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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

March 29, 2019

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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OIL AND GAS CONFLICTS

DENVER _ Colorado’s Democrat-controlled House approved legislation Friday that would require regulators to prioritize public safety and health in well drilling decisions affecting the state’s $32 billion oil and gas industry. House Speaker KC Becker’s bill — driven by increased drilling near schools and homes — passed on a 36-28 party line vote after hours of debate. SENT: 310 words.

COLORADO KILLING-CELLPHONE VIDEO

COLORADO SPRINGS — Police were looking Friday for a man identified as the suspect in a fatal shooting of his next door neighbor after the killing was recorded on the victim’s cellphone. The phone was found next to 63-year-old Gary Dolce’s body after he was shot several times on Wednesday in Colorado Springs and was still recording, The Gazette reported. SENT: 220 words, photos.

With: COLORADO KILLING-CELLPHONE VIDEO-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

_ HOME DEATHS _ Two people and three dogs have been found dead in a Colorado home, and while the cause of their deaths remains under investigation police say the deaths are not suspicious.

_ FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE _ Wheat for May fell 6.75 cents at 4.5775 a bushel; May corn declined 17.50 cents at 3.5650 a bushel; May oats rose 4.25 cents at $2.69 a bushel; while May soybeans was down 5.25 cents at $8.8425 a bushel.

SPORTS:

NUGGETS-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Denver Nuggets visit the Oklahoma City Thunder. (Game starts at 6 p.m. MT)

ROCKIES-MARLINS

MIAMI _ Trevor Richards gets the ball for Miami and German Marquez, a 14-game winner last season, starts for Colorado when the Marlins and Rockies meet on Friday night. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. (Game started at 5:10 p.m. MT)

COYOTES-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The Colorado Avalanche are two points in front of the Arizona Coyotes for the last wild-card spot in the Western Conference heading into their pivotal matchup Friday. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 7 p.m. MT)

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