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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 15, 2019

Colorado at 1:30 p.m.

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TOP STORY:

SCHOOL SHOOTING-COLORADO

CASTLE ROCK — Two students suspected of shooting nine classmates, one fatally, in their Colorado charter school appeared in court Wednesday to face dozens of criminal charges that included murder and attempted murder. The parents of the teen who was killed in the attack looked on before attending to their son’s memorial service. Senior Kendrick Castillo was just days from graduating when he was slain while trying to stop one of the gunmen during the May 7 attack at the STEM School Highlands Ranch, not far from the scene of the 1999 Columbine massacre. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 800 words, photos. Will updated with memorial service.

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SCHOOL SHOOTING-COLORADO-THE LATEST _ Hundreds of Jeeps are taking part in the procession to the memorial service for a student killed while trying to stop an alleged gunman at his Colorado school.

AROUND COLORADO:

OIL AND GAS RULES-COLORADO

DENVER — Environmentalists and community activists asked Colorado regulators on Wednesday to stop issuing new oil and gas drilling permits until they rewrite the rules under a new law that makes public safety and the environment the state’s top priorities. Just a month after the law took effect, some activists told the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission it should be further along in revising the regulations. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 485 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

COLORADO-WEDDING PLANS-AVALANCHE _ Crews clearing avalanche debris from a road to a Colorado scenic area believe they can get the road open by May 24, but the amphitheater at the Maroon Bells area still won’t be available for late spring weddings.

FORT COLLINS HOMICIDE _ Police in Fort Collins are investigating the April death of a 62-year-old man as a homicide.

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SPORTS:

BBN-ROCKIES-RED SOX

BOSTON _ The Colorado Rockies play the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. Game starts at 5:10 p.m. MT. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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