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A former Colorado civil rights commissioner whose remarks on religion were the basis of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling for a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple says she has no religious bias and wouldn’t have said anything if she’d known how her remarks would be used. By P. Solomon Banda. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.
SHOOTING-CRASH-THE LATEST — Police in northern Colorado say a driver who crashed into a car after being shot says two people tried to rob him while he was parked.
BEAR ATTACK — Colorado wildlife officers are looking for a bear that trampled a family’s tent, injuring one of the people inside. The incident happened Tuesday night on U.S. Forest Service land near Red Feather Lakes in northern Colorado.
COLORADO WILDFIRES — Warm, drier and windy weather has fueled a 1,000-acre increase in a wildfire burning in southwest Colorado, and fire officials expect more of the same weather conditions and additional fire growth on Wednesday.
INTERSTATE WIDENING-FEDERAL FUNDING — A plan to widen a section of Interstate 25 between Colorado Springs and Denver has received a federal funding boost of $65 million.
PASTOR-CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT — A 23-year-old Colorado Springs minister has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old girl in a plea agreement that allows him to avoid a prison sentence.
DEPUTY SHOT — A man who killed a western Colorado sheriff’s deputy while trying to evade arrest has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.
FATAL CHILD ABUSE — A northern Colorado man accused of causing the death of his infant son has pleaded guilty to child abuse.
HOUSE FIRE-BODY FOUND — Authorities have released the name of an elderly man who was found dead in a burning home in southern Colorado.
HEARTLAND EXPRESSWAY — Federal officials have awarded an $18.3 million grant for work on the Heartland Expressway project in the Nebraska Panhandle.
ENGLEWOOD— Denver Broncos punt returner Isaiah McKenzie fumbled away a big opportunity. Six muffed punts last season will do that. He wants another chance to catch on, insisting he’s learned from all those miscues. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 4 p.m.
CINCINNATI — Chris Iannetta and Carlos Gonzalez gave the Rockies a lead big enough that their struggling bullpen could hold on. Iannetta hit a two-run homer off Anthony DeSclafani in his return to the mound, and Gonzalez added an impressive three-run sho t Tuesday night, powering the Colorado Rockies to a 9-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. By Joe Kay. SENT: 790 words, photos.
USA BASKETBALL-LONGSTAFF — Josh Longstaff, coach of Erie in the NBA G League and a former assistant with Oklahoma City and New York, will be an assistant coach for the U.S. Basketball World Cup qualifying team.
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