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1. Berthoud police officer at center of domestic violence scandal arrested

A Berthoud Police officer who was suspended after an ex-girlfriend sent a video of him striking a child to law enforcement was arrested Wednesday. The arrest came days after FOX31 Denver obtained and aired the video after the woman insisted police were ignoring it.

2. Air Force Academy may drop ‘God’ from oath

The Air Force Academy is considering dropping the phrase “so help me God’ from its honor oath after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation filed a complaint. The Academy’s Honor Review Committee is now review the oath in response to the MRFF complaint.

3. 1999 grand jury indictment in JonBenet Ramsey murder to be released Friday

A judge ordered the release of a grand jury indictment that came against the parents of JonBenet Ramsey after her murder almost 17 years ago. The document will be released Friday.

4. Denver family furious 4-year-old son was forgotten on school bus

A 4-year-old special needs child who rides the bus to his Denver elementary school joined his class at 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, about an hour before his class was released for the day. The family says they got conflicting reports about why he arrived so late, but they say the reason is simple: He was forgotten on board the bus.

5. CSU doctoral candidate shot by police released from hospital, arrested

A Colorado State University doctoral candidate who was shot by police in September after his family called 911 saying he was drunk and suicidal, was released from the hospital this week, and was promptly arrested on felony menacing charges.

6. Peyton Manning hopes to be back at Broncos practice Thursday

Peyton Manning was held out of the Denver Broncos’ practice on Wednesday with a minor ankle injury. It was the first practice the quarterback has missed as a member of the Broncos, and he told reporters he’s hoping to be back on the field Thursday.

7. Softball player beats cancer to help Wheat Ridge H.S. win state

During a tournament with her summer softball team, high schooler Gabby Loya fouled a pitch off her leg and noticed something wrong. Soon after that, she was diagnosed with cancer. But just 44 days later, she was in remission and helping lead Wheat Ridge to a state title.

8. Katy Perry in town ahead of concert at Lakewood High School

Katy Perry was in town and getting ready to roar at Lakewood High School Friday, as a reward for the school’s inspiring music video set to Perry’s song of the same name that won a contest on Good Morning America.

9. California deputy kills 13-year-old carrying fake rifle

A sheriff’s deputy mistakenly thought he saw a teen carrying an assault rifle on a California street this week and shot him dead. It turned out the 13-year-old boy was carrying two fake guns, a replica AK-47 and a fake hand gun.

10. Study: First-born children are smarter

A new study follows several other studies that have come to similar conclusions about the children who came first. The authors found that first-borns got better grades, and concluded, based on their research, that it’s because parents are stricter with the first-borns

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