TODAY: Typhoon recovery, free meals for vets, recalls & Incognito breaks silence
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Here are your 10 Things to Know this Veterans Day, Monday Nov. 11, 2013.
1. Typhoon Haiyan recovery begins
As many as 10,000 people are now feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan — perhaps the strongest storm in recorded history — leveled villages and left hundreds of thousands homeless. And amid the carnage, hundreds of thousands of survivors are trying to cope with a lack of water, food, shelter and medicine. Aid workers and government officials are battling to get emergency supplies to hard hit areas, which have been cut off by fallen trees and power lines.
2. Veterans Day freebies
Several restaurants are offering free meals to veterans today. Some of those restaurants include Denny’s, Golden Corral and Red Robin.
For the full list, click here.
3. Brides to be get free dresses on Veterans Day
Brides Across America is a national event during which bridal salons across the country give away wedding gowns to military brides-to-be to honor our troops and say thank you for serving. d’Anelli Bridal in Lakewood donated 20 gowns for this year’s event.
4. Peyton Manning to have MRI for injured ankle
It was a moment during the Broncos-Chargers game Sunday night that made Broncos nation gasp. Quarterback Peyton Manning finished the game limping on his previously injured right ankle after taking a hit to the legs late in the fourth quarter. He planned to undergo an MRI on Monday as a precaution. The Broncos beat the Chargers 28-20. It was the first game for interim coach Jack Del Rio who is filling in for Coach John Fox who had heart surgery last week.
5. Richie Incognito talks about alleged bullying
Not so incognito anymore: Seems like everyone’s been talking about Richie Incognito’s alleged bullying of another Miami Dolphin except, well, Incognito himself. The 319-pound guard — who’s now suspended from the Dolphins — acknowledged the racist and vulgar language in his voice mails and texts to Martin but said it was “coming from a place of love.”
“It sounds like I’m a racist pig. It sounds like I’m a meathead. It sounds a lot of things that it’s not. And I want to clear the air just by saying I’m a good person,” Incognito said in an interview for “Fox NFL Sunday.”
6. Plum organics recalls baby food for possible spoilage
Organic baby food maker Plum Organics is recalling several pouch products because of a spoilage problem.
7. El Paso deputies arrest suspect in fatal Black Forest armed burglaries
El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kenneth Lankford, a suspect in Saturday’s fatal Black Forest burglaries. According to El Paso County Sheriff Sgt. Joe Roybal, deputies arrested Kenneth “Tex” Lankford on Sunday morning at about 7:15 a.m. Terry Lankford, the suspect’s wife, and Carol Fowler died in a pair of chaotic shootings north of Colorado Springs. Thomas Fowler, Carol Fowler’s husband, was wounded and remains hospitalized in stable condition, police said.
8. Should parents be able to know who at their children’s school is a sex offender?
There are sex offenders who are also students at Colorado schools. Schools do not identify these students. But should they? On FOX31 Denver news at 9, Investigative reporter Tak Landrock explores this question.
9. CenturyLink launches Prism TV in Highlands Ranch
CentruyLink launched a new television service called Prism. The service offers features you can’t get on cable or satellite including 3D video and whole-home DVR. CenturyLink has spent the past year preparing for the Highlands Ranch launch. It already offers Prism in about a dozen other markets, including Colorado Springs.
10. Miley Cyrus lights up on stage
For the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, Miley Cyrus was as attention-grabbing as ever. The 20-year-old singer, who was a two-time performer during Sunday’s ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands, lit what appeared to be a joint on stage during her acceptance speech for best video with “Wrecking Ball.”