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Wyoming Digest

Oct 4, 2017 From wire reports

Gillette man shot in Las Vegas

GILLETTE (AP) -- A Gillette man is among those injured during the attack by a gunman in Las Vegas that killed at least 59 people and injured hundreds of others.

Family members say 50-year-old Clint Burton, of Gillette, was shot in the right leg and is hospitalized in Las Vegas.

Burton was attending the concert along with other family members, including his wife and son his son, Brayelee, who is a Campbell County firefighter.

Brayelee Burton says he and his father were separated from the rest of the family who escaped safely.

He says his father was pulled out of the area by two others and someone put a tourniquet on his leg. He was then put in a pickup and taken away.

Brayelee says he helped others who were hurt.

Cody schools survey staff on guns

CODY (AP) -- A Wyoming school district is surveying its staff about the possibility of allowing them to be armed while on the job.

The Park County School District 6 board in Cody has been considering allowing armed staff after the state Legislature passed a law permitting districts to do so for security reasons.

Wyoming has many rural schools that are far from law enforcement.

Several board members indicated that they might base at least some of their decision on adopting the armed staff policy on whether a sizable percentage of staff like the idea in general and whether they would be willing to participate in the program.

The Wyoming Department of Education recently released suggested guidance for districts considering armed staff.

Game and Fish moves grizzly bear

CODY (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped and relocated another grizzly bear in the northwest part of the state.

Wildlife manager say the adult, male grizzly bear was captured last Saturday because it was obtaining unsecured attractants and frequenting developed sites on the South Fork of the Shoshone west of Cody.

The bear was relocated to a remote area of the Shoshone National Forest, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of Crandall.

A second grizzly bear was captured and relocated by the Game and Fish Department in the same area last week.

Ex-nurse says he didn't steal painkillers

DOUGLAS (AP) -- A former registered nurse at a hospital in Converse County has pleaded not guilty in federal court in Wyoming to charges of stealing narcotic painkillers.

Ryan Joseph Harris entered his plea last Friday before U.S. Magistrate Michael Shickich in Casper.

A Dec. 4 trial date has been scheduled before U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson. Harris remains free on an unsecured $10,000 bond.

Harris was indicted by a grand jury on Sept. 19 on four charges of tampering with a consumer product and acquiring a controlled substance.

He is accused of taking painkillers from Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas and replacing them with a saline solution from Sept. 1, 2016, to June 2.

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