TODAY: Rally at JeffCo Meeting Planned, Capitol Dome Reopens, Tar-Covered Pup
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
1. JeffCo student group plans huge showing at school board meeting
The Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education in a meeting will take up the curriculum review proposal that helped trigger the national spotlight, and students are planning to be part of a large rally outside of the meeting.
2. Capitol dome to reopen to public
After an eight-year closure for a renovation, the observation deck at the State Capitol is set to reopen to the public.
3. Man charged with abusing elderly man he was hired to care for
Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man on charges that he abused and imprisoned the 75-year-old man whom he works for as a caretaker.
4. Some Boulder bear-proof trash cans have problems
The requirement for many residents in west Boulder to use bear-proof trash cans went into effect, but there are some issues that need to be addressed before enforcement of the new rule can take place.
5. Denver Zoo has plan for the future, ticket price increase to help take care of animals
The Denver Zoo has unveiled a new plan for the future, including an increase in general admission ticket prices the new CEO says will go toward the increasing cost of maintaining care for the 4,000 animals that live there.
6. Denver police officer’s gun, badge stolen from personal car
Someone broke into a Denver police officer’s personal vehicle in Jefferson County and stole a duffel bag with a handgun, police badge, ID card and radio inside of it.
7. Michael Dunn found guilty of first-degree murder in loud-music trial
Jurors found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
8. Police: Louisiana teachers accused of having threesome with then-16-year-old student
Two female high school English teachers in Louisiana are facing felony charges for an alleged sexual relationship with a then-16-year-old male student,police say.
9. Federal official: Hospital ‘dropped the ball’ with Ebola patient’s travel history
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on American soil went to the emergency room last week but was released from the hospital even though he told staff he had traveled from Liberia, and hospital officials acknowledged the travel history wasn’t “fully communicated.”
10. Puppy rescued in India after being stuck in hot tar
A 5-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a four-hour rescue operation.