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Officials in Colorado’s largest city say they are working on a plan to clear thousands of marijuana convictions prosecuted before its use became legal in the state. A spokeswoman for Denver’s mayor said the city is working with its attorney and the local district attorney’s office to determine the right approach. By Kathleen Foody.
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Attorneys for a death row inmate who is scheduled to die Tuesday say he should be spared because he wasn’t the one who killed a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christmas Eve robbery 18 years ago, it was other escaped inmates he was with. Joseph Garcia, 47, is slated to die by lethal injection after 6 p.m. at state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was among the notorious “Texas 7” gang of inmates who escaped from a South Texas prison in December 2000 and inmates were arrested a month later in Colorado. By Juan A. Lozano And Michael Graczyk. SENT: 470 words, national lines. AP Photo.
DUI FATAL SENTENCE — A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash in Colorado Springs that killed three people, including his brother. Austin R. Weisse, of Colorado Springs, was sentenced Monday by District Judge Larry E. Schwartz after Weisse made a tearful apology.
GUN ROBBERY-TRUCK — Police say thieves used a cement truck to break in and steal guns from a shop in suburban Denver. Officers in Lakewood found the truck still running with its tank spinning in front of the store and the doors to the shop pulled off before dawn Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH — The Colorado Avalanche visit the Pittsburgh Penguins in NHL action Tuesday. Game time is 5 p.m.
BOULDER — The Colorado Buffaloes have won three straight heading into their game against South Dakota on Tuesday night. With a win, Colorado will capture its 1,300th victory in program history. The team is 1,299-1,198 over 116 seasons. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time is 7 p.m.
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