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Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty

Apr. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A subsidiary of one of the largest U.S. providers of renewable energy pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was ordered to pay over $8 million in fines and restitution after at least 150 eagles were killed at its wind farms in eight states, federal prosecutors said...

Convicted killer from MN dies after chase ending in Colorado

Apr. 05, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man convicted of killing his wife in Minnesota in 1999 has died following a law enforcement pursuit from Wyoming to Colorado, according to state patrol officials. Troopers began chasing 66-year-old Craig Licari on Highway 85 out of Cheyenne Thursday when he...

Laramie County deputy shot, suspect killed in Cheyenne

Apr. 03, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Laramie County sheriff's deputy is expected to recover from a gunshot wound he sustained in an exchange of fire with a person suspected of assaulting and robbing a student at Laramie County Community College, the sheriff's office says. The suspect was killed in the...

Avian flu strain reaches Wyoming, poultry producers warned

Apr. 02, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A strain of avian flu has made its way to Wyoming, and poultry producers of all sizes are being warned to keep a close eye on their flocks. As of Thursday, the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, had been confirmed in two Wyoming counties....

Rand Paul sides with Liz Cheney opponent at Wyoming event

Mar. 07, 2022 19:18 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is an “abomination” that should be disbanded, Sen. Rand Paul said Monday in support of a Rep. Liz Cheney primary challenger. “This isn’t sort of a loyalty test. This is about abuse of power,”...

Cheyenne schools to add bus driver training after DUI arrest

Feb. 26, 2022 10:11 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Following the recent arrest of a bus driver for allegedly driving students while drunk, Laramie County School District 1 drivers will be required to go through increased training, a district spokesperson said Tuesday. David Richard Williams, 60, was arrested...

US vaccination drive is bottoming out as omicron subsides

Feb. 23, 2022 14:43 PM EST

HAMILTON, Ala. (AP) — A handwritten log kept by nurses tells the story of the losing battle to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19 in this corner of Alabama: Just 14 people showed up at the Marion County Health Department for their initial shot during the first six weeks of the year. ...

Air Force officials: Racism in Cheyenne schools, businesses

Feb. 20, 2022 10:20 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Col. Catherine Barrington has been stationed in Cheyenne three times since 1998. But she said she never knew she experienced a different community than her fellow airmen. The commander of the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base discovered not only...

McCarthy backs Cheney's GOP challenger after Trump criticism

Feb. 17, 2022 19:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday endorsed a primary challenger to GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, a remarkable step for a party leader that effectively lends his weight to the effort to purge a chief critic of former President Donald Trump's from Congress. ...

Wyoming lawmakers to debate Trump-backed primary changes

Feb. 17, 2022 17:13 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers voted narrowly Thursday to consider a Donald Trump-backed bill that could affect Liz Cheney's re-election chances by making it harder for voters to register as Republicans ahead of this summer's primary. Wyoming currently allows voters to...