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South Dakota teen pleads insanity in Wyoming girl's death

Oct. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a girl from Wyoming whose body was found in his basement. Also Thursday, the 17-year-old entered a not guilty plea to an alternate second-degree murder charge....

Wyoming man pleads not guilty to drug deal allegations

Oct. 17, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges including child endangerment after bringing a baby to a suspected drug deal. The Rawlins Daily Times reported Wednesday that 34-year-old Andrew Engle faces up to 37 years in prison and $45,000 in fines after being charged with...

UW board approves timeline for hiring next president

Oct. 17, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees hopes to select its next permanent president by early March. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the board on Wednesday approved a tentative hiring timeline that board chairman Dave True says can be tweaked if necessary. According to the...

Wyoming lawmaker says man killed by police needed treatment

Oct. 16, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

FORT WASHAKIE, Wyo. (AP) — A state lawmaker says a Wyoming man should have been hospitalized receiving help with addiction issues on the day he was killed by police. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Tuesday that Republican state Rep. Lloyd Larsen addressed the death of 58-year-old Anderson Antelope during...

Wyoming governor expects more budget trimming

Oct. 16, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon says he's open to all ideas to reduce spending while the state deals with lower revenue from fossil fuels. Gordon said at a news conference Tuesday he expects to propose a number of cuts in his first, two-year budget. Gordon took office in January. He says...

Grand Teton National Park removing non-native mountain goats

Oct. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park officials have announced plans to begin removing non-native mountain goats from the park by lethal and non-lethal means. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Tuesday that the final plan from park officials includes hunting, capturing and relocating the...

Lummis raises $150,000 for Wyoming US Senate race

Oct. 16, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Republican running for U.S. Senate in Wyoming has raised $150,000 in the first three months of her campaign. Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis is so far the only major-name Republican running to replace Republican Sen. Mike Enzi in 2020. Enzi plans to retire after serving four terms....

Former University of Wyoming presidents asks to see records

Oct. 16, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Former University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols has asked a judge to let her see records related to her removal that could be made public. The Laramie Boomerang reports Nichols' attorney, Megan Overmann Goetz, filed a motion Tuesday to intervene in a case in which several news...

University may lose Superman papers over Liz Cheney comments

Oct. 15, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming could lose the papers of a longtime "Superman" comic book editor after his son took offense to comments by Congresswoman Liz Cheney. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Hank Weisinger contacted the university's American Heritage Center Tuesday demanding the return...

Wyoming tribe to begin hunting outside of reservation land

Oct. 15, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

FORT WASHAKIE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming tribe has announced plans to allow its citizens to hunt outside of its reservation after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May affirming another tribe's treaty right to do so. The Star-Tribune reported Monday that Eastern Shoshone Tribe leaders told the state Legislature...