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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

August 20, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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DENVER — Authorities on Monday are expected to charge a Colorado man with killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. More details of the crime are expected to be released. UPCOMING: Developing from when charges are filed before 3:30 p.m.


UNDATED — Smoke from wildfires clogged the skies across the U.S. West on Monday, leading authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors and fouling visibility from Oregon to Colorado. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.


— MAROON PEAK FALL — A 56-year-old Texas man has been rescued from Colorado’s Maroon Peak after he who fell 100 feet (30.5 meters) into a gully. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Keith Brewer, of Austin. Brewer’s condition was not immediately released, but one sheriff’s official said he had broken ribs.

— OKLAHOMA-TRANSGENDER STUDENT THREATS — Frontier Airlines says it has suspended a pilot accused of threatening on Facebook to harm a 12-year-old transgender girl for using the girls bathroom at her Oklahoma school.



ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Menelik Watson’s time in Denver is over. The Broncos placed Watson on IR Monday with a chest injury and intend to release him once he’s healthy. That means the Broncos will take a $6.83 million salary cap hit this year. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 400 words.


UNDATED — The St. Louis Cardinals finished July with a 7 ½-game deficit in the NL Central. They were still in the race for a wild card, but after trading outfielder Tommy Pham to Tampa Bay, they didn’t seem like a team that was on the verge of making a serious run at the postseason. Then the Cardinals began playing some of their best baseball of the year. St. Louis is 14-4 this month and are just four games behind the division-leading Cubs. Philadelphia (68-56) and Colorado (68-56) lead the race for the National League wild cards. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. SENT: 660 words. AP Photos.


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