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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

February 13, 2019

Colorado at 1:05 p.m.

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DENVER TEACHERS-STRIKE

DENVER _ The union representing striking Denver teachers and school officials said they were hopeful they can reach a settlement to end a three-day walkout. Negotiations resumed Wednesday following talks that lasted into the night on Tuesday. “We exchanged proposals that are moving us closer and are hopeful that we will get to an agreement soon,” according to a statement issued by union president Henry Roman and superintendent Susana Cordova. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 450 words. AP Photos.

FBN--RAVENS-BRONCOS TRADE

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a fourth-round pick in this year’s NFL draft, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because neither team announced the deal, which was first reported by ESPN. NFL rules prohibit teams from discussing trades until the start of the league year on March 13. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 900 words, sports lines. AP Photos.

EL CHAPO-PRISON

NEW YORK _ In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there’s El Chapo. Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States. Experts say Guzman seems the ideal candidate for the federal government’s “Supermax” prison in Florence, Colorado. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 780 words. AP Photos.

WOMAN KILLED-DAUGHTERS ABDUCTED

AUSTIN, Texas _ A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a man on kidnapping charges after authorities say he took two sisters from a Texas home where their mother was later found dead. The verdict was handed down against Terry Allen Miles, 45. Investigators say he was living with the woman in Round Rock, north of Austin, to help look after her two daughters when they disappeared in December 2017. Miles and the girls were found days later when sheriff’s deputies made a traffic stop near La Vera, Colorado. SENT: 490 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

SKI LIFT FALL _ A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling 31 feet (9.4 meters) from a chairlift at a Colorado ski resort over the weekend. The Aspen Daily News reports that the incident occurred Saturday at Aspen Highlands.

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BKN--NUGGETS-THOMAS

DENVER _ Isaiah Thomas says his surgically repaired hip has mended enough to allow him to soon make his Denver Nuggets debut. The point guard’s first appearance in a Nuggets jersey could be Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings, the team that picked him in the second round of the 2011 draft. Thomas said he will be a game-time decision but feels like he’s ready. By Pat Graham. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m. AP Photos.

BKN--KINGS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ Nikola Jokic and the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets could see a new presence on the court Wednesday night against Sacramento, with the possible return of Isaiah Thomas. The point guard has yet to make his Nuggets debut as he recovers from hip surgery. It’s the final game for both teams before the All-Star break. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos

OLY--ANTI-DOPING-ATHLETES GROUP

An Olympic gold medalist and a former executive at the World Anti-Doping Agency are forming an organization designed to give athletes a stronger voice in the fight against doping and the powers that police it. The group, called Global Athlete, is being organized by British cyclist Callum Skinner. Rob Koehler, who quit his post as deputy director general at WADA last year, will be the group’s director general. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 520 words. AP Photos.

HKN--AROUND THE NHL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ NHL goaltenders prepare for the unpredictable, ready for pucks deflecting off sticks, bodies, feet or a divot in the ice, past all the gear designed to help defend their net. The freaky, fluky or simply weird goals can be laughed off by goalies who know sometimes the puck just takes a funny bounce. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 1,190 words. AP Photos.

BKC--ARIZONA ST-COLORADO

BOULDER _ Arizona State plays Colorado at Coors Events Center on Wednesday night. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.

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