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Wyoming anti-pot effort results in 389 stops, 1 pound seized

Apr. 07, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Police in a Wyoming city made almost 400 traffic stops over 14 hours in a federally funded effort to crack down on marijuana. The operation March 29-30 in Casper deployed 30 officers each day to the city's main roads and entry points, resulting in...

EPA, railroad agree to $140,000 settlement for Wyoming spill

Apr. 07, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. government and a railroad have reached a settlement agreement under which the company will pay $140,000 for spilling fuel and oil in a Wyoming river after a crash. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement of the settlement...

Wyoming unemployment rate nudged up in February after drop

Apr. 07, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate ticked up in February, reversing a downward trend that tracked last year's easing of coronavirus public health orders. The February rate was 5.3%, up from 5.1% in January and 5.2% in December, according to the Wyoming...

Wyoming governor: No plans to reimpose COVID-19 mask mandate

Mar. 30, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor is rejecting a call by President Joe Biden for states to reimpose mask orders in response to the coronavirus. Gov. Mark Gordon lifted a statewide mask mandate March 16. The mandate had been in effect since December. ...

Wyoming medium-security inmate dies at hospital

Mar. 29, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming prison inmate has died at a hospital. Clarence Hinckley, 57, died Saturday at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was incarcerated at the state medium-security prison in Torrington before being hospitalized for an undisclosed medical...

Wyoming deaths up significantly in 2020, COVID-19 a factor

Mar. 27, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The number of deaths in Wyoming increased significantly in 2020 over the previous year and state authorities say COVID-19 was a key factor in the increase. The Wyoming Department of Health documented 5,983 deaths last year, an increase of 862 deaths...

Wyoming lawmakers moving forward with sports betting bill

Mar. 26, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to legalize online sports wagering to raise revenue for Wyoming has cleared a first vote in the Senate after narrowly passing the House earlier this month. The bill passed its first Senate vote on Thursday and faces two more votes there...

Ex-Wyoming probation officer pleads guilty to sexual assault

Mar. 24, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A former probation officer in Wyoming has pleaded guilty to sexual assault after disclosing a physical relationship with a parolee under her supervision. Lindsey Shablo of Casper entered her guilty plea on Tuesday in Natrona County District Court to...

Wyoming Guard members back home after protecting US Capitol

Mar. 21, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — All Wyoming National Guard members serving in Washington to protect the U.S. Capitol have returned home. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the state sent more than 100 members ahead of President Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration. The move was in...

Winter storm closes roads in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska

Mar. 14, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

A powerful late winter snowstorm intensified over the central Rocky Mountains on Sunday with heavy snow and wind leading to airport and road closures, power outages and avalanche warnings in parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. The National Weather Service in Wyoming...