ONE MAN WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY AND ANOTHER WAS BEING INTERVIEWED BY DETECTIVES AS OF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AS LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE THE ALLEGED KIDNAPPING OF A 95-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AND SUBSEQUENT POLICE CHASE.

20-YEAR-OLD KYLE MCCABE MARTIN WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY ON RECOMMENDED CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING, AGGRAVATED ROBBERY, AGGRAVATED BURGLARY, BURGLARY, FELONY THEFT AND CONSPIRACY. HIS BOND WAS SET AT $500,000.

POLICE ON WEDNESDAY LOCATED 22-YEAR-OLD ADAM RAY MCCLURE. POLICE SAID HE WAS NOT A SUSPECT, BUT THEY DID WANT TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT TUESDAY'S INCIDENT. HE WAS SPEAKING WITH DETECTIVES AS OF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

AFTER HIS ARREST, MARTIN ALLEGEDLY TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT HE WAS DRIVING A STOLEN PICKUP EARLY TUESDAY WHEN HE TRIED TO BREAK INTO A HOME. AFTER GETTING THAT TRUCK STUCK IN THE MUD, HE TOOK OFF ON FOOT.

HE JOINED UP WITH ANOTHER MAN, AND THE TWO CUT THROUGH A BACKYARD IN ORDER TO AVOID POLICE OFFICERS, WHO FLOODED INTO THE AREA. THE PAIR FIGURED THEY WOULD NEED A VEHICLE TO GET AWAY.

THE TWO MEN THEN ENTERED THE 95-YEAR-OLD WOMAN'S HOUSE, KIDNAPPED HER, BOUND HER WITH DUCT TAPE, HIT HER OVER THE HEAD WITH A REPLICA PISTOL AND PUT HER IN THE TRUNK OF HER OWN VEHICLE, WHICH THEY THEN STOLE.

THE SECOND MAN GOT OUT OF THE VEHICLE AT THE FOX HILL APARTMENTS. MARTIN CONTINUED DRIVING AND LED CASPER POLICE OFFICERS ON A CHASE, BUT WAS ULTIMATELY ARRESTED. THE STOLEN VEHICLE WAS IMPOUNDED BY POLICE, WHO HAD NO IDEA THAT THE VICTIM WAS STILL IN THE TRUNK.

THE VICTIM REMAINED IN THE TRUNK FOR ROUGHLY SIX HOURS BEFORE ONE OF MARTIN'S RELATIVES CALLED POLICE AND TOLD THEM IT WAS EXTREMELY URGENT THAT OFFICERS SEARCH THE TRUNK.

THE 95-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS FOUND BOUND WITH DUCT TAPE. SHE HAD MULTIPLE CUTS ON HER HEAD AND FACE, AND WAS TAKEN TO WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER.

POLICE SAY THE VICTIM IS NOW IN STABLE CONDITION.

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CASPER CITY COUNCIL ON WEDNESDAY NAMED LONGTIME RESIDENT AND FORMER JUDGE MICHAEL HUBER TO FILL THE VACANCY LEFT BY AMANDA HUCKABAY IN WARD I IN CENTRAL CASPER EARLIER THIS MONTH.

HUBER SAID HIS ROOTS WITH THE CITY AND CITY GOVERNMENT RUN DEEP, BECAUSE OF CENTURY-OLD FAMILY TIES AND HOW HIS FATHER WAS A CITY ENGINEER FROM 1957 TO 1968 AND WOULD RECOUNT HIS EXPERIENCES AND MOSTLY ADMIRATION OF COUNCIL MEMBERS.
HUBER, A RETIRED CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, AND 11 OTHER APPLICANTS TOLD THE COUNCIL DURING A SPECIAL MEETING ABOUT THEIR BACKGROUNDS, QUALIFICATIONS, REASONS FOR APPLYING, THE TIME COMMITMENTS THEY CAN MAKE, AND WHETHER THEY WILL RUN FOR RE-ELECTION THIS FALL.

COUNCIL THEN WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DELIBERATE AND FINISHED IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

MAYOR RAY PACHECO RE-CONVENED THE MEETING, AND COUNCIL MEMBERS BOB HOPKINS AND CHRIS WALSH COMPLIMENTED THE PASSION AND COMMITMENT TO SERVICE OF THOSE WHO APPLIED.

WALSH NOMINATED HUBER, WHO WAS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE REST OF COUNCIL.
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THIS YEAR'S WYOMING STATE FAIR WILL BE HALF AS LONG AS USUAL.

STATE FAIR DIRECTOR JAMES GOODRICH ANNOUNCED THAT THE EVENT IS BEING SHORTENED FROM EIGHT DAYS TO FOUR DAYS. THE STATE FAIR HAS SEEN A DROP IN STATE FINANCIAL SUPPORT BECAUSE OF A DOWNTURN IN WYOMING'S ECONOMY.

THIS YEAR'S FAIR WILL KICK OFF AUG. 15 AND END AUG. 18.

GOODRICH SAYS THE CONDENSED SCHEDULE WILL INCREASE DAILY ACTIVITIES ON THE GROUNDS.

THE FULL SCHEDULE OF COMPETITIONS AT THE FAIR IS STILL BEING FINALIZED, AND THE GOAL IS TO INCLUDE ALL OF THE 4H AND FFA COMPETITIONS THAT HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN A PART OF THE EVENT.

GRANDSTAND EVENTS AND OTHER TRADITIONAL FAIR ATTRACTIONS ARE BEING FINALIZED ALONG WITH THE SCHEDULE AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.