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Teen pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Nov 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GREEN RIVER -- A Rock Springs teen has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2012 death of a 17-year-old boy.
Nineteen-year-old Brady Jacob Trevino ... [more]

Insurance canceled for 2,600 in state

Nov 1, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Replacement plans promise better coverage with lower rates or subsidies to help pay premiums.

CHEYENNE -- Private insurers have told the state of ... [more]

NOLS death brings lawsuit from mother of 20-year-old killed on Himalayan trip

Nov 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The mother of a Minnesota man who died while on a National Outdoor Leadership expedition is suing the organization.
Elizabeth Brenner, of Minnetonka, Minn., ... [more]

Immigration issues not cut and dried, audience told

Nov 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The discussion took place at the monthly 'Hot Topics' program at Central Wyoming College.

Roughly 60 people crowded into the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

Students at CWC weigh $1 per credit contribution to campus projects

Nov 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students at Central Wyoming College are considering donating $1 to campus improvement projects for each credit they take at the school.
The contribution would ... [more]

Beer-bottle attacker to trial; 911 call admissible

Nov 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni man accused of killing his girlfriend's husband is headed to trial after passing the final deadline for a plea agreement.
At a hearing Thursday, ... [more]

Today

Oct 31, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BINGENHEIMER

A daughter was born to Cindy and Tom Bingenheimer, of Dubois, at 9:58 p.m. Oct. 11, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

Digest

Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead to welcome trick-or-treaters
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead and first lady Carol Mead are inviting trick-or-treaters and their families to come by ... [more]

Teton Co. wants funds for school cops

Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County school officials are expressing support for funding from Wyoming lawmakers for school resource officers.
Teton County school trustees ... [more]

Mistrial in Casper murder case

Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A Wyoming judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of killing his wife after a witness made an inappropriate comment.
Natrona County ... [more]

Coal giants watch prices as shovels idled

Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Arch Coal executives say coal prices will determine when the company's idled equipment in the Powder River Basin is brought back into ... [more]

RHS students collecting for UNICEF on Halloween

Oct 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton High School Key Club is participating in the UNICEF/Kiwanis International project to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus.
Contributions will be ... [more]

Original Uden investigator recalls effort to prosecute triple murders

Oct 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Thirty-three years ago, divers donned scuba gear and attached safety ropes to themselves before plunging into the "sinks" of the Popo Agie River. They ... [more]

Autopsy: Bike path victim was strangled and beaten

Oct 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk and Eric Blom, Staff Writers:  Prosecutors had no comment Thursday about an autopsy report showing David Ronald Moss Jr., 25, died of manual strangulation as well as blunt-force head ... [more]

Man who threatened officers vowed 'the crime of the century'

Oct 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Court documents have revealed the contents of online threats that a Hudson man reportedly posted last week against area law enforcement and government ... [more]

Today

Oct 30, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ANTELOPE

A daughter was born to Ashley R. Yellowbear and Mathew L. Antelope, of Riverton, at 2:33 p.m. Oct. 16, 2013, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Bill fails in taxing well flaring

Oct 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Legislature's Joint Revenue Interim Committee has rejected a proposal that would have imposed taxes on flared natural gas in Wyoming.
The ... [more]

Kidnap suspect expected to change plea

Oct 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Wyoming girl last year is set to appear before a judge to change his not-guilty plea ... [more]

Digest

Oct 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW sets up online 'suggestion box'
LARAMIE -- People have a new way to make suggestions on how to run the University of Wyoming.
UW President Bob ... [more]

Wolf quotas nearly filled, well before season's end

Oct 30, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Hunters already are closing in on killing their annual limit of wolves in northwest Wyoming and more than two months remain in this year's state hunting ... [more]

Legislation would give one-time funding for Riverton justice center

Oct 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Counties would have to put up matching funds to cover 50 percent of the project from their own coffers or other non-state sources under the bill to be ... [more]

Man accused in courthouse threat moved to Carbon County

Oct 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Hudson man accused of making online threats to law enforcement and government officials last week is being moved to Carbon County to face charges.
Steven ... [more]

High court won't review Blackburn case

Oct 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has denied a request to examine the case of the last defendant in the Hudson homicides. If the high court had decided on Oct. 22 to ... [more]

Court says Lyman duo defrauded Medicaid, must repay

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge Monday ordered a Lyman couple who pleaded guilty to defrauding the Wyoming Medicaid system to pay just over $35,000 in ... [more]

Digest

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Forest HQ to stay in Jackson
JACKSON -- The Bridger-Teton National Forest will keep its administrative offices in downtown Jackson.
The Forest Service ... [more]

Tier 1 plans taking shape at UW

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- During the next seven years, The University of Wyoming plans to ramp up scholarship, faculty positions, fellowship funds and facilities with the goal ... [more]

Threats made to courthouse; arrest, but no charges yet

Oct 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  A K-9 unit was called to search for explosives Friday at the Fremont County Courthouse in Lander in response to violent threats alleged to have been made by a ... [more]

Speaker calls attention to alcoholism, abuse

Oct 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Women Restored, a local group educating women on sexual assault through a federal grant, welcomed Robin Poor Bear at the Wind River Hotel and Casino in a ... [more]

Group pushing BLM to restrict drilling on sage grouse habitat

Oct 29, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The initial focus is in the Douglas area, but land in Fremont County likely would be affected if the federal agency imposed the restrictions.

The ... [more]

Early fall storms brings astounding snowpack totals

Oct 29, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Wind River drainage at 359 percent

Early fall snowstorms have had a dramatic effect on snowpack conditions in Fremont County.
There was a major ... [more]