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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

November 15, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

IMMIGRANT LEGAL FUNDS

DENVER — Organizers of a network of publicly-funded immigrant defense funds announce expansion plans. By Colleen Slevin. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.

ALSO OF COLORADO INTEREST:

SEX TRAFFICKING-MALE VICTIMS

TOLLAND, Conn. — Like many victims of a Connecticut sex trafficking ring that preyed on troubled young men and teenage boys for more than 20 years, Samuel Marino never told his family or police about being coerced into sexual relations with much older men. It is not uncommon for male victims to worry about their masculinity and sexual orientation being questioned, said Robert Lung, a Colorado state judge and member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. By Dave Collins. SENT: 1,100 words, national lines. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

POLICE SHOOTING-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE — Colorado police say they shot and wounded a person who reached for a gun after deputies stopped a vehicle that had fled a domestic violence call Thursday morning. According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the person was taken a hospital but no details were immediately released on the person’s condition or injuries.

SUPERFUND EXPANSION — The Environmental Protection Agency will test for lead and arsenic at the Runyon Sports Complex, Pueblo’s main baseball fields. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the Pueblo County commissioners gave the EPA permission Tuesday to access the Runyon Field Study area for activities related to the Colorado Smelter Superfund Site.

FATAL POLICE SHOOTING-JUSTIFIED — The Adams County District Attorney has found an Aurora police officer justified in shooting an auto theft suspect who investigators say rammed into two patrol vehicles following a pursuit.

SPORTS:

BKC--HAWKS-NUGGETS

DENVER — The Atlanta Hawks visit the Denver Nuggets Thursday night in NBA action. Game starts 7 p.m.

FBN--BRONCOS-CHARGERS PREVIEW CAPSULE

FBC--WYOMING-CHAMBERS

LARAMIE — Sean Chambers is the talk of the town. That’s what happens when you go from being the backup quarterback to the starter. Wyoming’s true freshman signal caller did that three games ago and has had a rousing introduction to the Mountain West in helping Wyoming get on its first winning streak of the season heading into Saturday’s game against Air Force. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 710 words.

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