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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

June 13, 2018

Colorado at 1:05 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

WESTERN WILDFIRES

DENVER — A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday. The blaze in Moab, known for its dramatic red rocks, started in a wooded area Tuesday night and quickly spread to homes over less than a square mile (kilometer), Police Chief Jim Winder said. By Colleen Slevin And Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 580 words. AP Photos.

With: WESTERN WILDFIRES-THE LATEST

WISCONSIN-SPECIAL ELECTIONS

MADISON, Wis. — A Democratic win in another Wisconsin special election has the party within striking distance of recapturing the state Senate and ending Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans’ stranglehold on state government, a priority for Democrats nationally as another round of redistricting nears. Wisconsin is among a handful of states where Democrats think they can flip control in at least one house, along with Colorado, Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 710 words, national lines. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

—COLORADO SCHOOLS-GUN STANDARDS — Colorado’s Board of Education has rejected a proposal to have 4th grade students discuss potential benefits of guns.

—FBI AGENT-ACCIDENTAL CLUB SHOOTING — An off-duty FBI agent who investigators say accidentally fired a weapon that fell while he was dancing at a Denver club and wounded another patron in the leg is allowed to travel while out on bond. Chase Bishop appeared in court Wednesday. AP Photos.

—RACCOON-SHOT IN LEG — Police say a 67-year-old Colorado man attempting to shoot a raccoon on a utility pole shot himself in the lower leg instead. The shooting was reported just after midnight Tuesday on the southeast side of Colorado Springs.

—COLORADO SPRINGS-HAIL STORM — Officials say neighborhoods near Colorado Springs saw the worst overnight hail storm in more than 20 years.

—DENVER OFFICER SUSPENDED — A Denver police corporal has been suspended and three other officers have been reprimanded in a use-of-force case for improper use of a restraint and failure to turn on body cameras.

—NATIONAL MONUMENT-VANDALISM — Park officials say rocks at Colorado National Monument were defaced with spray-painted messages of love.

—COLORADO SPRINGS-DROWNING — Authorities have released the name of a 12-year-old boy who drowned in a swimming pool at a Colorado Springs condominium complex.

—MICHIGAN SLAYINGS — A man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and her father in southwestern Michigan in 2016 has agreed to be sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison in a plea deal. (The suspect was arrested in Colorado.)

SPORTS:

BBN-ROCKIES-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA —Nick Pivetta (4-5) starts for the Phillies while LHP Tyler Anderson (3-1) goes for the Rockies in the middle game. By Mike Cranston. Game starts at 5:05 p.m. MT.

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