Taylor Swift closing arguments and more: 5 Things to Know for Monday, Aug. 14

Posted at 5:48 AM, Aug 14, 2017

DENVER – Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today on Monday, August 14.

1. Closing arguments in Taylor Swift trial
The legal battle between pop start Taylor Swift and former Denver radio DJ David Mueller is nearing its end. Closing arguments are expected to take place Monday, after which the jury will deliberate on a verdict.

2. Deadly lightning strike in San Miguel County
A 24-year-old mountain biker from Durango died after being struck by lightning on Sunday. Deputies said John Daniel Huisjen was biking with a group near Telluride when a storm moved in.

3. Powerball jackpot still growing
Nobody matched all six numbers during this weekend's $371 million Powerball jackpot. The jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is now up to $430 million.

4. Rockies back in Denver
The Colorado Rockies are back in town for a 7-game home stand, facing off against the Atlanta Braves tonight. Tonight is also the big return of Chad Bettis, who fought back from cancer twice in the last year and a half.

5. More stormy weather possible
Showers and thunderstorms remain likely through Monday for the Front Range. Expect temperatures in the low- to mid-80s for Monday and Tuesday.