investigating.