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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

June 12, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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DENVER — An oil and gas advocacy group says Colorado has billions of dollars worth of petroleum in the ground and warns that taxpayers could face huge compensation claims if voters ban drilling. The Colorado Alliance of Mineral and Royalty Owners said Tuesday its members could file claims under the “takings” clause in the U.S. Constitution if new rules keep them from collecting the value of their rights. By Dan Elliott. Upcoming: 450 words, photo by 4 p.m. MT.


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — For months, there was little, if any, sign that Atlantic City’s former Revel casino, a $2 billion bust, was getting ready to reopen. Colorado developer Bruce Deifik bought it in January and made plans for its reincarnation as the Ocean Resort Casino. But there was scant activity visible on the site. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 440 words. AP Photos.


NEW YORK — To get ready to play legendary songwriter Carole King on Broadway, Melissa Benoist had to learn her lines and complicated stage directions. Lyrics, not so much. The actress, who stars on the CW series “Supergirl,” has been listening to King since she was a kid. Benoist was fed a steady diet by her parents of classics such as “So Far Away” and “It’s Too Late” from the landmark album “Tapestry.” Benoist grew up doing musical theater in Denver. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 670 words, photos.


—MINE SHAFT DEATHS-LAWSUIT — The parents of two teens killed in 2016 when their truck plunged into an abandoned mine shaft on U.S. Forest Service land have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the federal government and the state of Colorado.

—KILLED-SET ON FIRE — A 27-year-old Colorado man has been found guilty of killing a 78-year-old man who refused to give him money and then burning the man’s body in an attempt to cover up the killing.

—LOVELAND-PEDESTRIAN DEATH — A 47-year-old Loveland man is charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a 13-year-old boy who was struck by a pickup truck while he was walking on the sidewalk.

—CELLMATE KILLED — An inmate who beat and strangled his cellmate to death at a jail in suburban Denver has been convicted of second-degree murder.

—FATAL DUI CRASH-PLEA — A man has acknowledged driving drunk and crashing into a ravine near Colorado Springs, killing two of his passengers.

—TEXAS EXECUTION-APPEAL — The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal from a death row inmate who was part of the notorious “Texas 7” gang of escaped prisoners.



PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Nola (7-2) takes the mound for the Phillies and Jon Gray (6-6) goes for the Rockies in the opener of a three-game series. By Rob Maaddi. Game starts at 5:05 p.m. MT.


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