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5 Things to Know for Friday, Aug. 31

Posted at 10:26 AM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 12:26:13-04

Good morning. Here are 5 Things to Know for Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.

1. Go, Stinky, go!

The corpse flower at Denver Botanic Gardens started blooming Thursday afternoon, but will only do so for 24 hours. We have a livestream of the flower available here

2. A person was struck and killed by a RTD train

Police responded to the crash at 9:51 p.m. The H-Line was shut down for several hours and into Friday morning. Here is what we know

3. Two fires at RMNP Thursday evening 

Authorities said two small fires broke out in the national park Thursday. While the cause is unknown, thunderstorms did roll through the areas. There are some closures near the fires. 

4. Labor Day will bring sales galore

Want to know the best places to save money on Labor Day? Check out these big deals

5. La Luz Mexican restaurant issues apology after 19 salmonella cases 

As of Friday morning, health department officials hadn't determined a source. While it is unclear when the restaurant will reopen, La Luz said it is working with officials so it can open its doors again soon.