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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

1. Spike in sexual assaults reported in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood

There are concerns about a spike in sexual assaults in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. According to the website Capitol Hill Crime, attacks are up 300 percent since last year.

2. CBI distributes special playing cards to inmates; agency looks for tips in cold cases

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has created playing cards with pictures and information on cold cases. The cards are given to inmates in the hope it will jog memories to resolve the cases.

3. Powder sent to Boulder Jewish Community Center, Congregation Har HaShem not dangerous

Letters containing white powder were opened at the Boulder Jewish Community Center and the Congregation Har HaShem, forcing evacuations and quarantines at both locations. The powder was deemed to not be a threat.

4. Potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush visiting battleground Colorado

Potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will stop in swing state Colorado. Bush will meet with veterans at a breakfast in Colorado Springs, then host an energy development town hall in Denver.

5. Thousands of goldfish threaten ecosystem at lake in Boulder County

Thousands of goldfish are swimming rampant at Teller Lake and are threatening the lake’s ecosystem.

6. Rockies start season with rout of Brewers

The Rockies came out swinging in their opener, thrashing the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-0.

7. State to launch hotline to report suspected child abuse cases

April is Child Abuse Awareness month and on Tuesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper will launch the new statewide hotline where cases of suspected abuse can be reported.

8. Study: Ex-soldiers have same brain damage as NFL players who committed suicide

A study at the NorthShore Neurological Institute in Evanston, Ill., shows chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a crippling neurological disorder caused by repeated blows to the head, is being found not only in NFL players but soldiers, too.

9. Fellow journalists question Rolling Stone decision not to punish staff over false rape report

Rolling Stone wants the damning report by Columbia Journalism School on its story of a Virginia fraternity to be a moment when the magazine begins to restore its battered reputation. But observers are asking if it can really do that without any punishment for staff members.

10. Viewer donates $5,000 to 70-year-old attack victim

A woman who was brutally attacked and robbed outside of a Denver Wal-Mart is getting the help she desperately needs thanks to a stranger in Sidney, Neb. Elmeania Lampley was shocked to learn an anonymous donor had sent a check for $5,000 to replace the money that was stolen from her March 30.

 

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