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Casper Police Department focuses on gang prevention in 2014

Casper Police Department focuses on gang prevention in 2014

In the very early morning hours of April 14, two young men walked into Casper’s Moonlight Liquors and Lounge. One robbed the clerk at gunpoint while the other acted as a lookout.

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Casper Police Capt. Mark Trimble appointed interim chief

Casper City Manager John Patterson on Friday appointed Casper Police Department Capt. Mark Trimble to serve as interim chief immediately following the impending retirement of Chief Chris Walsh.

January 11, 2014 1:08 pmLoading…
Violent gusts throw semi in Casper; deep freeze next

Violent gusts throw semi in Casper; deep freeze next

CASPER, Wyo. — Wind gusts of possibly 75 mph took hold of an empty semitrailer and shoved it approximately 150 feet on Wyoming Boulevard south of Casper on Friday morning.

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Banned: Cellphones in court

Beginning Jan. 1, the public will not be allowed to enter the Townsend Justice Center carrying cellular phones.

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Cop objects to dog owner’s cold act

Cop objects to dog owner’s cold act

CASPER, Wyo. — A police officer kept an eye on the two dogs in the red SUV. The animals remained unattended for at least 1½ hours Monday afternoon while the Casper wind chill registered minus 13 degrees.

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Police: Cheyenne bar altercation leads to vehicle-related death of Casper man

Police: Cheyenne bar altercation leads to vehicle-related death of Casper man

The accounts of how Christopher Todd Kinkade wound up on the hood of the Ford Mustang, then on the pavement next to it vary by witness.

December 03, 2013 8:00 amLoading…

Suspect pleads not guilty in Casper ambush stabbing

Zacharia Lee Johnson’s judicial saga is likely to continue until just about one year after it began. On Wednesday, Johnson pleaded not guilty to his latest charges, but will likely not see a trial until March.

November 28, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…

Casper man charged with arson after small explosion

CASPER, Wyo. — Police say a 20-year-old Casper man is responsible for a small explosion and fire that occurred in the entryway of a North Jefferson Street house.

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Judge approves change of venue for Casper man's murder trial

Judge approves change of venue for Casper man's murder trial

CASPER, Wyo. — A local jury is likely to be too prejudiced against Thomas Miller to put him on trial again in Natrona County, according to a ruling made by District Judge Catherine Wilking on Tuesday afternoon.

November 27, 2013 8:00 amLoading…

Casper's Rialto Theatre robber sought

Casper Police are distributing stills of a woman they say robbed the Rialto Theatre Friday night in hopes of identifying the suspect.

November 26, 2013 8:00 amLoading…

Wyoming Women’s Center prison warden resigns

Prison warden Phil Myer resigned last week from his post at the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk, according to Wyoming Department of Corrections officials.

November 23, 2013 4:23 pmLoading…

Sex offender alert service now includes Wyoming

A free alert service that specializes in sex-offender registry notifications recently expanded its domain to include Wyoming.

November 18, 2013 8:00 amLoading…
Photos of the fallen: Deceased Vietnam vet's dream of images for every Wyo soldier lost in the war realized

Photos of the fallen: Deceased Vietnam vet's dream of images for every Wyo soldier lost in the war realized

CASPER, Wyo. — Franklin Weir and his wife, Wilma, were driving to a family reunion in Powell a few summers ago when a Vietnam War memorial derailed their plans.

November 18, 2013 8:00 am Photos

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Wyoming legislators support changes to involuntary hospitalization statute

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Wyoming legislators on Friday voted to support two bills that would adjust the framework of Title 25 — the statute that deals with involuntary hospitalizations and holds of mentally ill patients.

November 08, 2013 9:04 pmLoading…

Wyoming strip club homicide suspect's attorney highlights broken glass evidence

CASPER, Wyo. — John Knospler Jr.’s attorney did not specifically claim that his client’s alleged homicide was a case of self-defense.

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California man pleads not guilty to Casper bank scam

CASPER, Wyo. — The second of three California residents allegedly involved in a multistate bank scam pleaded not guilty to the charges.

November 07, 2013 8:00 amLoading…

Casper teen faces a dozen charges after car chase

A 19-year-old Casper man was handed 12 misdemeanor charges for crimes reportedly committed after leaving a weekend party.

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Interim Mills Police chief appointment creates rift

Interim Mills Police chief appointment creates rift

MILLS, Wyo. — As Mills Police Chief Jerry Endresen planned for his retirement, Mayor Marrolyce Wilson’s choice for his interim replacement angered and confused both the departing chief and the lieutenant thought to be his apparent successor.

November 01, 2013 9:30 am Photos

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No habitual criminal tag for man charged in Evansville hit and run

Lawrence Martinez, the man accused of seriously injuring a child in a hit and run in Evansville this summer, will serve prison time.

October 30, 2013 8:00 amLoading…
Judge declares mistrial in Casper murder trial after witness slip

Judge declares mistrial in Casper murder trial after witness slip

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking declared a mistrial this morning in the trial of accused wife murderer Thomas Miller.

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Casper murder victim described as 2-time cancer survivor who hated violence

Casper murder victim described as 2-time cancer survivor who hated violence

CASPER, Wyo. — When James “Kade” Baldwin was about 8 years old, he watched his big brother get into a fight with two guys who had messed with his car.

October 21, 2013 8:19 pm Photos

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Gun threat over missing ring results in prison sentence for Powell man

A Powell man accused of threatening a woman with a gun was sentenced to 18 to 24 months in prison.

October 16, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

Police: Casper man shoves, cocks gun at pregnant girlfriend

A Casper man was charged with two counts of aggravated assault after allegedly shoving his pregnant girlfriend and threatening her with a gun.

October 15, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

Casper man gets six to nine years in prison for breaking girlfriend’s jaw

The man a Natrona County jury recently found guilty of aggravated assault after he broke his girlfriend’s jaw will not receive a new trial. Kiyon Brown was instead sentenced to six to nine years in prison.

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Alleged Casper molester uses ‘Ambien defense’

Alleged Casper molester uses ‘Ambien defense’

CASPER, Wyo. — A California man plans to use the “Ambien defense” in an upcoming trial in which he is accused of molesting a 10-year-old Casper girl.

October 13, 2013 4:00 pmLoading…
Casper man accused of killing wife withdraws mental illness plea

Casper man accused of killing wife withdraws mental illness plea

CASPER, Wyo. — Thomas Miller, the Casper man charged with the first-degree murder of his wife Natalie Miller, on Wednesday withdrew his plea of not guilty by reason of mental illness. He will instead plead not guilty.

October 13, 2013 3:07 pmLoading…
Pennsylvania war vet charged in Natrona County strip club homicide

Pennsylvania war vet charged in Natrona County strip club homicide

Attorney Frank Chapman on Monday foreshadowed a self-defense argument for his client, charged with the shooting death of 24-year-old James Baldwin at Racks Gentlemen’s Club in Casper.

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Casper man arrested for threatening bully over 'support the troops' flag

It was more the man’s bullying than his anti-patriotism that reportedly incensed Glenn Mecklenburg in the first place. The man’s disrespect for a “Support the Troops” flag was just the final straw.

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Rawlins teens arrested in Casper after alleged joyride in stolen car

Three Rawlins teens were arrested in Casper after allegedly stealing a car, as well as fuel during various stops in Wyoming.

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1973 crime haunts Casper family, town

1973 crime haunts Casper family, town

CASPER, Wyo. — Just before 9 p.m. on Sept. 24, 1973, 18-year-old Becky Thomson was leaving to buy groceries and asked her 11-year-old half-sister, Amy Burridge, if she wanted to tag along.

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Police uncover domestic violence allegations against suspect in wife's killing

CASPER, Wyo. — Detectives investigating the Casper slaying of Natalie Miller uncovered evidence indicating her husband threatened her with a gun the summer before her death, police records show.

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City staff accuse Casper councilman/contractor of hot temper, conflict of interest

CASPER, Wyo. — An Aug. 28 police report filed against Craig Hedquist was only the latest in a string of complaints lodged against the Casper city councilman before and after he took office in January.

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Police drop charges against Casper councilman

Police drop charges against Casper councilman

CASPER, Wyo. — A recent dispute over city construction resulted in a police report filed against Casper City Councilman Craig Hedquist.

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Evansville man charged with boy's hit and run

CASPER, Wyo. -- A suspect believed to have run over a child with his vehicle in Evansville on Aug. 17 has been arrested and charged.

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Few adult rape cases heard in Natrona County courtrooms

Few adult rape cases heard in Natrona County courtrooms

Sarah has run into the man twice since the day she says he raped her.

September 08, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

Horse hair thieves back in town?

The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office received two reports of horse hair thievery in the past week, amounting to a total of six equine victims.

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Strange car ride leads to jail for Casper woman

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper woman was sentenced to seven days in jail Thursday after reportedly offering an unsolicited sexual favor and refusing to leave a man’s car.

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Washington man pleads guilty to promoting prostitution in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — The man Casper police billed as a Pacific Coast pimp will likely sidestep jail time.

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Casper Subway sandwich shop camera aids burglary arrest

The Eastridge Mall’s Subway sandwich shop surveillance camera captured the movements of the man who burglarized it and several of its food court neighbors, according to Casper police.

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Natrona County Sheriff’s Office continues search for escapee

Natrona County Sheriff’s Office continues search for escapee

The trail for Kenneth James Ward went cold after a 15-mile trek through Wyoming terrain and less than a mile from where it began.

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Investigation: Casper police prisoner died from medical condition

CASPER, Wyo. — Officials say the man who died while being arrested by Casper police in April suffered from a condition called cardiomegaly, an enlarged heart.

August 22, 2013 5:44 pmLoading…

Juvenile murder convicts could get break

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man convicted of murder as a juvenile may have a way out of life imprisonment. If he is successful, other Wyomingites in similar circumstances may follow him.

August 20, 2013 7:04 pmLoading…

Defense, state attorneys preview arguments in Evansville rape trial

The trial for an Evansville man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl commenced Monday, and attorneys offered the jury a preview of arguments they will hear in the upcoming days.

August 19, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Forgey sworn in as Natrona County District Court judge

The Wyoming Supreme Court swore in Daniel L. Forgey on Monday as the new Natrona County District Court Judge.

August 19, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Water no solution for Natrona County haystack fire

Water no solution for Natrona County haystack fire

CASPER, Wyo. — A bolt of lightning struck on Rafter Q Ranch off Wyoming Highway 487 Monday afternoon. More than 24 hours later, firefighters were still waiting to deal with the outcome.

August 13, 2013 8:26 pmLoading…

Two motorcyclists die in recent Wyoming crashes

CASPER, Wyo. — Two out-of-state riders died this past week following separate motorcycle collisions in Wyoming. Amy Hansen, 38, of Vernal, Utah, and Lawrence D. Myers, 71, of Thorntown, Ind., both succumbed to their injuries at hospitals shortly after their respective crashes.

August 12, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Financial future uncertain for Wyoming man freed by DNA evidence

Financial future uncertain for Wyoming man freed by DNA evidence

An exonerated man has a lot of errands to run.

August 11, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Man sentenced to two decades in prison for Casper stabbing

Man sentenced to two decades in prison for Casper stabbing

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County District Judge Thomas Sullins found few reasons to afford Robert Simmons leniency at the man’s sentencing Friday. The stabbing of a 60-year-old man was just the latest in a history of violence.

August 11, 2013 3:38 pmLoading…

Wyoming man denies plot against Earhart plane recovery group

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming man may have an ulterior motive in suing a Delaware-based company that searches for Amelia Earhart’s missing plane, according to his post on a private online forum.

August 10, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

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