TODAY: Homeowner Confronts Burglars, Prater Suspended, Rocket Explodes

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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

1. Homeowner confronts burglars

A homeowner confronted several would-be burglars in Denver, and the suspects took off in a blue Toyota Highlander and were being sought.

2. Denver schools back in session; police warn drivers to slow down

Denver Public Schools begin a new school year, and police are warning drivers to slow down around schools with more pedestrians in the area.

3. More construction to add to traffic congestion in Cherry Creek North

The already congested Cherry Creek North area will see more traffic delays this week and workers add concrete, forcing the closure of more lanes.

4. Prolonged rain expected to develop Monday afternoon

Rain chances are expected to increase and remain socked in through Thursday thanks to a storm that is spinning off Hurricane Marie, which gained strength near Baja over the weekend.

5. Man found dead after police enter home in Larimer County

A 58-year-old man was found dead inside his home in the early hours of the morning after a prolonged police operation. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to a home after neighbors heard two gunshots.

6. Suspect arrested after fatal Colorado Springs stabbing

After a day of searching, Colorado Springs Police located a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man.

7. Broncos kicker to be suspended first four games

Broncos kicker Matt Prater is expected to be issued a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The suspension stems from a violation of the NFL’s alcohol-abuse program, which Prater entered in 2011 after being issued a DUI.

8. Thousands turn out for USA Pro Challenge

Thousands of people turned out in downtown Denver to see the end of the USA Pro Challenge cycling race. Alex Howes of Golden won of the final stage of the race, with Tejay van Garderen winning the overall title.

9. Cleanup continues after California earthquake

Damages could push $1 billion after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California’s wine country. Several dozen injuries, but no deaths, were reported.

10. SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight in Texas

A rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire. Debris from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket, which self-destructed less than 20 seconds after launch, rained down from the flames onto an open field.