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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

August 2, 2018

Colorado at 5:30 p.m.

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POLICE SHOOTING-HOMEOWNER

AURORA — Police in Colorado say that officers gave a homeowner who killed an intruder five warnings to drop his gun before one fired at him. Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz said Thursday that he didn’t hear the uniformed officers identify themselves as police in body camera footage of Monday’s fatal shooting of 73-year-old Richard Black. He said they gave the orders after arriving at a chaotic scene and hearing shots inside the home. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow, photos. Will be expanded.

COLORADO SPRINGS-OFFICER SHOT

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado Springs police officer was critically wounded in an early morning street shootout Thursday, and authorities asked the public for any information about the shooting suspect, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Officer Cem Duzel was among several officers who responded to a call about shots fired east of downtown, not far from the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Police Chief Pete Carey said. They found an armed suspect, gunfire was exchanged and Duzel was wounded, Carey told reporters at the hospital where Duzel was being treated. SENT: 320 words, photos.

With: COLORADO SPRINGS-OFFICER SHOT-THE LATEST

LEGAL MARIJUANA-SUPPLY

PORTLAND, Ore. — Two of the first states to broadly legalize marijuana took different approaches to regulation that left Oregon with a vast oversupply and Colorado with a well-balanced market. But in both states pot prices have plummeted. An Oregon report by law enforcement found nearly 70 percent of legal marijuana grown goes unsold, while a state-commissioned Colorado study released Thursday found most growers are planting less than half of their legal allotment and still meeting demand. By Gillian Flaccus and Kathleen Foody. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow, photos. Will be expanded.

PRISON INMATES-SECURITY

DENVER — New concerns about the security of computer tablets offered to inmates prompted Colorado authorities to take away all 15,000 of its tablets from state prisoners. The confiscation comes a week after Idaho officials said 364 inmates exposed a glitch in their tablets that they used to apply a total of $225,000 in credits to their accounts, which they spent to send emails, stream music, play games, read books or take classes. SENT: 380 words, photo.

DEMOCRATS-CORPORATE MONEY

WASHINGTON — When an audience member at a town hall asked California Sen. Kamala Harris earlier this year to reject corporate donations, her answer was decidedly non-committal. “Well, that depends,” she said. “Wrong answer,” the questioner responded, shrugging his shoulders. The groundswell of opposition to corporate PACs has developed quickly as Democrats aim to tap into the anti-establishment sentiment. When Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., started the “NO PAC Caucus” in July 2017, only two members joined his cause. Among them was Democratic Rep. Jared Polis, the party’s gubernatorial nominee in Colorado. By Lisa Lerer. SENT: 1100 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— POLICE SHOOTING-WESTMINSTER — Police in suburban Denver shot and killed a theft suspect they say tried to hit an officer with his vehicle during a chase.

— ACCIDENT-MOTORCYCLE OFFICER — A motorcycle officer was seriously injured in a crash that involved two other vehicles in suburban Denver.

— TRUMP PORTRAIT-COLORADO CAPITOL — President Donald Trump will soon join the Colorado Capitol’s wall of presidential portraits after all.

— BEAR IN CAR — Travelers in Colorado are being urged to lock their cars when they’re in bear country.

— COLORADO-HIKING ACCIDENT — A 72-year-old Texas man has died after tripping and falling in a hiking accident this week in Colorado.

— BEST NEIGHBORHOODS — A real estate research firm has picked a neighborhood in southwest Florida as the “best neighborhood” in the United States based on schools, crime and other factors.

— SPORTS BETTING-COLORADO — Colorado’s constitutional restrictions on gambling don’t apply to sports betting — but its criminal code does, and lawmakers would have to change that if voters want it legalized.

— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Sept. rose 2.25 cents at 5.6050 a bushel; Sept. corn was up 1.75 cents at 3.6675 a bushel; Sept. oats gained 4 cents at $2.43 bushel; while Aug. soybeans fell 4.25 cents at $8.8250 a bushel.

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS — Jose Martinez is making the most of his limited opportunities. Martinez sliced an opposite-field pinch-hit single to the right-center field gap off Wade Davis with one out in the ninth inning, driving in the tying and go-ahead runs and lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Thursday. By Joe Harris. SENT: 790 words, photos.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

— AVALANCHE-NEMETH — The Colorado Avalanche are bringing back defenseman Patrik Nemeth on a one-year deal. Nemeth ranked first on the squad with 185 blocked shots last season.

— COLTS-CALLENDER SIGNS — Rookie guard Nick Callender has signed with the Indianapolis Colts.

— SPORTS BETTING-COLORADO — Colorado’s constitutional restrictions on gambling don’t apply to sports betting — but its criminal code does, and lawmakers would have to change that if voters want it legalized.

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