TODAY: Foggy start, carjacking victim shot, crosswalk sting operation
1. Fog causes traffic issues in Boulder, delays at DIA
Foggy conditions brought slick conditions to Boulder and Denver International Airport Wednesday morning, causing transportation delays in both areas.
2. CSU freshmen reported dead in dorm rooms
In the past two weeks, two first-year students at Colorado State University have died in the campus’ residence halls, according to a letter released by the university this week.
3. Victim shot in west Denver carjacking, suspects at large
Police were searching for two men that they say were involved in a shooting and carjacking in west Denver Wednesday morning. As of late Monday morning, police were trying to piece together a complicated incident that spanned across three crime scenes.
4. U.S. 36 to reopen nearly 1 month early after Colorado flood
Surrounded by flood victims and members of the Colorado National Guard, on Tuesday officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Highway 36 would be reopening much sooner than planned.
5. Reward doubles: Aurora PD offering $20,000 for info on ‘predator’ in kidnapping
Police are now offering $20,000 — the largest reward offered in the history of the department — for information about a man who pulled an 8-year-old girl from her bed in Aurora on Monday morning.
6. Lakewood Police stage sting operations to improve Halloween crosswalk safety
On Wednesday morning, police began sending drivers an early warning about watching for kids in crosswalks. Bear Creek School in Lakewood was one area where police were trying to send a message.
7. Man to insurance adjuster: ‘Bears destroyed my car’
Bob Monzel was surprised to see the condition of the inside of his car outside of his home in Indian Hills in the foothills of Jefferson County. It was destroyed, a disaster. He suspects a mama and her two cubs may be the culprits.
8. Concussions in kids: When is it okay for them to return to school?
With so many kids suffering sports related concussions, there are guidelines in place for when a child can return to sports. But what about guidelines for their return to school and learning? That issue got some much needed clarification this week from the American Academy of Pediatrics in an article co-authored by a Colorado expert.
9. Social Security benefits up just 1.5% in 2014
Social Security benefits will rise only 1.5% next year, one of the smallest increase ever in the program’s annual cost-of-living adjustment.
10. Woman hands out Halloween notes, not candy to kids she deems ‘obese’
A North Dakota woman says she plans to take the childhood obesity fight into her own hands this Halloween by handing out letters instead of candy, and she defended her actions after receiving an overwhelming response from angry parents on a radio show Wednesday morning.AlertMe