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Trial begins for man charged in Wyoming hospital shooting

Jul. 16, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The trial has started for a man accused of opening fire in a Wyoming hospital. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday that the defense attorney for 20-year-old Mitchell Taylor is preparing to argue that the two counts of aggravated assault don't match his client's actions. Taylor...

Man who died in western Wyoming house fire identified

Jul. 15, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died in a house fire in western Wyoming. Sgt. Travis Bingham with the Sublette County Sheriff's Office identified the victim Monday as 67-year-old James Tipton, of Pinedale. Firefighters were called to the blaze in Pinedale last week,...

University of Wyoming says Nichols job documents not public

Jul. 15, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has filed court documents arguing the administration did not violate the law by withholding files about former President Laurie Nichols. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the filing Thursday was a response to a lawsuit by Wyoming news organizations seeking...

Young Wyoming man dies after motorcycle accident

Jul. 15, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A young Wyoming man has died in Colorado about three weeks after a motorcycle crash left him in critical condition. The Gillette News Record reported Monday that 20-year-old Deven Dulany was receiving emergency care at a suburban Denver hospital when he died on Sunday. Colorado...

Cloud Peak Energy hires laid-off miners from Blackjewel

Jul. 15, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Dozens of coal miners who were put out of work by Blackjewel's bankruptcy have been hired by another bankrupt mining company in Wyoming, company officials said. Cloud Peak Energy officials said about 60 former Blackjewel LLC employees will start work Tuesday at its Cordero Rojo and...

Wyoming cities, counties divided on changes to tax law

Jul. 15, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming cities want only people living inside their limits to have say on city taxes_a change some county governments say would put them at a disadvantage. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Sunday that state lawmakers heard from city and county officials last week while...

Body of missing Arizona man found in Wyoming's Snake River

Jul. 15, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming authorities say a boater found the body of a northern Arizona man in the Snake River 10 days after he was reported missing. Lincoln County Sheriff Shane Johnson says the boater called police Sunday afternoon and search and rescue responders pulled the body of 21-year-old Averin...

Wind River Reservation set to restart wellness court

Jul. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Tribes on the Wind River Reservation are set to restart a program aimed at keeping people out of jail for substance abuse problems. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the disbanding of the reservation's tribal court put an end to the wellness court program. However, the program is...

BLM wants to sell Wyoming site used as oil industry dump

Jul. 13, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. officials are proposing to sell 10.5 acres of public land in north-central Wyoming to a Texas energy company. The Bureau of Land Management said the non-competitive sale of the property in Big Horn County to Dallas-based Merit Energy for about $7,000 is needed to dispose of land...

Kansas man dies in Wyoming highway wreck

Jul. 13, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas man has been killed after his pickup truck rolled over in a construction zone on a Wyoming interstate. The Wyoming Highway Patrol identified the victim as 38-year-old Christopher Otto of Mound City, Kansas. The patrol said in a press release that Otto's Ford...