A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT WEST OF CASPER HAS TAKEN THE LIFE OF A MAN IN HIS MID-20'S.

THE MAN WAS DRIVING A SMALL PICKUP ON HIGHWAY 20-26 FRIDAY AFTERNOON WHEN AT ROUGHLY 3:15PM, HE LOST CONTROL ON A CURVE NEAR MILEPOST 55.

THE TRUCK LEFT THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT, THE DRIVER OVER-CORRECTED AND WENT BACK ACROSS TO THE OTHER SIDE, WHERE THE VEHICLE ROLLED SEVERAL TIMES COMING TO REST ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE.

WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVED, THEY PERFORMED CPR, BUT HE DIED AT THE SCENE.

HE WAS WEARING A SEAT BELT.

THE MAN'S NAME AND CITY OF RESIDENCE HAVE BEEN WITHHELD UNTIL NOTIFICATION OF NEXT OF KIN.

THE HIGHWAY PATROL TELLS K2 RADIO NEWS THAT EXCESSIVE SPEED AND ALCOHOL ARE BEING INVESTIGATED AS POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTORS TO THE CRASH.
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THE NATRONA COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE IS IN THE FINAL HOURS OF PREPARATIONS FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY.

BUT THE VOTERS AT THE POLLS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY -- FROM CASPER TO ABOUT 65 MILES NORTH IN THE AREA OF THE FORMER WILLOW CREEK SCHOOL -- MAY NOT BE AS MANY AS IN THE PAST BECAUSE OF THE HIGHER THAN USUAL NUMBER OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS CAST IN THE PAST 45 DAYS.

THAT, NATRONA COUNTY CLERK RENEA VITTO SAID FRIDAY, IS BECAUSE ABSENTEE VOTING IS WAY UP FROM THE 2014 NONPRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION.
BY THE END OF MONDAY, SHE EXPECTS UPWARDS OF 6,500 ABSENTEE BALLOTS RETURNED OR ABOUT 19 PERCENT OF THE APPROXIMATELY 33,700 REGISTERED VOTERS IN NATRONA COUNTY.

MEANWHILE, THE CLERKS' STAFF ARE SETTING UP THE VOTING MACHINES, TABLES AND COMPUTERS FOR WHEN THE POLLS OPEN AT 7 A.M. TUESDAY.

AFTER THE POLLS OPEN, THE CLERK'S STAFF WILL OPEN THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS, AND RUN THEM THROUGH THE CENTRAL COUNT MACHINE, AND RELEASE THE RESULTS AFTER 7 P.M. WHEN THE POLLS CLOSE.
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A CASPER MAN WAS ARRESTED THURSDAY AFTER ALLEGEDLY STALKING A WOMAN AND DAMAGING HER CAR WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER IN THE THREE DAYS PRIOR.

28-YEAR-OLD JERYELL BRIGANCE WAS BOOKED INTO JAIL ON RECOMMENDED CHARGES OF STALKING AND PROPERTY DESTRUCTION AND DEFACEMENT.

ACCORDING TO AN AFFIDAVIT OF PROBABLE CAUSE, A DETECTIVE WAS NOTIFIED THURSDAY MORNING OF MULTIPLE CASES INVOLVING BRIGANCE AND THE VICTIM. A POLICE OFFICER HAD REQUESTED CHARGES AGAINST BRIGANCE AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY WENT INTO THE VICTIM'S APARTMENT AND STRANGLED HER AT ROUGHLY 2:30 A.M. MONDAY MORNING.

ON TUESDAY, THE VICTIM CALLED POLICE AND REPORTED THAT BRIGANCE HAD SENT HER THREATENING MESSAGES. AN OFFICER TOLD HER TO DOCUMENT ALL THE MESSAGES AND BLOCK BRIGANCE.

THEN, ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE VICTIM CALLED POLICE AND REPORTED THAT SHE HAD BEEN HIDING AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE UNTIL SHE FELT SAFE. SHE BELIEVED THAT BRIGANCE HAD NO IDEA WHERE THE FRIEND LIVED, BUT BRIGANCE EVIDENTLY FOUND HER.

BRIGANCE ALLEGEDLY TOOK A SLEDGEHAMMER TO THE VICTIM'S CAR LATER THAT DAY.

BRIGANCE WAS ARRESTED THURSDAY. HE ALLEGEDLY ADMITTED THAT HE HAD SENT MESSAGES TO THE VICTIM'S NEW BOYFRIEND.
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CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - AMERICAN AIRLINES IS NOW PROVIDING ONCE-DAILY NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN DALLAS/FORT WORTH AND CHEYENNE AFTER THE CITY WENT MORE THAN SEVEN MONTHS WITHOUT COMMERCIAL AIR SERVICE.

THE SERVICE OPERATED BY SKYWEST AIRLINES STARTED SUNDAY, WITH EACH BOMBARDIER CRJ200 REGIONAL JET ABLE TO SEAT ABOUT 50 PASSENGERS.

CHEYENNE HAS BEEN WITHOUT COMMERCIAL AIR SERVICE SINCE LATE MARCH, WHEN GREAT LAKES AIRLINES SUSPENDED ALL TURBOPROP FLIGHTS.

THE CHEYENNE REGIONAL AIR FOCUS TEAM SIGNED A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH SKYWEST THIS SUMMER, GUARANTEEING A MINIMUM REVENUE OF $2.3 MILLION.

SKYWEST DIDN'T RELEASE THE LATEST BOOKING NUMBERS, BUT COMPANY SPOKESWOMAN MCKALL MORRIS SAYS, "WE ARE REALLY ENCOURAGED WITH THE SUPPORT WE ARE SEEING SO FAR."
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GILLETTE, WYO. (AP) - WYOMING HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY A CAT IN THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF THE STATE HAS BEEN INFECTED WITH PLAGUE.

THE GILLETTE NEWS RECORD REPORTED SUNDAY THAT THE WYOMING STATE VETERINARY LABORATORY CONFIRMED THE ILLNESS IN THE CAMPBELL COUNTY CAT, AND NO HUMAN CASES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE AREA.

DR. ALEXIA HARRIST WITH THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS PLAGUE IS A SERIOUS BACTERIAL INFECTION THAT CAN KILL PETS AND PEOPLE IF IT'S NOT TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS. THE DISEASE CAN BE TRANSMITTED TO HUMANS FROM SICK ANIMALS AND BY FLEAS COMING FROM INFECTED ANIMALS.

SIX PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EXPOSED IN WYOMING SINCE 1978 WITH THE LAST CASE INVESTIGATED IN 2008. ABOUT SEVEN PEOPLE ARE INFECTED ACROSS THE NATION EACH YEAR.