TODAY: Mayor’s Gang Violence Strategy; Broncos’ Risky Draft Pick; Homeless Person’s Offering
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, May 1, 2015.
1. ‘Really dirty’ man threatens Loveland woman; she pulls out machete to scare him off
The Loveland Police Department is searching for a “really dirty” knife-wielding man who it says walked into the garage of a home and verbally assaulted a woman only to run off after the woman pulled out a machete.
2. Mayor announces strategy to reduce rising gang violence in northeast Denver
To address the rise in gang violence in northeast Denver, Mayor Michael Hancock announced the creation of an Impact Team to connect community members with representatives from the city.
3. Community leaders call for boycott of heating and cooling company refusing to serve Montbello
Community leaders said racial discrimination will not be tolerated and called for people of all color to boycott Mile High Heating and Cooling in Westminster in a united response to a FOX31 Problem Solver hidden camera investigation.
4. Colorado’s first shelter for teen sex trafficking victims ready to open
Wildflower Ranch, Colorado’s first child care facility for young female victims of sex trafficking, is opening near Colorado Springs .
5. Stormy start to May
Clouds will lead to afternoon thunderstorms on Friday, with storms in the afternoon forecast for the first weekend of May.
6. Broncos move up to draft Missouri DE Shane Ray; Manny Ramirez traded to Detroit
The Broncos moved up in the first round of the NFL draft to pick defensive end Shane Ray despite the former Missouri player’s run-in with the law earlier in the week.
7. Teenage girl stabbed by fellow student on Aspen Creek K-8 playground
A 14-year-old girl was stabbed in the back by a 14-year-old male fellow student at Aspen Creek K-8 school. The girl was flown to Children’s Hospital in stable condition.
8. Jurors see aftermath of massacre at the Aurora movie theater
Heart-wrenching testimony dominated the fourth day of the Aurora theater shooting trial as the jury got their first look at pictures of the aftermath of the massacre.
9. Green Valley Ranch High School seniors all going to college
All 84 seniors in the first graduating class at Green Valley Ranch High School are going to college, fulfilling the school administration’s expectations that were set when the students were freshmen.
10. North Carolina church touched by 18-cent donation from homeless person
Leaders of a North Carolina church were touched by a homeless person leaving an 18-cent offering with a note on the envelope that read, “Please don’t be mad. I don’t have much. I’m homeless.”