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 News    July 29, 2021 

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Sentencing date set in New Year’s fatal accident PINEDALE (WNE) — The Jackson woman who pleaded guilty on May 27 to causing the New Year’s Day aggravated vehicular homicide of a Pinedale man will be sentenced on Thursday, Aug. 19, in 9th...

 

Enzi dies after bicycle accident

Former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi died late Monday after being seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Gillette on Friday. A post on Enzi’s Facebook page said the former Wyoming legislator died Monday at the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in...

 

Cattle drive

A caravan of dignitaries, cowboys, volunteers and cattle makes its way down Hynds Boulevard near Interstate 25 during the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive on Sunday, July 18, 2021. The drive...

 

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Teen joy ride causes more than $40,000 damage GILLETTE (WNE) — Two teenagers were arrested and a third is still at large after they were caught driving a stolen pickup through Fox Park and the Energy Capital Sports Complex on Wednesday night, causi...

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    July 15, 2021

Former coroner alleges Health Department changed death certificates

CASPER — Former Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen has alleged that the Wyoming Department of Health has changed and issued inaccurate death certificates in the last several months. Citing confidentiality, Stratmoen did not give any specific...

 

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Enhanced penalty means up to 50 years for aggravated assault GILLETTE (WNE) – A man accused of trying to hit a man over the head with a crowbar has been convicted of aggravated assault and battery. But an additional habitual criminal enhancement...

 

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Woman says she owns Walmart, so shoplifting isn’t theft GILLETTE (WNE) — A California woman accused of taking more than $5000 worth of merchandise from Walmart told police that it couldn’t be considered shoplifting because she owned the store....

 

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Off-duty firefighter gets teen out of burning house GILLETTE (WNE) – A local teen boy has a lot to be thankful for, especially an off-duty Campbell County firefighter who alerted him and got the teen out of a burning house Wednesday. No one was...

 
 By Clair McFarland    News    July 1, 2021

Man killed, trooper wounded in shootout near Lander

RIVERTON — An exchange of gunfire Friday afternoon during a traffic stop left the driver of the stopped vehicle mortally shot and a Highway Patrol trooper wounded. The injured trooper was released...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    July 1, 2021

Legislators say they were targeted by infiltration operation

CASPER — Two Wyoming lawmakers and a former state representative say they were targeted as part of an undercover operation performed by conservative operatives to infiltrate political campaigns and progressive groups during the 2020 election...

 

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Refuge proposes pronghorn, white-tailed hunts JACKSON (WNE) – The National Elk Refuge is proposing its first-ever white-tailed deer and pronghorn antelope hunts. For much of its 109-year history, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-run refuge has...

 

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Final health order expires CASPER (WNE) — As expected, the state of Wyoming entered June without any remaining health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The state health department announced late last month that it was immediately eliminati...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    June 3, 2021

Committee revives controversial gun bill in surprise vote

The Joint Agriculture Committee Tuesday revived a controversial gun rights bill on a split-second, unannounced vote moments before the committee adjourned in a move lambasted by critics for its lack of transparency. The bill, last...

 

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Gillette man charged with stalking in addition to kidnapping, battery GILLETTE (WNE) – A man who used different aliases on social media and asked people to contact his ex-girlfriend on his behalf has pleaded not guilty to felony stalking charges....

 

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One killed, three injured in wreck near Shoshoni RIVERTON (WNE) — A Casper man died and three people – including two children – were injured in a two-vehicle crash reported Thursday afternoon near Shoshoni. Stephen James Stewart, 75, of Casper,...

 

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Woman pleads guilty to charges in kidnap case CASPER (WNE) — A woman involved in an August kidnapping that left one dead and one injured pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting robbery in Natrona County District Court on Friday. Kayla Wollitz was...

 

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Man who threatened trailer park manager with a gun pleads no contest CHEYENNE (WNE) – A man accused of threatening a trailer park manager with a gun was arraigned Thursday in Laramie County District Court. Rudy Michael Delarosa pleaded no contest...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

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Jury awards family $2.2M CASPER (WNE) — A Natrona County jury awarded more than $2 million in damages last week to the wife and daughter of a man killed as a result of poor traffic control during construction on an Evansville intersection.  Bill...

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    April 29, 2021

Charter school bill becomes law

CASPER — A bill that allows applications to create charter schools in Wyoming to circumvent school districts has passed into law without Gov. Mark Gordon’s signature.  The legislation allows the State Loan and Investment Board to approve a...

 
 By Nate Perez    News    April 29, 2021

Trio launches project to help soil, climate

CASPER — Leave it to a former children’s TV producer, a rodeo clown and a former vice president of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming to come up with a solution to reduce carbon dioxide in the air, improve soil health and increase climate aware...

 

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Officials believe spark from maintenance caused rail car explosion RIVERTON (WNE) — Officials believe they know what caused the spark that led to a fatal explosion Wednesday in a railcar in Shoshoni, but they still are investigating how the...

 

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Cheyenne man sent to prison for threatening woman with crossbow CHEYENNE (WNE) – A man was sentenced Thursday in Laramie County District Court to three to five years in prison for threatening a woman with a crossbow and injuring a police officer. B...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    April 15, 2021

Gordon disappointed by K-12 funding impasse

CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon addressed a range of issues, primarily K-12 education funding and the state’s long-term fiscal outlook, during a media briefing Thursday afternoon, a day after the Wyoming Legislature adjourned from its 2021 general...

 

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UW football recruit shot, killed CASPER (WNE) — A member of Wyoming’s 2021 football recruiting class was shot and killed at a Dallas-area hotel over the weekend. Police responded to a shooting call at approximately 1:35 a.m. Central Time on...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    April 15, 2021

Campbell County has lowest percentage to get vaccine

GILLETTE — Months into Wyoming’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Campbell County lags behind all other counties in the state with its percentage of population fully vaccinated, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. But despite the lower...

 

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