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Rescued soccer players released from hospital and more: 5 Things to Know for Wednesday, July 18

Posted: 5:58 AM, Jul 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-18 11:58:17Z

Good morning. Here are 5 Things to Know for Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

1. Thai soccer team released from hospital
The 12 members of a soccer team and their coach who spent more than two weeks trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand have been released from the hospital . The team made their first public appearance with a news conference.

2. Governor to sign executive order on orphaned wells
Gov. John Hickenlooper will hold a signing ceremony Wednesday morning to announce an executive order addressing orphaned wells and orphaned well sites. 

3. Heavy rain causes flooding, mudslides in fire-scarred southwest Colorado
U.S. Highway 550 near Durango was partially closed Tuesday night due to mudslides in the 416 Fire burn scar area. More storms and areas of heavy rain expected today. More:

4. Officials to discuss nurse shortage
Colorado is dealing with a major shortage of nurses and today, the state's leaders will sit down with health care professionals and educators to come up with a fix. There are currently more than 4,700 nursing-related positions open across Colorado..

5. Hot Wednesday
Temperatures will climb into the mid 90s for Wednesday as warmer air moves in. After that, really hot air moves in for our next First Alert Action Day on Thursday. More: