TODAY: Theater Shooter’s Mom Pens Book; Denver’s Traffic Woes; Mom’s Apology for Rude Kids
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
1. Mother of Aurora theater shooter writes book as trial looms
The mother of Aurora theater gunman James Holmes has written a book, revealing she prays for the victims of the shooting daily.
2. Family of Ashley Fallis sues Evans police, alleging misconduct in murder investigation
The family of Ashley Fallis has filed a federal lawsuit against police in Evans, alleging misconduct in the investigation of their daughter’s 2012 death.
3. Uber driver accused of trying to burglarize home after dropping off woman at airport
A Denver woman says an Uber driver who took her to Denver International Airport dropped her off and then went back to try to break into her house. The woman’s roommate was home and thwarted the robbery attempt.
4. Study: Denver area in top 25 for worst traffic in U.S.
A study from GPS maker TomTom Navigation says the average delay for a 30-minute commute during peak driving times in the Denver metro area is 18 minutes, with Denver coming in at No. 22 for the worst traffic in the U.S.
5. Bill would allow citizens to record peace officer-involved incidents
State lawmakers will take up the issue of whether a citizen should have the right to record a peace officer-involved incident.
6. Lawmaker apologizes for statements about Longmont attack, gets disciplined by House Republicans
State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt of Colorado Springs apologized for controversial comments he made about the vicious attack against a Longmont mother-to-be. But House Republicans disciplined him, removing the lawmaker from the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee.
7. Street sweeping season returns to Denver on Wednesday
Street sweeping season returns to Denver on Wednesday. Street sweeping is conducted once a month in most areas from April to November. Local sweep schedules vary by location. Signs detailing local dates are posted along streets throughout the city.
8. Report the biggest pothole in Aurora, win $50 to a restaurant
The city of Aurora is having a contest for the motorist who reports the largest pothole in the city. The winner gets a $50 gift card to a restaurant in Aurora.
9. 1,000-foot slip-and-slide coming to Boulder in July
Several city blocks in Boulder will be closed in July as an event company will host a Slide the City water party that will include a 1,000-foot slip-and-slide.
10. Alabama mom issues public apology on Facebook for her kids’ behavior at movies
A moviegoer in Alabama got a personal apology from the mom of two teenage girls who were disruptive during a showing of “Cinderella.” But the apology started out as a Facebook post trying to find her.