TODAY: Dog Shot by Police, Ferguson Unrest, Hero Trucker

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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

1. Suspect orders dog to attack officer, dog gets shot

Denver Police said a teenage suspect ordered his dog to attack a police officer during an arrest attempt. The dog did attack and the officer shot the dog, which lived.

2. Wheat Ridge residents get temporary halt on marijuana business licenses

Several residents in Wheat Ridge attended a City Council meeting to voice their displeasure of a marijuana business going up in the city, and the council voted to temporarily halt licenses in the city.

3. Special election could determine future of open carry in Castle Rock

Castle Rock voters will decide Tuesday whether the town manager can allow residents to openly carry firearms in public spaces.

4. Car crash kills two Coloradans, injures three in South Africa

Two people were killed and three seriously hurt — many of them employees of a Boulder software company — in a car crash in South Africa. One Colorado family is in the process of trying to raise money to travel to South Africa as soon as possible.

5. USA Pro Challenge goes from Aspen to Crested Butte

Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge cycling race will be held beginning at 11:10 a.m. in Aspen and finishing about 3:50 p.m. in Crested Butte, bringing road closures along the route.

6. Parents, teachers rally to support DPS teacher facing discipline

Close to 50 teachers, parents and students showed signs of support for a longtime teacher in Denver who they is about to be fired.

7. More unrest in Ferguson

It was another night of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., leading to 31 arrests and police saying the protests need to stop.

8. Steyer’s group rolls out first Colorado TV ad attacking Cory Gardner

NextGen Climate Colorado is hitting Colorado’s airwaves for the first time with a new TV ad attacking GOP U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner.

9. Peyton Manning doesn’t disappoint in new commercials

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is featured in a series of new commercials from Gatorade, and as usual, he doesn’t disappoint

10. Hero trucker rescues grandmother, girl

A car that plowed into a truck and caused and explosion in Mississippi was caught on a dashcam, as was the rescue performed by the truck driver.

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