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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

November 8, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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ELECTION 2018-OUTDOOR RETAILERS

DENVER — An outdoor industry retailers group says its first venture into electoral politics was a success. The political director of the Outdoor Industry Association, Alex Boian (BOY’-an), said Thursday the group endorsed 23 candidates for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House or governor in the mid-term elections, and 20 won. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

FBI AGENT-ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING

DENVER — An FBI agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg while dancing at a Denver nightspot pleaded not guilty to a second-degree assault charge Thursday but attorneys say a plea deal is still possible. Chase Bishop, 30, entered his plea after waiting his turn to appear before the judge in a courtroom with other defendants. The move came four months after it was disclosed that his lawyer and prosecutors were negotiating a possible deal. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 283 words, photos.

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WOODLAND PARK KILLINGS — A 41-year-old Colorado man facing a retrial in the killing of his mother and stepfather in 1992 when he was 15 years old has pleaded guilty. The Gazette reports that Jacob Patrick Ind pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the deaths of Kermode and Pamela Jordan in Woodland Park. The plea deal with prosecutors averts a retrial in which Ind was expected to argue that he killed the pair in self-defense after extensive abuse.

OUTDOOR FIRE-BODY FOUND— A woman whose body was found near a brush fire in west suburban Denver had been shot to death. Jefferson County officials identified the victim found early Sunday as 28-year-old Cymone Duran.

DRIVER’S LICENSE-GENDER X— Colorado drivers who do not identify as male or female soon will be allowed to choose the letter X to represent gender on their driver’s license. Officials with the Colorado Department of Revenue tell The Denver Post the new policy was created after judges in two cases ruled in favor of residents attempting to change their sex on government identification.

COLORADO LEGISLATURE — Pueblo’s Sen. Leroy Garcia will serve as president of a Colorado Senate taken over by Democrats in this week’s election.

SPORTS:

SEX ABUSE FUNDING-STRINGS ATTACHED

DENVER — A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of Congressional hearings and a three-year grant worth $2.2 million. Yet not a penny of those federal funds can be used to fight the actual problem: investigating or resolving more than 800 open cases, many brought by victims themselves. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

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