TODAY: Teacher Accused of Selling Pot, ‘Fifty Shades’ Controversy, 88-Year-Old Nearly Charges Mound
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.
1. Teacher at Pinnacle Charter High School fired, accused of providing pot to students
A teacher at the Pinnacle Charter High School in Thornton has been fired after someone accused her of providing pot to students.
2. Pedestrian hit, killed by light rail train in downtown Denver
One person was killed when a light rail train hit a pedestrian in downtown Denver.
3. Coyotes in Highlands Ranch neighborhood put residents on alert
Wildlife officials are offering reminders to Highlands Ranch residents to be careful of their surroundings. After several days of warm weather, more people are spending time outside which is also occurring at the same time as coyote mating season.
4. Homeowner opens fire on suspect after attempted break-in
Gunfire rattled a quiet Centennial neighborhood after an attempted break-in at a home. The homeowner pulled a weapon and started firing at the suspect in the street.
5. Coalition backs campaign to boycott ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
“Fifty Shades of Grey” is premiering at movie theaters across Colorado, but it doesn’t come without controversy. There’s a campaign against the movie, with the hashtag #50DollarsNot50Shades trending on social media.
6. Peyton Manning meets with John Elway at Broncos headquarters
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning met with General Manager John Elway at the team’s headquarters as he contemplates whether to return next season.
7. North Carolina mom with four kids, one with cerebral palsy, has winning Powerball ticket
One of the three winning tickets in Wednesday’s massive Powerball jackpot belongs to a 26-year-old North Carolina mother with four children, one of whom has cerebral palsy,
8. Flower shop owners doing booming business ahead of Valentine’s Day
Love is in the air at local florists in metro Denver with sales ahead of Valentine’s Day up 20 percent, the best figures since the Great Recession.
9. Uber, Lyft or taxi: Who’s fastest, who’s cheapest?
Before planning a night out for Valentine’s Day, we put three couples up to the challenge to find the best transportation among Uber, Lyft and a taxi cab by using the apps on their smartphones.
10. 88-year-old ballplayer almost charges the mound at Rockies Fantasy Camp
It’s supposed to be all fun and games at the Colorado Rockies Fantasy Camp in Arizona. But don’t tell that to 88-year-old ball player Lew Dunlap. He took a pitch that was a little close for comfort and he was ready to rumble.