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5 Things to Know for Oct. 30

Posted at 5:37 AM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 07:37:54-04

Good morning and happy almost Halloween! Here are 5 Things to Know for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. 

1. Snow is on the way!

A strong cold front is moving across Colorado and may dump a few inches of snow in the Denver Metro area this afternoon. The heaviest snowfall is expected later today and this evening. Here's your full forecast. Do you live in a part of the state where you won't see these fun flurries? No worries. You can watch our livestream from Lookout Mountain as the snow started.

2. Dead people at these body farms are helping the living

Scientists as Colorado Mesa University are studying the bodies of people who donated themselves to science following their death. The scientists can study how bodies decompose over time and in different environments. And that can help solve crimes. 

3. Trump says he hopes to end birthright citizenship

In an interview teaser with Axios, Trump said it's "ridiculous" that any child born in the United States is automatically granted citizenship. Should he pass this sort of order, it would likely set up another high-profile fight in federal court.

4. Flu season has arrived

Health officials are encouraging you to get your flu vaccine earlier than later. During the 2017-2018 season, 4,650 people in Colorado were hospitalized with the flu. So, need to get one? You can get the vaccine for free this weekend

5. Three children died after a crash at a bus stop in Indiana 

The children were waiting for the bus this morning. It's not clear if they were waiting in a car that was hit, or were waiting outside. Three died in the crash and one child was airlifted. Here's what we know on this crash.