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Thompson's 2 TDs lead Utah State over Wyoming 24-16

Oct. 20, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Its high-scoring offense largely kept at bay, Utah State turned to defense and special teams to earn its sixth straight victory, 24-16 over Wyoming on Saturday. Jontrell Rocquemore's 20-yard interception return on the first play of the second half set up a 3-yard TD run by Darwin...

Smithsonian museum to receive Matthew Shepard collection

Oct. 17, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A collection of Matthew Shepard's papers and personal objects will be donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. A news release from the Smithsonian says the museum will accept the donation from Shepard's parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard, in Washington on Oct. 25....

Grizzly attacks hunter in mountains north of Yellowstone

Oct. 15, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter who surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park, with the bear sinking her teeth into his arm and clawing his eye before another hunter drove her off, the victim recounted Monday. The mauling of Bob Legasa, 57, in the Gallatin...

Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

Oct. 14, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight. The storm caused crashes, snarled traffic and temporarily closed some major highways...

Dead candidate's name will appear on Wyoming ballots

Oct. 14, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The name of a Wyoming Republican regional political candidate who died last week will still appear on ballots in the Nov. 6 election. The Laramie Boomerang reports that defense attorney Tony Lopez died on Tuesday at age 65. He was running for the post of Albany County Attorney. The...

McMaryion accounts for 4 TDs, Fresno St. beats Wyoming 27-3

Oct. 14, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Marcus McMaryion threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to help Fresno State beat Wyoming 27-3 on Saturday night. McMaryion was 22-of-32 passing for 287 yards with no interceptions and added a season-high 53 yards rushing on seven carries. Wyoming (2-5, 0-3 Mountain West) moved...

AP WAS THERE: Matthew Shepard dies after being beaten

Oct. 12, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — On Oct. 12, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, died at a hospital in Colorado nearly a week after being beaten and lashed to a fence before being found by bicyclists. Shepard's death turned the college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for...

Matthew Shepard's murder still haunts Wyoming after 20 years

Oct. 12, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the sandy-haired college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. But two decades after Matthew Shepard was...

Errant text leads to drug charge for Wyoming woman

Oct. 10, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Prosecutors in Wyoming say a woman mistakenly texted a police officer in her search for a gram of methamphetamine. The Powell Tribune reports 23-year-old Audrey K. Biggica pleaded not guilty Monday to attempting to possess a controlled substance and prostitution. Prosecutors allege...

Hawaii holds on to beat Wyoming 17-13

Oct. 7, 2018 3:24 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Freshman Chevan Cordeiro threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to JoJo Ward with 1:26 to play to Hawaii beat Wyoming 17-13 on Saturday night and move to 3-0 in Mountain West Conference play for the first time in program history. Cordeiro, making his first career start in place of the injured Cole...