10 Things: Iraq airstrikes, I-25 closure looms, Broncos beat Seahawks

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I-25 will close in both directions this weekend. (Photo: CDOT)

I-25 will close in both directions this weekend. (Photo: CDOT)

Massive I-25 closure set for Friday night

A massive closure of Interstate 25 in Denver is scheduled to begin Friday night. The I-25 Gap Lane Project will bring two full closures — the first for 10 hours, the second for 31 hours — of the major highway through Denver this weekend that is bound to create a traffic nightmare.

Obama authorizes ‘targeted airstrikes’ in Iraq to counter militants

U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he’s authorized “targeted airstrikes” in Iraq to protect American personnel and help Iraqi forces.

“We do whatever is necessary to protect our people,” Obama said. “We support our allies when they’re in danger.”

Broncos get preseason revenge on Seahawks, 21-16

After losing to the Seattle Seahawks in embarrassing fashion twice a year ago — once in the preseason and once in the Super Bowl — the Denver Broncos were out to make a statement Thursday night. And they were heard loud and clear.

Restaurant Report Card: Highlands hotspot Linger gets this week’s first ‘F’

The popular Highlands neighborhood restaurant Linger is our first F this week. The Denver restaurant received 12 critical violations in its last two unannounced health department inspections in July of 2013 and July of 2014.

Two wounded in shooting at Denver bar

DENVER — Two people were wounded Thursday night in a shooting at a bar on Morrison Road. The shooting happened at 10:30 p.m. following an altercation at the Boogie Down Bar and Grill on Morrison Road near Sheridan Boulevard, police said.

Apparent microburst capsizes a dozen boats on Lake Dillon

DILLON, Colo. — An apparent microburst struck Lake Dillon during a boating event Thursday, sending dozens of people splashing into the chilly water.

Survey: Fewer CO high school students think marijuana is risky

DENVER — A 2013 survey has found fewer and fewer Colorado high school students think smoking marijuana is risky to their health.

cassidy‘Harry Potter’ author writes to teen whose family was murdered

SPRING, Texas — J.K. Rowling has recast her “Harry Potter” magic and reportedly brought Dumblebore back to life. A spokesperson for the author confirms Rowling sent a letter and a package to a Texas teenager who optimistically found strength in the words of a “Harry Potter” book after witnessing the murder of her immediate family.

Crossroads GPS ad attacking Udall glosses over Castle Rock woman’s Obamacare story

A new TV ad from Crossroads GPS features a Castle Rock mom criticizing Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for voting for the Affordable Care Act. But the woman in the ad is actually an employee of an energy company that is among the biggest donors to Udall’s opponent; and her story is questionable at best.

Lawsuit filed over pot edibles at county fair

A lawsuit was filed after people at the Denver County Fair say they ate candy they didn’t know contained THC.