TODAY: Parents of Abandoned Girl Found; Annual 4/20 Festivities; ‘Mackenzie Moretter Day’
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Monday, April 20, 2015.
1. Police locate parents of girl abandoned at Aurora Mexican restaurant
The parents of a little girl who was apparently abandoned at a Mexican restaurant were located and were being interviewed, the Aurora Police Department said.
2. Two men arrested in Denver after short police chase
Two men were arrested after allegedly trying to run over a police officer on the Auraria campus, then leading police on a short chase that ended in a crash.
3. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office looking at ‘new activity’ in death of Dylan Redwine
The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said it’s investigating new activity related to the death of Dylan Redwine, who disappeared in southwest Colorado and whose remains were found nearly two years ago.
4. Thousands descend on Denver for 4/20 festivities
The unofficial 4/20 marijuana holiday is Monday, but festivities were in full swing during the weekend. Thousands of people filled the annual 4/20 celebration at Civic Center Park on Sunday with more expected on Monday — April 20.
5. Ski season winds down for some seasonal ski resorts
Despite 15 fresh inches in the past three days, Sunday was the seasonal closings of Breckenridge, Vail and Copper Mountain ski resorts.
6. Colorado-trained vet sparks social media firestorm after allegedly killing cat with arrow
A Texas veterinarian who graduated from Colorado State University has made worldwide headlines after she apparently killed a cat with a bow and arrow and then posed with the animal’s carcass for a Facebook photo.
7. Report: Ex-Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to sign with Philadelphia Eagles
Tim Tebow is headed back to the NFL. The former Broncos quarterback is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN reported.
8. BMW recalls more than 91,000 Mini Coopers over air bag sensor
BMW of North America will recall 91,800 Mini Coopers because of a faulty sensor that might not trigger the front-passenger air bag during a crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
9. FDA guidelines will soon require calorie count on wine
New nationwide rules from the Food and Drug Administration that apply to chain restaurants and bars with at least 20 locations soon will require calorie counts to be included on wine.
10. Hundreds attend sick little girl’s party after classmates refuse
Mackenzie Moretter has Sotos Syndrome and after her mother sent invitations for her 10th birthday party, no one RSVP’d. So Mackenzie’s mom reached out to local residents on Facebook and hundreds of people turned up to help celebrate Mackenzie’s big day.