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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

December 31, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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MISSING WOMAN-COLORADO

CRIPPLE CREEK _ The Colorado man accused of killing his missing fiancee is due to appear in court Monday. Patrick Frazee was arrested Dec. 21 on suspicion of murder and solicitation of murder in the death of Kelsey Berreth, who was last seen on Thanksgiving. Investigators haven’t released details about what led to his arrest or how the flight instructor died. However, they have said evidence suggests she was killed at her home in a mountain town near Colorado Springs and that her cellphone was tracked to Idaho three days after Thanksgiving. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 465 words.

BRONCOS-JOSEPH FIRED

ENGLEWOOD _ Vance Joseph was fired as coach of the Denver Broncos on Monday after back-to-back double-digit losing seasons. Joseph met with general manager John Elway after completing a 6-10 season and was dismissed with two years and about $6 million left on his contract. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 608 words, photos.

STATE LEGISLATURES-2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico are among others considering a funding boost for schools. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,535 words, photos.

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EMIRATES-HUMAN RIGHTS

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates _ A high court in the United Arab Emirates upheld a 10-year prison sentence of Emirati rights activist Ahmed Mansoor for criticizing the government in social media posts, local media and human rights groups said Monday. Mansoor is an electrical engineer with a master’s from the University of Colorado Boulder. SENT: 310 words.

IN BRIEF:

NATIONALIST CHRISTMAS SIGNS-GREELEY_ Police say Christmas signs posted on utility poles in Greeley by a white nationalist organization violate city ordinance. The Greeley Tribune reports most of the signs that were taped to poles in downtown and near the Weld County Courthouse around Christmas Day by Identity Evropa have been torn down.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING-LONGMONT _ A suspect in a reported break-in is dead after an officer-involved shooting in north-central Colorado. Longmont Deputy Police Chief Jeff Satur tells the Boulder Daily Camera the shooting happened at about 4:30 a.m. Monday.

PIKES PEAK-NEW YEAR’S _ Members of a Colorado Springs climbing club are making their annual New Year’s Eve trek up Pikes Peak in cold and snowy conditions. AdAmAn Club members began the climb Sunday in sunny weather and plan to reach the summit in time to set off their annual fireworks display.

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COLORADO MISSING WOMAN

BRONCOS-JOSEPH FIRED

HKN--KINGS-AVALANCHE, from 6 p.m. game

MORE SPORTS:

HKN--KINGS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The Colorado Avalanche try to snap a four-game skid when they host the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 6 p.m. game.

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