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ISLE ROYALE WOLVES
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Two gray wolves have been relocated from the Minnesota mainland to Isle Royale National Park, kicking off a multiyear effort to restore the species on the Lake Superior island chain, officials said Thursday. The National Park Service said a 4-year-old female and a 5-year-old male were flown to the park Wednesday from the Grand Portage Indian Reservation. They were released separately in locations well away from the territory of two aging wolves already there. By John Flesher. SENT: 470 words, photos.
— INMATE SEX-ESCAPE — Prosecutors have accused a former corrections center employee in Wyoming of having sex with an inmate and helping him escape.
— MONTANA POLICE CHASE — Bail was set at $1 million for a 41-year-old Wyoming man accused of breaking into buildings and stealing several vehicles during an hour-long police chase in Billings.
— PSYCHOLOGIST-MEDICAID FRAUD — A Cheyenne psychologist and his wife have pleaded guilty to submitting more than $6.2 million worth of false statements to Wyoming Medicaid.
DENVER — David Dahl homered for the fourth straight game, and the Colorado Rockies opened a one-game NL West lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday that extended their winning streak to seven. Trevor Story and Gerardo Parra also went deep for the Rockies (89-70), who matched their losing winning streak this season. Dahl hit a run-scoring triple and finished the four-game sweep with eight hits and 11 RBIs. SENT: 520 words, photos.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes finally gets to face a team in an environment that’s familiar to him. The Chiefs’ hotshot quarterback takes his record-setting show to Denver on Monday night to face the Broncos, the team he made his debut against in Week 17 last season. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 890 words, photos.
With: CHIEFS-BRONCOS CAPSULE
Denver Broncos tight end Jake Butt tore his left ACL during a walkthrough practice Thursday and is headed for injured reserve for the second straight season. Butt spent his rookie season last year on IR while recovering from the same injury to his other knee. “Jake has worked his tail off to recover from his previous injuries, and we feel terrible for him,” coach Vance Joseph said in a statement after an MRI confirmed the team’s fears. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 330 words.
SUPER BOWL TICKETS-LAWSUIT
The National Football League defended itself Thursday against charges that its ticketing policies for the 2014 Super Bowl violated New Jersey’s consumer fraud law, in arguments before the state Supreme Court that reached a granular level with disputes over words in the statute including “the” and “those.” The case was spurred by a 2014 federal lawsuit filed by a New Jersey man who claimed he was forced to pay more than double the $800 face value for a ticket on the secondary market because of the NFL’s policy of making just 1 percent of the tickets available to the public through a lottery. By David Porter. SENT: 580 words, photos.
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