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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

January 15, 2019

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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OBIT-WWII FEMALE PILOT

COLORADO SPRINGS _ A member of a pioneering group of women who flew military planes in the United States during World War II has died. Millicent Young of Colorado Springs, a member of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, died Saturday of complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, her son Bill Young told The Gazette. She was 96. SENT: 260 words, photos.

WILD HORSES-CORRAL

RENO, Nev. — The U.S. Forest Service has built its first corral for wild horses, a Northern California facility that could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 834 words, photos.

ALSO OF COLORADO INTEREST:

HOSPITAL DEATHS-DOCTOR

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ An Ohio hospital system says an intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked to stop lifesaving measures. The case emerges amid a national debate over physician-assisted suicide. Five states — California, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and Colorado — allow the practice, and 20 have considered but not passed legislation to do so. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 821 words, photo.

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POLICE SHOOTING-COLORADO _ Colorado police say a man has died after exchanging gunfire with officers while wearing body armor. They said another man found Tuesday in a nearby Aurora home also died of gunshot wounds.

ANIMAL SANCTUARY-CHICKEN RESCUE_ A Colorado sanctuary for farm animals says it found cannibalism, infections and fractured wings while rescuing chickens from a farm. The Daily Camera reports Chrissy Dinardo, the development director at Luvin Arms, in Erie, says the LaSalle farm housed 36,000 chickens evenly divided between three sheds, despite advertising touting free-range chickens.

SPORTS:

BKN--WARRIORS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The top spot in the Western Conference will be up for grabs when the Denver Nuggets host Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. The Nuggets have won 12 straight at home. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 7 p.m. game.

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