TODAY: Berthoud cop fired, E. coli fast food scare, ski areas open
1. Officials: E. coli outbreak from produce served at 3 Denver Jimmy John’s
In the second week of October, three Jimmy John’s restaurants in the Denver Metro area reportedly served up sandwiches that sickened eight people with E. coli bacteria. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the CDC and the FDA are investigating.
2. Berthoud police officer at center of domestic violence scandal fired
A Berthoud Police officer who was suspended after his ex-girlfriend claims she sent a video of him striking a child to law enforcement has now been fired.
3. Avs goalie bonds out on domestic violence charges
Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov appeared in court on Thursday and bonded out by noon. He faces kidnapping and assault charges, but will be allowed to travel for Avalanche games.
4. Colo. couple suing state to overturn ban on same-sex marriage
A Colorado couple is suing to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. They claim an amendment to Colorado’s constitution recognizing only unions “between one man and one woman” violates the U.S. constitution.
5. Man falls from LoDo bar balcony during Halloween party
A man attending a Halloween party in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood was hospitalized early Friday morning after falling from the balcony of the ViewHouse, a bar on Market Street.
6. Keystone, Copper ski areas both open Friday
Keystone and Copper both open for the season on Friday, with Keystone tweeting out that they received a fresh four inches of snow just in time to kick things off.
7. Couples camp out for days to get Denver wedding venue permits
It was a long wait for some couples who had been camping out since Wednesday, but the Denver Denver Parks and Recreation office began accepting applications for 2014 events and weddings Friday. Fees for these Denver venues start at just $260.
8. Restaurant Report Card: Fruit flies in syrup, cockroaches in kitchen
In this week’s Restaurant Report Card, an Englewood Asian eatery failed for live and dead cockroaches and a Denver donut hut failed for having fruit flies in its syrup.
9. $5 billion cut to food stamp benefits takes place Friday
Food stamp benefits will be trimmed by $5 billion starting Friday, when a temporary bump-up enacted during the recession expires. Millions of families will be affected.
10. Blind Englewood corgi regains eyesight after surgery
Toby, a 13-year-old corgi, lost his sight about three years ago when he was hit with diabetes. Now he can see again, thanks to successful cataract surgery at the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital.