TODAY: Missing Woman Found in Crashed Car, Cinco de Mayo Lime Shortage, ‘Goodbye Mama’
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Monday, May 5, 2014.
1. Missing woman found in crashed car
A missing woman was found badly injured inside a crashed vehicle in Park County on Sunday. The Highlands Ranch woman had gone missing April 29 and the vehicle had driven into an aspen grove 140 feet off the road.
2. Yellow Cab faces nearly $2 million fine
Yellow Cab was found to have 719 violations, mostly for overworked drivers, and faces a nearly $2 million fine from the Public Utilities Commission on Monday.
3. Family protests Evans Police
After a FOX31 Denver investigation, the family of Ashley Fallis, whose death was originally labeled a suicide, spent the weekend protesting their daughter’s death investigation at the Evans Police Department.
4. Fire knocked down in Boulder County; fire danger high
Boulder County fire crews halted a small brush fire Sunday afternoon near Nederland, but more warm temperatures and winds on Monday will keep the fire danger high along the Front Range.
5. Viral infection spreads in Rockies’ clubhouse
A nasty viral infection is spreading among Rockies players, and at least one has landed on the disabled list because of it.
6. Wheat Ridge shooting injures four
Investigators will continue looking into a shooting Sunday in which four people were injured at a Wheat Ridge hotel. All of those shot are expected to survive.
7. Cinco de Mayo lime shortage
While the great lime shortage of 2014 was initially sparked by severe winter weather and drought conditions in Mexico, criminal organizations have used violence and extortion to exacerbate the situation.
8. Target CEO quits in data breach fallout
Gregg Steinhafel, the chairman and CEO of Target during the retailer’s massive breach of customer data last year, has left the company effective immediately.
9. 81 pounds of marijuana found in checked luggage
A 26-year-old woman was arrested at Oakland International Airport after the Transportation Security Administration discovered marijuana in her three checked bags.
10. Son sends texts to mother as tornado bore down
A mother from Arkansas is treasuring the final texts sent by her son, one of many people killed by an EF-4 tornado that hit their town April 27. Jeffrey Hunter sent his mom, Regina Wood, a series of texts as he hid in his bathroom while the tornado approached.