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I-70 crash updates, the Blue River goes orange and more: 5 Things to Know for April 29, 2019

Posted at 9:57 AM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 11:58:40-04

Good morning! Here are 5 Things to Know for Monday, April 29, 2019.

1. Updates on the I-70 crash
The driver of the semi, who is accused of causing the crash, was arrested and faces four vehicular homicide charges. We've learned more about the immediate aftermath of the crash, like the story of a panhandler who helped to rescue drivers from the blaze and a student studying to become an EMT who saved the driver next to her. We've also learned the identities of the four men killed in the crash.

2. Avalanche beats Sharks
The Colorado Avalanche won Sunday's game against the San Jose Sharks 4-3, meaning they have tied the series. Game three is scheduled for Tuesday night in Denver. Click here for more game coverage.

3. Rain this afternoon will turn to snow
Remember that 70-degree weather we had yesterday? It's leaving town for a little while but will return by the end of the week. Meanwhile, temperatures will stay in the 30s Monday. Early afternoon rain will turn to snow, so don't even think of packing away your winter jacket! Here's your full forecast.

4. The Blue River in Breckenridge has turned... orange?
Thanks to a mine runoff, the river became orange this weekend, but health officials say this discoloration doesn't pose a risk to public health. But out of an abundance of caution, authorities have asked people and pets to avoid contact with the water.

5. A look at the 2019 Colorado legislative session: What's passed, what's failed, what's left?
The Colorado state legislature is getting ready to wind down its session this week. Before the sessions adjourns on May 3, however, there are still hundreds of bills that are up for debate. Here's the full list.