DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.
1. Man shot in road rage incident at Thornton Home Depot; manhunt for suspects underway
A statewide manhunt was on for two men accused of shooting another man in the head outside the Home Depot store in Thornton.
2. Icy weather slogs roads
Temperatures plunged as an Arctic air mass descended on Colorado after a day that saw high temperatures in the 50s. Cold drizzle and light snow started falling in metro Denver and ice formed on the roads under the small dusting of snow that fell.
3. ‘Confidence’ scam steals thousands from victims
There’s a crime alert for victims who are scammed out of thousands of dollars. It’s an elaborate scam designed to first get victims’ trust to the point where they actually end up helping criminals take off with their money.
4. School in Thornton eliminates homework in its approach to education
A small but growing number of schools are taking a different approach to education, including the elimination of homework. One of those schools is Westgate Community School in Thornton.
5. Denver officer Adsit walks, continues recovery
Officer John Adsit, who was run over by a driver while escorting a group of East High School students during a walkout, continues to face a long road to recovery, but has made progress, including some walking.
6. Former Broncos players Terrell Davis, John Lynch named Hall of Fame finalists
Two former Broncos players — running back Terrell Davis and safety John Lynch — were named among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
7. Two intense standoffs unfold in France
Two intense standoffs with gunmen were underway in and around Paris — one involving the two brothers wanted in the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the other a hostage situation at a kosher grocery store near eastern Paris’ Porte de Vincennes.
8. Obama proposes free community college
President Barack Obama is proposing free education “for those willing to work for it” and wants to make the first two years of community college free.
9. Oil tycoon’s ex-wife changes mind, cashes $975 million check after all
Sue Ann Arnall, the ex-wife of oil tycoon Harold Hamm, has cashed her huge divorce check for nearly $975 million after claiming earlier this week the settlement was unfair.
10. Woman allows thousands of bedbugs to bite her for five years
Regine Gries has been bitten by more than 1,000 bedbugs each week for the last five years, and she allowed it to happen. Now she and her husband Gerhard say they have figured out how to attract and repel the bloodsucking parasites.