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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

March 22, 2019

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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XGR--GUN BILL-COLORADO

DENVER _ Colorado’s Democrat-controlled Senate debates legislation on Friday to tentatively endorse a “red flag” gun law that would allow weapons to be seized from people who are determined by a court to pose significant risk. By Jim Anderson. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

TEXAS COLD CASE ARREST _ Colorado police have arrested a 73-year-old man wanted in Texas for a killing that happened 25 years ago. The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and federal marshals arrested Jesse D. Hogue of Pueblo West without incident Thursday and booked him into the Pueblo County Detention Center where he will await extradition to Texas.

GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION _ Officials say contaminants are present in groundwater near an electric company’s northern Colorado facility, and reports suggest the coal-fired facility may be the cause.

SKIER INJURED _ A 56-year-old man has suffered serious injury after falling during a ski run at a Colorado ski area. The man, who was not identified, fell while skiing the Highlands Bowl at Aspen Highlands on Thursday.

YOUTH LOCKUPS _ Arkansas officials say a Nevada-based group recently awarded a nearly $16 million contract to run youth lockup facilities in the state is disqualified from winning the bid after violating the state’s request for proposal terms.

KANSAS STATE-TUITION _ Kansas State University is becoming cheaper for good students from five more states, including Colorado.

SPORTS:

HKN--NUGGETS-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ The Denver Nuggets look for a sixth straight victory when they visit the New York Knicks on Friday night. Game starts 5:30 p.m.

NL WEST PREVIEW CAPSULES

Capsules of National League West teams, listed in order of finish last year. AP Photos

WNIT-NORTHERN COLORADO-WYOMING _ Bailee Cotton scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in leading Wyoming over Northern Colorado 68-60 in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament on Thursday night in Laramie. SENT: 670 words.

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