TODAY: Flash Flood Watch, Bakery Discrimination Dispute, Spelling Bee T-I-E

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10 Things to Know Today

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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday May 30, 2014.

1. Flash flood watch across Front Range

A flash flood watch will go into effect Friday as heavy rain is expected across the Front Range, including in metro Denver. Tubing is banned as rivers and creeks swell with rainwater and snowmelt.

2. Fight over cab fare leads to man being shot

A fight over a cab fare led to a man barricading himself in a Boulder apartment. The suspect allegedly pointed a weapon at officers, who opened fire. The suspect suffered gunshot wounds and two officers were injured.

3. Bakery discrimination dispute rule expected

The state’s Civil Rights Commission is expected to make a decision about whether a Lakewood bakery discriminated against a gay couple after refusing service.

4. Hidden Cash comes to Denver

The treasure hunt for hidden stashed cash moved to Denver with clues from @HiddenCashColo showing up on Twitter during the afternoon and people were tweeting back with smiling faces and cash in hand.

5. Commissioners want El Paso County sheriff out

Almost a week after allegations of affairs and budget impropriety surfaced against El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, the county’s commissioners officially asked their top lawman to resign.

6. Outgoing Aurora Police chief reflects

Police Chief Dan Oates led Aurora through some of the city’s darkest hours, and he reflected on his eight years on the job as he leaves to become the police chief in Miami Beach, Fla.

7. Colorado prison inmates tame wild horses in life-changing program

Hundreds of Colorado prison inmates are participating in a program of taming and training horses and burros that seems to be helping to turn their lives around.

8. Clippers fetch $2 billion

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will purchase the Los Angeles Clippers from embattled owner Donald Sterling for a whopping $2 billion.

9. Shinseki summoned to White House

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has been summoned to the White House for a “serious conversation” with President Barack Obama over the growing VA hospitals scandal.

10. National Spelling Bee ends in T-I-E

For the first time in 52 years, the National Spelling Bee ended in a tie, with Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe being declared co-champions

 

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