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Swift trial day 5, Colorado Classic and more: 5 Things to Know for Friday, Aug. 11

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Posted at 5:48 AM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-11 07:48:22-04

DENVER – Good morning, everyone! Here’s what you need to know today on Friday, August 11.

1. Day 5 of the Taylor Swift groping trial
Civil trial of radio DJ David Mueller continues, accused of groping pop star Taylor Swift at a meet-and-greet in 2013.

2. Fatal crash closes Highway 287 south of Longmont
Highway 287 was closed in both directions from Plateau to Highway 52 due to a crash in which two people were killed. Officials expect the closure to last until 9 a.m.

3. Colorado Classic continues
The Colorado Classic bike race continues today, with riders racing through Breckenridge. The final stop is the Velorama music festival in Denver's RiNo neighborhood this weekend.

4. Sienna Johnson to be sentenced
A teen accused of planning an attack on her Highlands Ranch school is set to be sentenced today. She pleaded guilty to menacing and conspiracy charges in June.

5. Rainy weather continues
Temperatures in Denver and across the eastern plains will start in the 50s Friday morning and reach the upper 70s to around 80 degrees in the afternoon.