TODAY: Severe Storms Leave 18 Dead, Avalanche Goes for Clincher, Atari Cartridges Found
Here are your 10 Things to Know for Monday, April 28, 2014.
1. Severe storms kill 18 across three states
A breakout of severe weather killed at least 16 people in Arkansas, one in Oklahoma and one in Iowa, with more severe weather expected in the area the next couple of days.
2. Poll says legalized marijuana good for state
A poll released Monday morning shows Colorado voters believe the legalization of marijuana, which went into effect Jan. 1, has been good for the state.
3. Federal indictment on pot raids to be unsealed
A federal indictment is expected to be unsealed Monday, revealing more details about last fall’s federal marijuana raid and why Denver attorney David Furtado was arrested Friday.
4. Police seeking suspect in DU fondling case
A woman was allegedly fondled near the University of Denver while walking with another student about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The incident happened on East Evans Avenue between Josephine and Columbine streets.
5. House fire might be linked to hash oil operation
Fire officials will continue Monday to look into the cause of a house fire near Denver Country Club that might be attributed to a hash oil operation.
6. Avalanche looks to close out Wild
After a thrilling comeback overtime win Saturday, the Avalanche will try to close out its first-round Stanley Cup playoff series Monday night when it plays the Minnesota Wild.
7. Fire damages 16 units at Parker storage complex
Firefighters knocked down a blaze at a storage complex on Sunday night in Parker, but not before the fire spread to 16 units.
8. Clippers players protest owner’s alleged statements
Clippers players staged a silent protest amid the racist statements attributed to team owner Donald Sterling, removing their warmup shirts before Sunday’s game to reveal red T-shirts worn inside out, with the logos hidden. There are growing calls for boycotts of the team’s game Tuesday.
9. Newlywed shoots, kills niece
A newlywed shot and killed her 21-year-old niece at a post-wedding party in Pennsylvania. Christina George, 30, faces homicide and related charges in the death of Katelyn “Kaytee” Francis of Fairmont, W.Va.
10. Big dig finds thousands of Atari video game cartridges
Digging in Alamogordo, N.M., excavators discovered thousands of cartridges for the Atari video game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, along with others. For decades, legend had it that a financially struggling Atari buried millions of the games in 1983 as part of a desperate effort to get back in the black.