TODAY: Missing 12-Year-Old, New Year’s Eve Celebrations, Play-Doh Faux Pas
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.
1. Westminster police searching for missing 12-year-old boy
Police in Westminster are searching for a 12-year-old boy who went missing Tuesday afternoon.
2. Warehouse catches fire in northeast Denver
Firefighters from Aurora and Denver responded to a warehouse fire in northeast Denver. The fire was at a building at 3860 Revere St., near where Interstate 70 meets Interstate 225.
3. Attorney general disputes suspects claim that making hash oil is legal under state law
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said home production of hash oil is not protected under Amendment 64 and cannot be used as a defense by a man accused of making the substance that resulted in an explosion.
4. Two fireworks shows to ring in 2015
Big crowds are expected to flock to downtown Denver to ring in the New Year with fireworks shows at 9 p.m. and midnight.
5. Uber spikes expected on New Year’s Eve, but free transportation available
6. Staying warm in subzero temperatures
The current cold snap is leading to more visits to Denver emergency rooms. According to Denver Health, there has been an increase injuries from slips and falls on the ice along with injuries from frostbite.
7. Free dog houses available in cold weather
With temperatures dropping below zero some nights this winter, it’s important to stay warm. And Buddy’s Builders can help by having your dog have shelter while outdoors.
8. 21 states raising minimum wage on Jan. 1, including Colorado
The New Year will start well for more than 3 million workers — they’re getting a raise. Employers in 21 states, including Colorado, and the District of Columbia will hike their minimum wages on Jan. 1.
9. Mom fatally shot when son, 2, grabs gun from her purse in Wal-Mart
A 29-year-old mother was fatally shot in an Idaho Wal-Mart when her 2-year-old son in the shopping cart grabbed a gun that was in her purse and shot her in an apparent accident, authorities said.
10. Play-Doh forced to change toy part after consumer feedback
Parents are upset after purchasing a popular toy and realizing a piece looks a bit phallic. Hasbro’s Play-Doh Cake Mountain has a piece called an “extruder” that is meant for icing a cake.