TODAY: Deadly Hit-and-Run; Rockies’ Home Opener; Offensive License Plate

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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, April 10, 2015.

1. Denver police search for hit-and-run driver who killed bicyclist

Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit and killed a bicyclist and then fled the scene. A man was pushing bicycle with another man along South Federal Boulevard at Walsh Place when he was struck.

2. Vehicle slams into fitness center; driver flees scene

A vehicle crashed into a building that houses a fitness center, and the Denver Police Department says it is looking for the driver, who it said fled the scene.

3. Pedestrian seriously injured in Aurora hit-and-run

A male pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run at East Colfax Avenue and Kingston Street in Aurora.

4. Huge crowds expected in LoDo for Rockies’ home opener

Crews inside and outside Coors Field were preparing for an influx of more than 50,000 fans who are expected at the LoDo stadium for the Rockies’ home opener against the Chicago Cubs.

5. Couple says burglary happened because of way road was fixed after 2013 flooding

A couple in Pinewood Springs says the way the Colorado Department of Transportation fixed the road next to their house after the flood of 2013 resulted in a recent burglary.

6. Lakewood High School students’ invention heading to Space Station to grow food

A group of Lakewood High School students believe they’ve found a way to grow plants in zero gravity, and they’ll soon get a chance to prove it in space. The engineering students are taking part in the NASA HUNCH project.

7. A big debate is underway at the state Capitol that could have a dramatic impact on the Denver housing market.

A debate is underway at the state Capitol that could have a dramatic impact on the Denver housing market. A bill that would scale back part of Colorado’s construction defects law is moving forward in the state Senate.

8. Large tornadoes hit eastern Iowa, northern Illinois, Ohio

Tornadoes tore through parts of Iowa, Illinois and Ohio in what forecasters from the National Weather Service warned is a “particularly dangerous situation.” At least one person was killed.

9. Lauren Hill dies after inspiring nation during her ‘Layup For Lauren’ battle against cancer

Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old who inspired countless people across the country as she battled a rare form of cancer, died. Hill’s diagnosis came during her senior year of high school in 2013 and played college basketball despite rounds of chemotherapy for her inoperable tumor.

10. Texas DMV revoking man’s license plate after finding secret message

He’s had it for three years. Now, a Texas driver is being told to hand over his license plate, or it will be suspended.  The state has deemed the plate unacceptable.

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