Thornton mall groundbreaking and more: 5 Things to Know for Thursday, Oct. 5

DENVER -- Good morning, everyone! Here’s what you need to know today on Thursday, October 5.

1. Breaking ground on a new outlet mall in Thornton
Colorado's newest outlet center will officially break ground on Thursday. Construction gets underway at the intersection of Interstate 25 and 136th Avenue in Thornton. The shopping center’s developer, Simon, said the mall is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.

2. Bipartisan senators call for permanent reauthorization of Fund
Republican Sens. Richard Burr, Steve Daines, and Cory Gardner and Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell and Tom Udall will call for the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund during a press conference Thursday.

3. CU Boulder Police ask your help to find missing teen
CU Boulder Police are still looking for a 16-year-old teen who ran away from her mom's on-campus residence early Wednesday morning. More information can be found here.

4. Colorado tests BioWatch program in full-scale exercise
Today will be the last day emergency planners will partake in a full-scale BioWatch exercise designed to test a response to a biological agency release in the Denver metro area. 

5. Foggy start; thunderstorms possible
Thursday will start off foggy -- most of the metro is under a dense fog advisory this morning. A weak storm system will zip into Colorado in the afternoon with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms possible.

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