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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

November 8, 2018

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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DENVER — An FBI agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg while dancing at a Denver nightclub is scheduled to appear in court Thursday to enter a plea.



DENVER — Colorado Democrats have flipped control of the state Senate, giving the party a trifecta of Statehouse control with the historic victory of U.S. Rep. Jared Polis as the nation’s first openly gay governor and a sweep of top statewide offices. With key wins by five women in toughly contested state Senate races in Denver’s suburbs, Tuesday’s election will produce a renewed Democratic push to strengthen former President Barack Obama’s health care law, adopt gun control legislation, increase funding for public education and stress environmental protections. By James Anderson. SENT: 760 words, photos.



DENVER — Five-term Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman blamed his defeat in Colorado on resentment toward President Donald Trump — but Trump is offering no sympathy and accepting no responsibility. “Too bad, Mike,” Trump said at a news conference Wednesday. Coffman had held the suburban Denver district for a decade, holding off a series of Democratic challengers as the district turned more liberal and diverse. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 890 words, photos.



Come closer, children, and listen to the tale of what politics was like before TMZ. Back in those dark ages, reporters simply didn’t dig around and ask embarrassing questions of people running for office. They certainly did not bring up infidelity. I know, right? According to the fascinating new film “The Front Runner ,” that all changed in the spring of 1987 when the first major politician to be grilled on his sex life was presidential hopeful Sen. Gary Hart, spotted cozying up to a woman who was not his wife. He went from leading the Democratic field to being a political footnote in under a month. “A lot can happen in three weeks,” the filmmakers remind us. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 930 words, photos.


MASSILLON, Ohio — A seventh-grader who planned to shoot others at his Ohio school before changing his plans and shooting and killing himself acted alone, authorities said. Jackson Township police said Tuesday that they have closed their investigation into 13-year-old Keith Simons’ death in February at Jackson Memorial Middle School. Authorities have determined Simons didn’t tell anyone about his plans, and prosecutors are not filing any charges, The Repository in Canton reported. SENT: 300 words.


— FIRE-OIL WELL SITE — Diesel fuel has caught fire near an oil and gas site in northeastern Colorado, but no injuries were reported.

— PRISON GUARDS ASSAULTED — A Colorado prison is on lockdown after officials say four guards were assaulted and injured by inmates.

— FALSE BEAR ATTACK — Officials say a woman has been sentenced to 20 hours of community service for falsely reporting a bear attack in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

— OUTFITTER VIOLATIONS — A 70-year-old Colorado outfitter and four employees of his business have been sentenced for multiple wildlife crimes committed during the 2016-17 hunting seasons.

— ELECTION 2018-COLORADO-LOCAL TAXES — Colorado voters rejected statewide ballot measures seeking to raise taxes but they approved some targeted, local tax increases.

— EARNS-DISH NETWORK — Dish Network Corp. (DISH) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $431.7 million. The Englewood, Colorado-based company said it had profit of 82 cents per share.

— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Dec. was off 1.75 cents at 5.1025 a bushel; Dec. corn was fell 1 cent at 3.7225 a bushel; Dec. oats lost 6.50 cents at $2.8725 bushel; while Nov. soybeans was down 4.25 cents at $8.6775 a bushel.



ENGLEWOOD — Vance Joseph says the Broncos and former Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas both need to just move on from their recent breakup. Thomas said in a radio interview Monday, a day after his successful homecoming in a 19-17 Texans win in Denver, that he was misled by the Broncos about the possibility of a trade, was asked to surrender snaps to the team’s rookie receivers and was heartbroken over not being named a captain this year. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 740 words, photos.


DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche host Nashville on Wednesday night in a rematch of a first-round series from last season. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 8 p.m. MT)


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies are back and start a three-game home stand Wednesday night hosting the Denver Nuggets. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. (Game starts at 6 p.m. MT)

With: NUGGETS-JOKIC FINED — The NBA has fined Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic $25,000 for using derogatory and offensive language during a postgame interview. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and his crew chief will move to Joe Gibbs Racing next season to remain in the Toyota organization after their race team folds in two weeks. Truex won his first Cup title last year driving for Furniture Row Racing. Barney Visser had funded the team out of pocket for most of its existence but received relief help the last few seasons from sponsorship. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 690 words, photos.


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