TODAY: Sinkhole Snarls Traffic, Blood Moon Dazzles, Escapee Still on the Run

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10 Things to Know Today

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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

1. Sinkhole snarls traffic on Colorado Boulevard

Sinkhole repair at South Colorado Boulevard and East Exposition Avenue will make traffic worse than usual on Colorado, and the repair isn’t expected to be fully completed until the afternoon.

2. Blood moon doesn’t disappoint

Despite some clouds and haze, the full lunar eclipse that produced the so-called blood moon didn’t disappoint across the Front Range.

3. Same-sex marriage legal throughout Colorado

The final legal obstacles were dropped and Attorney General John Suthers declared same-sex marriage to be legal in all 64 counties in Colorado.

4. Chemistry teacher who was involved in lab fire that hurt four students fired

The chemistry teacher involved in a classroom flash fire at STRIVE Prep — SMART Academy in on the Lalo Delgado campus in southwest Denver that hurt four students, one of them critically, has been fired.

5. New York play to depict Columbine tragedy from shooters’ perspectives

A New York playwright is seeking to open a play on the Columbine High School tragedy told from the perspective of the two shooters.

6. Jefferson County Jail escapee still on the run

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office released new photos of Travis Sandlin, who is being sought after escaping from the Jefferson County Jail on Sunday night.

7. Retailers in Colorado are now hiring for the holiday season

Some retailers say they’re hiring more people this year than last for the holiday season, and they also say shoppers will find better bargains, too.

8. Koch super PAC puts $1 million behind new ad attacking Udall

The Super PAC funded by the Koch Brothers will begin airing a new TV spot attacking Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.

9. Hands-free phone calls are distracting too

A study found that while most people believe hands-free systems are safe to use while driving, they might actually be extremely distracting.

10. ‘Cavalia’ performers, animals take time for horse therapy students

Students from the National Sports Center For The Disabled got a chance to interact with horses that travel the world in the famous Cavalia Odysseo show.