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Sep 26, 2017 From wire reports

Wyoming hunter survives grizz attack

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- A 41-year-old Wyoming man has survived an encounter with a grizzly bear in which he was twice mauled but still managed to ride on horseback to rescuers.

James Moore, of Rock Springs, was hunting about 10 a.m. Monday with two others in the Teton Wilderness in northwest Wyoming when a sow with two cubs attacked him.

Teton County Sheriff's Office Lt. Matt Carr said Moore heard the brush rustling right next to him and the next thing he knew the bear was attacking him.

Moore suffered severe lacerations on his head and bite marks on his back and rear hip area.

He was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls for treatment.

The other hunters were not hurt.

Women plead guilty to drug conspiracy

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- Two Wyoming women pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a drug trafficking case that also includes a Casper doctor facing charges in federal court.

Roxanne Hagen and Martha Zitterkopf both took plea deals Monday that would keep them out of prison, assuming they do not violate the terms of their probation.

Hagen pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to deliver Xanax.

Zitterkopf pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to deliver Xanax and one count of conspiracy to deliver oxycodone. If both successfully complete probation, neither will serve prison time.

Zitterkopf says she received the pills from Dr. Shakeel Khan.

Khan and his wife, Lyn Khan, face a total of 45 federal charges in their case. They have pleaded not guilty.

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