TODAY: Chase Update, Cannabis Job Fair, Decker Flees to New York
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Thursday, March 13, 2014.
1. Victims of chase and carjackings recall their horror stories
A day after a wild series of carjackings and a high-speed chase that lasted two hours and nearly 100 miles, victims recall their horror stories.
2. Officials to provide update on suspect
A news conference will be held Thursday morning in Douglas County in which officials are expected to give an update on the suspect in Wednesday’s high-speed chase and carjackings.
3. Cannabis job fair comes to Denver
O.Pen VAPE, a Denver-based dispensary, will hold a job fair at its downtown Denver headquarters (1058 Delaware St.) on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
4. Broncos add Ware, lose Decker
On another wild day of free agency, the Broncos added defensive end/linebacker DeMarcus Ware, but receiver Eric Decker has left for a five-year contract with the New York Jets. There could be more deals today.
5. Gessler touts more grassroots endorsements
Secretary of State Scott Gessler, looking to build momentum for his gubernatorial bid after finishing first in last week’s GOP caucus straw poll, announced more endorsements from elected officials.
6. New technology speeds up and cuts cost of pothole repairs
With many potholes along the Front Range causing havoc, new technology saves time and money when it comes to repairs.
7. Death toll climbs from New York explosion
The death toll has climbed to seven after an explosion in the East Harlem section of Manhattan. The search continues Thursday for the nine people still reportedly missing.
8. Two killed by apparent intoxicated driver at SXSW
The investigation will continue today in Austin, Texas, after an apparent intoxicated driver fleeing police plowed into a crowd at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
9. More mystery about missing plane
Malaysian officials denied a newspaper report that suggested the missing Malaysia Airlines plane might have kept flying for four hours after its last reported contact. The hunt for the plane continues.
10. Vilified “Jeopardy” champion Arthur Chu finally defeated
“Jeopardy” champion Arthur Chu has finally been defeated after he finished with $0 on Wednesday’s edition. He won 12 days in a row, taking home a total of $297,000, but caused an uproar among the show’s fans for his unconventional style.