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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 22, 2019

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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MASS SHOOTING THREAT

DENVER _ A Utah judge must decide whether to accept a plea bargain for a serial online harasser from Colorado who posted a Facebook threat to kill “as many girls as I see”. By Michael Kunzelman, Maryclaire Dale and Colleen Slevin. SENT: 1,655 words, photos. An abridged version of 955 words is also available.

IN BRIEF:

SKIERS CITED _ One of four people charged for skiing out of bounds and needing rescue in western Wyoming has pleaded guilty and apologized. Twenty-four-year-old Andrew Richards has agreed to pay $6,000 in fines, fees and restitution.

ELECTION 2020-HICKENLOOPER GUNS _ Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper says gun owners should have to be licensed and pass a safety test to own firearms. The former Colorado governor on Wednesday released a detailed gun control proposal, similar to that of presidential rival and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.

INTERSTATE 70-ROCK SLIDE _ Periodic closures possible along I-70 after rock slide

DINOSAUR FOSSILS-CONSTRUCTION SITE _ Construction workers have unearthed fossils in a Denver suburb that experts say could be from a rare horned dinosaur.

SPORTS:

USOC-CONGRESS

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress. Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as a way of measuring itself more frequently against its own reform-minded goals. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 410 words.

BBN--ROCKIES-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH _ The Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates continue a three-game series on Wednesday at PNC Park. Game begins at 5:05 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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