TODAY: Semi Crashes Snarl I-25, Prater Apologizes, 10,000-Year-Old Discovery
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday Aug. 26, 2014.
1. Semi rolls over, shutting down I-25 at I-70
A semi-tractor trailer rolled over and shut down northbound Interstate 25 at Interstate 70 for nearly four hours. Two people were transported to the hospital but were not seriously injured.
2. Semi crash closes I-25 in Larimer County
A semi-tractor trailer crashed on Highway 402 in Larimer County, leaking fuel onto Interstate 25 and forcing the closure of the highway just north of Johnson’s Corner.
3. Beauprez hits Hickenlooper on Dunlap decision after clemency comment
Gov. John Hickenlooper, who granted convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap a temporary reprieve in May, said in an interview he wouldn’t rule out granting full clemency to the killer if he loses to Bob Beauprez in the fall.
4. Denver police keeping close watch for speeders in school zones
Police in Denver are on patrol outside schools, warning drivers about speeding now that school is back in session.
5. Prater apologizes for suspension
Broncos kicker Matt Prater apologized in his first comments since it was revealed he will be suspended for the first four games of the season for failing an alcohol test.
6. Aurora duo arrested with 100 pounds of pot in Nebraska
Two people from Aurora were arrested in Nebraska after police say they brought nearly 100 pounds of marijuana across state lines.
7. Heads Up football program aims to reduce concussions
The Broncos are joining metro-area coaches and parents in an effort to keep kids safe on the field. The USA Football organization is sponsoring the Heads Up Football campaign to raise awareness about concussions.
8. Pediatricians recommend later start times for schools
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended this week the start of the school day be delayed until at least 8:30 a.m., saying this influential group of teen students is especially at risk when it comes to lack of sleep.
9. Show your school spirit ahead of the Rocky Mountain Showdown
You can see the school colors of CU or CSU light up the spire on top of the Four Seasons Hotel Denver all this week. All you have to do is show your school spirit and “share” one of the Facebook images.
10. Boy makes 10,000-year-old discovery on New Jersey beach
Noah Cordle dipped his toes into the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey when when a sharp object hit his foot. He thought it was a crab, but instead, it was an arrowhead — one an area expert says dates back to the Paleoindian period, approximately 8,000 to 11,000 years ago.