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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

August 1, 2018

Colorado at 5:45 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

POLICE SHOOTING-HOMEOWNER

DENVER — A decorated Vietnam War veteran woke up to the sound of his front door crashing in and saw a naked intruder attack his grandson, so he acted to protect his loved ones, according to his family’s lawyer. As the man tried to choke and drown the boy in the bathroom, Richard Black and his son desperately tried to pull him off early Monday, even poking him in the eyes, before the 73-year-old grabbed his 9mm handgun and shot the intruder twice in the chest, lawyer Siddhartha H. Rathod said. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 780 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FEEDING BEARS-FINE — A Durango man has been fined $1,000 for intentionally feeding bears for the third time in the past eight years.

— FREMONT SHERIFF RESIGNS — Fremont County Sheriff Jim Beicker, who has been the target of a failed recall campaign, is resigning effective Sept. 1.

— EARNS-MOLSON COORS BREWING — Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $424.1 million.

— MOLSON COORS-POT DRINKS — Molson Coors will attempt to sell pot-infused drinks in Canada, where consumable marijuana will become legal next year. With photo.

— SEIZURE-FATAL CRASH — A 32-year-old western Colorado man with a history of seizures has been sentenced to four years in prison after crashing into a car on Interstate 70 while having a seizure, killing the driver.

— FENTANYL OVERDOSE-CHARGES — A 27-year-old western Colorado man is charged with selling drugs that led two men to overdose, killing one of them.

— CYCLING ABUSE — A Colorado cycling group says it won’t return to a Maryland town after encountering abuse and white supremacist literature.

— FOUR CORNERS-AIRLINE DISPUTE — The city of Farmington says Great Lakes Aviation failed to pay landing fees and terminal fees before the company ceased Four Corners Regional Airport service.

— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Sept. rose 4.50 cents at 5.5825 a bushel; Sept. corn was off 7.25 cents at 3.65 a bushel; Sept. oats rose 3.25 cents at $2.39 bushel; while Aug. soybeans declined 17 cents at $8.8675 a bushel.

SPORTS:

BRONCOS-CHUBB

ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos are singing the praises of rookie outside linebacker Bradley Chubb even if carrying a tune isn’t necessarily his specialty. The No. 5 overall pick recently paired with fellow rookie Courtland Sutton to perform a duet in front of the team. “I messed up the lyrics a little bit,” Chubb said. No big deal. They didn’t bring him in for his voice, just his voracious intensity. In that respect, he’s hitting all the right notes. By Pat Graham. SENT: 780 words, photos.

ROCKIES-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS — A day after trading outfielder Tommy Pham, the St. Louis Cardinals continue their series against the Colorado Rockies. Luke Weaver starts for the Cardinals, while Kyle Freeland goes for the visiting Rockies. By Steve Overbey. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts 6:15 p.m. MT)

GLF-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL

AKRON, Ohio — This is one farewell party Tiger Woods didn’t want to miss. Firestone will host the world’s best players for the last time at the Bridgestone Invitational, and it wouldn’t be the same without Woods. He has won it eight times, a PGA Tour record for most victories on the same golf course. Woods didn’t finish out of the top 5 in his first 11 appearances on the venerable South Course, seven of them victories. It also was the last of his 79 victories on the PGA Tour in 2013, right before back problems started to surface. One problem. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 820 words, photos.

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