TODAY: ‘Swatting’ Hoax, Broncos Wrap Up Preseason, Hello Kitty Revelation

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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

1. Littleton gamer held at gunpoint in apparent ‘swatting’ hoax

An online game led to a real visit from SWAT officers in Littleton after an apparent hoax that has started to target people who stream live content online.

2. Evans detective won’t face charges on accusations he hid evidence in woman’s death

Prosecutors in Weld County told Ashley Fallis’ family that they did not believe they could win a criminal prosecution against an Evans police detective who investigated Ashley’s 2012 death.

3. More Colorado marijuana seized in mail, study finds

The amount of marijuana from Colorado being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has risen, a new report found.

4. Denver Police want 800 body cameras for officers in 2015

The Denver Police Department hopes to equip 800 officers with body cameras by 2015. Police Chief Robert White said the cameras would add a new layer of transparency to the department.

5. Broncos to play Cowboys to wrap up preseason

The starters won’t play in the Broncos’ final preseason game, against the Dallas Cowboys, but it’s one last chance for players on the bubble to make an impression ahead of final roster cuts.

6. Lawsuit alleges DPD officer slammed woman into walls, used police nunchaku

A woman who called 911 has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Denver Police Department, claiming officers inappropriately searched her home, then beat and arrested her when she objected to the search.

7. Peeping Tom suspected in Fort Collins break-ins

Fort Collins Police are warning residents about a Peeping Tom who might have also broken into some women’s homes.

8. Colorado man may be headed to Mars — for good

A Colorado native says he has been preparing his whole life to travel to Mars, and he’s getting closer to his dream in several ways. The only catch? If he goes, he might never return.

9. Denver Zoo to ask City Council to approve admission hike

Denver Zoo officials will ask the City Council to bump zoo admission prices by $2 per person.

10. Cat-astrophic revelation upsets Hello Kitty fans

A retrospective story of Hello Kitty paraphernalia opening next month at the Japanese American National Museum revealed Hello Kitty is not really a cat.

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