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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

1. Traffic tangle coming with southbound I-25 off-ramp at Sixth Avenue set to close

Expect traffic delays beginning beginning Friday night when crews will shift both directions of Sixth Avenue onto new bridges, resulting in a six-month closure of the southbound Interstate 25 off-ramp to eastbound U.S. 6.

2. Aurora theater shooting victim turns to murder memorabilia website to avoid being homeless

More than 2 1/2 years since a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater, a victim who was struck several times is turning her pain into what she hopes is a profit.

3. Plane forced down in Westminster was on DEA mission

A small plane that belongs to the Drug Enforcement Administration made a hard landing in Westminster. The plane experienced mechanical issues and was landed safely.

4. Two  people die after falling through thin ice in Evergreen and Loveland

Two deaths in two days are linked to thin ice. A 4-year-old girl died after plunging into an icy pond in Loveland  and a 67-year-old man died after falling into Evergreen Lake.

5. Multiple raids lead to meth, cocaine ring busts across Denver metro area

The North Metro Drug Task Force raided multiple locations in the Denver metro area as part of a year-long investigation into a large-scale cocaine and methamphetamine operation.

6. DHS worker charged with forgery in case that led to death of infant

A former Denver Human Services caseworker was charged with forgery, evidence tampering and misconduct in a case that ended in the death of an infant.

7. Denver man seeks dog stolen while inside ‘puffer’ van

A Denver man who had his van stolen is desperately searching for his dog that was in the vehicle when it was swiped.

8. Rock ‘n’ roll relics from Colorado ranch up for auction

For more than 12 years in the 1970s and 1980s, Caribou Ranch near Nederland was one of the hottest places on the planet to make a record.  Now, rock relics from the ranch can be yours.

9. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: ‘I didn’t alter the ball’

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he didn’t deflate footballs in the AFC Championship Game, and the controversy seems bound to be the main topic of discussion next week in the run-up to the Super Bowl.

10. YouTube stars interview President Obama — and things get weird

In his continuing effort to connect to a younger audience, President Barack Obama sat down with three YouTube stars. There were some hard-hitting questions — and some really weird ones.


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