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Cheyenne man shot by apparent truck burglar

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Cheyenne man who was shot after surprising someone who was apparently trying to burglarize his truck is expected to recover. The 29-year-old man was shot early Sunday morning after going outside his home to smoke. Police say he heard someone tampering with his work truck and, when he went to investigate, saw a man pulling lead wire from a roll on the truck. The suspect then reportedly pointed a handgun at the man and fired. Police spokesman Lt. Rob DaFore told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that he didn’t believe the injuries were life-threatening. The suspect ran away after the shooting. Police say they don’t have a good description of him. … Read entire article »

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UW coach to have TV on Thursday nights

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl will have a half-hour weekly television show Thursday nights during the season. The show will premiere on ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain this Thursday at 6 p.m., and will be part of ROOT SPORTS Thursday night lineup throughout the 2014 season. The Cowboys open their season at home on Saturday against Montana. ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain is the home of the Colorado Rockies and Utah Jazz, as well as televising numerous Mountain West Conference football and basketball games. The network reaches cable and satellite viewers in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and parts of Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico and South Dakota.   … Read entire article »

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Fremont County Sheriff arrest from 8/25/2014

Lee, Regina, 45 of  Rock Springs, WY Arrest Warrant, Fremont County, (FTA) … Read entire article »

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Sandra (Sandy) Catherine Covey Merrill obituary

Sandra (Sandy) Catherine Covey Merrill died Sunday August 24, 2014 at Sage West hospital in Lander, WY following a lengthy illness. She was 88 years old. She was born September 6, 1925 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The daughter of John and Catherine Covey. Sandy attended school in Niagara Falls, NY.  and had three sisters Ida, Margaret, Helen and two half-sisters Carol and Sandy, as well as one brother Jack. She married the late Charley Henry Merrill in Lander, WY, on October 9, 1944. They had two sons, Dan and Richard. Sandy and her husband ranched in the Crowheart area until 1958 before they moved to Lander. When she retired from the Fremont County Court House she moved to Sheridan, WY before moving back to Lander. She enjoyed volunteering at the animal shelter in Sheridan, … Read entire article »

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Uden faces 20 years to life for 1970s slaying

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A 75-year-old Missouri woman convicted of killing her husband in the mid-1970s in Wyoming faces 20 years to life when she’s sentenced Monday in Cheyenne. During Alice Uden’s trial this spring, jurors didn’t completely buy her argument she shot Ronald Holtz to defend her toddler daughter. Her claims that Holtz was abusive are likely to come up again during sentencing. Uden was arrested last year after Holtz’s remains were recovered last year from an abandoned mine on a ranch between Cheyenne and Laramie. Also arrested was her current husband, 71-year-old Gerald Uden, who was charged separately with killing his wife and two children in central Wyoming in 1980. He has pleaded guilty. Gerald Uden testified that he shot and killed his wife and two children, then disposed of their … Read entire article »

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Lander Man Sentenced in Sex Case

(LANDER, Wyo.)  Lauro, “Larry” Alcaraz, Jr, of Lander, entered a guilty plea in Federal Court in Cheyenne on August 7th to one count of Transportation of a Minor with intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity. Alcaraz was sentenced to thirteen years in Federal Prison in Englewood, Colorado to be served consecutively to any sentence imposed in the Fremont County District Court on two charges currently pending. Upon release Alcaraz will be on supervised release for the remainder of his life with numerous other restrictions including payment of fines and assessments totaling $5,750, successful completion of a sex offender treatment program, registration as a sex offender, successfully complete a substance abuse program, as well as other conditions upon release from prison. … Read entire article »

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Cheyenne man shot by apparent truck burglar

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Cheyenne man who was shot after surprising someone who was apparently trying to burglarize his truck is expected to recover. The 29-year-old man was shot early Sunday morning after going outside his home to smoke. Police say he heard someone tampering with his work truck and, when he went to investigate, saw a man pulling lead wire from a roll on the truck. The suspect then reportedly pointed a handgun at the man and fired. Police spokesman Lt. Rob DaFore told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that he didn’t believe the injuries were life-threatening. The suspect ran away after the shooting. Police say they don’t have a good description of him. … Read entire article »

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Wyoming begins selling lottery tickets

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has begun selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets at nearly 400 retailers across the state. Lottery officials say the first ticket was sold to Mary Ogg, a 67-year-old grandmother from Sheridan who doesn’t normally enter games of chance. Ogg beat out more than 27,000 people for the chance to buy the first ticket in the new Wyoming Lottery as well as a new car in the promotional event. She bought her ticket Sunday at a convenience store in Sheridan where she normally buys gas. After Ogg made her purchase, the rest of the approved outlets around the state began selling tickets. The lottery is expected to net about $6 million a year for Wyoming after expenses and prizes. The first $6 million of proceeds will go to local … Read entire article »

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Platte County woman contracts West Nile virus

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Health officials say an older woman from Platte County has tested positive for West Nile virus — the first confirmed human case in Wyoming this year. The Wyoming Department of Health says that around this time last year, the state had 13 cases, which included the death of a Park County man. The Gillette News Record reports that since the virus first arrived in Wyoming in 2002, the highest number of cases reported in a single year was 393. Initial human symptoms can include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, weakness and rash. More severe symptoms can include stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, vision loss, paralysis and even death. The virus is carried by mosquitoes and spread through their bites. … Read entire article »

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Wild horse removal in southern Wyoming delayed

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is delaying a plan to remove about 800 horses from areas in southern Wyoming. BLM officials recently announced plans to start removing the horses from the Great Divide Basin, Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek herd management areas, but wild horse advocates filed a lawsuit delaying the action. Wild horse officials at the bureau planned to begin the removal after Sept. 1, in accordance with a U.S. District Court ruling in favor of the Rock Springs Grazing Association. The group controls 731,300 acres in the checkerboard region of southern Wyoming, and the ruling requires the removal of all wild horses within that land. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the state of Wyoming and Rock Springs Grazing Association are fighting the delays, saying the horses are … Read entire article »

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