A PARADISE VALLEY MAN CHARGED WITH THE 2015 SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A GIRL WHO WAS THEN 13 YEARS OLD PLEADED NOT GUILTY DURING HIS ARRAIGNMENT IN NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT ON WEDNESDAY.

JAMES SANDERS FACES TWO COUNTS OF FIRST-DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT, TWO COUNTS OF SECOND-DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ONE COUNT OF THIRD-DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT.

HE COULD FACE 10 TO 155 YEARS IN PRISON IF CONVICTED ON ALL COUNTS.

DURING THE HEARING WEDNESDAY, JUDGE DANIEL FORGEY READ THE CHARGES.

SANDERS CONFERRED WITH HIS PUBLIC DEFENDER DYLAN ROSALEZ, AND ENTERED THE NOT GUILTY PLEA.

FORGEY SAID A TRIAL DATE WILL BE SET LATER.

SANDERS REMAINS IN CUSTODY ON A $100,000 BOND

COURT RECORDS SAY THE CASE BEGAN WHEN A MILLS POLICE OFFICER WAS ASSIGNED TO INVESTIGATE A REPORTED SEX OFFENSE ON THE NIGHT OF APRIL 20, 2015.

THE ALLEGED VICTIM LATER TOLD A FORENSIC INTERVIEWER THAT SHE HAD BEEN AT HOME WATCHING TELEVISION WITH HER SISTERS WHILE HER MOTHER WAS NOT HOME.

THE VICTIM HEARD A KNOCK ON THE FRONT DOOR, AND ONE OF HER SISTERS OPENED THE DOOR.

SANDERS, WHO WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE FAMILY, ALLEGEDLY PUSHED HIS WAY INTO THE HOUSE AND SPOKE TO ANOTHER GIRL FOR A MOMENT.

THE ALLEGED VICTIM AND ANOTHER GIRL WENT INTO THE BATHROOM.

SANDERS THEN REPORTEDLY ENTERED THE BATHROOM, FORCED THE OTHER GIRL OUT, AND FORCED THE VICTIM TO .
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WORLAND, WYO. (AP) - FIREFIGHTERS HAVE MADE GOOD PROGRESS IN BATTLING A LARGE GRASS FIRE IN NORTHERN WYOMING.

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FORTUNATELY, NO ONE WAS INJURED WHEN A FIRE BROKE OUT IN WEST CHEYENNE TUESDAY NIGHT.

CHEYENNE FIRE RESCUE SPOKESMAN SCOTT SMITH SAYS FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED TO A SINGLE-STORY STRUCTURE IN THE 1200 BLOCK OF DODGE COURT AROUND 10 P.M.

WHEN CREWS ARRIVED ON SCENE, THEY FOUND AN UNOCCUPIED HOUSE FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES.

BECAUSE OF UNSTABLE FLOOR AND FOUNDATION ISSUES, FIREFIGHTERS WERE NOT ABLE TO MAKE AN INTERIOR ATTACK ON THE FIRE AND ENDED UP BATTLING THE BLAZE FOR THREE HOURS.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.​

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GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK HAS CLOSED THE HIDDEN FALLS AND INSPIRATION POINT TOURIST ATTRACTIONS BECAUSE OF CONCERNS THAT A FISSURING ROCK WALL COULD POSE A DANGER.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SPOKESWOMAN DENISE GERMANN SAYS GROWING CRACKS AND FISSURES WERE OBSERVED IN THE LARGE BUTTRESS ABOVE HIDDEN FALLS.

GERMANN SAYS THAT THE CRACK IS ABOUT 100 FEET (30 METER) LONG AND RUNS HORIZONTALLY ALONG A ROCK WALL THAT'S AT LEAST 100 FEET TALL.

PARK OFFICIALS ARE SEARCHING FOR A PARK SERVICE EXPERT TO ASSESS THE RISK OF THE POTENTIALLY UNSTABLE ROCK WALL.

HIDDEN FALLS AND INSPIRATION POINT ARE LOCATED IN THE POPULAR JENNY LAKE AREA AND ARE AMONG THE PARK'S BUSIEST ATTRACTIONS.

OTHER JENNY LAKE ATTRACTIONS, INCLUDING THE FERRY, REMAIN OPEN.

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JACKSON POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AFTER AN OFF-DUTY OFFICER FROM COLORADO PULLED A GUN ON A TEENAGER WHO WAS RUNNING TO A BUS STOP.

POLICE ARE DETERMINING IF ANY CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE WARRANTED AGAINST THE 31-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AFTER SHE HELD THE 17-YEAR-OLD BOY ON THE GROUND AT GUNPOINT FRIDAY.

POLICE LT. ROGER SCHULTZ SAYS THE WOMAN BELIEVED A CRIME WAS TAKING PLACE AND INTERVENED. HE SAYS THE COLORADO WOMAN DID NOT HAVE AUTHORITY TO ACT AS AN OFFICER IN WYOMING UNLESS A FELONY WAS COMMITTED IN HER PRESENCE OR IF DEATH WAS LIKELY.

POLICE DID NOT RELEASE THE WOMAN'S NAME.

WHILE THE TEEN WAS WRONGLY STOPPED, HE WAS CITED FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.