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Wyoming man grows 1,491-pound pumpkin, breaks state record

Oct. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials have confirmed a record was broken for the largest pumpkin in the state weighing in at more than a thousand pounds. Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Thursday that Andy Corbin grew the biggest and heaviest pumpkin in the state in his backyard and that it weighed in at...

US officials propose less paperwork for mineral royalty cuts

Oct. 18, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A U.S. Bureau of Land Management proposal published Friday would make it easier for mining companies to request lower government royalty rates for certain minerals, an idea backed by supporters of an industry that supplies much of the world's baking soda. The proposal would reduce...

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....

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...

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...

Sheriff: Still unknown how Wyoming teen knew her killer

Oct. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Detectives are still trying to find out how a Wyoming girl met the 17-year-old charged with killing her in his basement in South Dakota, the sheriff overseeing the investigation said Tuesday. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin said Shayna Ritthaler, 16, was shot once in the head by the...

Agnew's late TD pass helps San Diego St. beat Wyoming 26-22

Oct. 13, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ryan Agnew threw two touchdown passes, including a 12-yarder to Daniel Bellinger with 2:09 to play, and San Diego State beat Wyoming 26-22 on Saturday night. Agnew completed 21 of 32 passes for 209 yards. Juwan Washington had 83 yards rushing and a score on 21 carries and added a 15-yard...

Man found dead in culvert in southern Wyoming identified

Oct. 12, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found in a culvert in southern Wyoming. The Rawlins Times reports 44-year-old Robert Wayne Kelley, of Springfield, Missouri, was reported missing Aug. 16 and was found dead south of Sinclair on Oct. 4. The Carbon County...

O'Brien, Jackson lead Colorado State over New Mexico 35-21

Oct. 12, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Patrick O'Brien and Warren Jackson had career nights as Colorado State beat New Mexico 35-21 on Friday night. O'Brien threw for a career-high 420 yards and three touchdowns and Jackson had nine catches for a career-high 214 yards and two touchdowns. Dane Wright added 105 yards...

Prosecutor: South Dakota teen killed girl after argument

Oct. 9, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager charged with killing a girl whose body was found in his basement shot her after an argument, a prosecutor alleged Wednesday. The 17-year-old defendant is charged as an adult with second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence upon conviction....