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BC-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

December 17, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Colorado. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 303-825-0123 or apdenver@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

JUDGE-FATAL CRASH

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Jefferson County Probate Judge Alan King thanked God for his wife just moments after he was told she was killed in a hit-and-run crash as they walked along a street in Denver. King and his daughter Kendall King were both seriously injured in the Thanksgiving night wreck, but his wife of 32-years, Karen King, was killed. By Ivana Hrynkiw. SENT: 600 words.

IN BRIEF:

MEATPACKER-CONTRACT EXTENSION _ Hundreds of workers at a Greeley-based meat processing company have ratified a contract extension that will include annual pay raises and continued health coverage.

SPORTS:

FBN--BROKEN BRONCOS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ For the third straight year, Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller won’t have a playoff canvas to show off his skills. With the Broncos eliminated from the playoffs, their goal now to to avoid back-to-back losing seasons for the first time in 46 years. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

HKN--ISLANDERS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The New York Islanders start a four-game trip Monday night against Mikko Rantanen and the Colorado Avalanche. Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon are first and second in scoring this season. The third member of their line, captain Gabriel Landeskog, is also among the leaders. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time is 7 p.m.

BKN--NIBBLE NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Denver Nuggets are missing three starters and still boast the top team in the Western Conference. They have swagger, confidence and a big man nicknamed the Joker who’s blossoming into one of the elite players in the league. Nikola Jokic and his teammates don’t really care if anyone takes them seriously. But they don’t plan on going anywhere. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

BKC--NORTHERN COLORADO-NEW MEXICO ST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. _ Northern Colorado plays New Mexico State at Pan American Center in college basketball action Monday night. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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