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Wyoming Education: AP Headlines Oct. 19

CHEYENNE (AP) - A new study says 56% of the new students entering Wyoming community colleges aren't prepared for college-level courses. In addition, 23% of new students entering the University of Wyoming need help with math.

25 Now Dead in Listeria Outbreak in Cantaloupe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twenty-five deaths in 12 states are now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the U.S. in more than 25 years.

Kaycee Wants Their Own Solid Waste District

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Representatives from the Town of Kaycee approached the Johnson County Commission at their meeting Tuesday to ask for the commission to back their request to the state to form their own solid waste district in southern Johnson County.

Buffalo Council Honors Hepp, Declares Vacancy

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The Buffalo City Council honored the late councilman Bruce Hepp at their meeting Tuesday night, and declared a vacancy in the council, the first step in finding a new council member for the seat left when Hepp passed away suddenly earlier this month.

Bison Marching Band Rated 'Superior' at State

Buffalo High School Marching Band (photo courtesy of Michelle Roerig)

The Buffalo High School Marching Band was at the state competition last Saturday in Casper, and were awarded a “Superior” rating in the competition, the fifth year in a row they have achieved that mark. The band had set their goal of improving over last year's marks, which proved a tough challenge.

Sheridan County Airport to Receive Security Cameras

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Sheridan County Airport to Receive Security Cameras

The Sheridan County Airport will soon be equipped with 14 brand new security cameras, thanks to the County Commissioners approving a contract with Ptolemy Data Systems, Inc.

Wyoming Supreme Court Won't Hear Arguments in Bear Cloud's Appeal

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Wyoming Supreme Court Won't Hear Arguments in Bear Cloud's Appeal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court says it won't hear from two civil rights groups that wanted to argue in support of a Sheridan teenager who is appealing the life sentence he received after pleading guilty to a home invasion murder.

Whitney Benefits Continues Support for Media Production Program

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Whitney Benefits Continues Support for Media Production Program

In a media release issued by Sheridan College Tuesday, it states that a partnership that began in 2010 between Whitney Benefits, Sheridan College and Sheridan County School District #2 enabled SCSD#2 to create a new vocational program in broadcast journalism, and that recently Whitney Benefits renewed their support for this program with an additional gift of over $38,000 for equipment and training.

Convicted Murderer Won't Get New Trial

Convicted murderer Shawn Osborne has been denied a new trial.

4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn has denied a motion for a new trial for convicted murderer Shawn Osborne.

SEEDA: More Work on Lease and Development Agreement Needed

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SEEDA: More Work on Lease and Development Agreement Needed

A special meeting was held Tuesday morning where the Sheridan Educational and Development Authority discussed revisions to the draft lease between SEEDA and First Light Inc. in regards to occupancy of the former Hand in Hand Childcare Center in Sheridan.