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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

November 27, 2018

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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WILDFIRE DANGER-COLORADO

DENVER — The number of Coloradans whose homes are at risk from wildfires soared 45 percent in five years, reflecting the state’s booming population and changing uses of agricultural land, state officials said Monday. The Colorado State Forest Service said 2.9 million people now live in the wildland-urban interface, defined as places where homes are built in or near areas that are prone to wildland fire. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 650 words, photo.

FALSE ARREST-LAWSUIT

DENVER — Attorneys for a Colorado man suing two detectives say police ignored his cognitive disabilities during hours of questioning before he falsely confessed to sexually assaulting a young girl. The lawsuit accusing the detectives of malicious prosecution began Monday in Denver federal court. Tyler Sanchez’s attorneys say the 18-year-old with an IQ score in the 60s or 70s spent four months in jail and lived in fear until prosecutors dropped the charges in 2012. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow. Will be expanded.

IMPLANT FILES-PITCHING PAIN

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life. It wouldn’t fix the nerve damage in his mangled right arm, Taft and his wife recalled the doctor saying, but a spinal-cord stimulator would cloak his pain, making him “good as new.” By Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr. SENT: 5,730 words, photos and video.

MUSIC-Q&A-MICK JAGGER

NEW YORK — Mick Jagger likes a buzz. A natural buzz. The Rolling Stones frontman, who will tour America next spring with his iconic band, says live shows give him a rush that can’t be matched and is the reason that at 75, he still loves touring. Tickets go on sale Friday and the 13 shows will hit Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois and Washington, D.C. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 1,260 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— INMATE DEATH-COLORADO — A correctional health care company has agreed to pay $4.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a man who died in a Colorado jail after being cut off from a prescription medication.

— DENVER SHOOTING — Authorities have identified the bystander killed in a shootout last week in downtown Denver that left four people injured.

— OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING — Officials in Boulder County have ruled two police officers were justified in fatally shooting an armed suspect outside a theater in Longmont, but they aren’t releasing the officers’ names due to threats made by friends of the suspect.

— DOUBLE SHOOTING — Three people have been arrested in the shooting of two people in a small town in southern Colorado.

— BEAR BREAK-INS — Officials say they have set a trap after a bear in Colorado broke into five cars in three days, causing serious damage.

— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Dec. was up 7.50 cents at 5.0750 a bushel; Dec. corn fell 3 cents at 3.56 a bushel; Dec. oats lost 9.25 cents at $2.7775 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans declined 18.75 cents at $8.6225 a bushel.

SPORTS:

RESURGENT BRONCOS

ENGLEWOOD — First, Keenan Allen disses Denver. Then, JuJu Smith-Schuster says the Steelers beat themselves. Seems nobody wants to give the resurgent Denver Broncos any credit, and that’s just fine with them. “This defense is built to stop anybody in this league,” safety Darian Stewart said in the aftermath of Denver’s second straight win over a team that hadn’t lost since September. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 930 words, photos.

BRONCOS-HEUERMAN HURT

ENGLEWOOD — Jeff Heuerman’s breakout season came to a premature end Monday with word that he sustained broken ribs and a bruised lung in the Denver Broncos’ 24-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Heuerman is the third tight end the Broncos have lost this season. Jake Butt (knee) was injured in a special teams practice in September and rookie Troy Fumagalli has missed all season with a sports hernia. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 400 words, photo.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

— POSTSEASON SHARES — A postseason share on World Series champion Boston was worth $416,838, down from a record $438,902 for Houston in 2017.

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