Today: Denver’s sewer problem, heat still on, 50 years since ‘Dream’ speech

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Surprising problem clogging Denver’s sewer system

Denver Wastewater Management’s Lupe Martinez says grease from cooking, poured down kitchen drains, is making it hard to keeping sewer lines flowing smoothly. But he says the fastest growing problem is disposable wet wipes. Find out why both issues are becoming such a big problem.

U.S. moves closer to making strike on Syria

Warships armed with cruise missiles plow the waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. And U.S. officials are all but telling United Nations inspectors in Syria to get out of the way. A flurry of comments like these and activity by a group of Western countries seem to be laying the groundwork for a military strike.

Implementation of Dog Protection Act gets underway Wednesday

About two and a half months since the first-of-its-kind legislation was signed into law, the implementation of the so-called Dog Protection Act gets underway Wednesday. The first meeting of the Dog Protection Task Force, formed to prevent the shooting of family dogs by police, is scheduled for Wednesday at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

Lafayette teen accused of taking explosive device to school to appear in court

The 16-year-old accused of leaving a pipe bomb-like device near Centaurus High School in Lafayette has been charged as an adult and will make a court appearance Wednesday. Andrew de Bartolome’s lawyers asked that the hearing be closed to the public, but a judge denied that request. The device de Bartolome left in the school had to be detonated by emergency crews in a remote field in May.

No break in heat for Denver

The record high temperature for this Wednesday is 96 and was set in 2012. Denver is expected to approach that record today, with highs expected to be around 94 degrees. There are slight chances for thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday, which could help in a cool down. But realistically, Denver will likely see unseasonably hot temperatures until Sunday and Monday next week.

Broomfield approves 21 fracking wells

Citing the new, stricter fracking regulations that have been set forth by the county, the Broomfield City Council approved construction on 21 new gas wells that will utilize hydraulic fracturing equipment within county limits late Tuesday night.

New test helps track ovarian cancer in early stages

The high fatality rate of ovarian cancer is based on the fact that it can be extremely difficult to detect. Researchers say a new blood test being practiced at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center may hold a key to track the disease in the early stages.

Colorado job growth stronger than expected

Job growth in the first quarter of the year was expected to be revised up to 18,300 on Wednesday, which would shift the return of payroll jobs to their peak levels prior to the Great Recession in 2008.

50th anniversary of March on Washington, ‘I have a dream’ speech

It’s been a half century since the March of Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech, considered a historical milestone for civil rights. More than 100,000 are expected to commemorate the event in Washington D.C. Thousands will gather to celebrate the occasion at Denver’s Civic Center Park at 1 p.m., as well.

Report: Apple to offer trade-ins for new iPhone

Apple stores will soon let iPhone owners trade in their old phones for credit toward a new one, according to multiple reports released on Tuesday. These reported changes are expected to go into effect in early September.