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DENVER (AP) – Police have arrested the older brother of a 10-year-old boy who was fatally shot at an apartment complex in Aurora. Investigators said Tuesday the 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of negligent child abuse resulting in death and is being held at a juvenile detention center. The Denver Post reports Aurora police called to the Nordic Arms apartments Friday night found the 10-year-old boy with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

DENVER (AP) – A wet May boosted the snow across most of Colorado’s mountains, putting the state in good shape for the spring and summer runoff. Water officials said Tuesday the snow in six of the state’s seven river basins is well above normal for this time of year. The deep snow ranges from 150 percent of normal in the Yampa and White Basin in northwest Colorado to 230 percent in the South Platte Basin in north-central Colorado. The exception is southern Colorado’s Rio Grande Basin, at 85 percent of normal.

TELLURIDE(AP) – A rafter from Texas is recovering after being rescued from the cold waters of the San Miguel River in southwestern Colorado. The 52-year-old woman from a small town near Houston was one of four passengers on a commercial raft that hit a rock and went overboard Tuesday. She was in the water for between five and 10 minutes and was unconscious when she lifted out of the river but was alert by the time she was taken to the hospital.

HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s largest reservoir could be full by Sunday, but officials aren’t yet sure whether that portends downstream flooding. The Kearney Hub reports that as of Wednesday morning, Lake McConaughy (muh-KAHN’-uh-hay) on the North Platte River was 97.9 percent full, with inflows higher than releases. An engineer told the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District board Monday that any flooding downstream from North Platte depends on how the Rocky Mountain snow melts upstream.

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