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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

January 3, 2019

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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TRASH BIN BODY-INDIANAPOLIS-CHARGES

INDIANAPOLIS — A 21-year-old Fort Carson soldier is accused of flying to Indianapolis from Colorado to kill his estranged wife, then dumping her body in a trash bin and fleeing to Thailand. SENT: 258 words, photo.

NEW CONGRESS

WASHINGTON — The 116th Congress gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker’s office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshmen ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government. Many GOP senators are up for re-election in 2020 in states, including Colorado and Maine, where voters have mixed views of Trump’s performance in the White House. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,141 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

JEWELRY HEIST-SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED _ Authorities have identified three Chilean men as suspects in a jewelry theft from a luxury hotel in Aspen. The Aspen Times reports arrest warrant affidavits were filed for them Friday and Wednesday, detailing how they were eventually identified with the help of surveillance videos and facial recognition software.

FATAL CRASH-MARIJUANA CHARGE _ A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to reckless vehicular homicide in a crash that killed a woman and her three-year-old son. Jefferson County District Attorney Pete Weir says Chris Cumsille pleaded guilty Wednesday to three felony counts including child abuse resulting in death.

STORAGE UNIT-DEAD BOY _ A woman has been arrested in the death of a missing boy whose body was found in a Denver storage unit. Police said Thursday that 43-year-old Elisha Pankey, who is believed to be the boy’s mother, was being held in jail on investigation of child abuse resulting in death.

SPORTS:

BKN--NUGGETS-KINGS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Denver Nuggets visit the Sacramento Kings. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 8 p.m. game.

BKC--COLORADO-ARIZONA

Colorado plays Arizona at McKale Center.

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