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Armed suspect killed in confrontation with Wyoming officers

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RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a convicted felon was shot to death during a confrontation with officers in central Wyoming.

Wyoming News Update

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WYOMING GOVERNOR-EFFICIENCY

Jackson bans retailers from giving out plastic bags

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Jackson Town Council has voted to ban plastic bags from the resort community in northwest Wyoming.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the council on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance that will phase out the use of plastic bags this year.

Worker helped inmate escape from facility, authorities say

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities allege that a man who escaped from a Wyoming corrections center was assisted by a staff member and is traveling with her.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports Richard Fountaine is still missing after he left the Casper Re-Entry Center on Dec. 28.

Wyoming News Update

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WYOMING-STATE OF STATE

Wyoming News Update

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WYOMING LEGISLATURE

Wyoming lawmakers hint at less belt-tightening

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming legislative leaders began an eight-week session Tuesday by hinting they will insist less on cutting spending than they have in recent years.

Supreme Court hears case involving Crow tribe hunting rights

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Clayvin Herrera wound up with a fine of more than $8,000 for hunting elk in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest after he posted photos online of his kill, showing off the way showing off often happens these days.

Avalanche closes Wyoming road for a time Monday

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Crews have reopened a highway in western Wyoming that had been closed because of an avalanche.

Wyoming deaths investigated by police in Riverton

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RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming police are investigating a suspected double homicide in Riverton.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Riverton Police Department says police officers found two dead people at about 12:35 p.m. Saturday.

Wyoming News Update

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WYOMING GOVERNOR

Wyoming man gets likely life term in two-year-old's death

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man accused of killing and abusing his ex-girlfriend's two-year-old son will likely spend his life in prison under a plea agreement that allowed him to avoid the death penalty.

Volunteers clean restrooms, take out trash in Yellowstone

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — As the sun rose over the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, Linda Carney bent over a toilet, windshield scraper in hand.

"It's the plumber's daughter in me," she joked, having used the scraper to remove frozen human waste from the side of the toilet.

Wyoming News Update

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SHUTDOWN-YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Bill addresses cost of air ambulance service in Wyoming

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill has been proposed that seeks to protect injured Wyoming workers from expensive air ambulance charges.

The proposed legislation offered through the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee would be limited to state workers' compensation claims.

Bill would prevent party switching in primary elections

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill has been introduced that would limit when Wyoming voters could change their political party affiliation.

Wyoming News Update

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ROY MOORE-SACHA BARON COHEN

Former undersheriff charged with raping a 14-year-old girl

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former northeastern Montana undersheriff is facing a second felony sex charge.

Game and Fish director looks back on 2018

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Game and Fish Department Director Scott Talbott says 2018 was a year especially notable for the partnerships between his agency and the public to manage wildlife and conserve it for the future.

Wyoming News Update

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN