AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO
Aug. 17, 2018
Colorado at 1:15 p.m.
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COLORADO FAMILY KILLED
FREDERICK, Colo. — Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life — of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children. She called her husband "my ROCK!" and said he was "the best dad us girls could ask for." That idyllic image was shattered Wednesday when her husband, 33-year-old Christopher Watts, was arrested on suspicion of killing his family in Colorado. By Kathleen Foody And Jonathan Drew. SENT: 850 words. AP Photos.
With: COLORADO FAMILY KILLED-THE LATEST
— WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT — A Colorado rafting company says it can't be held responsible for the 2016 death of a Maryland man because the victim signed a waiver before entering the boat.
— RIG COUNT — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. held steady at 1,057 this week. At this time a year ago there were 946 active rigs.
— FRONTIER AIRLINES-OHIO — Frontier Airlines has announced that it is adding nonstop service from John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Ohio to West Palm Beach, Florida.
ATLANTA — Sean Newcomb pitches for Atlanta and Kyle Freeland starts for Colorado as the Braves and Rockies play the second game of a four-game series. Colorado has won five of six to stay one game out of first place in the NL West. The East-leading Braves have won eight of 11. By George Henry. UPCOMING. 750 words with photos. Game starts at 5:35 p.m.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — When he demoted Paxton Lynch to third string QB this week, Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said potential simply has to equal performance at some point and that the depth chart reflects results. That doesn't explain why tight end Jeff Heuerman and running back Devontae Booker are listed as starters despite middling resumes, promising pursuers and so-so summers. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 700 words. AP Photo.
FBN--PROTECTING THE SKIN
NEW YORK — The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at most practice sites. So, slathered-on sunscreen, big bucket hats, long-sleeved T-shirts and slick sunglasses serve as lead blockers. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 1200 words, photos.
— FOOTBALL STADIUM-ALCOHOL — The University of Colorado Boulder has announced it will allow alcohol sales in the general concourse areas at its Folsom Field for the first time in more than two decades. Also moved news lines.
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