Wyoming News Update

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INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOL-REMAINS

CASPER — The remains of a Northern Arapaho boy who died attending a government-run boarding school in Pennsylvania about 135 years ago will be returned to a Wyoming reservation. The body of 10-year-old Little Plume, also called Hayes Vanderbilt, will be exhumed Thursday and returned to the Wind River Reservation.

BUDGET BATTLE

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are ridding a key spending bill of controversial environmental provisions opposed by Democrats in an attempt to avoid the annual year-end budget pileup. Tuesday's move by Sen. Lisa Murkowski extends an olive branch to Democrats and could allow the first floor debate on a key spending bill for the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency since former President Barack Obama's first year in office. It's all part of an effort to avoid a catchall "omnibus" spending bill.

FATAL GLIDER CRASH — The second person killed in a glider crash last weekend in Grand Teton National Park has been identified as 65-year-old David Ross, of Salt Lake City.

YELLOWSTONE-BEAR SAFETY — Yellowstone National Park administrators are telling visitors to honk their horn and drive away if a bear approaches and touches their vehicle after two cases of bears approaching cars.

WYOMING WILDFIRES — More firefighters are headed to Wyoming to help fight a wildfire that has exploded in size and prompted more evacuations of area residents. (With AP Photos)

CHILD PORN SENTENCE — A California man was sentenced to prison for enticing a 14-year-old girl in Wyoming to send him sexually explicit photos to make child pornography.

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