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Mills Police to create statue of deceased K9 Nyx

Mills Police to create statue of deceased K9 Nyx

CASPER, Wyo. — The Mills Police Department plans to construct a bronze statue of its former K-9 officer Nyx, who died last month after being left in a hot patrol car for six hours, Police Chief Bryon Preciado said Tuesday.

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Mule deer group pledges $1.3 million for new research

CASPER, Wyo. — Mule deer numbers in southwest Wyoming have been declining for decades. As researchers continue to try and understand why, they may receive a helping hand.

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Casper threatened with whitewater lawsuit after boy dies in river

Casper threatened with whitewater lawsuit after boy dies in river

CASPER, Wyo. — The 8-year-old boy rescued from the North Platte River two weeks ago sat at his father’s side during Tuesday’s Casper City Council work session. After prompting from his dad, Troy Bray, his eyes shifted from his shoes to the council members.

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Highway patrol believes tire failure caused Gillette woman’s death

CASPER, Wyo. — A 23-year-old Gillette woman died in a crash near Midwest on Monday, and Wyoming Highway Patrol believes tire failure played a factor.

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Vintage car falls on 64-year-old Casper man, killing him

CASPER, Wyo. — A man doing repairs on a vintage car died Monday when the vehicle fell on top of him, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office reports.

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Court rules for smoking ban allies

CASPER, Wyo. — A judge on Tuesday ruled the Casper city clerk acted “arbitrarily and capriciously” in determining who to disqualify from a petition to reinstate the city's full smoking ban.

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Shooting suspect could face life sentence

Shooting suspect could face life sentence

CASPER, Wyo. — Multiple witnesses called police Sunday evening to say they saw a man shoot another man at a Casper park.

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Jackson slide briefly speeds up, then slows

Jackson slide briefly speeds up, then slows

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson officials say a slow-motion landslide sped up briefly after wet weather but has slowed back down.

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Lovell man arrested after car thefts, gunshots

POWELL, Wyo. — Powell police say a driver led them on a high-speed chase after allegedly stealing two vehicles and firing shots into three others.

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BLM: Backhoe nicked pipe at Wyoming oil spill spot

BLM: Backhoe nicked pipe at Wyoming oil spill spot

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 25,000-gallon oil spill in the Powder River Basin occurred after a backhoe nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline and, over time, corrosion turned the minor damage into an oil-spewing hole, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday.

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Growth forces boundary shifts for Cheyenne schools

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — More than 170 elementary school students in eastern Cheyenne can't attend the school closest to their homes because population growth forced the district to alter boundaries.

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Forest road to close for construction

The entire length of Forest Service Road 201.1C on the Greybull District of the Shoshone National Forest will be closed for construction starting Wednesday.

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Judge orders Laramie man to answer murder charge

Judge orders Laramie man to answer murder charge

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A judge on Tuesday ruled prosecutors have strong enough evidence against a Laramie man accused of killing a 20-year-old woman 42 years ago that they can take the first-degree murder case against him to trial.

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Meetings set on Nez Perce trail revisions

Meetings set on Nez Perce trail revisions

The Forest Service is seeking comments on revisions to the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail during regional meetings in September.

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Busy year for Yellowstone supervolcano rumors

Busy year for Yellowstone supervolcano rumors

CODY, WYO. — Have you heard about what’s happening with the Yellowstone supervolcano?

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No intent found in Wyoming police dog case, DA says

No intent found in Wyoming police dog case, DA says

CASPER, Wyo. — Mills police officer Zachary Miller did not intend to kill police dog Nyx, an eight-year veteran of the department, when he left the animal in a hot car for several hours last month, Natrona County’s top prosecutor said Monday.

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Gun club officials say they took initiative in dealing with safety concerns

CASPER, Wyo. — After two years of hearings, the Natrona County Board of Commissioners anticipates the passage of a new lease for the Platte River Rod and Gun Club at its next meeting.

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Wyoming lottery rakes in $200,000 in opening-day sales

Wyoming lottery rakes in $200,000 in opening-day sales

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County led the way in first-day lottery ticket sales Sunday, banking a little over $36,400 according to the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.

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75-year-old woman gets life term for killing husband in Wyoming in 1970s

75-year-old woman gets life term for killing husband in Wyoming in 1970s

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s then throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine where it remained for nearly 40 years.

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Wyoming man shot by apparent truck burglar

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Cheyenne man who was shot after surprising someone who was apparently trying to burglarize his truck is expected to recover.

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Sales of Wyoming Lottery tickets kick off

Sales of Wyoming Lottery tickets kick off

CASPER, Wyo. — More than a dozen people lined up Sunday at Albertson’s on Second Street to take their chances with Wyoming’s first lottery.

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Accountability report urges fewer tests, more peer review

CASPER, Wyo. — States should focus less on tests and more on improving teachers when crafting school rating systems, a new report out this week from a national education think tank states.

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Wyoming begins selling lottery tickets

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Wyoming has begun selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets at nearly 400 retailers across the state.

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Platte County woman contracts West Nile virus

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Health officials say an older woman from Platte County has tested positive for West Nile virus — the first confirmed human case in Wyoming this year.

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WMC charity care, unpaid bills higher than average

CASPER, Wyo. — Twelve cents of every dollar paid to the Wyoming Medical Center goes toward charity care or unpaid medical bills at the hospital.

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