Three Things You Need to Know on August 27th

August 27, 2019

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A judge is ordering Johnson and Johnson to pay 572-million-dollars to the state of Oklahoma for misleading marketing for opioids.  The judge in the case said yesterday the nation's opioid crisis is a menace to Oklahomans. The lawsuit argued the practice contributed to six-thousand deaths in two years and has cost the state as much as 17-and-a-half-billion-dollars. 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are confirming that a mountain lion which attacked a boy in Bailey has been euthanized.  The animal bit the eight-year-old on the head last week, requiring surgery for the child. DNA samples taken from two lions that CPW removed from the area showed one of them was the one responsible for the attack.  Both were put down. The boy was in the backyard of his family's home at the time he was bitten.

Yesterday, a man stole an RTD bus, crashed it, and stole a 2nd vehicle. Police say the man stole the bus at Federal Boulevard near Colfax Avenue from a bus driver and crashed it into a retaining wall at Lowell Boulevard and 6th Avenue. The driver was not on the bus for the crash and was not hurt. Officials say he stole the second vehicle, a Hyundai Santa Fe, near that same intersection. He allegedly sped up Sheridan Boulevard and hit two vehicles. He was taken into custody at 1st Avenue and Sheridan Blvd. and was taken to the hospital.