A TWO CAR ACCIDENT THAT KILLED ONE PERSON BLOCKED TRAFFIC ON WYOMING HIGHWAY 220 FOR HOURS ON TUESDAY.

DETAILS ARE STILL SKETCHY, BUT A MID-SIZED SUV COLLIDED HEAD ON WITH A TRACTOR TRAILER RIG ON 220 NEAR MILE POST 59.

A 29 YEAR OLD ADULT DIED IN THE SUV.

THE HIGHWAY PATROL HAS NOT RELEASED DETAILS OF THE ACCIDENT.

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THE CITY OF CASPER HAS AGREED TO EXTEND POLICE OFFICER JACOB CARLSON, WHO WAS GRAVELY INJURED IN A SHOOTOUT IN MAY, EIGHT MORE WEEKS OF PAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE SAID ON TUESDAY THAT CARLSON, HIS WIFE, AND ATTORNEY DON FULLER MET WITH CITY MANAGER CARTER NAPIER, POLICE CHIEF KEITH MCPHEETERS AND CITY ATTORNEY JOHN HENLEY.

CARLSON WANTS TO RETURN TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND THROUGH FULLER REQUESTED THE ADDITIONAL PAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

CARLSON AND FULLER WILL PROVIDE A REVISED MEDICAL RELEASE RECOMMENDING HE NOT BE PERMITTED TO WORK DURING THOSE EIGHT WEEKS.

THE CITY AGREED TO THOSE TERMS.
LAST WEEK, MCPHEETERS RESPONDED TO CRITICISM INDICATING THE CITY, AND HE AS CHIEF, WERE PRESSURING CARLSON TO RETURN TO WORK EVEN THOUGH HIS DOCTORS SAID HE WILL BE TOTALLY DISABLED FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

MCPHEETERS SAID THAT AFTER TALKING WITH CARLSON, HE REALIZED HE HAD NOT FULLY COMMUNICATED WITH HIM AND HE WOULD KEEP HIM ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE.

ON MAY 6, CARLSON AND OFFICER RANDI GARRETT WENT TO THE AREA OF FAIRDALE PARK FOR A REPORT OF A MAN, LATER IDENTIFIED AS DAVID WOLOSIN, DRIVING WITH TWO CHILDREN IN A VACANT LOT.

WHEN THEY SPOKE TO HIM, HE DREW A GUN AND SHOT AT THEM.

CARLSON WAS INJURED, AND GARRETT KILLED WOLOSIN.
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THE BRITANNIA FIRE NEAR WHEATLAND CONTINUED TO GROW TODAY TO OVER 19,000 ACRES, AS FIRE CREWS WORK TO KEEP THE GROWTH TO A MINIMUM.
K2 RADIO NEWS’ NICK LEARNED IS ON THE SCENE AND HE TELLS US ROUGHLY 200 FIRE FIGHTERS ARE ON HAND NOW, AND A LARGE NUMBER OF THEM ARE HAND CREWS INVOLVED IN DIRECT ATTACK ON THE BLAZE. THE AREA OF THE FIRE IS PARTLY TIMBERED, PARTLY GRASSLAND, AND THE TERRAIN IS UNEVEN AND MAKES SUPPRESSION DIFFICULT. MOST OF THE EXPANSION FOR NOW THOUGH, IS TO THE SOUTH AND IN BRUSHY COUNTRY.
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INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER RUSS WENKE SAYS IT'S A TOUGH FIRE TO FIGHT FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.

AIR TANKERS ARE BEING USED, BUT FOR NOW, THEY ARE ALL HELICOPTERS AS AIRPLANES ARE NOT AS EFFECTIVE IN TIMBER. ONE STRUCTURE HAS BEEN DESTROYED, BUT FIRE FIGHTERS ARE NOT SURE WHAT IT WAS, AS ENTERING THE AREA IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE NOW. SOME CABINS AND PERHAPS HOMES ARE KNOWN TO BE IN THE DANGER ZONE, BUT AN ACCURATE ASSESSMENT WILL HAVE TO WAIT.
FIRE FIGHTERS FROM BOTH FLORIDA AND CALIFORNIA ARRIVED TODAY AS OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND STATES SHARE RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE FIRES PLAGUING THE WEST AT THE MOMENT.
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AN ADULT FROM FREMONT COUNTY HAS BECOME WYOMING'S FIRST HUMAN CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS THIS YEAR.

THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORTED THE CASE MONDAY.

WEST NILE VIRUS IS SPREAD WHEN MOSQUITOES FEED ON INFECTED BIRDS AND THEN BITE PEOPLE AND ANIMALS.

MOST PEOPLE INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS EITHER DON'T HAVE SYMPTOMS OR HAVE MINOR ONES, SUCH AS FEVER, HEADACHE, BODY ACHES, SKIN RASH AND SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES.

A VERY SMALL NUMBER DEVELOP A LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS THAT INCLUDES INFLAMMATION OF THE SPINAL CORD OR BRAIN.

HEALTH OFFICIALS RECOMMEND PEOPLE AVOID SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS DURING DAWN AND DUSK, WEAR LONG-SLEEVED SHIRTS AND PANTS, DRAIN STANDING WATER AND USE AN INSECT REPELLENT CONTAINING DEET TO PREVENT MOSQUITO BITES.
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POWELL, WYO. (AP) - SCIENTISTS REPORT FINDING SEVERAL DIFFERENT FOSSILS AT A SITE THAT NOW LIES BENEATH A WYOMING RESERVOIR....

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THE OIL BUSINESS HAS ENDURED A BIT OF A SCARE IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS.

PRICES THAT WERE WELL OVER $60 A BARREL FOR MONTHS, LIKE THE TV COMMERCIAL, SUDDENLY FELL AND COULDN'T GET UP.

BUT THIS WEEK, IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY.

THE REASON IS THAT DEMAND IS ALMOST OVERWHELMING, AND REFINERIES CAN BARELY KEEP UP.

AND FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND, GAS PRICES IN WYOMING SHOULD BE JUST UNDER $3 A GALLON.