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Wyoming woman killed in Adirondacks plane crash

NORTH ELBA, N.Y. — Authorities have identified the three victims in a single-engine plane crash in the Adirondacks as a West Virginia man, his 24-year-old daughter and a 25-year-old Michigan man.

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Cheyenne police crack down on red-light runners

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne police are cracking down on red-light runners, and they say it might be paying off.

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2 air tankers in Wyoming to help with wildfires

BOISE, Idaho — Authorities are bringing in two military air tankers from Wyoming to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.

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Company: Corrosion caused Wyoming oil pipe spill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The owner of a pipeline that sprung a leak and spilled 25,000 gallons of crude oil that flowed more than two miles down a gulley in the Powder River Basin said Friday that internal corrosion was to blame.

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Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 with tail number 9M-MRD _ the same aircraft that was shot down near the Ukraine Russia border on Thursday, July 17, 2014 _ takes off from Los Angeles International Airport. Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down Thursd…

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Gov. Bullock promotes drought management effort

Gov. Bullock promotes drought management effort

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock announced a pilot project Wednesday that could have national implications for better managing the impacts of drought.

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Grand Teton rafting accident kills Jackson woman

MOOSE, Wyo. — A rafting accident has killed a Jackson woman on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park.

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Huson woman dies in crash near Missoula

MISSOULA — A 51-year-old Huson woman died and her passenger was injured when the van she was driving crashed on Interstate 90 west of Missoula.

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Arlee man dies in weekend crash

MISSOULA — A 26-year-old Arlee man is dead and his 47-year-old mother was critically injured in a rollover crash west of Arlee.

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8 people hospitalized in Teton Park bus crash

8 people hospitalized in Teton Park bus crash

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — A bus carrying Chinese tourists flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National Park, and eight of the people on board remained hospitalized Friday, officials said.

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No cause yet for highway crash that killed 6

No cause yet for highway crash that killed 6

HELENA — Investigators have not yet come up with a cause for a highway collision between a fire engine and a pickup truck last month that killed all six people in the vehicles.

July 08, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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First of 3 fuselages removed from derailment site

First of 3 fuselages removed from derailment site

MISSOULA — Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

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Missoula man dies in pickup crash east of Missoula

HELENA — A 61-year-old Missoula man has died after his pickup went off an embankment on a county road in the Clinton area.

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Three Forks fire chief mourned by family, friends, fellow firefighters

Three Forks fire chief mourned by family, friends, fellow firefighters

THREE FORKS — Shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, the gymnasium at Three Forks High School was silent.

June 26, 2014 6:45 am Photos

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Man struck and killed by train in Laramie

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A 54-year-old man has died after being run over by a train near Laramie.

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Swarm of earthquakes detected in Yellowstone Park

Swarm of earthquakes detected in Yellowstone Park

HELENA — Seismographs have picked up a swarm of earthquakes in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, including dozens early Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 11:43 am Photos

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North Dakota tornado injured 9 people

North Dakota tornado injured 9 people

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — An emergency management official says a tornado that struck a North Dakota oil worker camp injured nine people, one of them critically.

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Increasing Bakken oil trains prompt concern farther West

Increasing Bakken oil trains prompt concern farther West

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest’s largest crude oil train terminal — the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile long.

May 26, 2014 1:47 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: As fire season approaches, let’s create ‘charter forests’

With the number and severity of wildfires increasing dramatically, it’s time to rethink management policies for our national forest system.

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Oil train shipments in Montana raise concern

Oil train shipments in Montana raise concern

MISSOULA — With scrutiny growing about the safety of moving crude oil by rail, western Montana residents wonder how increased shipments will be kept safe along sensitive places like the border of Glacier National Park.

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