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Man’s death in SW Denver is being investigated as a homicide.

A man died Thursday in southwest Denver, and police are investigating his death as a homicide.

At about 2:45 a.m. Thursday officers responded to the 9400 block of West Wagon Trail Drive, in the Marston area, on a death investigation, police said. The victim, Timothy Chavez, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are investigating the incident as a homicide. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).


Eagle boy, 10, dies after being hit by vehicle in Vail parking garage.

A 10-year-old Eagle boy died Thursday after he was hit by a vehicle in a Vail parking garage.

The incident happened at about 6:20 p.m. in the Lionshead Parking Structure, 395 S. Frontage Road W, police said in a news release.

Emergency responders performed medical services on scene and the boy was taken to Vail Health where he was was pronounced dead.

Police said the driver remained on scene and was cooperative with investigators. An investigation is ongoing.

Pedestrian suffers serious injuries in Denver hit-and-run Friday night.

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Denver on Friday night and the driver fled the scene.

The hit-and-run incident happened at about 8:45 p.m. at West 11th Avenue and Bannock Street, according to police.

The pedestrian, a man, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The driver remained at large as of Saturday morning and police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).


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Price of Yamaha FZ-X hiked

Yamaha has hiked prices for its neo-retro motorcycle, the FZ-X, by ₹ 2,000. The motorcycle is now priced at ₹ 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Aside from the revision to the pricing there are no changes to the motorcycle.

Based on the FZ, the FZ-X boasts a completely different styling when compared to the street naked with a more retro scrambler design replete with fork gaiters, plastic sump guard and blocky tyres. Underneath the bodywork, the FZ-X sits on the same frame as the regular FZ with the suspension and engine carried over.

Powering the bike is a 149cc air-cooled engine that develops an identical 12.4hp at 7,250rpm and 13.3Nm of torque at 6,500rpm, like the FZS. The unit is paired with a 5-speed gearbox.

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Atara Biotherapeutics Shares Gain 5%

Shares of Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (ATRA) are gaining over 5% on Friday morning despite not stock-related news to drive the shares.

ATRA is currently trading at $15.05, up $0.82 or 5.76%, on the Nasdaq. The stock has traded between $11.81 and $21.85 in the 52-week period.

Atara Biotherapeutics is an off-the-shelf T-cell immunotherapy company that develops treatments for patients with cancer, autoimmune, and viral diseases in the United States. It is developing tabelecleucel, a T-cell immunotherapy that is Phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of epstein-barr virus (EBV) driven post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease, as well as hematologic and solid tumors, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Instagram Testing New Feed Option To Prioritize User Choice

Meta Platforms, Inc.’s (FB) picture-based platform, Instagram is trying to introduce a couple of new feed options that has long been in the making. IG head Adam Mosseri shared a video earlier this week showing how the UI of the platform will look like in near future.

According to the video, the users will get to choose from three different viewing options that will be tailored for individuals. The “Home” mode will retain the present algorithm of the platform and show the users content according to what the platform will think interest the users. There will be the “Favourite” mode, where the users will get to see the content from the user chosen accounts. The third option will be “Following”, which will showcase content in a chronological order.

Last year in December, Mosseri had told the Senate that his team was already working on the “favouries”option. Instagram’s algorithm of prioritizing its own choice of content over the user’s choice.

The app will use its abilities to decide which content a particular user would like and prioritize that over the pages and accounts they follow.

Mosseri said in the caption of the video, “Testing Feed Changes. We’re starting to test the ability to switch between three different views on your home screen (two of which would give you the option to see posts in chronological order): – Home – Favorites – Following We hope to launch these soon. More to come.”