Three Things You Need to Know on April 5th

April 5, 2019

Authorities in Kentucky say a teenager claiming to be a missing boy is actually a 23-year-old imposter.  DNA tests have confirmed that Brian Rini is not Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared from Illinois in 2011 at age six.  Rini told police in Kentucky that he was Pitzen, and that he'd been held captive for seven years.  

The Colorado Avalanche are on their way to the NHL playoffs.  The Avs secured a playoff spot last night with a 3-2 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets.  The win secures a Western Conference wild-card spot for Colorado.  The Avs will conclude the regular season with a visit to San Jose to play the Sharks tomorrow night. 

The Rockies will be back at Coors Field today for the team's home opener for the 2019 season.  Fans are advised to be in their seats by 1:15 p.m. for special pregame ceremonies.  Today's game is also the club's 27th opening sellout in franchise history.  First pitch against the Dodgers is at 2:10 p.m. 
Denver Police are reminding Rockies fans to be responsible.  People are being advised to plan their trip ahead of time to Coors Field.  Rideshare services and public transportation are the easiest way to get to the stadium.  Police are also reminding people not to drive while under the influence.