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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

December 8, 2018

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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COLORADO IMMIGRATION LAWSUIT

DENVER _ A Colorado sheriff’s practice of continuing to jail people suspected of being in the country illegally on behalf of federal authorities is unconstitutional, a judge said as he barred the office from honoring the so-called “detainer” requests. District Court Judge Eric Bentley ruled late Thursday that El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder has no authority under state law to hold people once they have posted bond, completed a sentence or otherwise resolved their state case. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 560 words.

CHURCH ABUSE-JESUITS

ST. LOUIS _ Two Roman Catholic Jesuit provinces that cover nearly half the U.S. released the names Friday of more than 150 priests and other ministry leaders who were found to have “credible allegations” of sexual abuse made against them dating to the 1950s. Jesuits West, which covers Colorado and nine other western states, said its internal investigation found credible allegations against 111 priests, brothers or priests in training who were connected to it dating back to 1950. No one on the list is involved in public ministry any longer, it said. By Jim Salter. SENT: 740 words.

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CHURCH ABUSE-JESUITS-COLORADO AND WYOMING _ The list of Jesuits found to have “credible allegations” of sexual abuse made against them include 13 who have worked in Colorado and Wyoming.

IN BRIEF:

PEDESTRIAN-FATAL _ A Colorado woman who was struck and killed by a semitruck on interstate 70 has been identified.

INMATE BEATING _ A 40-year-old man has been convicted in the stomping death of a fellow inmate that prosecutors say involved a feud over a TV remote control at a Colorado Springs re-entry center.

COLORADO FAMILY KILLED _ A Colorado man sentenced to life behind bars for killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters appears to have been moved to a Wisconsin prison.

MISSING MAN-MESA COUNTY _ Authorities say they have recovered the remains of a 32-year-old man missing since April in western Colorado. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that Kyle Free, of Clifton, died from gunshot wounds to the neck and chest.

SPORTS:

FBN--BRONCOS-REINFORCEMENTS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ The Denver Broncos didn’t bring cornerback Jamar Taylor and wide receiver Andre Holmes on board this week just to fill in at practice. With cornerback Chris Harris Jr. and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders becoming the fifth and sixth opening-day starters to suffer major injuries, the Broncos become even more reliant on their strong rookie class — and the two newcomers who are scrambling to decipher Denver’s playbook. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 780 words, photos.

BKN--NUGGETS-HORNETS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ The Denver Nuggets come in riding a seven-game win streak, including three straight on the road. The Hornets are looking for their first win against a Western Conference team. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.

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