TODAY: Missing hiker, March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day parade boycotts

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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Monday, March 17, 2014.

1. Man found in Golden house fire might be ID’d

Officials are expected to identify the man whose body was found in a house fire in Golden on Saturday. Police are holding Thomas Laperch as a suspect in the case.

2. Search to resume for hiker on hut trip

The search for a missing hiker on a hut trip north of Vail will continue Monday. James McGrogan went missing after going ahead of his group on Friday.

3. Everyone into the pool

It’s time to fill out your brackets. March Madness begins this week, and it will include the Colorado Buffaloes for the third straight year. And there’s a contest in which you could win $1 billion for filling out a perfect bracket.

4. Carbon monoxide leak closes Noodles & Company store

Nine people were hospitalized over the weekend after a suspected carbon monoxide leak at the Noodles & Company store on the 16th Street Mall. The store was closed Sunday as workers tried to fix the problem.

5. CDOT tries out buses to fix ski traffic

CDOT over the weekend tried out using buses during peak ski travel times in another effort to seek for ways to alleviate congestion on the I-70 corridor.

6. Overnight closures at I-25 and Sixth Avenue all week

There will be overnight road closures this week near the I-25/Sixth Avenue interchange as work demolish parts of a bridge in the construction zone.

7. High-ranking soldier cuts

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair will plead guilty to adultery and mistreating his accuser in a deal that will see the sexual assault and sodomy charges against him dropped, according to his defense team.

8. Report says missing plane flew low to avoid radar

In the latest twist of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane, a newspaper is reporting the plane flew low to avoid being detected by radar.

9. U.S., Europe impose sanctions after Crimea vote

The U.S. imposed sanctions against seven Russian officials after Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine. The European Union also announced travel bans and asset freezes on 21 people.

10. St. Patrick’s Day parade boycotts

The St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York will go on Monday despite beer-maker Guinness pulling its support after gay and lesbian groups were denied the opportunity to march openly. The mayor and city council also are boycotting the parade.

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