A WOMAN WHO WAS WANTED BY AUTHORITIES IN DENVER ON HOMICIDE AND ARSON CHARGES WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY IN CASPER BY LOCAL AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.
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A LAWSUIT BY THE NORTHERN ARAPAHOE TRIBE AGAINST SIX PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AND THREE DRUG DISTRIBUTORS HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO A FEDERAL COURT IN NORTHERN OHIO.

EARLIER THIS MONTH, THE TRIBE SUED THE MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF OPIOIDS CLAIMING THEIR BUSINESS PRACTICES HAVE CAUSED WIDESPREAD ADDICTIONS AMONG TRIBAL MEMBERS.
MORE THAN 500 OTHER TRIBES, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE FILED SIMILAR LAWSUITS.

BECAUSE THE FACTS OF THESE CASES ARE SIMILAR, FEDERAL LAW ALLOWS SUCH LAWSUITS TO BE CONSOLIDATED AS A MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION IN ONE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT.

SO A JUDGE IN THE FEDERAL COURT IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, WILL OVERSEE THESE CASES.

IN THE CASE OF THE NORTHERN ARAPAHO TRIBE, IT SAID IT HAS SEEN CHILD WELFARE AND FOSTER CARE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH OPIOID-ADDICTED PARENTS SKYROCKET, THEIR HEALTH SERVICES OVERWHELMED, AND THE UNDERMINING OF ITS ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE.

THE TRIBE WANTS TO RECOVER FROM THE DEFENDANTS REVENUES AND PROFITS FROM OPIOID DISTRIBUTION; PAST AND FUTURE EXPENSES CAUSED BY THE EPIDEMIC; COMPENSATORY DAMAGES FOR TREATING ADDICTED PATIENTS AND INFANTS BORN WITH OPIOID-RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS; AND OTHER DAMAGES.

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SARATOGA, WYO. (AP) - A FIRE HAS DAMAGED A LARGE AMOUNT OF LUMBER AT A SAWMILL IN WYOMING...

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THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING IS SEEKING INPUT FROM THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY ON THE UW ENGAGEMENT TASK FORCE’S RECENTLY COMPLETED DRAFT REPORT AND HAS SCHEDULED A LISTENING SESSION TO GATHER COMMENTS.

THE TASK FORCE WAS APPOINTED BY UW PRESIDENT LAURIE NICHOLS, AS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY’S STRATEGIC PLAN “BREAKING THROUGH: 2017-2022.” THE GOAL OF THE TASK FORCE IS TO COLLABORATE WITH PARTNERS AND CONSTITUENTS OF UW AND TO IMPROVE AND ENHANCE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF THE STATE’S COMMUNITIES.

THE PUBLIC LISTENING SESSION ON THE REPORT, “ENVISIONING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING,” IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 FROM 3:10 TO 5 P.M. IN ROOM 215 OF THE CLASSROOM BUILDING. MEMBERS OF THE ENGAGEMENT TASK FORCE WILL BE PRESENT TO WALK THROUGH THE REPORT’S KEY RECOMMENDATIONS AS WELL AS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE FEEDBACK.

THE GROUP IS TASKED WITH MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS TO UW’S LEADERSHIP ABOUT THE OPERATION OF A NEW OFFICE OF ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH AS WELL AS TO BE RECOGNIZED BY THE CARNEGIE FOUNDATION AS A “COMMUNITY ENGAGED UNIVERSITY.”

THE TASK FORCE WILL TAKE COMMENTS FROM THE LISTENING SESSION AND THE SURVEY AND USE THEM TO FINALIZE THE REPORT IN MAY.
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A 46-YEAR-OLD CHEYENNE WOMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN THE STABBING DEATH OF 45-YEAR-OLD JENNIFER PRATT.
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TANYA PEARSON MADE HER INITIAL APPEARANCE IN LARAMIE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT WEDNESDAY MORNING.

POLICE SAY PEARSON STABBED PRATT TO DEATH AFTER THE TWO GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT AT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARK MONDAY AFTERNOON.

PRATT HAD STAB WOUNDS ON HER UPPER-LEFT ABDOMEN, HER LEFT SIDE BELOW HER RIBS AND IN HER LEFT ARMPIT, ACCORDING TO AN AFFIDAVIT.

PEARSON REPORTEDLY TOLD POLICE THAT SHE AND PRATT WERE ARGUING AT THEIR RESIDENCE AND THEN DROVE TO THE PARK WHERE THEY CONTINUED TO ARGUE. SHE SAID PRATT SLAPPED HER IN THE FACE TWICE, SO SHE PULLED HER SWITCHBLADE AND STABBED HER.

PEARSON'S BOND WAS SET AT $50,000 CASH AND HER PRELIMINARY HEARING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 26. IF CONVICTED, SHE COULD FACE UP TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON.