TODAY: Protests Over Ferguson Decision, Holiday Travel Rush, FDA’s Calorie Mandate
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.
1. Denver Police use pepper spray on protesters at Colfax and I-25
Protesters angry about the decision not to indict the police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and Denver Police squared off on West Colfax Avenue near Interstate 25.
2. Police warn DU students after sixth armed robbery
Another University of Denver student was robbed at gunpoint near campus, bringing the number of robbery victims to six in one month. Police believe the cases are likely connected but suspect descriptions are vague.
3. New technology helps coaches see, treat concussions
Sensors in new helmets alert coaches and trainers to how serious an impact a player suffers on the football field. The Insight Impact Response System is in response to growing concerns about high school athletes and head injuries.
4. Holiday travel rush underway on highway, at airports
The holiday rush is on as travelers are hitting the roads and going to the airport to get an early start on the Thanksgiving weekend.
5. Broncos sign Connor Barth after kicking tryout, waive Brandon McManus
The Broncos signed Connor Barth to take over kicking duties after cutting Brandon McManus, who has struggled this season.
6. Marijuana businessman sues city of Aurora over licensing process
A Colorado pot grower who is trying to expand his business into Aurora has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming officials manipulated the licensing process to work against him.
7. Darren Wilson says he’s sorry but his conscience is clear
Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson, in his first interview since the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown, said he’s not tormented by his encounter with Michael Brown.
8. Study: Opening stores on Thanksgiving doesn’t boost sales
Opening on Thanksgiving does little to boost sales of companies, according to the data from recent years. Instead, it merely shifts some shopping that would have been done on Black Friday to Thursday.
9. New FDA rules to require calorie counts at chain restaurants
The Food and Drug Administration says establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations have until November 2015 to reveal how many calories are in their food and drinks.
10. Close-up camera footage of Antares rocket explosion released
Video footage from three cameras very close to the Antares rocket which exploded during launch last month have been released.