TODAY: Last Day of Legislature, Ex-Official Faces 932 Charges, Lion Cubs’ Swim Test
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
1. Scramble for lawmakers on last day of Legislature
Lawmakers will take up several bills Wednesday as they scramble to finish business on the last day of the Legislature session.
2. Trapped woman wrote pleas on umbrella
Kristin Hopkins spent at least six days trapped upside down in her car off U.S. 285 off Red Mountain Pass. She used a red-and-white striped umbrella to scrawl notes seeking help.
3. Missing attorney found unharmed
Police said a woman who was reported missing was found unharmed shortly before 6 p.m. The woman, an attorney, was the victim of a kidnapping in March.
4. Ex-official faces more than 900 charges
A former Grand County building department employee is under arrest and faces more than 900 felony charges after $500,000 was stolen over the course of 12 years.
5. More details of 13-year-old accused of murdering father
More details came out about the 13-year-old boy who is charged with murdering his father in Gypsum. Officials say the father was shot in the head twice and the boy called the father’s employer for six days saying he was sick and not coming into work.
6. Weather change could bring severe weather
Thunderstorms are in the forecast Wednesday afternoon that could cause problems and will bring a big change to the weather along the Front Range.
7. USA Pro Challenge routes revealed
The routes for the seven-stage USA Pro Challenge in Colorado in August were unveiled. It includes a stage finish at Monarch Ski Area and the traditional ending in Stage 7 in front of the State Capitol.
8. Boulder weighs ways to cut back on panhandling
Boulder soon could outlaw panhandling, but not citywide and not all panhandling. The ordinance would ban a panhandler from asking someone for something of value. It also would not ban those with signs.
9. Video shows stowaway hopping out of wheel well
Surveillance video shows last month’s teenage stowaway from San Jose, Calif., to Honolulu hopping out of the wheel well of the jet.
10. Lion cubs pass swim test
Four 10-week-old lion cubs at Smithsonian’s National Zoo went through a swim agility test as part of their preparation to go on public display.