Today: Crash landing investigation, Von Miller, vote on pot sales ban
1. Investigation into Denver-bound flight crash landing in NYC continues
Flights into La Guardia airport were experiencing 2-hour delays on Tuesday morning, a day after an plane bound for Denver crash-landed at the major New York transportation hub. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the nose gear on the plane collapsed, causing the crash landing that injured 11. But we’re likely to hear more about the incident Tuesday, as crews continue to investigate.
2. Von Miller: “I did nothing wrong”
Reports surfaced on Monday that the NFL would be suspending Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller for four games due to a violation of league policy. Speculation ran rampant about what policy Miller had violated, with most suggesting he had failed another recreational drug test.
Miller came out later in the day, saying “I did nothing wrong.” The NFLPA even asserted that Miller’s privacy had been breached when the report was leaked by the NFL. Whatever the case, Miller’s appeal process will continue on Tuesday.
3. Vote to ban retail marijuana sales in Colorado Springs
Even though the state spoke loud and clear, voting to legalize marijuana late last year, if Colorado Springs mayor Steve Bach had it his way, his city would ban all commercial pot sales. That’s exactly what is up for a vote at a Colorado Springs City Council meeting on Tuesday.
4. Widower says deceased wife’s name on Morse recall petition
Kenneth Peach, who lost his wife two years ago to ovarian cancer, says he was disappointed and heartbroken when he found out that his deceased wife’s forged signature appeared on a petition to recall state Senate President John Morse. It’s one of 2,000 signatures that Morse’s staff says appeared on the petition for the Colorado Springs lawmakers recall election, which is currently scheduled for September.
5. Royal baby set to meet world
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William welcomed their first child to the world on Monday, giving birth to an 8-pound, 6-ounce baby boy, whose name has not yet released. Many believe the public will get their first look at the royal baby on Tuesday.
6. Denver City Council to vote on usage fees for groups utilizing city parks
A Denver City Council committee will consider a usage fee for city parks that are being used by groups that charge fees for classes. Exercise groups have said these usage fees would put them out of business, and make the popular organized workout groups in destinations like Washington Park few and far between.
7. Train derailment at 44th and Logan
A train jumped the tracks, plowed through a warehouse and a fence and ended up in a ditch near the intersection of 44th and Logan early Monday morning. Neighbors in the area say they felt an explosion when the train collided with a tractor, but thankfully there were no injuries and the train was not carrying hazardous materials. So really, it was just a big mess.
8. Judge block North Dakota abortion bill
One of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. was temporarily blocked from enforcement after a federal judge said Monday that North Dakota’s law that would ban an abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected were “invalid and unconstitutional.” Why? Because that heartbeat can be detected sometimes as early as six weeks into pregnancy, far before most women realize they’re pregnant.
9. Taco Bell to drop kids meals
Taco Bell announced Tuesday it has become the first national fast food chain to drop its kid’s meals, saying it will discontinue the toy and food combos at some locations this month and across the brand by next year. “Kid’s meals and toys simply no longer make sense for us to put resources behind,” said Greg Creed, chief executive officer of Taco Bell.
10. Skipping breakfast may increase risk of heart attack
Did you hop out of bed and head off to work this morning without breakfast? It might increase your risk for a heart attack if you continue this practice on a daily basis, especially if you’re a man. According to a new study by Harvard researchers, men who regularly skip breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of a heart attack.AlertMe