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Jul 14, 2017 - From wire reports

Dog finds missing man's body

ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- A cadaver search dog has found a man's body in southwestern Wyoming.

Officials in Sweetwater County say the body found Tuesday is likely related to a 2015 missing person case. Sheriff Mike Lowell says an autopsy is planned to confirm the identification.

The body was found near the town of Superior, which is east of Rock Springs.

Murder charge dismissed for inmate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- An inmate at the Laramie County jail who was charged last month with the attempted murder of a fellow inmate has had the charge dismissed.

Circuit Judge Denise Nau ruled Wednesday there was not probable cause to support the charge against Victor Jackson, so she dismissed it.

Nau previously dismissed a count of aiding and abetting attempted murder against Jackson's brother, Duane Jackson.

Victor Jackson is awaiting trial on four counts of sexual assault-threat or, in the alternative, four counts of sexual assault-submission/resist, and a count each of strangulation of a household member and domestic battery-first offense.

Duane is awaiting sentencing for a count of sexual abuse of a minor. He faces a mini-mum of 25 years and up to 50 years in prison.

Hospital breach might affect patient privacy

LARAMIE (AP) -- A Wyoming hospital is informing patients that their billing and health information may have been compromised after a security breach involving its website vendor.

Ivinson Memorial Hospital's website services provider, FastHealth, informed officials in May that an unauthorized third party may have gathered patients' billing and health-related information that they entered into online patient web forms by altering a code on its web server.

A news release says patients who used the Laramie hospital's online bill-pay platform or filled out a patient intake between Jan. 14 through Dec. 20, 2016 were affected.

FastHealth says they have removed the unauthorized code from its web servers and the hospital has taken down the bill-pay option from its website.

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