DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
1. Passengers stranded overnight at DIA
About 1,000 passengers had to stay overnight at Denver International Airport after strong storms in the Midwest forced the cancellation of flights and hotels were booked. Airlines will try to rebook disgruntled passengers Tuesday.
2. Beauprez gets endorsement from Romney
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will endorse Bob Beauprez in the Republican primary for governor.
3. Murdered woman’s body found on Lookout Mountain identified
The woman whose body was found at the Windy Saddle Trailhead on Lookout Mountain last week has been identified as Sandra Mercado of Aurora, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced.
4. Denver Police find missing senior citizen
Denver Police found a senior citizen who had gone missing. The 83-year-old, who has dementia, was last seen near West Alameda Avenue and Cherokee Street but she was found safe Tuesday morning.
5. Hickenlooper signs bill to create state aerial firefighting fleet
The state is appropriating $20 million to purchase or contract a fleet of small fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to allow firefighters to locate and contain a fire before it gets out of control.
6. CU breaks ground on athletics’ expansion
The University of Colorado broke ground on a $143 million sports construction expansion that will include state-of-the-art athletic facilities.
7. Sterling apologizes, then rips Magic Johnson
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling blamed Magic Johnson for his delayed apology to the controversy that has him fighting to keep his team, and criticized the legendary NBA player’s character.
8. Second U.S. case of MERS confirmed
There is a second confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome imported into the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced. The second case is in Florida.
9. Antioxidant in red wine has no benefit at low doses
The antioxidant resveratrol does not improve longevity when consumed at levels naturally occurring in foods like grapes, red wine and dark chocolate, according to a study.
10. Dive team says it has found Columbus’ Santa Maria
Underwater explorer Barry Clifford and his dive team say they have made one of the biggest archaeological discoveries — Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria, which sunk off Haiti more than 520 years ago.