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 News    June 20, 2019 

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Juror faces jail over refusal to serve LARAMIE (WNE) — Albany County District Court Judge Tori Kricken ruled this week that a juror in a Laramie civil case will be jailed indefinitely starting June 28 unless she completes 20 hours of community...

 

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Suspended sentence in bust involving 83 pounds of pot SUNDANCE (WNE) — Sheng Chang of Wisconsin has received a suspended sentence for a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Chang was one of two people arrested on U.S....

 

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Casper man arrested after standoff CASPER (WNE) — A Natrona County special response team responded to a domestic assault call northwest of Casper on Sunday, arresting a 51-year-old man after a two-and-a-half-hour standoff. The Natrona County...

 
 By Patrick Filbin    News    June 6, 2019

Two arrested after pursuit, high speed chase

A Gillette man was arrested on multiple charges after about a 25-mile high-speed chase Saturday morning. The pursuit involved the Wyoming Highway Patrol and several other law enforcement agencies who tried to stop a gold Chevy Astro van after its...

 
 By Andrew Brosig    News    May 30, 2019

Opening of Japanese beef markets hailed as good news

TORRINGTON – The announcement last week of Japan lifting its years-long ban on imports of beef from the United States is good news for Wyo-Braska producers, but it may not be the overarching panacea some in Washington, D.C., might want people to...

 
 By Emily Mieure    News    May 30, 2019

Parole eyed in assault after life sentence overturned

JACKSON — After first being sentenced to life in prison for beating his ex-girlfriend, Wyoming inmate Josh Black could be released from prison in less than a year. Following Black’s countless appeals and the Wyoming Supreme Court overturning his...

 

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Gillette man sentenced in poaching case GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette man must pay $4,000 in restitution and has had his hunting privileges suspended for two years because he killed a buck mule deer with a rifle during an archery-only season last...

 

WYDOT, WHP urge motorists and passengers to always buckle up

A simple choice to buckle up when driving or riding in a vehicle could mean the difference between life or death. The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol are urging motorists and passengers to always wear their seat...

 

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Man charged with murder in mother’s death CHEYENNE (WNE) — A Cheyenne man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his 80-year-old mother. If convicted, James Wallace, 48, faces a maximum penalty of life in...

 

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Teenage girl identified as instigator of ‘threat’ RIVERTON (WNE) — After a Riverton Police Department release alerted the community to the threat of gun-related violence at Riverton High School, instigator of the supposed threat was identified...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    May 16, 2019

Voter crossover, ID bills get interim review

CASPER — A pair of failed bills from the 2019 general session intended to improve the “integrity” of Wyoming elections will be getting a second look from state lawmakers this interim.  The two bills – one to require photo identification at...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    May 16, 2019

Cloud Peak files for bankruptcy

GILLETTE — Cloud Peak Energy’s bankruptcy filing Friday afternoon may be the beginning of the end for the Gillette-based coal producer. Unlike previous Powder River Basin coal bankruptcies, Cloud Peak seems to be looking to shed debt and sell...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

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No public defense for Campbell Co. misdemeanors GILLETTE (WNE) — The Wyoming Public Defenders Office notified Circuit Court judges Wednesday that its attorneys will no longer represent people charged with misdemeanors in Campbell County until more...

 
 By Heather Richards    News    May 2, 2019

Gordon concerned by plans to close coal plants

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon said he was “deeply concerned” Friday by Rocky Mountain Power’s serious consideration of shuttering some coal-fired power plant units in Wyoming within four years.  The utility — part of PacifiCorp — released a...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

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Wyoming prison population third-fastest growing in country CASPER (WNE) — Wyoming’s prison population was the third-fastest growing in the country at the end of 2017, according to a government report released last week.  The report, which was...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Crawfish feed

Dusty McClintock mixes the first batch of crawfish on Friday for the 36th annual Petroleum Engineers Crawfish Boil at Gillette's Cam-Plex. Volunteers cooked and served more than 14,000 pounds of...

 

Hemp advocates welcome Wyoming's new law

GILLETTE — For the last five years, Bill Fortner and Frank Latta have tried to convince Wyoming that “hemp” isn’t a bad four-letter word. Latta, the director of the Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana...

 

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Prosecutors seek Powell treatment center facilities POWELL (WNE) — Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to turn a Powell drug treatment center’s facilities over to the state for implication in insurance fraud, according to court documents....

 

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Kidnapping suspect faces three felony charges in Cheyenne CHEYENNE (WNE) — The man accused of kidnapping a 1-year-old child and assaulting the child’s pregnant mother Thursday is facing several felony charges in Cheyenne, along with new charges f...

 

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WBC pauses Kickstart program for review CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Wyoming Business Council paused its state-funded Kickstart: Wyoming program last week for review and improvement following a six-month trial period. Kickstart, launched late last year,...

 
 By Kathy Brown    News    April 11, 2019

Gillette continues discussion about arming teachers

GILLETTE — The second round of public comments about the Campbell County School District considering arming educators for safety drew 30 people and 11 speakers Thursday evening. The district is using three armed educator listening sessions to...

 

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Cheyenne South High student who shot gun on campus pleads not guilty CHEYENNE (WNE) – Cheyenne’s South High went into lockdown one morning in late February after a student shot a gun in the school’s parking lot. Matthew Carabajal, 17, was...

 

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City recognizes Cheyenne man for life-saving efforts during blizzard CHEYENNE (WNE) – Cheyenne city officials on Monday recognized a man for saving the life of another man who could have frozen to death during the city’s recent blizzard. During...

 
 By Cody Cottier    News    March 28, 2019

'Roofalanche' becomes new problem for Jackson residents

JACKSON — Dave Hodges was glad he didn’t park in the driveway. When the sheriff’s deputy got home from work Wednesday evening, he made a last-minute decision to pull his squad car into an overflow lot in Melody Ranch, rather than next to his...

 

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‘Wyoming Promise’ continues drive despite death of bill SHERIDAN (WNE) — Despite the Free and Fair Elections Resolution failing in the Senate Corporations Committee on a 3-2 vote, Wyoming Promise volunteers are encouraged by their success so...

 

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