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Gov. Matt Mead announces homeless plan for Wyoming

Gov. Matt Mead announces homeless plan for Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday tapped the Wyoming Department of Family Services to manage the state's homeless services.

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Lawmakers consider suicide prevention training law for educators

CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers are considering mandatory suicide prevention training for educators.

June 03, 2013 11:31 pmLoading…

Former juvenile inmates settle lawsuit over conditions at Casper facility

CASPER, Wyo. — Two former inmates at Natrona County’s old juvenile detention center have settled separate lawsuits alleging that staff members ordered them to clean the blood of another child who attempted suicide.

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Cheyenne woman accused of restraining son at night

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Cheyenne woman faces felony child abuse charges after authorities say she tied up her young son at night.

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Wyoming follows movement to treat at-risk juveniles close to home

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Following a national trend, the number of Wyoming juvenile placements in residential facilities is decreasing as the movement to treat kids in their communities grows.

August 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Natrona County negotiates new juvenile offender agreement

Natrona County commissioners have negotiated new billing terms with the Wyoming Department of Family Services for the Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

July 04, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming Department of Family Services pitches cuts: 30 positions, $8M in spending

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Family Services is proposing to eliminate 30 positions and cut $8 million in spending to meet Gov. Matt Mead's request for spending reductions.

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Wyoming Department of Family Services offers 30 positions to budget cuts

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Family Services is offering to eliminate 30 positions and $8 million in spending to meet Gov. Matt Mead’s request for 8 percent budget cuts for the coming two-year budget period.

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Wyoming Kinship Advocacy serves legal guardians' needs

CHEYENNE — Alice Carter took in two of her grandchildren two decades ago because their mother, her daughter, had mental health issues and couldn’t properly care for them.

June 17, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Woman accused of Wyoming welfare fraud

GILLETTE, Wyo. - A 28-year-old woman has been accused of defrauding the Wyoming Department of Family Services by falsely claiming her daughter on applications for welfare benefits.

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Wyoming Senate committee advances welfare-drug bill

CHEYENNE - A bill to require drug testing for participants in a state welfare program cleared its first hurdle in the Wyoming Senate on Friday.

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Welfare drug-testing bill gets 1st House approval

CHEYENNE — A bill to require drug testing for some state welfare recipients has received preliminary approval in the Wyoming House of Representatives.

February 23, 2012 8:10 pmLoading…

Natrona County Commissioners prep for budget session

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County commissioners will hold a short work session Tuesday morning before two of them head to Cheyenne to confer with commissioners statewide, Chairman Ed Opella said Friday.

February 12, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Police: Cheyenne man taught son to use meth

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Cheyenne man was arrested Friday and charged with teaching his 15-year-old son how to smoke methamphetamine, then using the drug with him.

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Juvenile detention center construction progresses

CASPER, Wyo. — The $11 million, 24-bed housing project under construction in Casper won’t have all the comforts of home.

May 20, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Construction industry continues to struggle in Wyoming

Construction industry continues to struggle in Wyoming

CODY, Wyo. — Workers in Wyoming’s struggling construction industry have had little good news so far in 2011, and matters took a turn for the worse last week when the U.S. Commerce Department announced that new home sales in February had dipped to the slowest pace on record.

March 30, 2011 8:15 pmLoading…
Parents want answers about infant's death at child care facility

Parents want answers about infant's death at child care facility

CASPER, Wyo. — A parent's worst nightmare began about 3:50 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, for Nichole and Tom Parker.

February 01, 2011 12:05 am Related Loading…

Wyoming Girls' School gets interim superintendent

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Family Services has announced that Chris Jones has been appointed interim superintendent of the Wyoming Girls' School in Sheridan.

November 23, 2010 1:48 pmLoading…

Juvenile center’s operation to cost more than expected

CASPER — A year ago, representatives of the company that runs Natrona County’s juvenile detention center told county commissioners that a new facility could cost less in staff than the existing one in the Hall of Justice.

October 20, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…
 Authorities, Humane Society remove more than 170 cats from rural Park County house

Authorities, Humane Society remove more than 170 cats from rural Park County house

POWELL — Authorities worked throughout the day Thursday to capture, examine and care for more than 170 cats found at a rural home near Powell.

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