TODAY: Strong Spring Snowstorm; Deadly Crashes; ‘Naked Twister Party’
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Thursday, April 16, 2015.
1. Powerful spring snowstorm to bring much-needed moisture to Front Range
A powerful spring storm is expected to bring much-needed heavy, wet snow to the Front Range, with some areas in the foothills and mountains expected to get up to 1-2 feet.
2. One killed after vehicle plows under King Soopers semitrailer
One person was killed after the vehicle he was driver crashed under a King Soopers semitrailer
3. Two killed after five-vehicle crash on I-25 near Mead
Two people were killed and northbound Interstate 25 was shut down near Mead after a five-vehicle crash.
4. Weld DA to ask for investigation into Weld County Sheriff’s Office over Ashley Fallis case
Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke confirmed his office will ask for an impartial and independent criminal investigation into the Weld County Sheriff’s Office and its four deputies who are accused of failing to cooperate during the investigation of Ashley Fallis’ death.
5. Possible DIA groping victims come forward; charges might be pressed
Several men have contacted Denver police with allegations that they had been groped by security screeners at the Denver International Airport, according to the District Attorney’s office.
6. Health department investigates tuberculosis exposure at Metro State University
Denver Public Health has launched an investigation into a possible tuberculosis exposure at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
7. GOP, citing Michelle Wilkins case, introduces fetal homicide bill in state House
State Republican legislators, citing the Michelle Wilkins case, introduced a bill in the state Senate that would make the killing of a fetus a homicide in certain cases.
8. High concentration of methane gas in Four Corners attracts attention of scientists
Scientists from across the country are coming together in the Four Corners region in hopes of solving a mystery. Satellite images indicate the air above the region is releasing the largest concentration of methane gas in the country.
9. Sixth-grader organizes ‘Run Cancer out of Town’ walk-a-thon
Connor LeFebre, a sixth-grader from Littleton, is organizing a walk-a-thon, called “Run Cancer Out of Town,” to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. The fight against cancer is personal for Connor. His mother, Dawn, was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in 2013.
10. Mother accused of hosting ‘naked Twister party’ for teen daughter, friends
A Georgia mother faces charges after police say she hosted a party involving drugs, alcohol and sex for her teenage daughter and her friends.