TODAY: Hickenlooper Leads Rivals, Lawmakers Fire Back at Christie, NYPD Twitter Fail
Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
1. Gov. Hickenlooper leads rivals
Gov. John Hickenlooper leads his four Republican challengers in a Quinnipiac University poll that was released Wednesday. Former Congressman Tom Tancredo is the nearest challenger.
2. Voters still against new gun control laws
In the same survey showing Hickenlooper ahead, state voters are still against the newly enacted gun control laws and are in favor of arming teachers and staff on school grounds.
3. Aurora police chief headed to South Beach
Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates, who guided the city and the region through the theater shooting in July 2012, appears to be leaving for the same job in Miami Beach, Fla.
4. State lawmakers fire back at Christie
After New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he would not legalize marijuana in his state and declared it a “quality of life we want to have here,” Colorado lawmakers fired back at the comments and defended the state.
5. String of home burglaries in Highlands Ranch
More than a dozen of home burglaries have been reported in Highlands Ranch lately, with them coming during the day and burglars entering homes through unlocked doors or open windows.
6. Broncos’ schedule to be released
The NFL will release its regular-season schedule Wednesday night. The Broncos are expected to receive five prime time games — the most allowed for any team.
7. FAA investigates possible drone over 4/20 event
The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an official investigation into what may have been an unauthorized drone flying above Denver’s 4/20 rally at Civic Center Park on Sunday.
8. Hope fades in ferry search
Divers retrieved more bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry on Wednesday as hopes of finding survivors faded on news that rescuers haven’t found any air pockets inside the ship.
9. Teen stowaway hopped fence
The teenager who stowed away on a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui hopped a fence at San Jose International Airport six hours before the plane took off, officials said.
10. NYPD Twitter campaign backfires
The New York City Police Department on Tuesday asked folks on Twitter to post photos with its officers, using the hashtag #myNYPD. The response was swift — and overwhelmingly negative.