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Jeffree Star hospitalized after Wyoming car crash

Apr. 16, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — YouTube personality, businessman and musician Jeffree Star was hospitalized after a car crash in Wyoming. Star veered off a slushy road in the Casper area Friday morning and overturned his Rolls Royce, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. ...

Report: Wyoming home to most vaccine-hesitant counties in US

Apr. 15, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made public statistical models showing that Wyoming is home to the 11 most coronavirus vaccine-hesitant counties in the country. The models show 32% of residents in Johnson, Converse, Washakie,...

Wyoming man sentenced to life in prison after killing 3

Apr. 14, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man was sentenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty in February to killing three family members in March 2020, a judge said. Judge John Fenn sentenced Dana Beartusk, 55, to three consecutive sentences of 45 years to life in prison...

Man who pleaded guilty in Crow killing dies in custody

Apr. 13, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a woman in front of her child on the Crow Indian Reservation in southern Montana has died in custody, authorities said Tuesday. Taylor Leigh Plainbull, 28, died in custody in Big Horn County, Wyoming,...

Wyoming couple charged with murder for 2-year-old's death

Apr. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming couple has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of a 2-year-old girl. Paisleigh Williams' father, Moshe Williams, 30, took the girl to the hospital in Cody with a variety of injuries on March 27. She was flown for treatment in...

Wyoming investigators reopen 1988 dead newborn case

Apr. 13, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Investigators in southeastern Wyoming have reopened the case of a dead newborn found in a culvert more than 30 years ago. The unidentified boy was found near Happy Jack Road and McKinney Drive on the western edge of Cheyenne in February 1988, the...

$1,200 prize offered in Wyoming for turning in moss balls

Apr. 13, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — People in Wyoming who turn in aquarium moss balls for disposal so they don't spread an invasive species will be eligible to win $1,200. Wyoming officials have been alarmed by the recent discovery of zebra mussels in moss balls sold in pet stores. ...

Amtrak seeks partnership in Colorado passenger rail service

Apr. 13, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Amtrak has said it is willing to participate in a partnership to provide and operate passenger railroad service along the Front Range between Pueblo, Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, as it works to expand operations. Amtrak President Stephen...

Trustees of Walt Disney's grandson negotiate sale of ranch

Apr. 12, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The trustees of Walt Disney’s grandson Bradford Lund have reportedly negotiated the sale of a family ranch in Wyoming against Lund's wishes. Lund has been in a legal battle with his trustees over Eagle South Fork, a 110-acre (45 hectares) ranch...

Eighth-grader wins contest to name Wyoming supercomputer

Apr. 12, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming middle school student has won a contest to name one of the world's fastest supercomputers. The new machine will be named “Derecho,” after a type of weather event that can bring hurricane-force winds and heavy rains, the Boulder,...