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Former neurosurgeon sentenced for bankruptcy fraud

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana and Wyoming neurosurgeon has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for trying to hide assets when he filed for bankruptcy after being sued for malpractice.

Second body recovered after Montana boating accident

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The body of a Montana man has been recovered after a weekend boating accident in the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in Montana.

Officials say the body of 36-year-old Nathan Kelley of Billings was recovered Wednesday, along with the sunken boat.

Wyoming News Update

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NEUROSURGEON-BANKRUPTCY FRAUD

Woman gets probation, must repay money she took from city

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A former City of Casper employee has been sentenced to probation and ordered to repay over $19,000 she took from the Wyoming city.

Texas oil and gas firm fined $20K for first-time violations

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has fined an oil and gas firm $20,000 for failing to follow public health regulations.

Wyoming News Update

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CAVE RESCUE

Controlled burn leads to house fire in northern Wyoming

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WORLAND, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say high winds reignited a controlled burn at a property north of Worland, resulting in the complete loss of a house.

The Northern Wyoming Daily News reports the homeowner was burning piles of foliage on the property Sunday and thought the fire was extinguished.

Man gets at least 30-50 years in prison for wife's death

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A 47-year-old Wyoming man has been sentenced to 30 to 50 years in prison for beating his wife to death as the couple's daughter made a frantic 911 call.

Wyoming News Update

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HAIL DESTRUCTION

Wyoming officials oppose returning war-trophy church bells

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The United States should not return church bells seized as war trophies from the Philippines over a century ago, Wyoming's congressional delegation said Monday.

1 killed, 2 missing in Montana boating accident

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A boating accident on Bighorn Lake in southern Montana has left a 59-year-old woman dead, one man hospitalized and two men missing.

The lake is located in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, which straddles the Montana-Wyoming border.

Wyoming News Update

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DISPUTED BELLS

Governors say ban on land deals could hurt beleaguered bird

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DENVER (AP) — Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.

Wyoming News Update

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GRAND TETON-WEATHER STATIONS

JACKSON — Skiers and snowboarders might not know that the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center's forecast includes no information from Grand Teton National Park's backcountry. That could change this winter.

Tetons might get 2 new weather stations

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders might not know that the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center's forecast includes no information from Grand Teton National Park's backcountry.

That could change this winter.

Bank of the West's Environmental Stand Faces Blowback

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Bank of the West's decision to divest from certain fossil fuel investments has run headlong into threats of retaliation in states that get much of their revenue from coal, oil and natural gas extraction.

UW officials to ask for $19M in additional funding

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming officials have agreed to ask state lawmakers for at least $19.35 million in additional funding for the 2019-2020 fiscal biennium.

Outgoing Yellowstone boss says he feels he was punished

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Park Service officials told Yellowstone's departing superintendent that he wasn't being forced out over a disagreement with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, but Dan Wenk said Thursday he still believes he is being punished by being forced to move up his retirement.

Wyoming News Update

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YELLOWSTONE SUPERINTENDENT

Casper police find man's body in drainage ditch

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Police say a man's body was found in a drainage ditch in Casper on Tuesday.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the body was found after a resident alerted police to a foul odor.