George Clooney Speaks Out About Harvey Weinstein: ‘It’s Indefensible’

One of the most high-profile male actors in Hollywood has broken the general silence from the demographic regarding the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein — George Clooney called Weinstein’s actions indefensible in an interview with The Daily Beast. Clooney admitted he had heard rumors that started in the ’90s regarding women sleeping with Weinstein for roles, […]

Temperatures Plummet Prompting Hard Freeze Warning

DENVER (CBS4) – 96-year-old Richard Grupp spent most of the day in the dark using only a flashlight in his front pocket. “I was just getting ready to go to bed and I said hang on I don’t want to freeze to death,” said Grupp.
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There was no electricity for his oxygen or even to charge his hearing aids. “Nothing nothing… when it goes dead I’m hard of hearing,” said Grupp.
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Family brought him blankets and sweatshirts to make it through the night when suddenly the power turned back on. “They said in 20 minutes they’d have it on. That was three o’clock. So here we are, 6:30, yeah,” said Grupp.
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Xcel crews worked throughout the day to restore power to 100,000 customers. Massive outages caused mostly by by tree branches that still have their leaves overwhelmed by wet snow. In the foothills, snow caused accidents that shut down Interstate 70.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer Debuts As Tickets Go On Sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” debuted in dramatic fashion during Monday Night Football halftime. Fireworks flashed and Stormtroopers marched onto Chicago’s Soldier Field as the preview played onscreen. It featured new and familiar characters from the Star Wars universe. The clip opens with voiceover from Supreme Leader Snoke saying, “When I found you, I saw raw, untamed power – and beyond that, something truly special.” Then Rey (Daisy Ridley) is shown wielding her light saber and questioning her destiny as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) observes, “I’ve seen this raw strength only once before. It didn’t scare me enough then. It does now.” John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Carrie Fisher also appear in the trailer, as does Chewbacca and a new bird-like creature known as a Porg. “The Last Jedi” is the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise since the Disney reboot that began with 2015’s “The Force Awakens.” It’s set to hit theaters Dec. 15.   Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

Review Ordered After Off-Duty Cop Tackles Woman

By Karen Morfitt FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Fort Collins police are investigating after video surfaced showing one of their officers, who was off-duty, wrestling a young woman to the ground. The video shows only a portion of the incident.
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The two are seen walking in a parking lot while the woman heads toward an apartment complex. Witnesses say the off-duty officer chased after her which is what prompted Dylan Clark to start filming. “It looked like he grabbed her arm as hard as he could and he just yanked her and through her right on the ground and then he got on top of her,” Clark said. A man yelling outside of his apartment window is what first caught Clark’s attention. The officer reportedly told the woman she was in trouble and threatened to have her towed. “Then as she was pretty close to the apartment complex he started yelling ‘I’m a cop, I’m a cop you’re in big trouble,'” Clark said. At one point the off-duty cop appears to flash his wallet at the young lady and eventually grabs something from his motorcycle. “She was taking stuff out of her purse and then she stands up and kind of starts moving away from him… and that’s when he puts her on the ground,” Clark said. In a video statement posted to Facebook, Fort Collins police spokesperson Kate Kimball says the woman was spotted speeding through traffic and the off-duty officers responded. “The officer followed the vehicle until it parked, and then he attempted to make contact with the female drover who tried to leave the area on foot,” Kimball said. The incident is now under review. According to FCPD’s policy, an off-duty officer’s decision to intervene should be made with careful consideration. When it comes to reporting, the manual says that any officer, prior to taking any off-duty enforcement action, shall notify and receive approval. Whether approval was given is unclear. Clark says they called 911 because they were never certain the man was actually an officer. “I hope they look at whether or not its considered justified to through her on the ground like that,” Clark said. When asked by CBS4 to clarify when the officer identified himself and how he did so, Kimball did not respond. The woman in the video was  cited for careless driving and obstructing a police officer before being released. Karen Morfitt joined the CBS4 team as a reporter in 2013. She covers a variety of stories in and around the Denver metro area. Connect with her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @karenmorfitt or email her tips.

Jimmy Kimmel Delivers the Harvey Weinstein Joke He Promised to Donald Trump, Jr.

Jimmy Kimmel kicked off Monday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” by recapping a Twitter exchange he became involved in over the weekend with Donald Trump, Jr., referencing the Harvey Weinstein scandal playing out in Hollywood while simultaneously calling out Donald Trump. Trump, Jr. had challenged Kimmel to include coverage of Weinstein, who was fired […]

Preckwinkle’s Allies Drop Big Bucks To Pop Tax Swing Votes

CHICAGO (CBS) — The 2 Investigators take on the pop tax politics. The tax could be repealed Tuesday, but as CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports, it was a sweet deal for some politicians who may now vote against it. CBS: You’re seeing a lot of commissioners getting a lot of big checks? “Well you’re seeing, especially some swing votes, bring in some money from a lot of different sources,” said Sarah Brune, who’s with the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform. For example, commissioners Edward Moody, Stanley Moore, Dennis Deer and Deborah Sims were all considered potential swing votes. And on one Sept. day, they each received $26,800 — in legal campaign contributions. “This is a righteous fight and a just cause,” said County Board Commissioner Richard Boykin. Boykin, who is a long-time opponent of the tax, recently received a total of $10,000 in campaign money from soda companies and their employees — a sign that big money is flowing from both sides. “This tax has caused the largest customer outrage that we’ve ever experienced,” Frank Guiglio said, who manages Tony’s Finer Foods, which has 13 locations in Cook County. Centrally located County stores are down 25-30 percent in pop sales, and it’s Collar County stores are down a staggering 40 percent. The tax was initially sold as a way to avoid county government layoffs. If it is not repealed, it could have the opposite effect in the soda aisle. CBS: Will you have to lay people off? “If it doesn’t get repealed, there’s a good change we’ll definitely have reduction in hours, yes,” Guiglio said. Moore, one of the commissioners who got nearly $27,000 from pro pop tax donors, says the campaign donations didn’t come with any stipulations. He voted for the tax in Nov., but now says he’ll vote to repeal it. CBS 2 reached out to the other commissioners, but did not hear back.

After Mitchell Trubisky’s First Career Touchdown Pass, Bears Run Incredible 2-Point Conversion To Tie Vikings

(CBS) The Bears pulled within 17-15 of the Vikings when rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky threw his first career touchdown pass — on a tipped ball, no less — to Zach Miller with 12:24 left in the fourth quarter Monday night. Then Chicago got really, really creative to tie the game on a two-point conversion, executing a double hand-off and pitch back to Trubisky, who walked in untouched for the tie. Check it out.

Sheriff: Shooter shot guard before he fired on concert-goers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Law enforcement authorities on Monday said a hotel security guard was shot by the Las Vegas mass shooting’s gunman before he opened fire on concert-goers. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo had previously said the guard was shot after gunman Stephen Paddock fired at the country music festival and that the guard’s arrival in the hallway of the Mandalay Bay hotel may have caused Paddock to stop firing. It was not immediately clear why the timeline of the shooting changed a week later and what the impact could be on the investigation. On Monday, Lombardo said security guard Jesus Campos was in a hallway of the Mandalay Bay hotel responding to a report of an open door when he heard drilling from Stephen Craig Paddock’s room. Paddock, who had installed three cameras to monitor the approach to his suite, opened fire through the door, spraying 200 shots down the hall and wounding the guard, who alerted other security officials, Lombardo said. A few minutes later, Paddock began a 10-minute killing spree that killed 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Lombardo said. Authorities also said Monday that Paddock targeted aviation fuel tanks, stocked his car with explosives and had personal protection gear as part of an escape plan. Paddock had power tools and was attempting to drill a hole in an adjacent wall, perhaps to mount another camera or to point a rifle through, but he never completed the work, Lombardo said. He also drilled holes and bolted a metal bar to try to prevent the opening of an emergency exit stairwell door near the door of his room. Lombardo again expressed frustration with the pace of the investigation, but not with the investigators who have yet to pinpoint the motive behind the shooter’s decision to fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel casino on a Las Vegas Strip concert crowd of 22,000 on Oct. 1. “It’s because this individual purposely hid his actions leading up to this event, and it is difficult for us to find the answers to those actions,” Lombardo said. “We believe he decided to take the lives he did and he had a very purposeful plan that he carried out.” There is still no evidence Paddock was motivated by ideology, or that there was another shooter, he said. Investigators have found 200 incidents of Paddock moving through the city, and at no time was he with anyone else, Lombardo said. Lombardo said police and FBI agents, including behavioral profilers, still haven’t found a particular event in Paddock’s life that might have triggered the shooting. The sheriff added that a complete evaluation of Paddock’s mental condition was not yet done. Authorities didn’t find a note in his room, only a paper with numbers, he said. Investigators believe the numbers represented calculations for more precise shots, according to a law enforcement official who wasn’t authorized to discuss the details of the ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The sheriff also confirmed investigators are talking with Paddock’s brother Eric Paddock, who traveled to Las Vegas, and continue to speak with the shooter’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, to get insight. Lombardo declined to reveal what they’ve said, but he stated, “Every piece of information we get is one more piece of the puzzle.” Eric Paddock said he came to Las Vegas to retrieve his brother’s body in hopes of sending the cremated ashes to their 89-year-old mother in Orlando. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Monday he could not discuss the results of an autopsy done on Stephen Paddock, who police said shot himself dead before officers arrived at the Las Vegas Strip hotel suite from which he rained gunfire on a concert crowd below. Eric Paddock told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he plans to put his brother’s assets in a trust that would benefit the shooting victims. Law enforcement interviews with Paddock’s brother Saturday and Sunday were part of an exhaustive search through the 64-year-old’s life. Meanwhile, friends and relatives of the victims and other concert-goers who survived returned Monday to reclaim baby strollers, shoes, phones, backpacks and purses left behind in the panic as they fled. The personal effects being recovered were strewn across the massive grassy concert venue where 22,000 country music fans attended the Route 91 Harvest festival have become sentimental memories of loved ones for some and haunting reminders of the night of terror for others. People left behind thousands of items, Clark County Emergency Manager John Steinbeck said. Those who were in two areas of the concert grounds were being allowed to retrieve their things in groups, with authorities expanding the offer Monday to include people who were seated west of the stage. Authorities are powering up cellphones and asking people to text their full names to the phones to ensure they are returned to the correct owners. At the assistance center set up at a convention center in Las Vegas, a steady stream of individuals walked in on Monday looking for purses, wallets, cellphones and even a wedding bracelet. Volunteers filled out intake forms with detailed descriptions of their lost items, and later, FBI victims assistance agents asked for additional questions. People received their belongings in re-sealable plastic bags and were asked to check them. After identifying their items, some smiled and others hugged the FBI agents or Red Cross volunteers who had helped them. The somber mood inside the hall was occasionally deepened by the weeping of some.
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