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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

1. Man and girl dead, woman injured after shooting in Evans home

Police say they found two people dead in a bedroom and another female injured when they arrived to perform a welfare check at a home in Evans.

2. Truck catches fire at Weld County oil production site

An oil tanker caught fire at an oil production site five miles southwest of Eaton. There is no word on if there are any injuries.

3. Hundreds of high school seniors refuse to take new state standardized exam

Several hundred Colorado high school students say standardized tests are unnecessary and they made their case by protesting in near-zero temperatures and refusing to take the new Colorado Measure of Academic Success test.

4. Several sleep in frigid weather to raise awareness of homeless youth

Despite single-digit temperatures, about 100 people spent the night in the elements overnight Thursday in Boulder to raise money and awareness for Attention Homes, a runaway and homeless youth shelter.

5. Brief respite from bitter cold

Bitter cold will ease on the Front Range on Friday, but subfreezing temperatures and snow return Saturday.

6. Father of four boys living in squalor changes plea to guilty in ‘horrific’ child abuse case

The father who was accused of having his four young sons live in squalor changed his plea to guilty to one count of felony child abuse that named all four boys. District Court Judge Eric Elliff said the conditions in which the boys were raised were “horrific.”

7. One killed, two injured in Weld County fracking site accident

One person was killed and two others were injured after an accident at a hydraulic fracturing site in Weld County. The accident was caused by a high-pressure water valve that ruptured or exploded.

8. JeffCo Sheriff’s Office honors teenager for saving elderly man

A Jefferson County teenager was honored by deputies saving for an elderly man. Her action led to the arrest of the man accused of abusing the person he was supposed to be taking care of.

9. Republicans move to block immigration plan, stoking fears of government shutdown

Congressional Republicans are vowing to fight President Barack Obama’s plan to change immigration laws through executive action, but they are struggling with how to do that without triggering another government shutdown.

10. Father sings ‘Blackbird’ to dying son after wife dies during childbirth

Chris Picco lost his wife, Ashley, after an emergency C-section to save their son. Over the last few days of his son’s life, Picco brought his guitar to the NICU and played for his son.

 

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