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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

November 7, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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ELECTION 2018-COLORADO

DENVER — Colorado Democrats have flipped control of the state Senate, giving the party a trifecta of statehouse control with Rep. Jared Polis’ victory as governor and an increased majority in the House. A high number of women legislators will take oaths of office in the Legislature come January. By James Anderson. Upcoming.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE COLORADO

DENVER — Five-term Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman blamed his defeat on resentment toward President Donald Trump, but Trump is offering no sympathy and acceptung no responsibility.

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STUDENT SHOOTS SELF-SCHOOL

MASSILLON, Ohio — A seventh-grader who planned to shoot others at his Ohio school before changing his plans and shooting and killing himself acted alone, authorities said. Jackson Township police said Tuesday that they have closed their investigation into 13-year-old Keith Simons’ death in February at Jackson Memorial Middle School. Authorities have determined Simons didn’t tell anyone about his plans, and prosecutors are not filing any charges, The Repository in Canton reported .

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PRISON GUARDS ASSAULTED — A Colorado prison is on lockdown after officials say four guards were assaulted and injured by inmates.

FALSE BEAR ATTACK — Officials say a woman has been sentenced to 20 hours of community service for falsely reporting a bear attack in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

ELECTION 2018-COLORADO-LOCAL TAXES — Colorado voters rejected statewide ballot measures seeking to raise taxes but they approved some targeted, local tax increases.

EARNS-DISH NETWORK — Dish Network Corp. (DISH) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $431.7 million. The Englewood, Colorado-based company said it had profit of 82 cents per share.

SPORTS:

HKN-PREDATORS-AVALANCHE

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche host Nashville on Wednesday night in a rematch of a first-round series from last season. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 8 p.m. game.

BKN--NUGGETS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies are back and start a three-game home stand Wednesday night hosting the Denver Nuggets. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 6 p.m. game.

NASCAR-TRUEX-GIBBS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and his crew chief will move to Joe Gibbs Racing next season to remain in the Toyota organization after their race team folds in two weeks. Truex won his first Cup title last year driving for Furniture Row Racing. Barney Visser had funded the team out of pocket for most of its existence but received relief help the last few seasons from sponsorship. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 691 words.

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