TODAY: Colfax Hit-and-Run; Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel Closures; Ticketed for Driving and Using Chapstick
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Monday, April 6, 2015.
1. Two motorcyclists hurt in Colfax Avenue hit-and-run
Two people on a motorcycle were injured in a apparent hit-and-run collision on West Colfax Avenue.
2. Suspect arrested in fatal Five Points shooting
A 66-year-old man was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in the Five Points neighborhood. One male was wounded during an apparent argument at an apartment complex near 26th and Welton streets.
3. Up to 20 nightly closures set to begin at Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel
Installing a heat detection and sprinkler system in the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel will require lane closures on Interstate 70 beginning Monday night.
4. Warmer temperatures mean greater fire danger
Warm and dry conditions are kicking up fire dangers across the Front Range.
5. Easter service dedicated to heroic Colorado pastor
A Colorado pastor who risked his life to save a truck driver in a fiery Oklahoma crash continues to recover in a hospital. Jason Newby, pastor at Evangelical Free Church of Eaton, was injured when he and another man tried helping a truck driver on Interstate 35.
6. Red-hot Denver housing market burns some potential buyers
While the real estate market across the country is facing a cool-down, the Denver market is still hot and prices continue to rise. The average home is setting for $350,000 — and most homes don’t stay on the market very long.
7. Rocky Mountain National Park works to attract younger visitors
The National Parks Service says Rocky Mountain National Park it and other national parks need a makeover. In 2014, RMNP had its biggest attendance numbers since 2000. Still, the park is lacking a younger crowd.
8. Blue Bell ice cream shuts down plant after listeria contamination discovered
Blue Bell ice cream has temporarily shut down one of its manufacturing plants over the discovery of listeria contamination in a serving of ice cream originating from that plant.
9. Family of 10 killed in Pakistan after father refuses to let daughter marry
A man killed his uncle, aunt and their eight children after the uncle refused to let him marry his daughter, Pakistani police said. Gul Ahmed Said is accused of shooting and killing the family of 10 in the Charsadda district of northern Pakistan.
10. Woman ticketed in Nevada for driving and using Chapstick
A Nevada woman was cited on April Fools’ Day for driving and using Chapstick. Stephanie Fragoso was at a red light when she was pulled over and cited for putting on makeup.