CASPER POLICE ON SUNDAY ARRESTED A MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY BEAT HIS GIRLFRIEND AND USED HIS TRUCK TO RAM HER VEHICLE WHILE SHE WAS INSIDE.

51-YEAR-OLD STEVEN JOHN LAMORIE WAS BOOKED INTO JAIL ON RECOMMENDED CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, DOMESTIC BATTERY AND PROPERTY DESTRUCTION.

CHARGING PAPERS SAY POLICE OFFICERS RESPONDED TO 8 CACTI PLACE FOR A REPORT OF A FAMILY FIGHT SHORTLY BEFORE 9 P.M. SUNDAY. THE VICTIM WAS FOUND BLOODY AND TRAPPED INSIDE A DAMAGED JEEP LIBERTY, BUT THE MAN WHO WAS INVOLVED HAD TAKEN OFF.

AFTER THE VICTIM WAS FREED, SHE TOLD POLICE THAT SHE WAS IN A DATING RELATIONSHIP WITH STEVEN LAMORIE. SHE OFTEN STAYED WITH HIM, BUT HAD HER OWN RESIDENCE IN EVANSVILLE.

ON SUNDAY, THE COUPLE STARTED TO ARGUE, AND SHE THREW A POT OF COOKED FOOD AT LAMORIE. HE ALLEGEDLY PROCEEDED TO BEAT HER SEVERELY.

THE VICTIM SOMEHOW ENDED UP OUTSIDE THE TRAILER HOME. LAMORIE'S TRUCK WAS PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY AND HE GOT INSIDE THE VEHICLE TO LEAVE, AND THE VICTIM GOT INTO HER JEEP IN AN EFFORT TO STOP LAMORIE FROM LEAVING BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO TALK TO HIM.

LAMORIE ALLEGEDLY BACKED INTO THE VICTIM'S JEEP, AND GLASS SHATTERED ALL OVER HER.

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REPUBLICAN GUBNERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FOSTER FRIESS SAID MONDAY IN CHEYENNE THAT HE DOESN'T LIKE THE IDEA OF USING INCENTIVE PROGRAMS TO LURE BUSINESSES TO WYOMING..
FRIESS SAYS LOW TAXES, AN EDUCATED WORKFORCE AND STRONG INFRASTRUCTURE SHOULD LURE BUSINESSES TO WYOMING.

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THE JACKSON TOWN COUNCIL HAS AGREED TO SEVERAL INCENTIVES IN AN EFFORT TO HIRE AND RETAIN MORE POLICE OFFICERS.
POLICE CHIEF TODD SMITH SAID THAT OVER THE PAST YEAR, SEVEN OF THE DEPARTMENT'S 23 OFFICERS HAVE RESIGNED, MANY DUE TO LOW PAY AND HIGH HOUSING COSTS.

SMITH SAYS OTHERS ARE CONSIDERING LEAVING.

THE TOWN COUNCIL VOTED THIS MONTH TO INCREASE OFFICER WAGES BY 4 PERCENT, BEGINNING ON JULY 1ST, AND TO REDUCE THE RENT OF OFFICERS HIRED SINCE JANUARY WHO ARE LIVING IN TOWN OF JACKSON HOUSING.

THE TOWN ALSO SET A $3,000 SIGN-ON BONUS, WITH $1,000 TO BE PAID AT THE END OF EACH YEAR THAT AN OFFICER REMAINS ON THE FORCE.

THE POLICE FORCE COMPETES FOR OFFICERS WITH LINCOLN COUNTY, WHERE DEPUTIES GET ANNUAL RAISES, AND THE WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL, WHICH GIVES JACKSON-AREA WORKERS A $1,200 MONTHLY STIPEND.

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THE WYOMING SUPREME COURT HAS UPHELD DISMISSING A DEFAMATION LAWSUIT FILED BY FORMER STATE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT CINDY HILL.
THE COURT ISSUED ITS UNANIMOUS DECISION MONDAY IN HILL'S LAWSUIT AGAINST TIM STUBSON.

HILL CONTENDED THAT STUBSON MADE MALICIOUS AND FALSE STATEMENTS ABOUT HER, DURING HIS U.S. HOUSE CAMPAIGN IN 2016.

STUBSON LOST IN THE PRIMARY TO LIZ CHENEY, WHO EVENTUALLY WON THE SEAT THAT YEAR.

THE COMMENTS BY STUBSON CONCERNED THE CONTROVERSY OVER REMOVING HILL AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, WHILE SHE WAS STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.

STUBSON WAS A MEMBER OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE DURING THAT TIME.

THE SUPREME COURT DECISION, WRITTEN BY JUSTICE MICHAEL DAVIS, SAID HILL DID NOT PRESENT SUFFICIENT ARGUMENTS TO BACK UP HER CASE.

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MOOSE, WYO. (AP) - NATIONAL PARK RANGERS IN WESTERN WYOMING HAVE RECOVERED THE BODY OF A CLIMBER WHO FELL TO HIS DEATH.

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK OFFICIALS SAY THEY BELIEVE 27-YEAR-OLD BURAK AKIL OF WAYNE, NEW JERSEY, WAS CLIMBING ALONE SUNDAY ON TEEWINOT MOUNTAIN.

AKIL APPARENTLY FELL WHILE HEADED BACK DOWN THE 12,300-FOOT (3,800-METER) MOUNTAIN.

A CO-WORKER REPORTED AKIL MISSING AFTER HE DIDN'T REPORT TO WORK MONDAY. SEARCHERS SOON FOUND AKIL ON THE EAST FACE OF TEEWINOT AND USED A HELICOPTER TO RECOVER HIS BODY.

PARK OFFICIALS SAY AKIL WAS WEARING A HELMET AND HAD APPROPRIATE CLIMBING GEAR, INCLUDING AN ICE AXE AND CRAMPONS.