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Blazers lose Jusuf Nurkic to severe leg injury in double-overtime win

By: The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jusuf Nurkic had 32 points and 16 rebounds before suffering a gruesome left leg injury in the second overtime of a 148-144 Portland Trail Blazers win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night. The former Nuggets center was hurt when his leg bent awkwardly as he battled...

Grand Junction police reopen case of teenager’s 1975 homicide

By: The Associated Press

GRAND JUNCTION — Police in a western Colorado city have reopened an investigation into an unsolved 1975 homicide. The Daily Sentinel reported that the Grand Junction Police Department is “actively investigating” the 1975 murder of 19-year-old Deborah Tomlinson. Police say Tomlinson’s body was found Dec. 27, 1975, following numerous unanswered...

Trump hosts Stanley Cup champion Capitals at White House

By: Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June. Trump said it was an honor to host the team because he is a hockey fan and a Capitals...

Two Boulder County deputies charged in death now out at sheriff’s office

By: Mitchell Byars

The two Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged with manslaughter in the death of a man they were transporting to detox in September are now no longer with the department. Boulder County Sheriff's Office via APFrom left are Boulder County sheriff’s deputies James O’Brien and Adam Lunn. Deputies James O’Brien,...

Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad commit suicide

By: Terry Spencer, Kelli Kennedy, Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary school massacres eventually fade from view, blunted by other mass shootings and the passage of time. But for the survivors, the pain can never end. The father of a Sandy Hook victim killed himself Monday,...

Colorado man sentenced in death of 3-month-old daughter

By: The Associated Press

GREELEY — A Colorado man has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison for causing the death of his infant daughter. The Greeley Tribune reports that 33-year-old Edward Berdan was sentenced to 22 years Monday resulting from his conviction in January on one count of felony child abuse...

Legendary Lakewood High School football coach Tom Hancock dies at 90

By: Mike Judson

Tom Hancock, who built a 1960s football dynasty at Lakewood High School that produced three biggest-classification state championships and three state runner-up finishes, died March 19 in Lakewood. He was 90. To say Hancock made his mark is an understatement. He directed the Lakewood Tigers from 1954-68, going 137-30-3 with...

PHOTOS: Life under the camping ban for Denver’s homeless

By: Joe Amon

Life continues for people experiencing homelessness in Denver, even as the debate around proposed legislation to repeal the city’s camping ban heats up. Among other rights, Initiative 300 would allow people to pitch tents and use other kids of shelter, including blankets, in public spaces. Voters will decide on the...

Broncos could be close to finalizing agreement for stadium naming rights

By: Ryan O'Halloran

PHOENIX – The Broncos are inching closer to finding a stadium-naming rights sponsor. “I feel better about it than maybe I did a year ago,” Broncos CEO/president Joe Ellis said Monday at the NFL’s annual meeting. “But that doesn’t make me promise anything. I’m confident we’ll have a partner who...

Dems grapple with Mueller’s findings; GOP exclaims “move on”

By: Mary Clare Jalonick

WASHINGTON — House Democrats pressed the Justice Department Monday to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to “move on” from the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump accused those responsible for launching Mueller’s probe of “treasonous things against our country” and...