AGENCIES INVESTIGATING THE FATAL SHOOTING OF A MAN BY TWO CASPER POLICE OFFICERS IN EAST CASPER A WEEK AGO ARE TENTATIVELY SAYING THE OFFICERS ACTED LEGALLY.
THE CASPER POLICE DEPARTMENT SAID FRIDAY THERE ARE NO INDICATORS THAT OFFICERS ACTED OUTSIDE OF POLICY OR LAWS ABOUT THE USE OF FORCE WHEN THEY CONFRONTED AND SHOT A MAN WHO WAS WIELDING A SWORD IN THE 3800 BLOCK OF EAST 15TH STREET LATE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH.

OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A CALL AT THE LOAF 'N JUG ON CENTENNIAL COURT, WHERE A FEMALE CLERK TOLD DISPATCH A MAN CAME INTO THE STORE WIELDING A SWORD, THREATENED AND ASSAULTED HER, AND LEFT THE STORE.

SOON AFTER THAT, THE MAN CONFRONTED THE OFFICERS, THEY FIRED THEIR SERVICE WEAPONS AT HIM, AND GAVE HIM MEDICAL ATTENTION BUT HE DIED AT THE SCENE.

THE NATRONA COUNTY CORONER LATER IDENTIFIED HIM AS 36-YEAR-OLD DOUGLAS ONE YEAR.

FRIDAY, THE DEPARTMENT ALSO RELEASED THE NAMES OF THE OFFICERS.

THEY ARE JONATHAN SCHLAGER AND CODY MEYERS, WHO HAVE BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE PENDING THE CONCLUSION OF THE INVESTIGATION BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND OTHER AGENCES.

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ALSO SAID IT WANTS THE COMMUNITY TO EXERCISE COMPASSION AND UNDERSTANDING FOR THE OFFICERS AND THE FAMILY OF DOUGLAS ONE YEAR.
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AMANDA HUCKABAY HAS RESIGNED HER POSITION AS WARD I REPRESENTATIVE ON CASPER CITY COUNCIL.

IN A LETTER SENT TO COUNCIL ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, HUCKABAY SAYS HER RESIGNATION IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. SHE INTENDS TO RELOCATE TO ST. GEORGE, UTAH, WITH HER FIANCÉ AND HER DAUGHTER.

HUCKABAY CITES UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES WITH HER PREVIOUS EMPLOYER AND ISSUES WITH HER DAUGHTER BEING SEVERELY BULLIED AS REASONS FOR HER DECISION. SHE SAYS SHE IS PROUD OF HER WORK, BUT HER "WARRIOR ENERGY" SEEMS TO HAVE DISAPPEARED, AND SHE NO LONGER HAS THE PASSION FOR THE ACTIVIST WORK WHICH SHE HAS PERFORMED FOR THE PAST TWO DECADES.

COUNCILWOMAN KENYNE HUMPHREY SAYS COUNCIL WILL ADVERTISE THE OPEN SEAT, INTERVIEW THOSE INTERESTED IN FILLING THE SEAT, AND MAKE A SELECTION FROM THOSE CANDIDATES.

THE PERSON SELECTED TO FILL THE SEAT WILL SERVE ROUGHLY TWO AND A HALF YEARS REMAINING OF THE FOUR-YEAR TERM TO WHICH HUCKABAY WAS ELECTED IN 2016.

OF HUCKABAY'S SERVICE ON COUNCIL, HUMPHREY SAID, "SHE FOUGHT VALIANTLY FOR ISSUES AFFECTING WOMEN AND PERSONAL RIGHTS. IT WILL CERTAINLY BE A LOSS BUT I'M SO HAPPY FOR HER AND THIS NEW CHAPTER OF HER LIFE."
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THE LARAMIE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP IN FINDING WHOEVER STOLE GUNS AND AMMUNITION FROM A HOME SOUTH OF CHEYENNE.

LT. DON HOLLINGSHEAD SAYS THE HOME, LOCATED IN THE 700 BLOCK OF SOUTH FORK ROAD, WAS BURGLARIZED SOMETIME BETWEEN FEB. 6-7.

"Items taken during that burglary include a .308-caliber hunting rifle as well as a Panther Arms AR-15," said Hollingshead. "Multiple rounds of ammunition were stolen from that residence as well."

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE BURGLARY IS ASKED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS SILENT WITNESS AT (307) 638-TIPS. CALLERS WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1,000.
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A BILL THAT SEEKS TO PRESERVE AND ENHANCE COMMERCIAL AIR SERVICE IN WYOMING HAS CLEARED A STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE.

THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE ON THURSDAY UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED SENATE FILE 40, SENDING IT TO THE FULL HOUSE FOR FURTHER DEBATE.

UNDER THE BILL, A SPECIAL COUNCIL WOULD BE CREATED FOR ONE YEAR TO SOLICIT BIDS FROM AIRLINES AND NEGOTIATE A $15 MILLION, 10-YEAR CONTRACT TO PROVIDE DAILY FLIGHTS TO A MAJOR AIRPORT HUB FROM WYOMING COMMUNITIES THAT JOIN.

IN ADDITION, UP TO ANOTHER $1 MILLION WOULD BE USED TO BOLSTER THE STATE'S CURRENT PROGRAM THAT SUBSIDIZES AIR SERVICE.

SUPPORTERS SAY AIR SERVICE IS IMPORTANT TO THE STATE'S ECONOMY AND AIR SERVICE WOULD BE JEOPARDIZED IN SOME COMMUNITIES WITHOUT THE PROPOSAL. SHERIDAN, RIVERTON AND ROCK SPRINGS ARE THE MOST DEPENDENT ON SUBSIDIES.