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 News    April 18, 2019 

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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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Phishing scam creates headache in Albany courthouse LARAMIE (WNE) — Hope Quade, who oversees IT in the Albany County Courthouse, suggested to commissioners last week there needs to be mandatory training on internet safety for some county...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 14, 2019

Bill tackles delinquent ad valorem payments

CHEYENNE – Counties seeking delinquent ad valorem taxes from bankrupt energy companies will automatically move to the front of the line of creditors seeking payment starting in 2021. This general session, the Wyoming Legislature passed Senate File...

 

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Student pleads not guilty to attempted murder charges GILLETTE (WNE) — Dale Warner’s voice grew fainter Friday afternoon as the eighth-grader pleaded not guilty to nine counts of attempted first-degree murder in Gillette. The 14-year-old boy is...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 28, 2019

Statewide lodging tax condemned by Senate

CHEYENNE – The Senate killed a bill to implement a statewide lodging tax on a final vote Monday after it was pulled from the consent list. It was just one of several bills aimed at broadening and diversifying the state’s revenue stream that...

 

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Woman injured in well explosion EVANSTON (WNE) — Uinta County emergency crews responded to an explosion near Henry Fork Road, between County Road 283 and Lonetree, on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 23, at a building covering a well head at an oil...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 21, 2019

State kills death penalty bill

CHEYENNE — The effort to end the death penalty in Wyoming was unable to get past conservative opposition Thursday in the state Senate. House Bill 145, sponsored by Rep. Jared Olsen, R-Cheyenne, was defeated on its first reading in the Senate on an...

 

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Gillette man sentenced to prison in string of attacks GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette man was sentenced Thursday to more than 10 years in prison for assaults on a puppy, his girlfriend and a fellow jail inmate. “This is a horrific series of...

 
 By Kylie Mohr    News    February 21, 2019

Three survive weekend avalanche burials

JACKSON — Satchel Toole, 23, wasn’t breathing when his friends pulled him out of an avalanche Saturday afternoon on Teton Pass. Twenty-four hours later, Toole said the experience was “humbling.” Two additional young men were caught in the...

 

Buffalo winner of battle over nursing facility

CHEYENNE — After a drawn out tug of war between Casper and Buffalo for the recommendation to host a new skilled nursing facility for Wyoming veterans, the Legislature has made its final decision: It’s going to Johnson County.  Following weeks...

 

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UW basketball player pleads not guilty to assault LARAMIE (WNE) — A suspended Wyoming men’s basketball player has pleaded not guilty to assault and battery charges.  Ny Redding, who’s facing two counts of simple assault and one count of batter...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Bill requiring work for Medicaid heads to House CHEYENNE (WNE) — A bill to place work requirements on certain recipients of Medicaid in Wyoming made its way to the House floor Thursday. Senate File 144, sponsored by Sen. Larry Hicks, R-Baggs,...

 

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Cody woman sentenced to prison in meth ring case CODY (WNE) — A Cody woman will spend the next 3-5 years in prison for her role in a large-scale methamphetamine ring. Wendy Lee was sentenced Friday in Cody by District Court Judge Bill Simpson for...

 

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Yellowstone reopens as shutdown ends CODY (WNE) — Visitors to Yellowstone National Park resumed paying entrance fees Sunday after 35 days of free admission during the partial shutdown of the federal government. Other operations and services...

 

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Tribe sends letter asking delegation to end shutdown RIVERTON (WNE) — The Eastern Shoshone Tribe has sent a letter to Wyoming’s congressional delegation outlining the ways the federal government shutdown has negatively impacted tribal members....

 
 By Bryon Gather    News    January 24, 2019

Support for anti-public notice bill in error, says legislator

EVANSTON — The Uinta County Herald was met with confusion when asking Wyoming Sen. Wendy Schuler, R-Evanston, why she co-sponsored a bill last week that would allow municipalities to be their own watchdogs and publish public notices on their own...

 

Gillette woman finds kidney donor

GILLETTE - Kathy Berman cried for 20 minutes after seeing the text message. It was a Thursday night and she was tired. These days, she's always tired. She sleeps more than she's awake. It's what...

 

Bill would use income tax to fund education

CHEYENNE — Two Democratic lawmakers hope to launch meaningful income tax discussions in Wyoming with the introduction of new legislation. House Bill 233, introduced Thursday, would impose a 4 percent tax on residents and corporations earning more...

 

Legislators eye lawsuit over coal port

CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers will try to set aside $250,000 to sue Washington state over coal, bypassing Wyoming’s attorney general and hiring a private lawyer, via a bill introduced Thursday in Cheyenne that largely mimics a failed measure last...

 

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