TODAY: ‘Brazen’ Aurora kidnapping attempt, cold arrives, Broncos roll
1. Suspect pulled Aurora 8-year-old from her bed in attempted kidnapping
Police were searching for a man who allegedly pulled an 8-year-old from her bed in Aurora on Monday morning. Police described the actions of the kidnapping suspect, who was still at large as of Monday morning, “bold and brazen.”
2. Cold front rolls in Monday
Sunday’s high was 70 degrees, but thanks to an incoming cold front, Monday’s high was only expected to be around 45. An upper level storm system will move over Colorado Monday night through early Wednesday, which means snow is likely for the mountains, along with patchy drizzle for the Front Range.
3. Reser’s expands recall of ready-to-eat foods over listeria
Reser’s Fine Foods announced an expansion of a ready-to-eat meals recall over possible listeria contamination over the weekend. The recall includes foods sold at King Soopers stores.
4. New Boulder DA: Not sure I would have pursued JonBenet Ramsey indictment
In a comprehensive editorial published Sunday, the district attorney of Boulder County said he cannot say if he would have signed an indictment against the parents of JonBenet Ramsey as his predecessor declined to do three years after the child’s death.
5. Broncos roll in win over Washington Redskins
Though the Broncos were eventually able to handily down the Washington Redskins 45-21 a week after losing their first contest of the season, Denver fans said there was still a little uneasiness about the game due to the fact that the home team trailed 21-7 in the third quarter.
6. ‘We’re not your mascot:’ Protesters rally against Washington Redskins in Denver
We also spoke to another group of fans outside of Sports Authority Field on Sunday, who were part of a national campaign to change the name of the Washington Redskins. The group insists the name is offensive to American Indians.
7. NFL referees group donates $10,000 to help Estes Park schools rebuild
The National Football League Referees Association donated $10,000 Sunday to the Estes Park School District to help repair athletic facilities devastated by last month’s severe flooding. The group presented the school district with a check shortly before Sunday’s game between the Broncos and Redskins.
8. Hundreds of Lyons residents return home after flooding
A month and a half after floodwaters ravaged their town, hundreds of Lyons residents were returning home over the weekend. In addition to residents, tourists had access to the Boulder County town as well, Monday, as the barricade at Highway 66 was lifted.
9. Conrad Murray completes jail time for killing Michael Jackson
Dr. Conrad Murray left the Los Angeles County jail under sheriff’s escort, avoiding reporters and Michael Jackson fans waiting for his release early Monday. Murray, who served two years of a four-year sentence for causing Michael Jackson’s death, was driven away in a sheriff’s car for the “safety and security” of the jail, police said.
10. Polyamory gaining acceptance among country’s latest generation
Young Americans are showing a growing acceptance for polyamory, the act of having simultaneous relationships with multiple partners. New research suggests this is a natural progression for a generation that grew up amid high rates of divorce and premarital cohabitation.