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Stepson speaks out about Aurora shooting, new truck recall: 5 Things to Know for Thursday, Aug. 2

Posted at 8:23 AM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 10:31:09-04

Good morning. Here are 5 Things to Know for Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. 

1. Colorado Springs officer shot, critically wounded

An officer who has been with the police department for five years was shot after police responded to a multiple calls of an armed person firing a gun in a neighborhood. This is a developing story. 

2. Exclusive interview with stepson of man killed by Aurora police

The man called his stepfather a hero after he shot a home intruder that had the man's 11-year-old son in his grasp. The stepfather, also a Vietnam War veteran and Purple Heart recipient, was fatally shot by an officer in the chaotic scene. 

3. New Ram Dodge pickup recall 

A lot of Coloradans have pickups since they fair well on tough terrain and in bad weather. But if you own a Ram Dodge pickup, you need to know about this brand new recall

4. Back-to-school shopping

It's that time of year! But some stores post big price differences. Want to know where you can get student materials without breaking the bank? We have you covered

5. We're back in the 90s

Today's weather will warm up to the low 90s in Denver and across most of east Colorado. The mountains will get up to the low 80s. Fire danger is still high across the state today. Here's your full forecast.