Today: Recall election day, heat turns to rain, Syria debate heats up
1. Historic recall elections draw to close Tuesday
State Senate President John Morse, a Democrat facing a recall election from Colorado Springs constituents upset by his support of tougher gun control laws, will have one more day of campaigning to save his seat. In Senate District 3, a district far more favorable to Democrats, Sen. Angela Giron is also making a push to get out every vote by 7 p.m.
2. Changing weather brings hail, heavy rain to metro Denver
Rain soaked the Denver metro area late Monday, and it was expected to linger into Tuesday. Parts of northwest metro Denver were blanketed under hail on Monday, especially in Wheat Ridge. It all marks a major shift in the weather pattern from the hot, dry, record-setting 90-degree heat the region has experienced since the end of August.
3. Report: Syria accepts proposal to give up chemical weapons
The Syrian government supports a proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control as a way to avert a Western military strike, Syria’s prime minister said Tuesday. This news comes hours before President Barack Obama was scheduled to address the nation on a proposed military strike on Syria.
4. Work on Veterans Administration medical center in Aurora may stop
The work on the VA medical center has been locked in battle after battle over design changes, cost over-runs and construction delays. Now, work on the state-of-the-art facility could stop altogether, one congressman says.
5. Police search for suspect in alleged beating of gay man in west Denver
Police are looking for 20-year-old man in connection with a beating outside a hookah lounge that investigators say is a possible hate crime. Tito Sandoval is the suspect police are looking for.
6. Charges expected for man who shot teen in prank gone wrong
A 21-year-old who shot and killed a family friend in what police are calling a prank that went wrong, will be charged next week. Nerrek Galley appeared in a Boulder County courtroom Monday morning. He’s accused of shooting Premila Lal, 18, Saturday night at her former home in Longmont.
7. Cedaredge teens sicken by carbon monoxide, one dead
One Cedaredge High School student is dead and one remains in critical condition after being explosed to carbon monoxide while camping over the weekend. Three students in total were flown to a Denver hospital on Sunday after the incident, which reportedly involved a faulty RV.
8. Charges dropped against man accused in cane attack, man now battling cancer
Charges were dropped against an elderly man who was accused of attacking a parking enforcement officer with is cane earlier this year. John Copeland is in hospice care now, engaging in a different fight.
9. Newlywed wife accused of pushing husband off Montana cliff
A woman in Montana is accused of pushing her husband off a cliff after an argument. The pair had been married for just more than a week.
10. Arsenio Hall comes back to late night on FOX31 Denver
Arsenio Hall made history in the early ’90s as the first national African-American late night TV talk show host. This week, nearly 20 years after his original run, the 57-year-old entertainer heads back to TV with a new show, “Arsenio.” It airs nightly at 11 p.m.AlertMe