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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 3, 2019

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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DENVER _ Colorado’s Democrat-led Senate has passed a bill to update the sex education curriculum for school districts that offer such education. Senators voted 21-14 to endorse the bill on Friday, the Legislative session’s final day. By James Anderson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: developing.



DENVER _ A Denver landlord who was recorded telling her tenant to find an “American person ... good like you and me” to sublease her property instead of a Muslim father and son seeking to open their second restaurant must pay the men $675,000 under a settlement. The three men sued last year, generating local news coverage and online pleas to boycott the woman’s business, which mirrored the response to racist comments captured on tape or video across the U.S. in recent months. Public attention soon faded, and attorneys said they were headed for trial until the night before jury selection was set to begin in Denver. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 880 words. AP Photos.


GOLDEN, Colo. _ The 23-year-old truck driver accused of causing a fiery interstate pileup that killed four people in Colorado has been formally charged with four counts of vehicular homicide. Jefferson County District Attorney Pete Weir announced Friday a total of 40 charges against Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos of Houston. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.



APEX, N.C. _ All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings’ crippling anxiety and feelings of isolation. And so a psychiatrist suggested that a service dog might help the autistic child connect with other kids. To Glenn and Rachel Cummings, Mark Mathis seemed like a dream come true. His kennel, Ry-Con Service Dogs, was just a couple of hours away, and he, too, had a child with autism. But what clinched the decision were Mathis’ credentials. By Allen G. Breed. SENT: 2,000 words. AP Photos.


COLORADO-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE _ A former University of Colorado assistant football coach who pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend has been denied entry into a jail work release program and will have to serve a 25-day jail sentence. Also moved sports lines.

AIRLINER-ODOR _ Authorities say fumes in the cockpit and cabin of a Spirit Airlines jet flying from Los Angeles to Denver prompted the crew to bring the plane back to Los Angeles International Airport.

COLORADO-PROBATION REVOKED _ A judge has revoked the probation of a Colorado man who was sentenced to work release after killing two people in an auto accident.

DENVER AIRPORT TRAIN-PASSENGERS_ The University of Colorado A-Line train to Denver International Airport has registered 20 million passengers since opening for service just more than three years ago.



PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Portland Trail Blazers host the Denver Nuggets as the playoff series shifts to Portland even at 1-1 By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.


DENVER _ The speed of Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon has been on full display in the postseason. So have the skills and the scoring touch. MacKinnon has an eight game points streak heading into Game 5 on Saturday in San Jose. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.


DENVER _ The Colorado Rockies return home Friday against Arizona after a 4-3 trip. The Rockies will throw lefty Tyler Anderson, while the Diamondbacks counter with Robbie Ray. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 6:40 p.m.


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