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 By Ramsey Scott    News    August 22, 2019 

Bill to share mental health info with feds survives committee vote

CHEYENNE - A bill to mandate Wyoming share disqualifying mental health information on potential firearms purchasers with the federal background check system is still alive for a potential 2020 vote. The proposed legislation would mandate Wyoming...

 

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No new district judge for Campbell County GILLETTE (WNE) — The 6th Judicial District is the second most overworked district in the state, and Campbell County officials are being proactive in trying to alleviate the issue. Judge Michael N....

 

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Council gives initial nod to e-cig ban CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Cheyenne City Council voted 8-1 Monday night to approve the second reading of an ordinance amendment adding electronic smoking devices to the list of smoking instruments banned in public...

 

Elk case returns to Wyoming after Supreme Court ruling

SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn took arguments under advisement during a status conference for Herrera v. Wyoming in 4th Judicial District Court Friday. The case stems from an incident in January 2014 when Clayvin Herrera, a Crow tribal member,...

 

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Alabama man charged with 42 game violations GILLETTE (WNE) — An Alabama man pleaded not guilty last week to 42 big game violations that he is accused of committing over a ten-year period in Campbell County. Russell “Rusty” B. Vick, 54, could...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    August 8, 2019

Contura winning bidder for Blackjewel's Wyoming mines

GILLETTE — Nearly 600 Blackjewel LLC coal workers in Wyoming and West Virginia may see a monthlong forced layoff end soon after the company has agreed to sell a trio of mines to Contura Energy Inc. An agreement to sell the company’s flagship...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    August 8, 2019

Red tape delays hemp planting

CASPER — This winter, lawmakers voted to allow hemp in Wyoming, hoping the crop will become a boon for the state’s agricultural industry. But farmers will have to wait at least one more growing season before they can plant hemp in Wyoming soil....

 

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Woman accused of stealing same car twice GILLETTE (WNE) — A 21-year-old woman apparently likes red Ford Explorers: She is accused of stealing the same one twice in less than 24 hours. A 35-year-old woman reported that her 1994 red Ford Explorer...

 

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Irrigation tunnel collapse prompts emergency declaration TORRINGTON (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon has officially declared a state of emergency for Goshen County due to the collapse of an irrigation tunnel along the Fort Laramie-Gering canal. In a press...

 

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Goshen County School District considers drug-testing policy for students TORRINGTON (WNE) — The Goshen County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees discussed at its regular meeting July 9 the merits and drawbacks of mandatory drug testing for...

 

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Energy companies eyeing Goshen County for oil and gas wells TORRINGTON – Several energy companies are eyeing oil well locations in Goshen County, and while it’s too early to say that Goshen County will be the next location for an energy boom,...

 

Gun fun

Haylee Bertalot, 9, of Cody tries the machine gun simulation Saturday at the grand reopening of the Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Haylee was one of several hundred people to...

 

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Jackson man confirmed to Interior slot JACKSON (WNE) — A Jackson Hole man breezed through his U.S Senate confirmation on Thursday to fill a high post in Washington, D.C., overseeing the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Rob...

 
 By Mary Runcinski    News    June 27, 2019

WWII veteran's remains to be buried in Laramie on Saturday

LARAMIE — The remains of Machinist’s Mate First Class George Hanson, killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, will be escorted by motorcade from Denver International Airport to Laramie on Wednesday for burial on Saturday. Hanson’s remains...

 

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Federal charges filed in case of meth found in dishwasher GILLETTE (WNE) — Local charges have been dismissed against a man who faced drug charges after a pound of meth allegedly was found in his dishwasher in January. He has been indicted...

 

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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...

 

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