POLICE ON THURSDAY ARRESTED A MILLS WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY GOT DRUNK EARLIER THAT DAY, PASSED OUT AND FAILED TO PICK A CHILD UP FROM SCHOOL.

39-YEAR-OLD MANDY ANN LUNDSTEDT WAS BOOKED INTO JAIL ON TWO RECOMMENDED CHARGES OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT.

CHARGING PAPERS SAY THE PRINCIPAL OF THE CHILD'S SCHOOL CALLED CASPER POLICE SHORTLY AFTER 5 P.M. FRIDAY TO REPORT A CHILD HAD NOT BEEN PICKED UP FROM SCHOOL. DESPITE NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE CHILD'S MOTHER, THE PRINCIPAL WASN'T ABLE TO REACH HER.

THE PRINCIPAL TOLD POLICE THERE HAD BEEN SEVERAL PRIOR INCIDENTS WHERE LUNDSTEDT HAD SHOWN UP WITH ALCOHOL ON HER BREATH, AND HAD BEEN LATE.

A MILLS POLICE OFFICER WENT TO A HOME IN THE 4800 BLOCK OF LAFAYETTE STREET TO SEE IF LUNDSTEDT WAS THERE. THE OFFICER ARRIVED TO FIND LUNDSTEDT WALKING BAREFOOT TOWARDS THE DRIVER'S DOOR OF A BLACK AND PINK FORD MUSTANG WITH COLORADO LICENSE PLATES.

LUNDSTEDT REPORTEDLY APPEARED "HIGHLY INTOXICATED" AND SAID SHE WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE TO PICK UP THE CHILD. THE OFFICER PREVENTED HER FROM GETTING INTO THE CAR.

A PORTABLE BREATHALYZER TEST SHOWED LUNDSTEDT'S BLOOD-ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION WAS .185, WELL OVER TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT TO DRIVE.

AFTER SOME TIME, SHE ALLEGEDLY ADMITTED TO POLICE THAT SHE AND HER BEST FRIEND HAD CONSUMED TOO MUCH WHISKEY AND PASSED OUT, LATER WAKING UP TO REALIZE THAT SHE HAD NOT RETRIEVED THE CHILD FROM SCHOOL.
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A 25-YEAR-OLD CHEYENNE MOTHER HAS BEEN FOUND NOT GUILTY IN THE MURDER OF HER 16-MONTH-OLD SON.

AFTER DELIBERATING FOR TWO HOURS THURSDAY AND FIVE-AND-A-HALF HOURS FRIDAY, A LARAMIE COUNTY JURY FOUND SABRINA SAWICKI NOT GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AND AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE.

THE JURY ALSO FOUND SAWICKI NOT GUILTY OF A LESSER CHARGE OF RECKLESS ENDANGERING.

COURT RECORDS SAY THE BOY WAS TAKEN TO CHEYENNE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ON APRIL 24 AND THEN FLOWN TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL COLORADO WHERE HE WAS TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT ON APRIL 27. AN AUTOPSY DETERMINED THE BOY DIED FROM "ABUSIVE HEAD TRAUMA." ​

SAWICKI WAS FACING LIFE IN PRISON.
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CASPER MAYOR RAY PACHECO SPOKE TO K2 RADIO NEWS ABOUT THE LIVELY CITY COUNCIL MEETING TWO WEEKS AGO WHERE THE DEBATE CENTERED ON REGULATING FOOD TRUCKS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

AND HE SAYS IT ISN'T OVER YET.

PACHECO ALSO SAYS, THEY ARE NEVER GOING TO PLEASE EVERYONE.

THE AREA COVERED BY THE NEW REGULATIONS ENCOMPASSES 2ND STREET FROM DURBIN TO DAVID.
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CASPER, WYO. (AP) - THERE ARE SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT IN WYOMING'S ENERGY INDUSTRY AFTER A RECENT DOWNTURN.

WYOMING STATE ECONOMIST JIM ROBINSON SAYS COMPANIES ARE SPENDING MORE AND ADDING JOBS AFTER A TWO-YEAR DOWNTURN IN COAL, OIL AND NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION.

THE CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE REPORTS SALES AND USE TAX COLLECTIONS HAVE GROWN BY NEARLY 19 PERCENT OVER THE PAST NINE MONTHS. THE NUMBER OF RIGS DRILLING FOR OIL HAS HIT A THREE-YEAR HIGH AND THAT ACTIVITY IS PULLING IN NEW EMPLOYEES.

WYOMING'S OVERALL LABOR FORCE CONTINUES TO SHRINK, HOWEVER, AND U.S. CENSUS DATA SHOW WYOMING LOSING POPULATION OVER THE PAST COUPLE YEARS.

ROBINSON CALLS IT A "MEASURED RECOVERY."