TODAY: Snow on the Way, ‘American Sniper’ Guilty Verdict, 1 in 80,000 Birth
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.
1. New winter storm to bring accumulating snow, cold to Denver
A strong cold front will drop in from the north and develop snow across the Front Range and Denver around the lunch hour. Some of the bands of snow could be heavy early, but won’t stay that intense very long.
2. 14-year-old raped in Denver comes forward, tells story to warn other teen girls
A 14-year-old girl has found the strength to come forward and talk about what happened to her in hopes it helps to stop it from happening to other young teens in Denver. She was brutally attacked, raped in plain view of dozens of windows before the sun went down in a Denver alley last week.
3. DPS principal changed grades; investigation launched
The chief of Denver Public Schools, Susana Cordova, called for an independent review into a growing grade-change scandal first exposed by FOX31 Denver’s investigative team.
4. Redevelopment forcing low income residents to move
Two dozen residents are being forced out by the redevelopment of nine square blocks near the old St. Anthony Hospital between Sloan’s Lake and West Colfax Avenue — and they have nowhere to go.
5. 87-year-old in jail for homicide after assaulting 76-year-old fellow resident at senior home
A 76-year-old man at an assisted living home in Lakewood was killed after being assaulted by another resident, who is 87. Homer Castor, 87, is being held at the Jefferson County Jail.
6. Two people shot in Aurora neighborhood, one critically hurt
Two people were wounded after shots were fired in Aurora. One victim is in critical condition and police are still searching for suspects.
7. Police seeking four suspects in armed robbery at Cherry Creek jewelry store
Denver police are investigating an armed robbery at Williams Jewelers of Cherry Creek North. The three suspects fled with the driver of a red SUV and abandoned it a few blocks away. The suspects are still being sought.
8. Jury finds Eddie Ray Routh guilty in ‘American Sniper’ murder case
Jurors found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of capital murder in the deaths of Chris Kyle, the author of the bestselling book, “American Sniper,” and fellow veteran Chad Littlefield.
9. Southwest Airlines grounds 128 aircraft after missing inspections
Southwest Airlines grounded 128 of its Boeing 737 aircraft after discovering it had missed some required inspections.
10. Rare birth: Baby born completely encased in amniotic sac
Days before baby Silas Philips is scheduled to leave the hospital, he’s already gone viral on social media because he was born “en caul” after being completely encased in his amniotic sac.