DENVER -- Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, March 15, 2018.
1. No agreement following teacher pay negotiations
A 15-hour meeting between the Denver teachers' union and the school district didn't end well. The Denver Classroom Teachers Association says the district is refusing to give teachers any more money. Denver7 has reached out to the district but we have not yet heard back.
2. Announcement in N. Colorado shootings case
The task force assigned to solve a string of random shootings in Northern Colorado in 2015 is expected to formally announce an arrest later today. Denver7 learned on Wednesday that Christopher Parker of Loveland was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.
3. Toys "R" Us closing all U.S. stores
It's an end of an era in American retail -- iconic toy seller Toys "R" Us announced that it will close all of its stores in the United States. The company filed for bankruptcy last year, saying it had about $5 billion in debt.
4. Get ready for St. Patrick's Day!
Denver is getting a bit of an Irish makeover today. Crews will paint a green stripe down Blake Street for the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, and Blake will be temporarily renamed to Tooley Street to honor Denver District Attorney Dale Tooley.
5. Snow rain later today
Rain and snow are developing across western Colorado this morning and it will continue to track east over the next 12 to 24 hours. A few storms and showers are possible this afternoon and evening, especially just east of I-25.