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FL bridge collapse investigation and more: 5 Things to Know for Friday, March 16, 2018

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Posted at 5:53 AM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 08:13:38-04

DENVER -- Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, March 16, 2018.

1. Seven military members killed in Iraq
There were no survivors in a U.S. military helicopter crash in western Iraq. The crew of a second helicopter flying alongside did not see any signs of hostile fire.

2. Bridge collapse investigation continues
The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the federal inquiry into Thursday's collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University. Six people were killed and several others were hurt when the under-construction bridge fell onto the road below.

3. McMaster on the way out?
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be the next high-level Trump administration official to get the boot, the Washington Post reports. The president reportedly wants to make the change before meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in May.

4. Increased enforcement for St. Patrick's Day
Law enforcement agencies will be out in full force this weekend to make sure partiers don't get behind the wheel drunk. 

5. Nice weather ahead
Skies will gradually clear through the morning, with gusty winds and highs in the mid- to upper 50s this afternoon. Saturday will be pretty dry statewide, with highs in the low 60s across the metro area