First Alert Action Day and more: 5 Things to Know for Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Posted at 6:00 AM, Mar 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-27 08:00:41-04

DENVER -- Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

1. First Alert Action Day: Snow
We're off to a snowy, slushy start across the Denver metro area. Expect things to warm up and dry up as the day goes on, with highs expected to reach into the 40s.

2. City meeting about Mayor Hancock
The Denver City Council is planning to hold a closed-door executive session today to discuss a sexual harassment allegation against Mayor Michael Hancock. At the same time, today is the deadline for his accuser, Det. Leslie Branch-Wise, to file a formal complaint.

3. Russia vowing to retaliate
Russia says it will respond after the United States and other countries kicked out dozens of diplomats. The expulsions are in response to the alleged poisoning of a former spy in England, which Russia denies having any role in. Russia says it wil likely copy the move and remove foreign diplomats from Russia.

4. Denver slot home hearing
Tonight, the Denver City Council is holding a hearing on slot homes, the controversial homes that are crammed into city lots and often face away from the street. The city has been working on zoning changes to limit the homes and passed a two-month moratorium on their construction last month.

5. Apple event today
Tech giant Apple is holding a somewhat secretive and highly-anticipated event today to announce new products focused on education. They'll likely debut more affordable versions of the iPad and other products.