Today: Lyons goes back to school, Broncos cruise, 1st snow hits mountains
1. Lyons students head back to school in Longmont
Things are starting to get back to normal for students in Lyons. High school students were back on Monday, middle school students were scheduled to head back on Tuesday and elementary school students were scheduled to head back on Wednesday. All students will be housed on separate floors of a temporary building in Longmont.
2. Biden: Government flood aid won’t stop during potential shutdown
After taking a tour of the Colorado flood zone on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden vowed that “none of the federal assistance that we are providing is going to be impacted even if there is a government shutdown.”
3. Man presumed dead in Larimer County flooding found alive
A Drake man who had been listed as missing and presumed dead was found alive on Monday. On Tuesday, the Larimer County Sheriff confirmed that the total number of missing persons from the flood was down to two. Carl Grunke of Estes Park and Jon-Erik Huffspater of Loveland are the two who are still missing.
4. Jury selection continues Tuesday for Austin Sigg case
After Austin Sigg’s lawyers failed to secure a change of venue for the trial of their client, who is accused of killing Westminster 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, jury selection will continue for a second day in a Jefferson County district court on Tuesday.
5. Broncos nearly flawless in win over Raiders
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes in the first half of a 37-21 win over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night to set an NFL record. He’s the first QB in NFL history to throw 12 touchdown passes in the first three games of a season.
6. First snow in the High Country
Snow was falling at nearly all of the ski resorts along the I-70 corridor on Monday, leaving as many as six inches in areas like Loveland and Silverton. Click here for a photo gallery showing the first dusting of the fall.
7. Denver deputy under investigation for pointing gun at man
It all started outside a busy 7-Eleven near the intersection of Florida and Federal two weeks ago when Crystal Gallegos saw a man pointing a gun. “I just assumed it was a car-jacking and he was about to fire shots,” Gallegos said. Instead, it was a sheriff’s deputy who is now under investigation.
8. New Dunkin Donuts facilities open
Two of 12 expected new Dunkin’ Donuts stores opened on Tuesday morning. One just around the corner from the FOX31 Denver studios at 366 Broadway and the other at the new Final Approach Plaza near the Denver International Airport, a new waiting facility that also features free Wi-Fi.
9. Kenyan police vow to ‘finish, punish’ mall terrorists
Sounds of heavy gunfire erupted from Nairobi’s Westgate mall Tuesday, even as authorities said for the second day they had the building under their control. Later in the day, police vowed to “finish and punish” the mall terrorists that have killed at least 62.
10. Obama addresses U.N. once more on Syria
President Barack Obama was addressing the U.N. once more on Tuesday morning, pushing for action in Syria yet again, and saying it is important for the United States to remain engaged in North Africa and the Middle East.AlertMe