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From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on Aug. 23, 2019

Posted: 7:02 AM, Aug 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-24 00:21:19-04
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This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 


10:03 p.m. — Denver police officers are on-scene at Speer and Elitch Circ. investigating a possible hit-and-run involving a pedestrian. A man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Traffic delays are possible.

9 a.m. — CDOT says that the right lane of WB U.S. 36 has reopened but long delays should be expected. The center and left lanes remain blocked.

8:48 a.m. — A crash on westbound U.S. 36 has closed all westbound lanes at Sheridan Blvd. and a crash near the Minturn exit west of Vail has closed westbound I-70. Click here for the latest traffic conditions in the metro area and here for conditions statewide.

7:33 a.m. — The all-clear has been given at Highlands Ranch High School.

7:18 a.m. — Highlands Ranch High School has been evacuated due to a natural gas smell, according to the Douglas County School District. School has not yet started for the day. This happens occasionally, the school district said. The fire department is investigating.

7:08 a.m. — Deputies with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting around 12:35 a.m. Friday on the 2900 block of S. CR157 in Strasburg. When they arrived, they found a man in his early 30s who had been shot multiple times. He was transported to a hospital. The sheriff’s office said they believe this was a targeted shooting and the public is not in danger.

6:45 a.m. — We are working to find out what is happening at Broadway and Del Norte in Adams County. Sheriff's office deputies were at the scene of an apparent car crash. The sedan was partially on the sidewalk. Deputies had their guns drawn. The driver of the sedan appeared passed out or asleep in the front seat and deputies approached the sedan with guns and shields. They woke up the driver and dragged him out of the car. He was put in handcuffs. It appeared that deputies then removed the handcuffs and sat him down on the sidewalk. They appeared to be talking with him. Denver7 is working to learn more.

Adams County Aug. 23 morning incident 1
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