ONE PERSON IS DEAD IN A CRASH ON CASPER MOUNTAIN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

THE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS AT ROUGHLY 5PM WEDNESDAY, A DRIVER OF AN SUV WAS HEADING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN NEAR THE LOOKOUT, WHEN FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, THEY DROVE OFF THE ROAD NEAR MILE MARKER 6.5.

THE TRUCK ROLLED DOWN THE SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN FOR ABOUT 100 FEET WHEN IT STRUCK A TREE.

THE TRUCK BURST INTO FLAMES AND THE DRIVER DIED BEFORE FIRE UNITS COULD GET THERE.

THE IDENTITY AND GENDER OF THE DRIVER ARE NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME.

THE ROAD WAS REOPENED AT 8:30PM WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
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THE CASPER POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS RELEASED, VIDEO OF THE SHOOTOUT SUNDAY BETWEEN CASPER POLICE OFFICERS AND 38-YEAR-OLD DAVID WOLOSIN. YOU CAN FIND THAT FOOTAGE AT K2RADIO.COM.

CASPER POLICE CHIEF KEITH MCPHEETERS YESTERDAY TOLD REPORTERS THAT CASPER OFFICER JACOB CARLSON WAS UNDERGOING AN EXTENSIVE SURGERY, WHICH WAS EXPECTED TO LAST SIX HOURS. POLICE REPORT CARLSON WAS SHOT 5 TIMES ON SUNDAY.

MCPHEETERS YESTERDAY ALSO IDENTIFIED THE OTHER OFFICER INVOLVED IN SUNDAY'S INCIDENT: RANDI GARRETT, A TWO-YEAR VETERAN OF THE DEPARTMENT. GARRETT WAS THE FIRST OFFICER TO CONTACT WOLOSIN REGARDING A VEHICLE COMPLAINT THAT WAS REPORTED TO POLICE.

MCPHEETERS TOLD REPORTERS THAT HE BELIEVED A THREE-YEAR-OLD CHILD WAS DRIVING A WHITE SEDAN, WITH WOLOSIN IN THE PASSENGER SEAT, WHEN GARRETT ARRIVED AT THE DIRT LOT NEAR FAIRDALE PARK SHORTLY AFTER 1:30 P.M. SUNDAY.

GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES, MCPHEETERS TOLD REPORTERS, GARRETT IS HANDLING THINGS EXCEPTIONALLY WELL.

THE WYOMING DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IS IN CHARGE OF THE CASE.
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WYOMING COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE FILED A FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST MORE THAN 15 PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AND DISTRIBUTORS, CLAIMING THE DRUG COMPANIES MISREPRESENTED THE ADDICTIVE PROPERTIES OF OPIOIDS.

CARBON COUNTY FILED THE SUIT TUESDAY SEEKING FINANCIAL REMEDIATION AS WELL AS A STOP TO THE PROMOTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF OPIOIDS.

THE SUIT CLAIMS THE COMPANIES BEGAN A MARKETING CAMPAIGN MORE THAN TWO DECADES AGO THAT MISLED DOCTORS AND PATIENTS INTO BELIEVING THAT OPIOIDS CAN BE USED TO TREAT CHRONIC PAIN.

THE SUIT IS SEEKING A COURT ORDER FOR THE COMPANIES "TO CORRECT THEIR MISREPRESENTATIONS AND TO ABATE THE PUBLIC NUISANCE THEY HAVE CREATED."

ATTORNEY JASON OCHS SAYS THE COUNTY WANTS THE CASE DECIDED IN WYOMING.

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UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING PRESIDENT LAURIE NICHOLS HAS PROPOSED A $407 MILLION BUDGET THAT SEEKS TO HIRE MORE FACULTY AND STAFF AND RAISE SALARIES.

THE PROPOSED 2019 BUDGET IS BEING PRESENTED THIS WEEK TO THE UW BOARD OF TRUSTEES, WHO HAVE THE FINAL SAY ON THE SPENDING REQUEST.

THE PROPOSAL SEEKS $4.2 MILLION FOR THE HIRING OF 32 NEW FACULTY MEMBERS. SOME OF THE NEW HIRES WOULD REPLACE THOSE LOST THROUGH THE FACULTY SEPARATION INCENTIVES OFFERED DURING UW'S FISCAL CRISIS IN 2016 AND 2017. IT ALSO SEEKS TO HIRE 10 NEW CUSTODIANS.

THE BUDGET PLAN FOLLOWS ON THE HEELS OF TWO FISCAL YEARS IN WHICH THE UNIVERSITY WAS FORCED TO SLASH ITS BUDGET BY A TOTAL OF ABOUT $42 MILLION.
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THERMOPOLIS, WYO. (AP) - A HEAD-ON COLLISION IN WYOMING KILLED THREE PEOPLE, INCLUDING TWO FROM FRANCE.

THE WRECK HAPPENED JUST AFTER NOON TUESDAY ON WYOMING HIGHWAY 120 NEAR THERMOPOLIS.

THE WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 18-YEAR-OLD KOLTEN SCOTT MOSS, OF LARAMIE, WAS DRIVING A 2003 DODGE RAM PICKUP TRUCK THAT VEERED ACROSS THE ONCOMING LANE AND OFF THE ROAD.

THE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS MOSS DROVE BACK ONTO THE HIGHWAY AND INTO A 2019 WINNEBAGO OUTLOOK MOTOR HOME DRIVEN BY 75-YEAR-OLD IB RUAN JENSEN, OF CANNES, FRANCE.

SEVENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD ELSEBETH FEILBERG JENSEN, ALSO OF CANNES, WAS A PASSENGER.

FLAMES ENGULFED BOTH VEHICLES AND ALL THREE DIED AT THE SCENE.