TODAY: Police Ramp Up Halloween Patrols, ‘Let’s Choose Life,’ Baby’s First Crawl

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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

1. Police urge safety first for trick-or-treaters and drivers

Police say the combination of trick-or-treaters and Friday night partiers could create a perfect storm on the roads on Halloween night, and patrols will be ramped up.

2. Security guard: Arapahoe High officials ignored warning signs before shooting

A school security guard says the officials at Arapahoe High School could have prevented last year’s shooting that killed Claire Davis’ death if they listened to the threats shooter Karl Pierson made for months before the shooting.

3. Investigation looks into Colorado Department of Education’s disciplinary system

Eighty-eight teachers over the past decade have been permanently removed from Colorado classrooms for sexual improprieties, just part of a FOX31 Denver investigation that looked into the Colorado Department of Education’s disciplinary system.

4. Day care worker accused of giving children sleep aid pills

A day care worker in Montrose, on the Western Slope, is accused of providing Melatonin, a natural sleep aid, to students under the guise it was candy.

5. Man claims pit bull euthanized as a result of miscommunication with court

A dog owner is upset after he and his legal team say his dog was euthanized because he didn’t file the proper paperwork, but the man says he filed the paperwork ahead of the court-mandated deadline.

6. Woman with same brain tumor as Brittany Maynard tells her ‘let’s choose life’

A Connecticut woman is sending a message to another woman who made national headlines after announcing she would end her life on her own terms after a brain tumor diagnosis, telling her not to end her life.

7. Coffman, Romanoff square off in Colorado’s first Spanish-language debate

Near the end of a campaign dominated by overtures to Colorado’s Hispanic community, GOP Congressman Mike Coffman and Andrew Romanoff squared off in their final debate — in Spanish.

8. Bust of John Denver goes missing during Halloween ball at 1st Bank Center

A bronze bust of John Denver went missing during KBPI-FM’s Saints and Sinners Halloween ball at the 1st Bank Center and the station wants it returned, no questions, asked.

9. Great deals and freebies available on Halloween

There are a lot of ways to get some goodies for free on Halloween that don’t involve asking strangers for candy.

10. Baby’s first crawl has a very heartwarming finish

A father posted a video of his daughter’s first crawl — and has an very sweet ending.

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