5 Things to Know: June 30, 2017

Posted at 6:10 AM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 08:10:41-04

DENVER -- Good morning! Here's what you need to know today, Friday June 30.

1. Fourth of July traffic rush begins
Today kicks off the Fourth of July traffic rush. The heaviest traffic is expected along westbound I-70 from Denver through the mountains Friday through Saturday evening, and the return eastbound traffic is also expected to cause headaches between Summit County and Denver Tuesday and Wednesday.

2. Teen accused of killing 10-year-old Kiaya Campbell due in court
The teenaged boy accused of killing a 10-year-old Thornton girl earlier this month will be back in an Adams County courtroom Friday. The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. 

3. Congress goes on recess
It appears unlikely that Senate Republicans will vote on a revised health care bill before the Fourth of July recess.

4. Cooler temps Friday
Friday will be a cooler day for Denver and the eastern plains with a 40% chance for showers.

5. The 2017 Denver Comic Con begins
The biggest nerd fest to hit Colorado begins in just a couple of hours. This year, fans will need to take note of some new security changes as organizers try to make it easier for police and security to identify threats and keep attendees safe.