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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 24, 2019

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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MISSING WOMAN COLORADO

CRIPPLE CREEK _ A Colorado rancher suspected of killing the mother of his child and burning her body pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge and other related criminal charges. Patrick Frazee entered the plea during a brief court hearing in the case involving the killing of Kelsey Berreth, whose body has not been found. SENT: 491 words, photos.

BLACK MARKET MARIJUANA-COLORADO

State and federal prosecutors say they have made arrests and seized black market marijuana in a drug investigation. Upcoming. With AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

DENVER SHOOTING _ Denver police say three people died in a shooting and that a suspect is in custody. Police said in a statement Friday that a woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting Thursday night and that a man and girl died after being taken to the hospital. Will be updated.

EX-COLORADO LAWMAKER-PENNSYLVANIA CITATIONS _ A former Colorado lawmaker and anti-tax advocate has been convicted of five municipal citations in Pennsylvania for a building that city officials say is dilapidated. The Gazette reports Douglas Bruce failed to appear for the court hearing Thursday in Pittston, Pennsylvania to answer to citations on the condition of the bar he owns in the small city.

ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR _ The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra has named Christopher Dragon as its new conductor and music director following a search lasting 1 ½ years. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Casper orchestra announced Thursday the selection of the Australia-born conductor, who was one of four finalists for the job.

MOBILE HOME LAW _ Colorado has a new law on the books that legislators say expands protections for mobile home residents and leads to better enforcement of those regulations. The Daily Camera reports Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed the bill into law Thursday that set ups a resolution process for disputes between mobile home residents and park owners.

OF COLORADO INTEREST:

CEO PAY-TOP PAID BY STATE

Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and April 30. Not every state has such a company headquartered there. The survey includes only CEOs who have been in place for at least two years, but it does not limit the survey to companies in the S&P 500, as the AP’s general compensation study does. That’s why it includes such CEOs as Tesla’s Elon Musk. By The Associated Press.

SPORTS:

BBO--ORIOLES-ROCKIES

DENVER _ The Baltimore Orioles pay a visit to Coors Field on Friday night for the first time in 15 years when they face the Rockies. Returning from a 3-5 trip, the Rockies are expected to recall righty Jeff Hoffman from Triple-A Albuquerque to pitch against the Orioles. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 6:40 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

SHIBUTANIS _ Olympic bronze medalists and two-time U.S. champions Maia and Alex Shibutani will sit out another season. The siblings did not compete in the 2018-19 season after finishing third in ice dance at the Pyeongchang Olympics. They have decided to also skip next season.

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