TODAY: 4-Year-Old Dies in House Fire, Broncos Back to Work, Teen Hitches Ride in Plane’s Wheel Well
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Monday, April 21, 2014.
1. 4-year-old boy dies in Brush house fire
A 4-year-old boy died in an Easter tragedy after the house he was in caught fire in the basement. The boy’s 5-year-old brother, mother, grandmother and aunt were able to escape unharmed.
2. 130 citations and arrests for 4/20 festival
Denver’s first 4/20 festival since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado at the first of the year resulted in 130 citations and arrests at Civic Center Park and 22 people were sent to jail. Paramedics responded to 30 requests for medical assistance.
3. Search continues for Englewood prison escapees
Police will continue the search for two prison escapees Monday morning. The men were serving time for drug convictions. They left the prison at South Kipling Street and West Quincy Avenue on Saturday night.
4. More poisoned meatballs found in Gunbarrel
Two more meatballs laced with suspected rat poison were found at a Gunbarrel park Sunday. Six meatballs were found early last week that authorities believe were left for pets to eat. Authorities are offering a $4,500 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person(s) in the case.
5. Broncos get back to work
The Broncos begin their offseason work Monday at Dove Valley, 2 1/2 months after they got pounded by the Seattle Seahawks, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII.
6. Study says Denver is eighth-funniest city
A University of Colorado study says Denver is the eighth-funniest city in the U.S. The study was led by Peter McGraw, an associate professor of marketing and psychology at the university’s Leeds School of Business. Chicago topped the list.
7. Tight security ahead of Boston Marathon
The Boston Marathon is seeing tight security Monday ahead of the annual race, the first since last year’s deadly bombings.
8. Major hot dog recall by Kraft
Because of incorrect packaging labels, Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs. The Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners packages might have contained cheese dogs, officials said, but the packaging doesn’t advise consumers they contain milk.
9. More arrests, deaths in ferry accident
Four more crew members of the doomed South Korean ferry that sank have been arrested. Meanwhile, the death toll climbed to 87, with 215 still reported missing.
10. Teen ‘exceptionally lucky’ after hitching ride to Hawaii
A California teenager claims he stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui — and lived, despite subzero temperatures and a lack of oxygen at altitudes that reached up to 38,000 feet.AlertMe