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Woman charged in slaying on Wind River Reservation

Woman charged in slaying on Wind River Reservation

CASPER, Wyo. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is charging a woman who lives on the Wind River Indian Reservation with beating her boyfriend to death.

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Man gets 10-16 years for fatal Wyoming crash

Man gets 10-16 years for fatal Wyoming crash

CASPER, Wyo. — Randall George unbuttoned his dark gray suit coat in front of a courtroom of 40 people.

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$250K bail set for Missoula slaying suspect

$250K bail set for Missoula slaying suspect

MISSOULA, Mont. — A judge has set $250,000 bail for a transient accused of torturing and fatally shooting a man in Missoula.

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Federal court approves Wyoming SO2 emissions

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A federal appeals court has sided with the state of Wyoming on a plan to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from power plants.

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School District Coalition begins cost of living adjustment discussion

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming School District Coalition asked legislators Thursday to bring school funding in line with inflation, which they say has eroded the purchasing power of the state’s schools by more than $150 million.

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State questions cleanup methods at second missile site

State questions cleanup methods at second missile site

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality officials said pollution concentrations have increased at a second retired Atlas missile site, on Camp Stool Road 20 miles east of Cheyenne.

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Zinke seeking quick release of military record

Zinke seeking quick release of military record

HELENA — Facing mounting pressure, Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke said Thursday he is working to find and release a missing military record before the Nov. 4 election.

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State, school launch probes into election mailers

State, school launch probes into election mailers

HELENA — Montana and Stanford University officials launched separate investigations Thursday into official-looking mailers that arrived at Montana homes this week rating how liberal or conservative the four nonpartisan candidates for state Supreme Court are.

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Panel suggests Wyoming Retirement Center be privatized or closed

Panel suggests Wyoming Retirement Center be privatized or closed

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A task force has recommended that the state-run Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin be privatized or closed.

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Wyoming man denies charges over park shooting

Wyoming man denies charges over park shooting

CASPER, Wyo. — A 36-year-old Casper man has denied charges that he shot another man in the abdomen during an argument about the victim's girlfriend.

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Butte mom accused of being high on meth while giving birth

Butte mom accused of being high on meth while giving birth

BUTTE — A Butte mother accused of being high on methamphetamine when giving birth earlier this year and then fleeing is now facing federal drug charges.

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Montana, 2 other states cling to gay marriage bans

Montana, 2 other states cling to gay marriage bans

WASHINGTON — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.

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Man who bound woman with duct tape found guilty in prescription drug theft

HELENA — A Helena man who was charged with binding a woman with duct tape and stealing her prescription medication has been convicted of burglary, robbery and criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

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Bowling league secretary charged with taking $9K

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The secretary for a Gillette bowling league is charged with taking $9,250 from the league and using it to pay his own bills.

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Chronic wasting disease found in more hunt areas

Chronic wasting disease found in more hunt areas

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s chronic wasting disease surveillance program has found CWD, a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk and moose, in a deer from Carbon County in deer Hunt Area 84. Most of the adjoining deer hunt areas have previously documented cases of CWD.

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Missoula, CSKT lawsuit blasts DEQ for 'absurd' Clark Fork River pollution permit

Missoula, CSKT lawsuit blasts DEQ for 'absurd' Clark Fork River pollution permit

MISSOULA — Local government agencies, Indian tribes and a nonprofit environmental group have filed suit against the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

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3-year-old shot, killed in Lake County

RONAN — A 3-year-old boy was killed with a gun east of Ninepipes Reservoir Wednesday night, and authorities have detained a man for questioning in the incident.

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Wyoming's love-hate relationship with Common Core continues

Wyoming's love-hate relationship with Common Core continues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Proponents of the Common Core standards say they are more rigorous than the state’s previous standards and will better prepare students to graduate from high school ready for college, a career or a next step.

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2 elk poached near Rock Springs

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for information about two cow elk shot and left in elk hunt area 100, the Steamboat elk herd.

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Difference is in the Common Core details for superintendent candidates

Difference is in the Common Core details for superintendent candidates

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Both candidates seeking to be Wyoming's next superintendent of public instruction, Republican Jillian Balow and Democrat Mike Ceballos, support having state educational standards.

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Charges reduced for 2 arrested in reported shooting

Charges reduced for 2 arrested in reported shooting

HELENA — The initial booking charges filed in connection with Monday's reported shooting in Helena were significantly reduced by the county attorney in the complaint filed the next day.

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Regulations could douse North Dakota gas flares

Regulations could douse North Dakota gas flares

Vehicles burning gasoline refined from crude oil is already one of the world's biggest sources of carbon dioxide emissions, and one of the United States' largest sources of crude oil is the Bakken shale in North Dakota.

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Jury awards $4.3M in train crash lawsuit

Jury awards $4.3M in train crash lawsuit

GREAT FALLS — A Cascade County jury has awarded $4.3 million in damages to a BNSF Railway employee who was injured in a July 2011 train collision caused by a switching error.

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UW trustee Warren Lauer dies

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming Trustee Warren Lauer has died after a battle with cancer. He was 62.

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Adaptable omnivore: Grizzlies' varied diet may protect species from changing climate

Adaptable omnivore: Grizzlies' varied diet may protect species from changing climate

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — For years, many conservationists have worried about what grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem will eat as changing climate and habitat conditions bring fewer whitebark pine nuts, cutthroat trout and other prime food sources. A recent study offers an …

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