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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

December 15, 2018

Colorado at 3 p.m.

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WASHINGTON _ Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year’s end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. In his resignation letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Zinke said “vicious and politically motivated attacks” against him had “created an unfortunate distraction” in fulfilling the agency’s mission. By Ellen Knickmeyer, Matthew Brown And Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,400 words, national lines. AP Photos.


MISSING COWS _ Colorado police are investigating the theft of more than 50 head of cattle worth about $75,000 from a ranch. Rancher Ray Wooters says the theft of his cattle occurred at night this week possibly by two people on horseback who were seen moving the cattle off the ranch east of Denver.

GREELEY GANG KILLING _ A jury in northeast Colorado has convicted a 21-year-old Greeley man of first-degree murder for a 2016 gang-related killing.

COLORADO SPRINGS SHOOTING _ Police are investigating a shooting in east Colorado Springs that left one man dead and at least three others injured. The shooting was reported shortly about 11 p.m. Friday.



DENVER _ The Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos meet up Saturday night in a game pitting two of the top-5 picks in this year’s draft, Baker Mayfield and Bradley Chubb, with the winner clinging to its longshot AFC wild-card hopes. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. Game starts 6:20 p.m. AP photos planned.


DENVER _ The Dallas Stars visit the Colorado Avalanche in NHL action Saturday night. Game starts at 7 p.m. AP photos planned.


SAN DIEGO _ Northern Colorado plays San Diego at Jenny Craig Pavilion in college basketball Saturday. Game starts 8 p.m.


IRVINE, Calif. _ Denver plays UC Irvine at Bren Events Center in college basketball action Saturday. Game starts at 8 p.m.


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