TODAY: Northglenn Explosion, Sheriff’s Department Reforms, ‘Latte Salute’

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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.

1. Vehicle explosion in Northglenn neighborhood sends man to hospital

One person was injured after a utility truck exploded in a Northglenn neighborhood. North Metro Fire said the owner of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

2. Denver city managers look into radical move to deal with sheriff’s department

City managers are considering many options for the Denver Sheriff’s Department after a series of scandals and shakeups in the department during the last few months, including getting rid of the department altogether.

3. Man who shot, killed neighbor’s dog will not face charges

The man who shot and killed his neighbor’s family pet during the weekend will not face any criminal charges.

4. Study: Denver ranks fifth for man-made environmental hazards

Denver County ranks fifth in the country for man-made environmental hazards in a new study by RealtyTrac.

5. Boulder Marathon operator explains his reasons for canceling event

Less than two weeks before thousands of runners were expected to arrive in Colorado for a marathon, the race was canceled, but the race organizer explained he was unable to finish setting up the course in time to meet permit deadlines.

6. Study says iron might reduce risk of autism

A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that taking iron supplements might reduce the risk of autism.

7. Coca-Cola, Pepsi promise to reduce calories in their soft drinks

Coca-Cola and Pepsi announced they will decrease the calories consumers get from their drinks by more than 20 percent in the next 10 years as a way to deal with a growing obesity epidemic.

8. Obama tells U.N. climate change ‘growing and urgent threat’

President Barack Obama told a United Nations meeting that pollution must be contained to address climate change.

9. Chicago church cuts sizable check to each parishioner

A Chicago church came into some money after a decades-old real estate deal, and the pastor decided to give the profits back to the congregation in the form of $500 checks.

10. President Obama gives ‘Latte Salute’ while getting off Marine One

President Barack Obama is taking some heat for how he saluted Marines, walking off Marine One and saluting with a cup of coffee in his hand.

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