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

1. Vietnam War veteran beaten outside home in what police say may be road rage

An Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War was beaten outside of his home in an attack that police say may be linked to a case of road rage. Neighbors say the suspect, an unknown man who appeared to be in his 20s, didn’t take anything.

2. Denver Police cruiser involved in crash in front of State Capitol building

A Denver Police officer was taken to a hospital as a precaution after an accident between a cruiser and an SUV in front of the State Capitol building.

3. Video may show James Holmes endangering deputies in Arapahoe County holding cell

A video discussed at a hearing in the Aurora theater shooting trial might show James Holmes endangering Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies while he was being jailed in a courthouse holding cell. And that video may be thrown out by the judge.

4. Washington Park rangers cracking down to get cyclists to slow their roll

Park rangers at one of Denver’s most popular parks are cracking down on cyclists. The speed limit through Washington Park for cyclists is 15 mph and rangers are trying to get them to slow down.

5. Denver, three other cities in Colorado rank high on list of sexually violent cities in U.S. analyzed data from the FBI’s 2013 Uniform Crime Report and found there were 514 reported rapes in Denver in 2013. But as the 22nd largest city in the nation, Denver is the fifth worst for rapes.

6. Applewood Golf Course could be turned into housing development

Word is spreading that Applewood Golf Course in Golden could be turned into a large housing development. That news isn’t sitting well with some neighbors of the golf course who would rather see it remain a golf course.

7. Woman killed after being struck by train in Wellington

A female pedestrian was killed after she was struck by a train, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said.

8. Warm days in winter raise fire danger on Front Range

The extended period of warm days in winter has the potential to raise fire danger up and down the Front Range.

9. Neil Armstrong’s widow finds artifacts from moonwalk in a closet

Any traveler who returns with mementos from their adventures might struggle deciding what exactly to do with them. Perhaps that’s why astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon, left some of his personal artifacts from his journey to the moon in a closet.

10. Say cheese: Hubble Telescope spots smiley face in space

A massive galaxy cluster known as SDSS J1038+4849 was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and looks like two glowing yellow eyes and several curved lines forming a face and a smile.


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