TODAY: Deadly Shootings, Record Heat, Virtual Reality Birth
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Monday, March 16, 2015.
1. Two dead in separate shootings in northeast Denver
Two deadly shootings happened three miles apart in northeast Denver overnight. The homicides are the latest to happen in what has been a deadly weekend in that part of the city. The shootings appear to be unrelated.
2. Jet evacuated at DIA after reports of smoke in the cabin
A passenger jet flying from Denver International Airport to Tulsa, Okla., was evacuated after reports of smoke on board. nited Express flight 6377 was scheduled to leave at 5:22 p.m. but stopped on the runway after smoke was reported in the cabin.
3. Suspected DUI driver sends two to hospital in accident
A car accident sent people to the hospital near the Boulder Turnpike. A male driver in his 30s was suspected of DUI, according to officials.
4. More record-breaking heat on tap; some areas under red flag warning
On Sunday, Denver a record high of 79 degrees, breaking the previous mark of 76 degrees set in 2013. For Monday, a high of 78 is forecast, which would break the current record of 75 degrees set in 2012.
5. Officers shoot suspect in Englewood disturbance
Englewood police responded to disturbance inside a unit at the Silver Cliff Apartments, eventually wounding a suspect with gunfire. Some neighbors said there had been domestic incidents at the apartment in the past few days.
6. Thousands participate in Runnin’ of the Green — for charity
Thousands turned out in downtown Denver for the annual Runnin’ of the Green in support of charity.
7. Uber investor: Millenials don’t care about cars
Millennials hate cars and love convenience. And Uber is tapping into both of those trends, according to one of the growing company’s investors.
8. Arrest made in shooting of two Ferguson police officers
A 20-year-old man from the St. Louis area has been arrested in connection with the shooting of two police officers during last week’s protests in Ferguson, Mo.
9. Sixth-grader’s life ‘ruined’ after drug charge despite tests showing leaf was not marijuana
The family of an 11-year-old Virginia boy is still fighting to clear their son’s name months after he was suspended for a crime evidence showed he did not commit.
10. Husband experiences birth of son from 2,500 miles away using virtual reality
A father was able to virtually stand at his wife’s bedside as she gave birth recently despite the fact he was nearly 2,500 miles away. Thanks to a new use of virtual reality, Samsung arranged for Jason to watch the entire thing live in virtual reality.