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No fatalities in 21 months on Highway 287

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A stretch of highway from Laramie to the Colorado state line recently went 21 months without a fatal crash, a safety milestone that takes on added significance given the roadway's dangerous history.

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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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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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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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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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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.

June 11, 2014 10:36 pmLoading…
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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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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Missoula man may have been hit by train

MISSOULA — Missoula County officials say a transient whose body was found in a train yard in Missoula died from injuries consistent with being hit by a slow-moving train.

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More oil spilled from trains in 2013 than in previous 4 decades, federal data show

More oil spilled from trains in 2013 than in previous 4 decades, federal data show

WASHINGTON — More crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents last year than was spilled in the nearly four decades since the federal government began collecting data on such spills, an analysis of the data shows.

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Officials warn of toxic smoke near North Dakota derailment

Officials warn of toxic smoke near North Dakota derailment

CASSELTON, N.D. — Many residents evacuated a southeastern North Dakota town overnight after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, and officials warned that acrid smoke could blow into the area.

December 31, 2013 8:45 am Photos

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Harlowton man dies in ATV crash

HELENA — A 64-year-old Harlowton man has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash.

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2 die in unrelated crashes overnight in Glacier County in northern Montana

Two people died in unrelated, one-vehicle crashes in Glacier County in northern Montana early Friday morning.

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1 teen killed, another injured in Cheyenne crash

CHEYENNE, Wyo.  — Authorities say a teenager was killed and another was seriously injured in a car crash in north Cheyenne.

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E.J. Dionne: The culture of preconception is pervasive

WASHINGTON — The political response to the Boston Marathon bombings suggests that we live in an age of shrink-wrapped, prepackaged opinions.

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Casper College identifies student killed in I-25 crash

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper College has released the name of an 18-year-old student who was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 25 south of Glendo.

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