Today: Fast food strike, search for murder suspect, Syria attack ‘justifiable’
1. Historic fast food strike reaches Colorado
Police were urging residents in a south Aurora neighborhood to stay in their homes while they searched for a murder suspect Thursday morning. That suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Isabella Guzman, and she is believed to be armed and dangerous.
2. Denver workers join historic strike against fast food industry
Thousands of fast food workers in Colorado will be picketing on Thursday. They’ll join workers in 58 other major cities across the country asking for higher wages and the right to form unions. This is expected to be one of the largest strikes ever to hit the $200 billion fast food industry.
3. Thieves targeting downtown condo complexes in string of burglaries
Police say thieves are targeting downtown Denver condo complexes. These thieves have allegedly committed 23 burglaries in the last month. Find out how police say you can help them protect your property.
4. Broncos face Arizona Cardinals in final preseason game
The Broncos will take part in their final preseason game of the year Thursday, with a few roster spots still up for grabs. The team will have to cut about 20 players to get their roster down to 53 by the end of Saturday. If you’re going to the game on Thursday, check out this plea from Peyton Manning, who is asking for quiet from his home fans on big plays.
5. Snow sports fans already lining up for Sniagrab
The biggest snow sports sale of the year is still a couple of days away, but that doesn’t mean that the line hasn’t started forming. Yes, there are already campers setting up shop outside of the Sports Authority location on Broadway in Denver. The sale officially begins on Saturday morning.
6. 88 DPS buildings have no air conditioning, 1 closes this week because of heat
Eighty-eight Denver Public Schools don’t have air conditioning. Many administrators are pushing for changes, and adjusting their schedules accordingly, with the Downtown Denver Expeditionary School making Thursday an optional day and Friday a complete day off for sweltering students and staff.
7. Text a driver in New Jersey, be held liable if they crash
We’ve all heard the dictum: Don’t text and drive. Now, a New Jersey state appeals court has an addendum: Don’t text a driver — or you could be held liable if he causes a crash. Find out more about a ground-breaking court case that was just decided in the Garden State.
8. Colorado has among fewest foreclosures in the nation
According to new national foreclosure data from CoreLogic, Colorado is among the five states with the lowest foreclosure inventory in the country. According to the data, 0.8 percent of all mortgaged homes in the state are foreclosure properties.
9. Verizon in talks to buy Vodafone stake
Verizon is in talks to buy out U.S. wireless joint venture partner Vodafone as it looks to grow its lucrative mobile business. Business analysts are saying Vodafone stands to gain the most from the potential move.
10. U.K. says attack against Syria would be ‘justified’
British Prime Minister David Cameron opened an emergency session of the House of Commons on Thursday by saying the debate on Syria is about “how to respond to one of most abhorrent uses of chemical weapons in a century.” Cameron continued: “Put simply, is it in Britain’s national interest in maintaining an international taboo against the use of chemical weapons on the battlefield? I would say yes it is.”AlertMe