TODAY: Vigil for Teen, ‘Dying With Dignity’ Bill, Double Down Dog
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
1. Friends say police shoot, kill teen girl; community holds vigil
A female was shot and killed by Denver Police officers after she allegedly drove at them in a stolen vehicle filled with five people who were “very young in age” in the Park Hill neighborhood.
2. Task force recovers six minors, arrests two alleged child sex traffickers during Stock Show
A task force assembled to combat sex trafficking of children arrested two alleged traffickers and recovered six minors believed to be underage prostitutes during the 2015 National Western Stock Show.
3. Powdered alcohol ban advances at the Capitol
A Democrat-controlled committee voted overwhelmingly in favor of a Republican-sponsored bill that would preemptively ban powdered alcohol in Colorado until lawmakers establish regulations for it.
4. Two killed in helicopter crash at Erie airport
Two adults were killed in a helicopter crash at Erie Municipal Airport. Firefighters discovered scorched grass and parts of the craft scattered several feet away from the main crash site.
5. ‘Dying with dignity’ bill to be introduced in Colorado Legislature
Lawmakers in Colorado are set to introduce a bill that, if passed, could make it legal for terminally ill patients to choose. The “dying with dignity” issue is controversial.
6. Thieves target cemeteries in metro Denver
Thieves are targeting cemeteries in metro Denver. Grave markers all over one cemetery have empty holes where the vases used to be. Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe the thieves struck at night, and that they knew what they were doing.
7. Broncos hire Dennison as offensive coordinator; Phillips to interview for defensive coordinator opening
The Broncos agreed to terms with Rick Dennison to be their offensive coordinator, the team announced. Former coach Wade Phillips will interview with the team to be the next defensive coordinator.
8. Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled
Sheriffs across the country are pushing Google to turn off a feature on its Waze software that alerts drivers when police are nearby. After a number of attacks on police officers across the country in the past year, police are warning the app could put their lives in danger.
9. Couple missing after replying to Craigslist ad; man in custody
The suspect sought in connection with the disappearance of a Marietta, Ga., couple who had posted a Craigslist ad turned himself in. A team of more than 100 people continues to search for the missing couple.
10. Kentucky Fried Chicken releases Double Down Dog
Just when you thought you’d seen every fast food combination possible to mankind, Kentucky Fried Chicken has released the Double Down Dog sandwich.