There is just trauma, enough information to believe that we have a homicide that occurred here. They didn’t perish in the fire.Denver Police Commander Ronald Saunier • Regarding a tragic and unusual crime that occurred in Denver early Wednesday morning. A fire broke out at a bar around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Four women and one man were found dead in the building, but authorities believe they did not die in the fire. The victims have not been identified, but police are asking for anyone else who was at the bar that night to come forward with any information. source
Here’s a clip of the aftermath of the attack on the movie theater near Denver — a lot of commotion, doesn’t appear to be a lot of violence exposed, but it’s nonetheless harrowing. Such a scary incident, we could not even imagine this happening.
Devin Whitney, who suffers from a rare disease known as Oto-Palatal-Digital Syndrome, is hoping to land the prom date of his dreams. Originally planning to skip the event altogether, fearing ridicule from his classmates, Devin says his mind was changed when he recently saw Swift in concert. He’s managed to gain the attention of Denver’s local NBC affiliate, his classmates, family, and over 7,000 YouTube viewers. Considering the country star has pulled through for fans in similar situations, this certainly seems like a worthwhile cause. So let’s give him a hand, shall we? source
(Full disclosure: Devin is related to several of my former co-workers. — Scott @ SFB)
» Seven square miles and growing: Authorities in Jefferson County have already issued nearly 6,500 pre-evacuation notices to homes north of the present evacuation area. While the precise cause of the fire hasn’t been determined, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley acknowledged that the county had run a controlled burn in the same area last week, which may have flared back to life. Despite an extremely snowy February, March has been unseasonably dry in Colorado, leading to increased risk of fire – a dozen smaller fires have also been reported from north-eastern Colorado, down to the south.
» The GOP did maintain its hard-right stance on a number of other issues, with ninety-six percent of those in attendance voting to repeal “Obamacare”, and another eighty-nine percent supporting restrictive Voter ID laws. Eighty-three percent also voted in favor of making English the country’s official language.