Today: Dam inspection begins, cold front moves in, Katy Perry digs Lakewood HS
1. Drug evidence goes missing, Denver officer under investigation
After a major drug bust several weeks ago that involved the seizure of cocaine and marijuana, multiple law enforcement sources told FOX31 Denver there was an irregularity in how evidence was checked in. An ensuing investigation has narrowed quickly on one officer. Legal experts say the veteran officer’s alleged actions could jeopardize every case he has ever worked on.
2. State to inspect 200 dams in 10 days
The spillway of Parvin Reservoir near Fort Collins continues to flow fast, even two weeks after heavy rains. The dam, which is used for recreational fishing, is on the list of nearly 200 dams in northern Colorado slated for inspection over the next 10 days.
3. Boulder opens curbside pickup, drop-off centers for flood debris
The city of Boulder opened an expanded drop-off site for flood debris on Thursday. All processing fees for flood-damaged materials from Boulder residents will be waived. Saturday volumes are expected to be high, so organizers recommend residents plan to come on weekdays.
4. Cold front moving in to Front Range, snow into Foothills
Rain and snow showers are expected to begin in the High Country on Thursday night before moving into the Metro area Friday afternoon. By Friday afternoon, there is a good possibility that snow could be falling at elevations as low as 8,000 feet, meaning it’s possible the Foothills are about to see their first snow of the season.
5. Estes Park businesses resilient, hopeful after flood
Business leaders estimate about half of the more than 1,000 business in the Estes Park are back open following the floods. Hundreds of buildings have been inspected, and many hope to reopen their doors in time for Elk Fest, which kicks off this Saturday. However, it’s estimated that around 500 business are still closed due to flood damage.
6. Serious rollover stalls traffic in Aurora Thursday morning
A nasty-looking rollover accident near the intersection of South Potomac Street and East Mississippi Avenue in Aurora caused substantial traffic delays Thursday morning. But thankfully, police said the accident resulted in no serious injuries.
7. Lakewood police ask for help finding missing man Edward Reed
Lakewood resident Edward Reed went missing around 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday in the 2100 block of Yarrow St., and now Lakewood Police are asking for the public’s help to track him down.
8. Avoid ticket scams for Sunday’s Broncos vs. Eagles game
Many people who want to catch a glimpse of Peyton Manning and the hottest team in the NFL at Sports Authority Field this Sunday will have no choice but to purchase tickets from third-party brokers. Doing so can often lead to rip-offs. Here are a few tips to avoiding ticket scams.
9. Katy Perry digs Lakewood High School’s rendition of ‘Roar’
Lakewood High School produced a video featuring all of its 2,000-plus students and staff dubbing a Katy Perry hit song, this time choosing her latest single “Roar,” to pay homage to the school’s mascot, Growly the Tiger. Perry apparently digged it, responding to the video on Twitter.
10. Human remains found on ferry that sank near Italy in 2012
Human remains were found on the wrecked Costa Concordia on Thursday morning, possibly answering the question of what happened to the last two missing passengers of the cruise liner that struck rocks off Italy’s Giglio Island in 2012.