TODAY: State Capitol Defaced, Still Illegal Pete’s, ‘Balloon Boy the Musical’
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.
1. Vandals deface State Capitol
A group of masked protesters from the group Anonymous defaced the State Capitol, causing thousands of dollars in damage and leading to 10 arrests.
2. Thousands of votes still uncounted; new mail-in ballot system one reason why
The balance of power in the statehouse will likely remain up in the air because of ballots that still need to be counted. Some of the uncounted ballots are the result of unique circumstance in Adams County, but the new mail-in voting system is also playing a role.
3. RTD finds credit card skimmers at light rail stations
Law enforcement found three credit card skimmers at three RTD light rail stations: Dry Creek, and the Broadway and Mineral stations.
4. DU students warned about stalking incident near campus
Students at the University of Denver were warned to be on alert as Denver Police investigated a reported stalking incident.
5. Hickenlooper staffer caught on tape flipping off jokester
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s chief of staff, Roxanne White, was caught on cameras flipping both of her middle fingers at a jokester during the governor’s victory speech at the State Capitol.
6. Illegal Pete’s owner won’t change name
The owner of Illegal Pete’s restaurant chain won’t change the name of the company despite protests that the term “illegal” is insensitive.
7. Family, friends of Broomfield High teen celebrate his life
An evening vigil at the Broomfield Skate Park is where friends and family gathered to show their love for 16-year old Chad Britton Jr., who was hit by a car outside of Broomfield High School and died a day later.
8. 15-year-old shot, killed in Pueblo; 2-3 suspects on the run
Police in Pueblo said two or three suspects were on the run after the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy near Spann Park on the city’s east side.
9. Abducted Philadelphia woman found alive in Maryland
A Philadelphia woman whose abduction was caught on surveillance video was found alive in Maryland, and a suspect is in custody.
10. ‘Balloon Boy the Musical’ set to open at Monarch High School
Five years after a Fort Collins family tried to steal 15 minutes of fame with the “Balloon Boy” prank, Monarch High School is set to debut a musical based on the strange chain of events.AlertMe