TODAY: Remembering Robin Williams, Missing 11-Year-Old, Police Officer Dance-Off
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.
1. Robin Williams dies of apparent suicide
Actor and comedian Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide in his California home. A news conference will be held Tuesday by authorities to discuss the manner of Williams’ death.
2. Boulder remembers Robin Williams
As word of Robin Williams’ death spread, fans flocked to the famous Boulder home featured in the hit show “Mork & Mindy” that helped launch his career.
3. Police seeing missing 11-year-old Denver boy
Denver Police are looking for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in the 1100 block of Decatur Street.
4. Five hospitalized after house fire
Five people, including a 4-year-old boy, were taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire broke out early Tuesday morning.
5. Denver council puts preschool funding question on ballot
The Denver City Council voted 10-1 to refer a question of a proposed sales tax hike to support the Denver Preschool Program to voters this fall.
6. Park Hill residents vote to remove barricade
Park Hill residents voted to remove a barrier at 33rd and Hudson in northeast Denver that has been credited with reducing crime in the neighborhood.
7. Student records found in dumpster outside Denver middle school
Boxes of student records with all types of personal information, including birth certificates, that were supposed to be stored were thrown out at the new Smiley Middle School in Park Hill.
8. Mrachek Middle School to reopen after discovery of failed pipe bomb
Students will return to Mrachek Middle School in Aurora one day after they were evacuated after the discovery of a pipe bomb that apparently failed to detonate.
9. Uber accused of using ‘dirty tricks’ to damage competitor’s business
Uber is using a pattern of aggressive and questionable tactics in its effort to control the car-on-demand market, according to rivals.
10. Police officer takes on neighborhood kids in dance-off
A Kansas City, Mo., police officer took a break from patrol to joke around with some local kids in a dance-off.