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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

1. 11 service members presumed dead after military helicopter crashes in Florida

Eleven members of the U.S. military were presumed dead after an Army UH-60 Black Hawk crashed during a training mission in the Florida Panhandle.

2. Poisoning of prairie dogs starts in Castle Rock

The fight over prairie dogs in Castle Rock could soon be over as crews started scattering poison on the land where they live that is set to become a large shopping development.

3. Man sought after another woman groped in City Park area

A man accused of groping a woman as she walked in a City Park neighborhood is being sought by Denver police, and the suspect might be involved in similar incidents in the area.

4. Jefferson County school principal arrested, charged in child sexual assault case

The principal at Ute Meadows Elementary School in Littleton was arrested for investigation of sex assault on a child from 10 years ago.

5. Suspect in ‘My wife is a cheater’ house arson due in court

A house in Arvada that exploded and caught fire early was spray-painted with the words “My wife is a cheater,” and police say a 31-year-old man was arrested in connection with the arson and is due in court Tuesday.

6. Investigation underway into Denver Public Schools grade changes

Denver Public Schools hired an outside expert to investigate allegations of a high school principal altering failing grades to passing ones. The district is also seeking recommendations on how to deal with similar situations in the future.

7. Hundreds turn out to meet with metro Denver law enforcement leaders

Six of the metro area’s law enforcement leaders met with community members to answer their questions about recent events within the police and sheriff’s departments.

8. Two University of Oklahoma students expelled over racist chant

Two University of Oklahoma students were expelled for their alleged “leadership role” in a racist chant by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members, a decision that President David Boren says speaks to his school’s “zero tolerance” policy for such “threatening racist behavior.”

9. Hillary Clinton: I used one email account ‘for convenience’

Hillary Clinton said she used a private domain for her official work during her time at the State Department out of “convenience” but admitted in retrospect “it would have been better” to use multiple emails.

10. Teenager convicted after spending $30,000 mistakenly deposited into his account

A Madison County, Ga., teen who spent the better part of $30,000, which was mistakenly put into his checking account by a bank teller, will serve the next 10 years on probation and has been ordered by a judge to pay the money back.


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