TODAY: Police Impersonator Caught in the Act; Fort Collins Apartment Fire; Huge Auto Recall
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
1. Officers catch police impersonator in the act
Police in Aurora said they caught and arrested Antonio Marcus Arbogast in the act of impersonating a police officer.
2. Three arrested in connection to shooting of man at Aurora bus stop
Three people were arrested after a man was shot in a suspected gang-related shooting at a bus stop near South Sable Boulevard and East Bayaud Avenue in Aurora.
3. Phony credit cards dupe a dozen Denver businesses
A new credit card scam is hitting Colorado and it already has duped dozens of small-business owners. The thieves are buying real credit card numbers from underground websites and creating their own fake cards.
4. Residents say U.S. 36 construction is flooding neighborhoods
With more rain in the forecast, a neighborhood south of U.S. 36 near Federal Boulevard is bracing for more flooding. Homeowners who live along Turnpike Drive in between Federal Boulevard and Lowell Boulevard are blaming the newly constructed stretch of U.S. 36.
5. Residents escape, dog rescued from three-alarm apartment fire in Fort Collins
Residents were evacuated and a dog was rescued after a three-alarm fire broke out at a Fort Collins apartment building.
6. FBI joins investigation into fatal shooting of Windsor cyclist; triathlon canceled
The FBI joined in the investigation of a Windsor cyclist who was shot and killed on a Weld County rural road on Monday morning. The Pelican Fest Triathlon that was scheduled for Saturday was canceled.
7. Air bag maker Takata announces largest auto recall ever: 34 million
Takata is nearly doubling the size of its already massive recall for faulty air bags, making it the largest auto recall in history. The company has already recalled air bags used in about 18 million vehicles for the problem. This move will bring that number up to about 34 million autos.
8. Bloated creeks and lakes near Evergreen
Some creeks are flowing at nearly three times their normal speed due to a soggy storm that dumped a lot of rain around Evergreen. ccording to Evergreen’s fire chief, Bear Creek is moving around 250 cubic feet per second.
9. Snow is great approaching Memorial Day weekend at Arapahoe Basin
When the snow is added in to the 15 inches in the past three days and the 41 inches since May Day, Arapahoe Basin will be enjoying late spring skiing in a good way.
10. Los Angeles moves to hike minimum wage to $15
The nation’s second-largest city is the latest to join the movement to hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The Los Angeles City Council vote would phase in the increase to $15 by 2020.