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DENVER — A Denmark native will stand trial for 141 counts of arson for the homes and buildings destroyed in the third-largest wildfire recorded in Colorado, a judge ruled Friday. Senior Judge Gregory Lyman’s decision follows a Wednesday hearing to determine whether the evidence supported charging Jesper Joergensen with first-degree arson. SENT: 370 words, photo.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE — For women like Jayne A. Cordes, the steady stream of investigations in Washington is exhausting. That’s why, when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago, it struck Cordes as the latest example of the ceaseless — and needless — drama in the capital. “It’s shenanigans,” said Cordes, an independent who voted for President Donald Trump and lives in the suburbs south of Denver. “It just seems like everybody is open to any kind of allegation because they don’t like Trump.” By Juana Summers, Nicholas Riccardi and Julie Pace. SENT: 870 words, photos.
— OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING — An armed man who was wanted on a sexual assault warrant was shot and killed by police officers in Longmont, Colorado.
— DOG PARK-BEAR — A popular Colorado Springs area park where a bear family had temporarily settled has re-opened.
— DRUG MANUFACTURING RULE — Attorneys general from West Virginia and 10 other states, including Colorado, are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to further tighten the manufacture of opioids.
— PARACHUTE ENTANGLEMENT — An Illinois man skydiving in northern Colorado was sent to a hospital after his parachute became entangled on a powerline.
PHOENIX — The Colorado Rockies try to gain ground in the NL West, sending right-hander German Marquez to face right-hander Zack Greinke and the Arizona Diamondbacks. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game starts at 7:40 p.m. MT)
KEENUM & THOMAS
ENGLEWOOD — As a combo, the Denver Broncos’ two highest-paid players aren’t exactly money yet. Although Demaryius Thomas caught the winning touchdown pass from Case Keenum in their opener, the pair making a combined $27 million this season have 10 missed connections so far. That’s almost as many connections — 11 for 81 yards — as they’ve made together. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 770 words, photo.
SPORTS IN BRIEF:
— BKN-RICHARD JEFFERSON’S FATHER KILLED — The father of veteran NBA player Richard Jefferson has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the Los Angeles area.
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