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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

October 5, 2018

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

MIGRANT REMAINS-DNA

BOULDER, Colo. —Representatives of dozens of U.S. and Latin American advocacy groups pressed their case Friday for access to an FBI-run DNA database to help them locate and identify the remains of thousands of migrants thought to have disappeared over the last several decades while crossing the Mexican border into the United States. By James Anderson. SENT: 600 words, photos.

OFFICE PARK SHOOTING-COLORADO

BRIGHTON — Police say a Colorado man opened fire on a family, killing a 13-year-old boy, after becoming enraged when the boy’s mother tried to pull her car into his lane as an emergency vehicle approached. The information came during a preliminary hearing on Friday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

SAGE GROUSE-FOREST SERVICE

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service is advancing changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that would eliminate special designations for crucial habitat where the imperiled birds breed. The agency on Friday made public draft plans altering rules put in place in 2015 by the Obama administration. Those rules are seen as a main reason why federal officials decided the chicken-sized, ground-dwelling bird didn’t need federal protections under the Endangered Species Act. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 600 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON —Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine declared Friday she will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, all but ensuring that a deeply riven Senate will elevate the conservative jurist to the nation’s highest court despite allegations that he sexually assaulted women decades ago. By Alan Fram And Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 690 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— COLORADO FAMILY KILLED — Colorado news media are fighting an attempt by prosecutors to seal autopsies reports on a woman and her two children ahead of the trial of their husband and father, who is charged with first-degree murder.

— MOUNTAIN ROADS CLOSURES — The highway to the top of Mount Evans has closed for the season because of wintry weather, and another high-elevation road in Colorado has shut down at least temporarily.

— TROOPER FIRED — A Colorado state trooper was fired after three women complained about inappropriate behavior after he arrested them for driving under the influence.

— TODDLER KILLED — Prosecutors in Denver have charged a 33-year-old man in the death of his girlfriend’s young son.

SPORTS:

BBN-NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers try for their second straight win against the Colorado Rockies in the NL Division Series. Yelich homered and scored the winning run in Milwaukee’s 3-2, 10-inning victory in Game 1. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 3:15 p.m.

With:

— NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS-GAME 3 STARTERS — German Marquez will start Game 3 for the Colorado Rockies in the NL Division Series against the Brewers.

— MILLER-COORS BEER SERIES — As the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies face off in the National League Division Series, the big brewing companies in their respective cities are squaring off to provide free beer in the winning team’s community.

FBN--BRONCOS-KING

ENGLEWOOD — Injured punter Marquette King missed another practice Friday and the Denver Broncos were considering promoting new practice squader Colby Wadman to take his place this weekend against the New York Jets. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 490 words, photo.

JETS-TRUMAINE JOHNSON OUT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets will have to stop the Denver Broncos’ offense without their No. 1 cornerback. Trumaine Johnson was ruled out for Sunday’s game because of a strained quadriceps. He was hurt during practice Thursday and sat out Friday. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 520 words.

FBC--T25-ARIZONA ST-COLORADO PREVIEW

BOULDER, Colo. — Colorado is the last unbeaten team in the Pac-12 Conference, cracking The Associated Press Top 25 poll this week at No. 21. “Shh! You gotta keep that real quiet,” Buffaloes quarterback Steven Montez implored. “Only the people in this (interview) room know we’re ranked. We have no idea. We don’t know.” By Sports Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 670 words. AP Photos.

FBC-NAVY-AIR FORCE PREVIEW

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — There’s no need to stress the importance of Saturday’s game to Air Force and Navy. This is for bragging rights. This is for that Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes annually to the winning academy with the best record in the round-robin competition. Army is the reigning champion, with Air Force winning it in 2016. “We need to bring it back,” Navy fullback Anthony Gargiulo said. “It’s been a minute since we’ve had it here.” By Pat Graham. SENT: 760 words, photos.

LANDIS-CYCLING TEAM

Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team. The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong’s cheating says he’s building a developmental team for 2019 that will be based out of Canada. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 450 words, photos.

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