Sacramento Couple Survives Deadly Shooting, Makes Safe Return

Sacramento (CBS13) – Like thousands of others Lisa and Chip Schau were enjoying their final day of the music festival when the shots rang out. After moments of confusion, Chip turns to his wife and says we have to run. As they ran, they soon found out they were caged in and had to break down fences to get out while masses of people, many injured and bloodied followed right behind them. As more gunshots were heard, the couple ducked behind a car– then continued their run that lead them and dozens of others to a dead end. That’s when total strangers pulled up in an van and said get in. “These strangers were in it, and said get in,” Lisa said, “but i was frozen with fear, and they said you’re getting in this truck.” Those good samaritans rushed the couple and dozens of others to a safe place where everyone just sheltered in place on lock down. Finally after several hours of pure terror, they felt it was safe to return to their hotel. But the images and sounds they saw continue to haunt them.

CU’s Worthington Changes Name, Not Game, In Return

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — If Evan Worthington’s play as a defensive back for Colorado reminds anyone of Evan White, there’s an easy explanation. New name. Same game.
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He arrived in Boulder three years ago as Evan White, an athletic player thrust into action for the Buffaloes out of necessity. Suspended last season for violating team rules, he took a semester off from school, became a security guard, had a son , watched Colorado’s rise to prominence from the Folsom Field bleachers and returned this spring as Evan Worthington, his mom’s maiden name. By any name, he’s making the most of a second chance. “There were times when I was thinking, ‘What happens if I end up not getting back on the team?'” said Worthington , whose Buffaloes (3-2, 0-2 Pac-12) host Arizona (2-2, 0-1) on Saturday night. “That’s why I’ll never take football for granted. I can’t. Not anymore.” Worthington was suspended from the Buffaloes following the 2015 season because he “didn’t follow team rules,” he said. It was a difficult time. A soul-searching time. While his teammates went to practice, he went to work as a security guard. He would serve as a watchman at a department store and an office building. One of his assignments even took him right across the street from the hotel where the team stayed on nights before home games. “It wasn’t necessarily hard work, just boring,” said Worthington, who played in 12 games during his freshman year in 2014 and 11 as a sophomore in ’15. “Just sitting there all day, those long shifts.” After his shift ended, his next stop would typically be Six Zero Strength and Fitness, a gym owned by former Colorado defensive lineman Matthew McChesney . Worthington added roughly 15 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-2 frame. The workout sessions became his outlet and a way to keep on track for a return to the football field. Then, there was this: On Sept. 24, 2016, his son, Kannon , was born. “Definitely had to (turn things around), because he’s going to be looking up to me one day,” Worthington said. “He’s going to follow what I do and I have to set an example.” Game days, though, were difficult. He couldn’t stay away. So he would get a ticket from a friend and sit in the stands for home games as the Buffaloes went on to capture the Pac-12 South title. The defense played an integral part in the turnaround and featured three defensive backs that are now playing on the next level — cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (Dallas), strong safety Tedric Thompson (Seattle) and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (San Francisco). He could’ve been out there making stops with them. “It was so exciting to watch what they were doing, but it was definitely hard, too,” said Worthington, who’s a junior this season. “It’s difficult to describe how I was feeling during that time.” One overriding sentiment: He couldn’t wait to suit up. Worthington never really considered going elsewhere despite some junior college offers. He was born in Denver and became one of the top high school players in the state down the road at Cherokee Trail. He started his career at Colorado and wanted to finish it there. He enrolled in classes in January toward his degree in sociology and returned for spring practice. He also changed his name back to Worthington in March. He switched from Worthington to White after his mother was married. When she divorced, he went back, he said. From White to Worthington, Buffaloes coach Mike MacIntyre has noticed his evolution as a player and a person. “The light bulb came on,” MacIntyre said. “His athletic ability is still the same, but now he’s mature. He understands it, and doesn’t take anything for granted. He’s focused. He’s always into it. “If you keep developing as a person, you’ll develop better as a player. That’s what I see in him. He’s always had the tools. He has phenomenal athletic ability. Now, he’s putting it all together and playing really, really well.” In the season opener against Colorado State, Worthington recorded his first career interception. He also picked off a pass by UCLA QB Josh Rosen last weekend. “I really love being back,” Worthington said. “It’s just amazing. … It’s been a really great experience being back out there with my fellas.” By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

San Diego To Open Camp For Homeless After Hepatitis Outbreak

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The city of San Diego is opening an encampment for the homeless. The move announced Wednesday is meant to address both the city’s homeless problem overall and a recent outbreak of hepatitis A that has hit the homeless especially hard. The camp, in a public works yard near Balboa Park, will be equipped with tents, showers, restrooms, food security and social services. Mayor Kevin Faulconer says it’s a temporary solution while the city builds a larger, more durable area featuring large industrial tents later this year. The camp is scheduled to open on Monday. San Diego County is battling an epidemic of hepatitis A, a contagious liver disease that has killed 17 people and infected 461 people, including more than 300 who had to be hospitalized.

Highway 1 Bridge Damaged By Landslide In Big Sur Set To Reopen

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A Big Sur-area bridge that was closed when landslides cut off the Central California wilderness area is scheduled to reopen next week. The California Department of Transportation says the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 will reopen on Friday the 13th. Caltrans says crews working around the clock completed the work in months instead of years. The $24 million bridge replaces one that was damaged by a slide eight months ago. That bridge was demolished in March. Highway 1 remains blocked some 30 miles to the south by another slide a quarter-mile long. A new road is being built atop the Mud Creek slide area at a cost of $40 million. It’s expected to open next summer. Meanwhile, a hiking trail serves as a footpath into the Big Sur area. TM and © Copyright 2017 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Students Stage Gubernatorial Debate

(CBS) – Students at Chicago’s Whitney M. Young Magnet High School staged a Democratic gubernatorial debate Wednesday evening. The organizers, and those asking the questions, were just as impressive as the candidates providing the answers, according to CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley. When the Whitney Young students called, all seven Democratic candidates for governor showed up. “I think it shows the quality of the student body and their genuine interest in making the state better,” Democratic hopeful J. B. Pritzker said. Frontrunners, such as Chris Kennedy, and the underdogs, like Tio Hardiman, were there. I was all the result of two inspired students who dreamed up the event. “I had the idea actually while riding the train home, and I wrote the idea on a napkin, actually,” Jeremy Liskar says. “We had to put everything together in such a short amount of time because we really couldn’t work during the summer,” adds Anna Domahidi. The winner of Wednesday’s event? The student organizers. “Coming out tonight and seeing all these people wanting to get into politics, it’s a great sign for the future of our country,” Kennedy says. Whitney Young students also provided all the questions. It’s believed to be the first gubernatorial debate in the country organized by high-schoolers. The other Democratic candidates were Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Alex Paterakis and Ameya Pawar.

Unclean Floors, Kitchens Found At Colorado Veterans Hospital

DENVER (AP) — Dirty floors, unclean kitchens and dusty vents were found by inspectors who checked a veterans hospital in Denver and a small veterans clinic in southern Colorado, according to a government report. Made public Wednesday by the Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general, the report did not say whether the conditions caused any health problems for patients. The report, dated Sept. 29, said a February inspection found cleanliness problems in eight patient care areas, two areas where instruments are sterilized and in some ice machines and refrigerators in kitchens. It also said some ventilation grills and horizontal surfaces were dusty.
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The report did not specify whether the problems were at the aging Denver hospital or a small outpatient clinic in Salida, Colorado, which inspectors also visited. Kristen Schabert, a spokeswoman for the VA’s Denver-based Eastern Colorado Health Care System, said inspectors focused on the Denver hospital. A new veterans medical center is under construction in Aurora to replace the Denver facility and is expected to open next year. The February inspection did not include that facility. In a written statement, the VA said plans are in place to address the problems the inspectors found. The VA nationwide is under scrutiny over spending, long wait times for care and other problems. Last month, The Associated Press reported the VA program that pays for veterans to get health care in the private sector could run out of money this year, despite getting $2.1 billion in emergency funding in August. Another shortfall could force the VA to limit referrals to outside doctors, causing delays in medical care for hundreds of thousands of veterans. In Colorado, the cost of the medical center being built outside Denver has nearly tripled to almost $1.7 billion. That so infuriated lawmakers that they stripped the department of the authority to oversee large construction projects and put the Army Corps of Engineers in charge. Other problems found in the February inspections in Colorado: — Two doors in a mental health treatment facility were found unlocked and the alarms were not turned on. — Inspectors found no record that some new employees were given required security training. — Inspectors found no evidence that security personnel were compiling or analyzing data on violent or disruptive incidents. — Staff did not compile adequate reports on some patients who were transferred to other facilities, including whether the patients were stable enough to be moved and whether the new facility was told the patients’ history, symptoms and test results. By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Property Pro Unveils His Top 4 Denver Locations For Possible Amazon HQ2

By Kelly Werthmann DENVER (CBS4) – When word got out Denver was interested in being Amazon’s second home, real estate expert Steve Ferris got to thinking.
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“What’s the best place to put something like that?” Ferris questioned. Ferris, founder of Real Estate Garage, has more than 25 years of professional experience in real estate development in design, in both the private and public sectors. He said it is exciting to think about the idea of such a large company moving to the Mile High City. “It’s a whole new ball game when you talk about somebody like that,” Ferris said of Amazon. “It can change things. It’s a huge amount of jobs and well-paying jobs. They’re tech jobs and it’s the future.” The e-commerce giant announced on Sept. 7 that it was looking for a new place to build its second headquarters, invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs. Amazon wants its HQ2 to be similar to its current headquarters in Seattle, which is more than 8 million square feet in size. That’s about the size of four Mile High stadiums. “When you talk about a campus that’s this large, it’s also a matter of logistics which Amazon says is critical to their decision,” Ferris said. “Moving that many employees into and out of any space is going to be challenging.” The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation is working with the governor’s office to create a bid for Colorado. The location in the team’s proposal has not been made public, but Ferris came up with a list of eight possible spots based on Amazon’s requirements. His Top 4 locations are: – Upper Fox in the southwest corner of Interstate 25 and Interstate 70
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– The northern stretch of RiNo
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– The Denver Design District along South Broadway
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– The current home of Elitch Gardens and parking area for the Pepsi Center
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“I like that one mostly for its aesthetics,” Ferris said of the Elitch Gardens spot. “It’s an amazing opportunity to bridge the river and create a campus that we could all enjoy.” RELATED: Could Amazon’s 2nd Largest HQ Come To Louisville? Ferris’ list includes pros and cons for each spot, noting that an urban area close to public transit would be ideal for the future Amazon employees. But Ferris is also quick to point out his ideas are pure speculation. “It’s hard to say what will happen,” he said. “We’re just in the running and in a lot of ways we shouldn’t worry about this until [Amazon] settles on a location. We’re here and having fun with it.” Cities across North America are vying to be home of Amazon’s HQ2 and have until Oct. 19 to submit their proposal. Amazon plans to announce its decision in April 2018. Kelly Werthmann joined the CBS4 team as the morning reporter in 2012. After serving as weekend morning anchor, Kelly is now Covering Colorado First for CBS4 News at 10. Connect with Kelly on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @KellyCBS4.