TODAY: Lowry Shooting, Drive-In Battle, Baby Deer’s Insistence
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.
1. Teenage girl wounded in Lowry-area shooting
A teenage girl was wounded by a gunshot in the Lowry neighborhood. The girl suffered injuries to an arm, and witnesses said the victim’s family was involved in a fight with another family.
2. Record settlement goes before Denver City Council
The Denver City Council is expected to give final approval of a $3.25 million settlement in the excessive-force case of Jamal Hunter.
3. Report alleges gang rape, drug use, cheating among Air Force athletes
The U.S. Air Force Academy is calling for an Inspector General’s investigation of the athletic department after a report alleged “honor code” violations by athletes, including gang rape, drug use, threats against witnesses to crimes and academic cheating supported by academy staff.
4. Back to school in Douglas County
Some Douglas County schools start the new year Monday as the district launches a new plan that targets students’ safety, parents’ decision-making, curriculum and teaching techniques.
5. Commerce City drive-in theater battles city over parking lot
The 88th Drive-In Theater in Commerce City attracts large crowds every so often, which can cause backups on Rosemary and 88th Avenue. Commerce City Police believe this is a public safety issue and they want the theater owner to change the layout of the parking lot.
6. West Nile virus concerns on the rise
With four confirmed cases in the state this year, public health officials are worried about West Nile virus.
7. Area residents capture first Ironman Boulder
Boulder resident Justin Daerr won the first Ironman Boulder, while Danielle Kehoe of Denver was the first female to finish.
8. American Ebola patients undergo treatment
An American doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia “seems to be improving.” Brantley is the first known patient with the deadly virus to be treated on U.S. soil. Fellow missionary Nancy Writebol, a former Colorado resident, is also being treated for the virus in Atlanta.
9. Mudslides swamp Southern California
Heavy rains produced mudslides in Southern California, stranding thousands of people, including 500 at a church camp.
10. Baby deer insists on having his belly rubbed
A utility worker picked up a baby deer to move it, and the animal was filmed being cradled and having its belly rubbed. Every time the worker tried to put the fawn down, the baby started to cry.AlertMe