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January 8th

Exploding Pipe at Western Wyoming Rig Kills Worker

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PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) - An exploding pipe has killed a worker at a drilling rig outside Pinedale. The Sublette County Sheriff's Office says the accident Wednesday afternoon killed 42-year-old Kyle Rooke, of Driggs, Idaho. Sheriff's officials say Rooke was severely burned.

Billings Death Investigation Nearing Completion

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The investigation into the death of a Billings man who was repeatedly shocked with a stun gun while being arrested is nearing completion. Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said Friday that toxicology tests related to the Oct.

Rawlins Man Pleads Not Guilty in Street Stabbing

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RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - A 31-year-old Rawlins man accused of stabbing another man in a street fight over has pleaded not guilty of attempted murder and assault and battery. Authorities say Babby Schaper stabbed a 23-year-old man on the street on Sept.

Audio Shows Plane Struggled Before Fatal Wyoming Crash

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A voice recording shows a single-engine airplane was struggling to get over Wyoming's highest mountain range in bad weather before it crashed and killed the pilot and three of his young sons. The Oct.

January 7th

New Fairgrounds Director Settling In

It's been just short of a month since Melissa Albrecht was named the new Facilities Director at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Albrecht comments on how things have been coming along since taking over the position.

UW Receives Award For Alcohol Prevention Work

The University of Wyoming has received a national Award for its effort to reduce alcohol abuse.

Wyoming to Join Federal Health Law Challenge

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming will join Florida and other states in a federal lawsuit challenging the federal health care reform law enacted last year. Governor Matt Mead announced Friday that Wyoming will file on Monday to join the lawsuit.

Legislature Again to Consider Gay Marriage Bills

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Legislature will again this year consider whether to prohibit the state from recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Wyoming law already specifies that marriages performed in the state must be between a man and a woman.

Department of Education Office to Move to Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state Education Department will close its branch office in Laramie and move its staff to Cheyenne.

MOUNTAIN LION AREA 23 CLOSES

Warren Mischke, Information and Education Specialist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Deptartment's Sheridan Regional Office, reports that mountain lion Hunt Area 23 closed Jan. 7, 2011. The area closed because the harvest limit of 20 mountain lions was reached.