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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Highway Patrol has beefed up staffing for the Labor Day weekend. The patrol is especially on the lookout for drunken drivers. It is participating in a special effort in Cheyenne to target impaired drivers.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Liz Cheney used a Tea Party rally to criticize Sen. Mike Enzi, saying Wyoming needs a better leader to defend it from Washington's "war on coal".

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A preliminary report on a fatal Montana plane crash suggests the accident came after the pilot overflew his approach to a runway and tried to compensate by turning more sharply.

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GLENROCK, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a Glenrock toddler has been sentenced to prison. Robert J. Parks has received concurrent sentences of to 44 to 50 years for first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and 60 years to life in prison for aggravated kidnapping.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Workplace fatalities in Wyoming reached the highest number in five years in 2012 but the number wasn't too much higher than the rate over the past several years.

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - Both Liz Cheney and Sen. Mike Enzi are scheduled to take part in a tea party event in rural Big Horn County this weekend.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's scores on the ACT college entrance exam are lower than last year's and also below the national average. The average overall score for Wyoming students in the 2013 results was 19.8, down a half point from last year.

MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) - A teenage pilot whose plane went down in a remote part of northwestern Wyoming during her first solo flight escaped with just some bruises. The Park County sheriff's office says 17-year-old McKenzie Morgan of Billings, Mont.

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