DENVER – Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, Oct. 17.
1. Children stabbed to death in Colorado Springs
A homicide investigation is underway after two children, ages 5 and 7, were killed in a stabbing in Colorado Springs. A 19-year-old is in custody.
2. Sen. Michael Bennet to unveil public option health plan
Bennet and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., first unveiled the plan Monday in a Washington Post story, and are expected to further elaborate upon the plan on Tuesday afternoon.
3. Why Trump may withdraw drug czar nominee
The president may rethink his support of Republican Rep. Tom Marino amid reports the lawmaker played a key role in weakening federal authority to stop opioid distribution.
4. Calif. fire crews welcome improved weather
Lighter winds and a chance of rain give hope to firefighters working to contain massive blazes that have left 40 people dead, many of them in Sonoma's wine region.
5. Cool nights, warm days to continue
Expect the current weather pattern to continue, with temps in the 30s and 40s overnight and warming into the 70s during the day.