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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

December 31, 2018

Colorado at 5 p.m.

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DENVER _ A Colorado man was charged Monday with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee as police try to find out what happened to the mother of his child. Patrick Frazee is accused of trying to find someone to kill Kelsey Berreth three times between September and November and causing her death on or around Thanksgiving, according to a charging document. Berreth was last seen Thanksgiving Day on a grocery store surveillance video with the couple’s 1-year-old daughter, and Frazee said the two met that day to exchange their child. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 400 words, photos.


ENGLEWOOD _ John Elway is looking for his fourth head coach in six seasons after firing Vance Joseph for presiding over the Denver Broncos’ worst two-year stretch since the late 1960s. Elway acknowledged being part of the problem in the Broncos’ 20-28 record since their Super Bowl 50 parade, including 11-21 under Joseph. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 925 words, photos.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico are among others considering a funding boost for schools. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,535 words, photos.



DUBAI, United Arab Emirates _ A high court in the United Arab Emirates upheld a 10-year prison sentence of Emirati rights activist Ahmed Mansoor for criticizing the government in social media posts, local media and human rights groups said Monday. Mansoor is an electrical engineer with a master’s from the University of Colorado Boulder. SENT: 310 words.


ROCKS THROWN AT TRAFFIC _ Two northern Colorado men are accused of throwing rocks at traffic from a bridge over Interstate 25, damaging seven vehicles but causing no injuries.

COLORADO GUARD DEPLOYMENT _ About 50 Colorado Army National Guard soldiers in a heavy helicopter unit are deploying to Afghanistan for a year.

NATIONALIST CHRISTMAS SIGNS-GREELEY_ Police say Christmas signs posted on utility poles in Greeley by a white nationalist organization violate city ordinance. The Greeley Tribune reports most of the signs that were taped to poles in downtown and near the Weld County Courthouse around Christmas Day by Identity Evropa have been torn down.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING-LONGMONT _ A suspect in a reported break-in is dead after an officer-involved shooting in north-central Colorado. Longmont Deputy Police Chief Jeff Satur tells the Boulder Daily Camera the shooting happened at about 4:30 a.m. Monday.

PIKES PEAK-NEW YEAR’S _ Members of a Colorado Springs climbing club are making their annual New Year’s Eve trek up Pikes Peak in cold and snowy conditions. AdAmAn Club members began the climb Sunday in sunny weather and plan to reach the summit in time to set off their annual fireworks display.




HKN--KINGS-AVALANCHE, from 6 p.m. game



DENVER _ The Colorado Avalanche try to snap a four-game skid when they host the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 6 p.m. game.


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