All Interstate Highways Reopened; Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — All interstate highways in Wyoming have reopened in the wake of a spring snowstorm that closed hundreds of miles of roads over the last two days.While interstates 80, 25 and 90 are open, the Wyoming Department of Transportation cautions that there are slick stretches and areas of blowing snow that reduces visibility.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Frontier Days made more than $500,000 in 2012, the third straight year the event has posted a profit. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the gain came despite the fact that admissions revenue was down about 4 percent in 2012. Last year’s night show attendance was still the third-highest for Frontier Days.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Sixty-three-year-old Andrew Johnson woke up a free man today for the first time in more than 23 years. He posted a $10,000 bond yesterday, freed while he awaits a retrial on a 1989 rape charge. A judge granted the retrial on the basis of new DNA evidence. He was sentenced to life in prison in his first trial.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An Australian man who lives in Sandy, Utah, says he robbed a Cheyenne bank to give the money to the poor. Thirty-nine-year-old Corey Donaldson wrote the Jackson Hole Daily to say that he plans to represent himself on charges that he took $147,000 from the U.S. Bank branch on New Year’s Eve.