AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO
Sep. 05, 2018
Colorado at 6 p.m.
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NEW MEXICO COMPOUND
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Five former residents of a ramshackle compound near the Colorado border in northern New Mexico where a 3-year-old boy's body was found last month have made their first appearance in federal court on firearms-related charges. Tuesday's court hearing in Albuquerque focused on allegations against Jany Leveille of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition linked to her unlawful immigration status and conspiracy accusations against the four other defendants. SENT: 130 words, national lines. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m. AP Photo.
SALT LAKE CITY — An Idaho prisoner sent to help fight a wildfire in Utah raped a woman who also was working to support firefighters, prosecutors said Tuesday. The woman had rejected several advances from Ruben Hernandez, 27, in the days before the Aug. 29 assault at the base camp, Sanpete County attorney Kevin Daniels said. Hernandez has been charged with felony rape. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 440 words, national lines.
MORMON CHURCH-SEXUAL ABUSE
SALT LAKE CITY — A woman who sued a former Mormon missionary leader claiming that he raped her in the 1980s went to his church in Arizona on Sunday and told his congregation that church leaders are covering for a "sexual predator." McKenna Denson was ushered away from the podium at the Mormon church in Chandler, Arizona, shortly after she began talking during a monthly segment in Mormon services when church members are invited to share their testimony, shows a video posted online. Denson, 55, of Pueblo, Colorado, introduced herself as a visitor and said she loved the savior before telling everyone that the now-85-year-old Joseph L. Bishop is "sexual predator" who raped her and that Mormon leaders are now covering for him. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 609 words, photos.
— POLICE SHOOTING-COLORADO — Police in Colorado say officers shot and killed a man after he charged at them with a knife.
— SKIER-RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT — A skier accused of trying to jump a crowd at a Colorado pond-skimming event pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge.
— PEARL HARBOR-MARINE IDENTIFIED — The remains of a Marine from Colorado have been identified nearly 80 years after he was killed at Pearl Harbor.
— FATAL HOUSE FIRE — Two people and a dog have been found dead after a house fire in central Colorado.
— ROBBERY-DROPPED GUN — A fumbled gun ended an attempted robbery in suburban Denver. Surveillance video shows the man pulling the weapon — which turned out to be an airsoft gun— out of his waistband and then quickly dropping it behind the counter at an E-Cig of Denver store in Aurora on Sunday.
USA GYMNASTICS-PERRY QUITS
USA Gymnastics turned to an outsider when it tasked Kerry Perry to steer the embattled organization through the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. Perry, who had no background in the sport when she was hired as president and CEO last November, stressed her focus would be "on creating an environment of empowerment where all have a strong voice and we are dedicated every single day to athlete safety." Yet too often during her nine months on the job — a brief tenure that ended Tuesday when Perry resigned amid pressure from the United States Olympic Committee — it was Perry's voice that was missing. By Will Graves. SENT: 948 words, photos.
DENVER — Giants rookie RHP Dereck Rodriguez (6-2) has a 2.47 ERA heading in his start Tuesday against Colorado. He's also holding hitters to a .207 average. Rockies RHP German Marquez (11-9, 4.11) is coming off a start in which he had 13 strikeouts for the Rockies. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from 6:40 p.m. game.
NASCAR-FURNITURE ROW CLOSING
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Saying it cannot find enough funding to remain competitive, Furniture Row Racing announced Tuesday it will close its doors at the end of season, one year after Martin Truex Jr. won the maverick Colorado-based team its first NASCAR championship. Team owner Barney Visser said it was a painful decision but "the numbers just don't add up." By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 733 words, photos.
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