TODAY: Suspect Sought, Metro State in Division II Semifinals, Free Home in Golden
Here are your 10 Things to Know for Thursday, March 27, 2014.
1. Aurora Police seek suspect in attack
Aurora Police were looking for a black male after a woman was attacked at the Pacesetter Motel on East Colfax Avenue early Thursday morning.
2. Broomfield Police warn residents to be on guard
Police in Broomfield are warning residents to be alert after a Broomfield home invasion ended with a mother tied up and shoved into a closet with her two kids. Police say it’s the latest in a series of recent burglaries, and they believe the same two men might be responsible.
3. Banned bald girl travels to Denver to be with friend
Kamryn Renfro, the 9-year-old girl who shaved her head bald in support of a friend going through cancer only to get banned from school, was allowed back in class but she didn’t go. Instead, she came to support her friend, Delaney Clements, at Children’s Hospital in Aurora.
4. Metro State keeps on rolling
The Metro State men’s basketball team rolled past Tuskegee, 106-87, in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals on Wednesday night in Evansville, Ind. The Roadrunners will play the University of Central Missouri on Thursday night in the semifinals.
5. Light rain for Denver, heavy snow in the mountains
Denver had about 30 percent chance of light rain Thursday as a cold front pushed through, but the mountains were getting hit with heavy snow that resulted in chain laws being put into effect and Loveland Pass being shut down.
6. Bicycling season kicks into high gear
Thursday marks the unofficial start of cycling season along the Front Range and there is a new app from the Colorado Department of Transportation to find the best paths.
7. DirecTV, DISH Network talk merger
Experts are weighing in on what a possible merger could mean for television consumers after Bloomberg reported both Dish Network and DirecTV are in discussions to join forces.
8. More objects found in hunt for Flight 370
A Thai satellite found 300 items in the southern Indian Ocean where authorities believe Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down.
9. Obama, Francis have historic meeting
In a historic meeting at Vatican City, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met for the first time, with Obama telling the Pontiff he is a “great admirer.”
10. Free home available — with a catch
With the Colorado School of Mines ready to build a new Welcome Center, a historic home on the site needs to be moved. The school and city of Golden agreed to let the home go for free, but the “buyer” needs to move it off the property by mid-May.AlertMe