A JUDGE ON MONDAY TURNED DOWN A REQUEST BY A SHERIDAN COMPANY TO INTERVIEW THE FORMER CASPER POLICE CHIEF AND A DETECTIVE ABOUT THE CONDUCT OF THE INVESTIGATION OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BUSINESSWOMAN KRISTI RICHARDSON IN 2014, THE APPARENT SUICIDE OF MICK MCMURRY IN 2015, AND ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO.

NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT JUDGE THOMAS SULLINS GRANTED A REQUEST BY THE CASPER POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE WYOMING DIVISION OF INVESTIGATION TO QUASH SUBPOENAS BY LOVCOM, INC., TO DEPOSE CHRIS WALSH AND DETECTIVE SHANNON DALEY.
LOVCOM SUED THE CITY IN JUNE 2017, QUESTIONING WHETHER IT AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT DID ALL IT COULD TO INVESTIGATE RICHARDSON'S DISAPPEARANCE AND MCMURRY'S DEATH. BY THEN THE CITY TURNED OVER THE CASES TO THE DCI.

LOVECOM, OWNED BY KIM LOVE AND REPRESENTED BY ATTORNEY BRUCE MOATS, WANTED TO KNOW WHETHER WALSH AND DALEY HAD INFORMATION WHETHER THE SOCIAL STATUS OF THOSE AFFECTED BY THE CASES MAY HAVE DIVERTED ATTENTION AWAY FROM POSSIBLE PERSONS OF INTEREST.

MOATS SAID INFORMATION HAS SURFACED THAT NEEDS MORE RESEARCH.

FOR EXAMPLE, HE SAID THE MCMURRY RESIDENCE HAD NUMEROUS SECURITY CAMERAS, BUT ON THE NIGHT OF MICK MCMURRY'S DEATH, ALL OF THEM WERE ON EXCEPT FOR THE ONE SHOWING THE AREA WHERE HE DIED.

MOATS ARGUED INFORMATION GLEANED FROM THOSE DEPOSITIONS IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND WOULD NOT INTERFERE WITH THE INVESTIGATION BY THE DCI.

BUT WYOMING ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN BRODIE RESPONDED THAT WALSH AND DALEY POSSIBLY COULD DISCLOSE INFORMATION HARMFUL TO THE INVESTIGATION.

SULLINS AGREED WITH BRODIE, SO THE DEPOSITIONS WON'T HAPPEN.
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CASPER, WYO. (AP) - CASPER COLLEGE SAYS A U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS THE MIDDLE EAST AT AN EVENT THIS WEEK HAS BEEN FORCED TO CANCEL HIS TALK AFTER NEWLY APPOINTED U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO FROZE ALL SCHEDULED EVENTS FOR DEPARTMENT STAFFERS.

THE CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE REPORTS THAT DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE TIMOTHY LENDERKING OVERSEES ARABIAN GULF AFFAIRS IN THE DEPARTMENT'S NEAR EAST BUREAU AND WAS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK THURSDAY AT CASPER COLLEGE.

COLLEGE SPOKESMAN CHRIS LORENZEN SAID IT'S UNCLEAR WHETHER THE COLLEGE WILL BE ABLE TO RESCHEDULE LENDERKING'S TALK.

POMPEO, A FORMER CIA DIRECTOR AND CONGRESSMAN, ENDED A FOUR-DAY TOUR OF THE MIDDLE EAST ON MONDAY. HE TOOK OVER AS SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 26, FOLLOWING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S FIRING OF REX TILLERSON.
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THE NATRONA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING A WANTED CASPER WOMAN.

37-YEAR-OLD NOVA MARIA MACK IS WANTED ON A FELONY AGGRAVATED ASSAULT CHARGE. MACK WAS LAST KNOWN TO BE LIVING IN THE 6000 BLOCK OF VILLAGE DRIVE IN CASPER.

SHE IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE FEMALE, STANDING ROUGHLY 5'8" TALL AND WEIGHING 200 POUNDS. SHE HAS BROWN HAIR AND HAZEL-COLORED EYES.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON MACK'S WHEREABOUTS IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE NATRONA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
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CHEYENNE POLICE CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR 15-YEAR-OLD HAILEY VIGIL.

OFFICER KEVIN MALATESTA SAYS VIGIL WAS LAST SEEN GETTING INTO A NEWER, SILVER, FOUR-DOOR SEDAN IMPORT IN FRONT OF TRIUMPH HIGH SCHOOL ON THE AFTERNOON OF APRIL 13.

"WE DO BELIEVE SHE'S A RUNAWAY, BUT IF ANYBODY HAS TIPS OR ANYTHING, KNOWS WHERE SHE MAY BE OR WHO SHE MAY BE STAYING WITH, WE ASK THEM TO PLEASE CONTACT US."

VIGIL IS A 5-FOOT-5, HISPANIC FEMALE WEIGHING 110 POUNDS, WITH BROWN HAIR AND BROWN EYES.

MALATESTA SAYS SHE IS NOT BELIEVED TO BE IN ANY DANGER.

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CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - THE LATEST FINANCIAL FORECASTS INDICATE THAT WYOMING'S STATE REVENUE COLLECTIONS CONTINUE TO SLOWLY IMPROVE. THE CONSENSUS REVENUE ESTIMATING GROUP RELEASED ITS APRIL REPORT FRIDAY, PROVIDING AN UPDATED SUMMARY OF THE STATE'S MAJOR REVENUE SOURCES. IT COMES AS GOOD NEWS TO THE WYOMING LEGISLATURE, WHICH IS CONTINUING TO STRUGGLE THROUGH GAPS BETWEEN INCOME AND CURRENT SPENDING LEVELS.