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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

December 14, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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JUVENILE SENTENCING

DENVER _ Colorado’s governor has commuted the life sentence of a man convicted of felony murder for his involvement in a fatal carjacking as a teenager. A series of U.S. Supreme Court rulings have since deemed such sentences cruel and unusual for juvenile defendants. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

MISSING WOMAN-COLORADO

DENVER _ Colorado police investigating the disappearance of a woman last seen on Thanksgiving Day searched her fiancé’s property on Friday morning. Police did not immediately disclose any information about the purpose of the search at the property in the tiny community of Florissant, south of Denver. Police announced that they would hold a news conference Friday afternoon to provide updated information about the disappearance of 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 430 words. AP Photos.

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APPLE-NEW CAMPUSES

AUSTIN, Texas _ One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions _ and offer huge sums of public money _ in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus. The other swept in quietly before making its big move. The outcome was largely the same: Amazon and Apple are running out of room in their West Coast hometowns and establishing a major foothold in a handful of U.S. cities already known as second-tier technology hubs. By Michael Liedtke And Matt O’brien And Will Weissert. SENT: 910 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

LOVELAND-PEDESTRIAN DEATH _ A 47-year-old Colorado man has pleaded guilty to one count of vehicular homicide in the death of 13-year-old boy.

THE WEEKLY STANDARD-SHUTTERS_ Conservative magazine The Weekly Standard is closing down after 23 years. The publisher, Clarity Media Group, is citing fewer subscribers as the reason.

COLORADO LEASE SALE _ A federal oil and gas lease sale in Colorado netted nearly $1 million in revenue.

ANIMAS RIVER RESTORATION _ The restoration of the Animas River is underway, as Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have poured 1,500 rainbow trout into the river.

GIRAFFE DEATH _ Zoo officials say the oldest giraffe in North America has died in Colorado Springs after her health rapidly declined. The Gazette reports the 32-year-old reticulated giraffe named Tamu died Thursday at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

SPORTS:

AVALANCHE-BLUES

ST. LOUIS _ The Colorado Avalanche visit the St. Louis Blues. By Joe Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m.

THUNDER-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on Friday night. Game starts 8 p.m.

OLY--USOC-SEX ABUSE

The U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors meets for the first time since the release of a scathing report that outlined failures in catching and curbing Larry Nassar’s abuse of hundreds of athletes. By National Writer Eddie Pells. Developing.

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