TODAY: Ridgway Plane Victims Recovered, Boulder Doggie DNA, Wedding Costs Soar
Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, March 28, 2014.
1. Westminster pastor accused of molestation
Gerald Clark, pastor of Jericho Ministries International in Westminster, was arrested this week, accused of sexually assaulting a child who belonged to the church.
2. Crews salvage fuselage, victims
Recovery crews raised the fuselage and the bodies of five people killed when a small plane crashed into Ridgway Reservoir.
3. Boulder might look into starting doggie DNA database
A City Councilwoman in Boulder wants the city’s parks department to look into the feasibility of starting a DNA database on dogs that can be used to track down their owners who don’t pick up dog waste in the city’s open space.
4. Parents opt kids out of standardized testing
Some parents who are against standardized testing of the children in schools are opting them out of the tests.
5. Denver proposal would let homeowners sell vegetables they grow
Denver City Councilor Robin Kniech wants to amend city zoning laws to allow for homegrown fruits and vegetables to be sold by growers either at their homes or local farmer’s markets.
6. Sochi strays arrive for adoption
Ten stray dogs rescued from the streets of Sochi, Russia, during the Winter Olympics arrived in the United States for adoption.
7. McDonalds ups ante with Taco Bell
In an escalating breakfast battle with Taco Bell, McDonalds announced Friday it will offer free coffee to customers for two weeks beginning Monday.
8. Death toll from Washington slide expected to climb
The death toll from the mudslide in Washington last weekend is expected to dramatically jump Friday as searchers dig through the mud looking for more bodies.
9. Hunt for Flight 370 shifts again
A New Zealand military plane spotted more items in the southern Indian Ocean on Friday as the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 shifted to a new area.
10. Wedding costs rise to nearly $30,000
The cost for a wedding – from the engagement ring to the honeymoon and all the trimmings in between — soared to nearly $30,000 last year, according to a survey.