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Mar 7, 2014 - The Associated Press
Dead airman identified
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE -- The man found dead at F.E. Warren Air Force Base has been identified as 21-year-old Airman 1st Class Dominique Hudson.
The Air Force released Hudson's name Thursday but didn't say how he died or where he was from.
The Air Force Office of Special Investigation is looking into the death.
Hudson's body was found Wednesday on the base in Cheyenne.
Airplane seized in Cody
CODY -- U.S. authorities are holding a plane and nearly $260,000 in cash seized by Cody police pending an investigation.
The Powell Tribune reports that a police dog indicated it smelled narcotics on the Cessna aircraft Feb. 28 at Yellowstone Regional Airport.
No drugs were found, but a search of a hotel room occupied by two men who flew the plane found $258,000 in cash in a duffel bag. The cash and plane were turned over to U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement.
The pilot, Scott Lewis of Englewood, Colo., was cited Monday for two misdemeanor charges alleging the plane was not properly registered and that he flew the aircraft without carrying a license. Lewis told the court he did have a valid license.
He was released on his own recognizance. His companion was not cited.
Homicide alleged in drug overdose
POWELL -- A Powell man accused of giving prescription drugs to another man who overdosed has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.
Police say 28-year-old Adam B. Mangold called for help after Bryson Herdt collapsed in December but repeatedly refused to tell emergency responders what drugs Herdt had been taking.
An arrest affidavit said Mangold allegedly told police that Herdt came to his house, told him he was going through detox and begged him from some prescription painkillers.
Mangold has also been charged with drug offenses in the case. He is scheduled to enter a plea to the charges on March 19.
Legal aid volunteers sought
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Bar says it's partnering with the Wyoming Center for Legal Aid to get the state's lawyers to commit to at least one pro bono case.
Angie Dorsch of the Legal Aid center said in a release Friday that there is about one attorney in private practice for every 250 Wyoming residents.