TODAY: Aurora Homicide; Credit Card Skimmers; Pac-Man Maps
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
1. Aurora police investigating deadly overnight shooting as homicide
One man is dead after a shooting in an Aurora neighborhood. The shooting happened in the 18000 block of East Mercer Drive and is being treated as a homicide.
2. Denver police issue alert for 2 men suspected of robbing 70-year-old woman outside Wal-Mart
Denver police believe two men are still on the loose after attacking and robbing a 70-year-old woman at a Wal-Mart.
3. Credit card skimmers found on three ATMs at Park Meadows Mall
A credit card skimmer and camera were found on an ATM inside Park Meadows Mall and two more skimmers were found on ATMs inside the mall.
4. Quest for a new kidney gets a big boost from the Internet for Henderson woman
A Henderson couple with admittedly limited social media skills can’t say enough about its ability to help them with a kidney transplant.
5. Denver Mayor prohibits use of city funds for nonessential travel to Indiana by city employees
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock banned nonessential travel to Indiana using city funds in response to that state’s new “religious freedom” law.
6. Shorts to shovels: Mild day ahead of storm expected to bring heavy, wet snow
A big change is coming to wipe away a warm weather stretch. Wednesday will bring more clouds and a little cooler temps with highs in the upper 60s but heavy, wet snow is in the forecast Thursday.
7. Theater shooting judge denying late hardship dismissal requests from jurors
The Arapahoe County District Court trying the Aurora theater shooting case has retained around 100 jurors as of this week, but that number remains fluid, as previously retained jurors continue to call and write the court claiming undue hardships that should disqualify them.
8. Girlfriend’s battle with cancer inspirational for Denver NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr., the NASCAR driver for the Denver-based Furniture Row racing team, continues to drive up the standings this year, but off the track he’s inspired by his girlfriend’s drive to beat cancer.
9. ‘Miracle on the Mountain’ for disabled veterans returns to Snowmass for 30th year
It has been dubbed a “Miracle on the Mountain.” For nearly three decades, Snowmass has held the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic where veterans and civilians get to downhill ski despite injuries that would otherwise keep them from doing so.
10. For April Fools’ Day, Google turns maps into Pac-Man game
Google has added an option on Google Maps that enables users to turn city streets into the classic arcade game Pac-Man, complete with the multicolored ghosts and famous music.