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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

August 21, 2018

Colorado at 5 p.m.

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UPCOMING:

COLORADO SPRINGS SHOOTING: A district attorney says no charges will be filed in a shooting that left a deputy dead and three other law enforcement officers injured. With photo.

COLORADO FAMILY KILLED

GREELEY — Frank Rzucek Sr. leaned forward in a Colorado courtroom, weeping with his face in his hands as his son-in-law, just feet away, was told Tuesday he could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Rzucek’s daughter and two granddaughters. By Dan Elliott and Kathleen Foody. SENT: 840 words, photos.

TRUMP-CLIMATE-PLAN-STATES

HARTFORD, Conn. — States with a history of fighting air pollution generated by coal-fired power plants on Tuesday criticized a move by President Donald Trump’s administration to scale back federal restrictions on emissions, with some threatening court challenges. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 710 words.

3D GUN-LAWSUIT

SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a Texas company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said Tuesday the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the president or Congress. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 670 words, photos.

ATLANTA MEGAPROJECT-AMAZON

ATLANTA — With Amazon expected to soon name its site for a second headquarters, Atlanta’s mayor said a colossal development planned for downtown represents a once-in-a-lifetime shot to transform the city. Amazon launched a high-stakes municipal beauty pageant in January by narrowing its list of potential locations to 20 finalists, including Atlanta. The company has said it expects to declare the winner of the headquarters and its roughly 50,000 jobs by year’s end. By Jeff Martin. SENT: 580 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

COLD CASE-PROSECUTOR MURDERED — A 70-year-old man has died while awaiting trial in the murder of a Colorado prosecutor, according to authorities.

INFANT DEATH-SENTENCE — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the death of a Colorado infant.

OFFICER SHOT — Officials say a police officer in south suburban Denver was shot after responding to a 911 hang-up call, and the search is on for four suspects.

COLORADO DROWNING — A man has drowned in a suburban Denver reservoir. Police in Wheat Ridge say a passer-by called 911 on Monday afternoon after seeing a man struggling in Tabor Lake.

SPORTS:

BRONCOS-LYNCH’S LAST DAYS?

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said former first-round pick Paxton Lynch was “obviously motivated” by his demotion to third-string quarterback last week “and that’s a good sign. He’s upset and he should be upset.” Lynch might not have enough time to channel that frustration and salvage a roster spot. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 960 words, photo.

PADRES-ROCKIES

DENVER — Fresh off a four-game sweep in Atlanta, the Colorado Rockies return home to host the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The Rockies are 16-5 at home since July 2. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 6:40 p.m. MT.

UMAINE-ATHLETIC DIRECTOR — The University of Maine has appointed a veteran college sports administrator as the school’s new athletic director. New Hampshire native Ken Ralph has worked as the director of athletics at Colorado College for the last 11 years.

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