Good morning. Here are 5 Things to Know for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.
1. Dog used by Aurora couple for sex acts euthanized
The Akita mix was deemed unpredictable and aggressive and therefore, unadoptable. The dog was put down Tuesday. The coupe that owned the dog were charged with animal cruelty. Here's more on the case.
2. Mega Millions nearing $1 billion
The total was reported at $970 million on Thursday around 10:40 a.m. What would you do if you won almost $1 billion? It's the largest jackpot in the game's history.
3. Plea hearing from dancing FBI agent pushed to November
The man who shot a man at a Denver nightclub when his firearm fell from his waistband as he did a flip was scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning. But the hearing was continued to November at the last minute for unknown reasons.
4. Man sentenced to prison after torturing and killing cats
We ran several stories about people who suspected their cats had been stolen, and possibly killed, in Adams County and Jefferson County. The man responsible for several instances of animal abuse now faces eight years behind bars.
5. Colorado could be a step closer to getting a Hyperloop
Colorado and other states exploring the possibility of Hyperloop travel got a boost Wednesday with the release of the first-ever U.S. feasibility study into the high-speed train.