Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 26

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Lawsuits, teens and ghosts, oh my.

Law and order

“It is difficult to imagine what it must feel like to be already homeless and suffering, then be forced to watch as everything you own in the world is thrown into a dump truck.” A lawsuit says that’s not just sad, it’s a violation of rights. (Denverite)

The future is now: Aurora Police have released a composite sketch of the suspect in a 1984 murder, created using his DNA. (Aurora)

A “brazen” thief made snatched a Broncos helmet from the ground next to the player. (DP)

A Florida man with multiple sclerosis is suing 65 businesses across Colorado — including a handful in Denver — alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (7)

Hero teen

Jack Splitt, the teen whose battle with cerebral palsy helped get medical marijuana in schools, has died. (Cannabist)

Famous teen

“Fifteen teenage girls and I went to the mall to meet Diegosaurs, the greatest YouTube star Colorado Springs has ever produced.” (Denverite)

Education

Lockheed Martin and CU Boulder are joining forces to train the next generation of space engineers. (Denverite)

Sports

The Avalanche found a new head coach, just in time for the season to begin and to crush your dream of a ragtag hockey democracy defying expectations. (Denverite)

When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call?Jon Gray. (Denverite)

Outdoors

The National Parks Service, which just turned 100 and is letting people visit for free, is trying to attract a more diverse crowd. (AP)

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