• Husband Detained In Case Of Missing Pregnant Mom & 2 Daughters

    FREDERICK, Colo. (CBS4) – Late Wednesday night, Frederick police say they detained the husband of a pregnant woman who disappeared with their two daughters on Monday. Investigators were seen taking evidence out of the family’s home which included a truck.
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    Investigators have not yet detailed what Chris Watts reportedly confessed to them. However, the family of Shanann Watts has also been told that Chris Watts has agreed to bring officers to the location of the
  • Deputy Shot In Late Night Disturbance

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A Weld County deputy was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after they were shot.Deputies were reportedly responding to a disturbance with weapons on North 23rd Avenue near C Street.
    The sheriff is on the way to the hospital, according to government officials. They ask the public to keep the deputy, the family and the entire department in your prayers.
    Details are limited, and it’s not clear if any other deputies or citizens are hurt, or if anyone
  • Family Of Missing, Pregnant Mom & Daughters Trying To Join Search

    By Jeff Todd
    FREDERICK, Colo. (CBS4) – Shanann Watts was with her family on the East Coast just last week. Now they’re looking to come to Colorado to help look for her and her two daughters.
    (credit: CBS)
    “Shanann was down in North Carolina with her parents last week, had a beautiful time with Bella and with Celeste,” said Shanann’s relative Lu Valentino.  “It’s horrific what the family is going through.”
    Shanann is 15-weeks pregnant and disap
  • ‘We Like To Inspire’: Girl Scouts Paint Quotes On School Bathrooms

    By Karen Morfitt
    PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – A Girl Scout troop in Parker is celebrating after having earned one of the organizations top honors — the Silver Award.
    CBS4’s Karen Morfitt interviews Troop 4664. (credit: CBS)
    Sophia Shafer, Caitlyn Sieg, Eliza Arguello, Rachel Thomson, Madison Graves and Louis Prince, also known as Troop 4664, spent weeks of their summer vacation brainstorming the idea.
    “We thought a great idea would be to maybe help our old elementary
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  • Career Program Helps People Get Another Chance At Life

    By Dominic Garcia
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A few years ago Alfred Archuleta never dreamed he’d be where he is now. The 58-year-old veteran was homeless and finding a job wasn’t easy.
    Alfred Archuleta (credit: CBS)
    “It was hard, living day to day, going couch to couch,” he told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia. “Sometimes I felt I was getting discriminated against because of my age. I was really looking at my life and for a career,” said Archuleta.
  • RiNo Restaurant Represents Colorado On ‘Hot 10’ List

    DENVER (CBS4) – The casual café, Call, in the River North Arts District made Bon Appetit magazine’s “Hot 10” list for 2018, a distinction that often helps those in the industry take off. Call is the only Colorado restaurant on that list.
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    “Being one of America’s best new restaurants has blown us away. We were not expecting that,” said Craig Lieberman, Call’s founder. “We’re obviously extremely proud and thrilled to r
  • Bakery Shop Sues Colorado, Hickenlooper Over Discrimination Allegation

    By Michael Abeyta
    DENVER (CBS4) – Attention was buzzing around Jack Phillips’ bakery again on Wednesday after he sued the state over another discrimination allegation.
    “Here we are again” he said.
    Jack Phillips (credit: CBS)
    Phillips has been through this all before. In 2012 he declined to make a cake for a gay couple’s wedding. The couple and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission sued him claiming Phillips discriminated against them.
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  • Latest Colorado Weather Forecast: More Heat But Cool Down Soon

    By Ashton Altieri
    DENVER (CBS4) –
    Temperatures climb after a slight cool down on Tuesday, we went back to the upper 80s on Wednesday. After a stormy Tuesday in the Denver area, much calmer conditions prevailed on Wednesday. A few isolated storms could still creep our way, but overall we should stay dry.
    More storms as possible for southern Colorado on Thursday, with Denver seeing just an isolated chance for storms. Temperatures will stay in the upper 80s.
    Friday brings an increased chance
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  • Shark Attack: Swimmer Seriously Injured In Attack Off Cape Cod

    TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012.The victim was a 61-year-old man, who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs, said Gary Sharpless, assistant harbormaster in Truro. The attack happened around 4 p.m. at Long Nook Beach in Truro, on the Atlantic Ocean side of the peninsula, he told The Associated Press.
    A su
  • Rape Charge Dropped Against Broncos’ Adam Gotsis

    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. (CBS4) – The Fulton County District Attorney dropped a charge of rape against Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis.
    Adam Gotsis (credit: CBS)
    The DA’s office said in a statement:
    After a careful and thorough investigation, The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has decided not to proceed with the case against Mr. Adam Gotsis. My office understands the sensitivity and significance of these investigations, but the evidence presented does not warrant a
  • ‘Thought It Was An Earthquake’: Families Starting Over After Explosion

    By Jamie Leary
    DENVER (CBS4) – One day after a massive explosion rocked Denver’s Baker neighborhood a handful of residents were allowed back to the scene to collect belongings. Nine people were injured, one critically, on Tuesday afternoon in a large explosion believed to have been caused by natural gas.
    CBS4’s Jamie Leary interviews the Litton & Sandoval family. (credit: CBS)
    “When we first went in there, all the walls were torn off and stuff was falling ev
  • Police: Girls Bit, Kicked And Threw Hot Coffee At Would-Be Kidnapper

    (CBS) — An alleged would-be kidnapper in Michigan was no match for a group of girls who fought back and scared him off.
    Police said Bruce Hipkins, 22, followed four girls after they left a Speedway gas station Friday night in Millington. The girls ranged in school years from sixth to eighth grade.
    Hipkins allegedly grabbed the youngest girl by the head and said she was coming with him. But the other girls came to the rescue — and fought back. They hit him and even threw their ho
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  • Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated North Of Kremmling Due To Wildfire

    KREMMLING, Colo. (CBS4)– As many as 200 homes were evacuated Wednesday afternoon because of a wildfire burning north of Kremmling.Smoke can be seen from all over Grand County. The fire is called the Silver Creek Fire. (credit: CBS)
    It’s burning 14 miles north of Kremmling. The Old Park neighborhood is being evacuated.
    Wildfire Resources
    – Visit CBSDenver.com’s Colorado Wildfire section.
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  • 11-Year-Old Girl Helps Low-Income Kids Go Back-to-School

    By Melissa Garcia
    DENVER (CBS4) – An 11-year-old girl from Denver and a nonprofit organization are coming together to help at-risk children. The hope is to make sure those kids have what they need as they begin their new school year.
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    Hannah Kutnick, a 6th grader, spent the last part of her summer raising more than $3,000 and putting together backpacks packed with school supplies for kids in need.
    Knapp Elementary School near Alameda Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard was one
  • More Affordable Housing Coming To Summit County

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Vail Resorts and Summit County are working together to build more affordable housing in Colorado’s mountain communities.
    Crews broke ground on the Village At Wintergreen apartment complex in Keystone. (credit: CBS)
    Of the nearly 200 units, 120 of them will be reserved for affordable housing designation.The rental rate will be decided by the median income in the area.(credit: CBS)
    “This project truly is economic development, because by adding housing
  • Weed-Killing Chemical Linked To Cancer Found In Some Children’s Breakfast Foods

    (CBS News) — A new report found glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that some health authorities link to cancer, in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) discovered trace amounts of the most widely used herbicide in the country in oats, granolas and snack bars. Thirty-one out of 45 tested products had levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children.
  • 1, 2, 3… Rangers Count Moose At Rocky Mountain National Park

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4)– For the first time, rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park are putting GPS collars on some of the moose to get a better idea of how many live there.The moose population at the park is growing every year. (credit: CBS)
    The collars are part of an ongoing research project. Analysts are trying to figure out where moose gather the most in the park.They also want to know the animal’s population growth rate and the maximum number of moose the par
  • Wildlife Officers Searching For Mountain Lions Roaming Boulder

    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder police say they are looking for at least one mountain lion which killed a cat inside a home. The home is on Marine Street.
    Last night, a mountain lion entered a home on Marine St through a screen door, No people were injured but a house cat was killed. Please keep ground level doors and windows closed and locked at night and when you are not home. (This is also good advice for bears and burglars.) pic.twitter.com/cGseNpx2LI
    — Boulder Police Dept. (@bou
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Says America ‘Was Never That Great’

    NEW YORK (CBS Local) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has worked to portray himself as a major opponent to President Trump, offered a controversial alternative to the president’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” at a bill signing on Wednesday.
    “We are not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” he said. The audience, which was there to watch Cuomo sign a bill to make sex trafficking a felony in the state, reacted w
  • CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In 21 States

    ATLANTA (CBS Local) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it’s monitoring an outbreak of measles in 21 states.
    From Jan. 1 to July 14, 2018, 107 people from 21 states (Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington) and the District of Columbia were reported to have mea
  • Group Of ‘Highly Intoxicated, Homeless’ Men Sought For Swimming In Pond

    TELLURIDE, Colo. (CBS4) – Some people trespassing and swimming in a pond may be putting Telluride’s water supply at risk. Law enforcement says a group of homeless men have been taking a dip in the pond which supplies the town.
    (credit: San Miguel County Sheriff)
    The water is treated before it reaches the public, but the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office wants the group to find another place to cool off.
    Officials say the men have been hopping the fence to get into the Mill Cre
  • Back To School Advertisers Targeting Children On Their Smart Devices

    (CBS4) – As students head back to school across Colorado and the country, more advertisers are pitching their products directly to kids on their smart devices.
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    The kids are seeing the ads for clothing, electronics and other supplies which could mean parents are opening their wallets more often.
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    “We know that kids today, this generation known as Gen Z, influences a large portion of how their families shop and spend,” said Katherine Cullen, a spok
  • Man Arrested in Thornton Sports Bar Shooting

    THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been charged in a shooting at a suburban Denver sports bar that left one person dead last weekend.
    According to a news release from prosecutors, the charges filed against Gary Wideman include first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree murder with extreme indifference and four counts of attempted first-degree murder extreme indifference.
    The news release says the shooting last Saturday occurred after Wideman had been thrown out of the b
  • DPS Celebrates Largest Graduating High School Class In History

    DENVER (CBS4)– As students head back to school this month, Denver Public Schools is celebrating its largest graduating high school class in history.
    More than 4,800 seniors received diplomas in May. That is an increase of 2,000 students in the past decade for DPS.Superintendent Tom Boasberg says the district doesn’t do it alone.
    “I know how much work that takes, of our teachers of our counselors our students, our communities all working together to drive that increased graduati
  • Voters To Decide If Boulder Can Keep Extra Revenue From Sugary Drink Tax

    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The sugary drink tax in Boulder is bringing much more money than expected. In the first year, tax revenue is projected to be more than $5 million.
    Officials estimated the ordinance would bring in $3.8 million. Under TABOR, the city has to give the difference back to distributors.
    However, in a first vote on Tuesday night, the city council supported putting the issue on the November ballot to let voters decide if the city can keep that extra cash and put it towa
  • Increased Testing On G Line Garnering Lots Of Questions

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – Neighbors in Wheat Ridge and Arvada are noticing increased testing of the new G Line. RTD employees say they’ve been getting a lot of questions about the new trains and their loud horns.
    (credit: CBS)
    “The horns are required to be sounded as train operators pass through intersections until all rail crossings are certified by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission,” said RTD in a news release. “After that, local jurisdictions can fi
  • Carlos Henderson Suspended For First Regular Season Game

    By Michael Spencer
    DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos wide receiver Carlos Henderson has been suspended one game for violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
    Henderson, who was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2017 draft, has not been at training camp while he deals with what the team has called “family issues.”
    Carlos Henderson #11 of the Denver Broncos runs against the Chicago Bears during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bro
  • After Teacher With Cancer Runs Out Of Sick Days, Coworkers Gave Him Theirs

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (CBS Local/CNN) – Cancer patient Robert Goodman had burned through his paid sick days while undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer.
    The Florida public school teacher figured he needed at least 20 additional sick days to deal with more chemotherapy, days he just didn’t have. So on July 23, right there in a room at Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County, Goodman took a selfie, posted it on Facebook and appealed for help.
  • Dying Man’s Letter Of Forgiveness To Pickpocket Becomes International Inspiration

    BRUSH PRAIRIE, Wash. (CBS Local) – A dying man has chosen to forgive an alleged pickpocket who spoiled his “trip of a lifetime” in a letter that’s receiving global attention.
    Mike Veley has been living with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for six years. The Washington state resident decided to visit Italy and Germany with his wife while he was still in good health.
    “With the cancer, it’s you never know, you know, none of us really do, right? Never know
  • Registered Sex Offender Arrested In Kidnapping Case

    LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4)– A registered sex offender remains in custody for allegedly shoving a female into a vehicle in Lone Tree early Tuesday morning.
    Paul Nader, 29, was arrested about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after he allegedly pushed a female into a vehicle in the parkinjg lot at 9374 Willow Street in Lone Tree and drove away earlier that morning. Paul E. Nader (credit: Douglas County)
    Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office rushed to the area on reports of a female running aw
  • Women Say They Were Denied Jobs Because They Had ‘Ghetto’ Names

    ST. LOUIS (CBS Local) – Several women are claiming they were discriminated against after receiving an email informing them they weren’t qualified to work at a Missouri company because they had “ghetto” names.
    Hermeisha Robinson and Dorneshia Zachery both received a rejection letter from St. Louis’ Mantality Health. The letter specifically mentioned that the women would not be considered for a customer service position because the company does “not co
  • NOAA Outlook Shows August Cooldown Next Week

    By Chris Spears
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver has hit 90°F or higher on 43 days since the end of May, with 19 of those recorded in June and 20 in July.
    August has brought a nice change of pace from the heat with most afternoon highs so far in Denver topping off in the 80s.Next week could feature some days that barely make it out of the 70s along and east of Interstate 25 with a stretch of below normal weather expected to hit the middle of the country, according to NOAA’s most recent 6-1
  • Doctor On Smart Device Blue Light Study: ‘Don’t Freak Out’

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jose Diaz says he spends about four hours a day on his phone. A new study in the journal Scientific Reports, which claims that smartphones could damage his eyesight, has him wanting to cut back.
    “It’s really freaky. It could scare me a lot,” Diaz told CBS New York’s Hazel Sanchez on Tuesday.
    Researchers at the University of Toledo in Ohio have found that eye exposure to blue light, which is emitted in the bright glow from most smartphone, lap
  • FBI, CBI Join Search For Missing Pregnant Mom, 2 Daughters

    FREDERICK, Colo. (CBS4)– The FBI and CBI have joined the search for a woman who is pregnant and her two young daughters after they disappeared.
    Shanann Watts, 34, and her two daughters, ages 3 and 4, are missing. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation issued an Endangered Missing Alert for all three Tuesday afternoon.
    Shannan Watts (credit: Frederick Police)
    Shanann is also 15 weeks pregnant.
    One of her friends posted on Facebook that Shanann left her phone, purse, car seats and childre
  • Recall Alert: FDA Warning About Two Thyroid Medications

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Food and Drug Administration has a new warning and recall about two thyroid medications made by a Chinese manufacturer.
    The FDA has issued a voluntary recall for the medications because of potential problems with an ingredient in them.
    The warning was issued Aug. 9 for Levothyroxine and Liothyronine 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg thyroid tablets.
    In the statement, the FDA says the medications were “manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredients t
  • Taylor Swift Marks Anniversary Of Her Colorado Court Victory

    (CNN) – Taylor Swift is marking the one-year anniversary of her court victory in an assault case.
    The singer was on stage in Tampa as part of her Reputation Tour on Tuesday when she became emotional discussing the trial that concluded in August 2017.
    “A year ago I was not playing in a stadium in Tampa, I was in a courtroom in Denver, Colorado. This is the day the jury sided in my favor and said that they believed me.”
    Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Mu
  • What’s That Smell? Denver Botanic Gardens Awaits Corpse Flower Bloom

    By Shawn ChitnisDENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Botanic Gardens announced Tuesday that one of its plants commonly known as the corpse flower may bloom next month, three years after its first bloom. The flower is guaranteed to create a strong smell and attract large crowds.
    “It’s a pretty big deal,” said Nicholas Giaquinto, a conservatory horticulturalist at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
    (credit: CBS)
    The plant, Amorphophallus titanium, nicknamed “Stinky” is 18 years
  • Mark Immelman: ‘Wyndham Poses Every Question Of A Golfer’

    By Dan Reardon
    Positioned as it is on the PGA Tour calendar, the Wyndham Championship has a split personality. On the one hand, it is a stop with a long history and a roster of champions any player would relish becoming a part of. On the other hand, it is the last opportunity to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Toss in securing playing privileges for the 2018/19 season and the event unfolds on the weekend with an abundance of storylines.
    Tracing its heritage to the Greater Greensboro Open, th
  • ATF Joins Fire Investigators At Denver Explosion Site

    DENVER (CBS4)– Fire investigators entered what is left of a four-plex on Wednesday morning after an explosion destroyed the building and left one person critically injured the afternoon before.
    (credit: CBS)
    Nine people were injured, one critically, on Tuesday afternoon when a large explosion, believed to have been caused by natural gas, heavily damaged a four-plex residential building located on Santa Fe Drive between 3rd and 4th Avenue.
    (credit: CBS)
    It also damaged cars on the street an
  • Baker Who Won At High Court Sues Colorado Over New Bias Case

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and won a ruling at the U.S. Supreme Court is suing the state over another discrimination allegation.
    In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, lawyers for Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips allege that Colorado is on a “crusade to crush” him because of his religious beliefs.Jack Phillips. (credit: CBS4)
    The Supreme Court sided with Phillips in June, saying comments by a member of the Colorado
  • Broncos Sign Veteran Receiver, Rookie D-Lineman

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos made a series of roster moves Wednesday in advance of their joint practice with the Chicago Bears. They claimed wide receiver DeAndrew White off waivers from Houston and signed defensive lineman DeQuinton Osborne.
    In corresponding moves, the Broncos waived/injured wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown, who sustained a head injury in the weight room shortly after his recent arrival, and defensive lineman Paul Boyette.
    White is a fourth-yea
  • CBS4 Broncos Notebook: Aug. 15, 2018

    By Romi BeanENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Today is the final training camp practice open to the public. The Broncos are hosting the Chicago Bears for a joint practice ahead of their preseason game on Saturday. The two teams will practice together tomorrow, however, that practice is closed to the public.There are a few former Broncos currently on the Bears roster , including members of the Super Bowl 50 team, Danny Trevathan and Bennie Fowler.Not practicing today:Su’a Cravens, Shaquil Barr
  • ICE Takes Into Custody Defendant In New Mexico Compound Case

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A judge’s decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers.
    The controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats of violence made against the judge who issued the ruling and evacuated several administrative court offices as a precaution.
    State District Court Judge Sarah Backus on Monday cleared the wa
  • Block Party Doubling As Child’s First Birthday Party Draws Ire In Chicago

    Chicago (CBS) — A block party in Lakeview on Saturday was abruptly cut short after some residents complained to Alderman Thomas Tunney’s office that the event was actually a child’s first birthday party and not fully open to the public.
    Lakeview resident Brittany Robinson, mother to a boy who recently turned one, told CBS 2 that she coordinated with Alderman Tunney’s office to secure a permit to host a block party on North Pine Grove Avenue. The party included a bouncy ca
  • Soon-To-Be Centenarian Greeted With Cheers At Colorado Mesa University

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4) – Incoming freshmen and staff at Colorado Mesa University cheered for the oldest known living alumni of Colorado Mesa University in a surprise ceremony on Tuesday.
    (credit: Colorado Mesa University)
    Paul Foster will turn 100 at the end of the month. He graduated from the college in Grand Junction in 1938. It was called Mesa College at the time.
    University President Tim Foster greeted Foster along with 50 of the young students and staff and presented him with a
  • Castillo, Jackson Score 2nd-Half Goals, Rapids Tie Galaxy

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Edgar Castillo and Niki Jackson scored eight minutes apart in the second half, and the Colorado Rapids tied the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-2 on Tuesday night.
    Castillo tied it at 1 for Colorado (6-12-6) in the 74th minute after sending a loose ball in from distance. Jackson knotted it at 2 in the 82th with a deflected shot over the head of David Bingham.
    Ashley Cole scored his first goal of the season for Los Angeles (10-8-7). He got a friendly bounce at the edge of the are
  • Mom Warns Others After Mosquito Bite Puts 6-Year-Old In ICU

    Waynesville, NC (WLOS/WJZ) — A Waynesville mom used social media to warn parents about La Crosse encephalitis.
    “And so it’s breaking all of our hearts to see the spunkiest one out of five brothers down,” LoriAnne Surrett said, reading the post no parent wants to write.
    The heartfelt words about her son Noah have been shared more than 1,400 times on Facebook.
    Her 6-year-old was hospitalized last weekend. Saturday he complained of a headache and eventually had a seizure.

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