TODAY: SUV vs. fire truck, I-70 closures, beer taps at Governor’s Mansion
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, March 21, 2014.
1. SUV collides with Denver fire truck
An SUV collided with a Denver fire truck in the Capitol Hill neighborhood early Friday morning. The SUV came to rest on a hydrant, causing water to gush down the street at the corner of East Ninth Avenue and Washington Street.
2. Parker Police alert public about phony officer
Parker Police are sounding the alarm on a man pretending to be a police officer. The phony officer pulled a woman over for speeding Wednesday morning on Parker Road near Pine Lane.
3. Palisade mom whose kids died when left in SUV to be sentenced
Heather Jensen, a Palisade mother who was found guilty of two counts of child abuse resulting in death with negligence and false reporting regarding the deaths of her two sons, will be sentenced Friday.
4. Kindergarten teacher arrives at school, arrested for possibly being drunk
A kindergarten teacher at Denver’s Escalante-Biggs Academy School was arrested Thursday morning after police said she showed up to school drunk.
5. Slow going at Twin Tunnels on I-70 this weekend with temporary closures
CDOT announced a new round of short, temporary closures on I-70 at the Twin Tunnels, just outside of Idaho Springs, for this weekend. A double-lane closure for eastbound lanes goes from 7 a.m. to noon Friday.
6. Thousands fall victim to scammers claiming to be with IRS
Thieves posing as IRS agents and taking off with your personal information. Now officials say more than 20,000 people have become victims.
7. Images of debris linked to Flight 370 came from Colorado company
Longmont-based DigitalGlobe said Thursday that images cited by the Australian prime minister believed to be of the missing Malaysian Flight 370 came from the company.
8. Searchers come up empty
Meanwhile, searchers looking for the debris about 1,500 miles off the west coast of Australia, called off their search Friday because of darkness and failed to come up with anything. The search will resume at daybreak.
9. CU out, but March Madness continues
The University of Colorado suffered its worst loss of the season at the wrong time — in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Buffaloes finished 23-12. The tournament continues today with 16 more games.
10. Beer taps installed in Colorado Governor’s Mansion
With Colorado’s craft beer industry exploding, you can find IPAs, pilsners, saisons and stouts on almost every corner. And now at the Colorado Governor’s Mansion, the first official governor’s residence in the country has its own draft beer system.