DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
1. Friends protest church’s abrupt venue change for lesbian funeral
Images of kissing and affection between Vanessa Collier and the wife she left behind, Christina Higley, drew objections from New Hope Ministries, which relocated a funeral service 15 minutes before it was scheduled to begin.
2. Eastbound I-76 closed in Lochbuie after diesel tanker rolls
A diesel tanker rolled, forcing the closure of eastbound Interstate 76 in Lochbuie with no estimated time for when it will reopen.
3. Weld County barn destroyed in early-morning fire
A barn was destroyed in an early-morning fire northeast of Longmont. More than 20 firefighters from five agencies worked to put out the fire. There were no injuries.
4. Parker Police releases sketch of suspect accused of trying to abduct girl
Parker Police continue to seek two men accused of trying to abduct a young girl. The elementary-aged girl was walking on the sidewalk looking for her dogs. Police released a sketch of one of the suspects.
5. Elway upset Broncos exited playoffs without ‘kicking and screaming’
Broncos general manager John Elway struggled to find the words to explain what he called the “lack of fire” he saw in his team’s last two playoff exits during his end-of-season news conference.
6. Colorado company developing nonlethal bullets
A company in Brighton has developed a new kind of bullet that’s designed not to kill. They’re called “Smartrounds” and the technology built into the bullets explodes the round before it hits the target.
7. Women’s groups plan protest when controversial comedian Bill Cosby performs in Denver
Controversial comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theater on Saturday and women’s groups will organize what they call a teach-in and a speak-out to educate people about sexual assault.
8. Searchers locate AirAsia QZ8501’s fuselage
The fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 has been located underwater 17 days after it went down in the Java Sea, Bambang Soelistyo, the head of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency, said.
9. New edition of Charlie Hebdo quickly sells out in Paris
Customers snatched up the latest edition of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, one week after 12 people, including its senior-most cartoonists, were killed in an attack.
10. Man shares experience of waking up after 12 years in coma, remembering ‘everything’
A man in South Africa awoke from a 12-year coma and has written a book about what he remembered while in a vegetative state.