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Jeffree Star hospitalized after Wyoming car crash

Apr. 16, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — YouTube personality, businessman and musician Jeffree Star was hospitalized after a car crash in Wyoming. Star veered off a slushy road in the Casper area Friday morning and overturned his Rolls Royce, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. ...

Report: Wyoming home to most vaccine-hesitant counties in US

Apr. 15, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made public statistical models showing that Wyoming is home to the 11 most coronavirus vaccine-hesitant counties in the country. The models show 32% of residents in Johnson, Converse, Washakie,...

Trustees of Walt Disney's grandson negotiate sale of ranch

Apr. 12, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The trustees of Walt Disney’s grandson Bradford Lund have reportedly negotiated the sale of a family ranch in Wyoming against Lund's wishes. Lund has been in a legal battle with his trustees over Eagle South Fork, a 110-acre (45 hectares) ranch...

Wyoming football recruit killed in Dallas hotel shooting

Apr. 12, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A member of Wyoming’s 2021 football recruiting class was shot to death at a Texas hotel. Tony Evans Jr., 17, died at a hospital after the shooting early Sunday at the Hawthorn Suites near the Dallas Love Field Airport. Another person, whom police...

Wyoming anti-pot effort results in 389 stops, 1 pound seized

Apr. 07, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Police in a Wyoming city made almost 400 traffic stops over 14 hours in a federally funded effort to crack down on marijuana. The operation March 29-30 in Casper deployed 30 officers each day to the city's main roads and entry points, resulting in...

EPA, railroad agree to $140,000 settlement for Wyoming spill

Apr. 07, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. government and a railroad have reached a settlement agreement under which the company will pay $140,000 for spilling fuel and oil in a Wyoming river after a crash. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement of the settlement...

Wyoming unemployment rate nudged up in February after drop

Apr. 07, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate ticked up in February, reversing a downward trend that tracked last year's easing of coronavirus public health orders. The February rate was 5.3%, up from 5.1% in January and 5.2% in December, according to the Wyoming...

Wyoming governor: No plans to reimpose COVID-19 mask mandate

Mar. 30, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor is rejecting a call by President Joe Biden for states to reimpose mask orders in response to the coronavirus. Gov. Mark Gordon lifted a statewide mask mandate March 16. The mandate had been in effect since December. ...

Wyoming medium-security inmate dies at hospital

Mar. 29, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming prison inmate has died at a hospital. Clarence Hinckley, 57, died Saturday at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was incarcerated at the state medium-security prison in Torrington before being hospitalized for an undisclosed medical...

Wyoming deaths up significantly in 2020, COVID-19 a factor

Mar. 27, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The number of deaths in Wyoming increased significantly in 2020 over the previous year and state authorities say COVID-19 was a key factor in the increase. The Wyoming Department of Health documented 5,983 deaths last year, an increase of 862 deaths...