SONOMA, CALIF. (AP) - THE RETURN OF COOLER WEATHER AND MOIST OCEAN AIR IS HELPING AN ARMY OF FIREFIGHTERS GAIN GROUND AGAINST A WILDFIRE THAT HAS SCORCHED MORE THAN A DOZEN SQUARE MILES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. ORANGE COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY CAPT. STEVE CONCIALDI SAYS THE FIRE HAS LAID DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY WEDNESDAY DUE TO THE MARINE LAYER AND THE WORK OF MORE THAN 1,600 FIREFIGHTERS AND A FLEET OF AIRCRAFT. CONCIALDI SAYS FULL CONTAINMENT IS EXPECTED BY SATURDAY.

WASHINGTON (AP) - AN AP-NORC POLL FINDS THAT NORTH KOREA'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS DEVELOPMENT IS SPOOKING MOST AMERICANS. TWO-THIRDS OF THEM SAY PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S WAR OF WORDS WITH THE ISOLATED NATION'S LEADER IS MAKING THE SITUATION WORSE. LESS THAN 1 IN 10 THINKS TRUMP'S COMMENTS ARE MAKING IT BETTER.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A NUMBER OF CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS WHO OPPOSED THE NUCLEAR AGREEMENT WITH IRAN ARE NOW URGING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO UPHOLD THE INTERNATIONAL ACCORD. THEY ARGUE THAT ROBUST ENFORCEMENT OF THE DEAL IS THE BEST WAY TO COUNTER TEHRAN'S MALIGN BEHAVIOR IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THE REVERSAL UNDERSCORES DEEP CONCERNS AMONG LAWMAKERS THAT TRUMP WILL INFORM CONGRESS IN THE COMING DAYS THAT THE LANDMARK 2015 AGREEMENT WITH IRAN IS CONTRARY TO AMERICA'S NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS.

WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS RENEWING HIS FEUD WITH NBC NEWS, AND THIS TIME HE'S RAISING THE POSSIBILITY OF CHALLENGING BROADCASTING LICENSING FOR BROADCAST OUTLETS. TRUMP WRITES ON TWITTER THAT WITH ALL THE "FAKE NEWS" COMING OUT OF "NBC AND THE NETWORKS, AT WHAT POINT IS IT APPROPRIATE TO CHALLENGE THEIR LICENSE?" TRUMP HAS BEEN PUSHING BACK AGAINST A RECENT NBC STORY THAT SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON CONSIDERED RESIGNING DURING THE SUMMER AND THAT TILLERSON HAD CALLED TRUMP A "MORON."

WASHINGTON (AP) - HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN IS OFFERING HIS ADVICE IN THE ESCALATING FEUD BETWEEN PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND REPUBLICAN SEN. BOB CORKER: "TALK IT OUT AMONG YOURSELVES." THE WISCONSIN REPUBLICAN WAS QUESTIONED ON WEDNESDAY ABOUT THE WAR OF WORDS AS THE PRESIDENT ERRONEOUSLY BLAMED CORKER FOR THE IRAN DEAL AND DISMISSED HIM AS "LIDDLE'" CORKER.
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WYOMING FEDERAL JUDGES RECENTLY SENTENCED SEVEN MEN FOR DRUG, ILLEGAL ALIEN, ASSAULT AND FIREARMS CRIMES.

THE WYOMING U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAYS JUDGE NANCY FREUDENTHAL SENTENCED LENNACE MILLER OF CASPER TO FOUR YEARS, THREE MONTHS IN PRISON FOR BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM.

JUDGE JUDGE ALAN JOHNSON SENTENCED JOSE ACUNA OF CASPER TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE 50 GRAMS OR MORE OF METHAMPHETAMINE.
JOHNSON SENTENCED RONALD WINDER, WHO WAS ARRESTED IN GILLETTE, TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON FOR BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARMS.
JOHNSON SENTENCED RYAN FAGAN OF SHERIDAN TO THREE YEARS, FIVE MONTHS IN PRISON FOR POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE.

JOHNSON SENTENCED MIGUEL MARTINEZ-MORALES, WHO WAS ARRESTED IN CAMPBELL COUNTY, FOR ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY OF A PREVIOUSLY DEPORTED ALIEN INTO THE UNITED STATES.

HE RECEIVED TIME SERVED, PLUS 10 DAYS, AND IS SUBJECT TO DEPORTATION UPON RELEASE FROM CUSTODY.

JUDGE SCOTT SKAVDAHL SENTENCED DYLAN THOMAS BLACKBURN OF RIVERTON TO ONE YEAR, NINE MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ASSAULT RESULTING IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURY.

HE ALSO WAS ORDERED TO PAY NEARLY $12,000 IN RESTITUTION.

AND SKAVDAHL SENTENCED CRAWFORD DANIEL OLDMAN OF RIVERTON TO ONE YEAR, SIX MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ASSAULT RESULTING IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURY.
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AS REPORTED EARLIER THIS WEEK, WILLIAM SPICER OF CASPER HAS ENTERED A PLEA OF NOLO CONTENDERE TO THE CHARGE OF NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE IN THE MONTANA MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT THAT KILLED LONGTIME K2 RADIO MORNING HOST BRIAN SCOTT GAMROTH.

WE NOW HAVE LEARNED THE DETAILS OF THE PRETRIAL AGREEMENT THAT LED TO THAT CHANGE OF PLEA.

SPICER WILL BE SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS IN PRISON, BUT THAT SENTENCE WILL BE DEFERRED FOR 3 YEARS IF HE MEETS A SET OF CONDITIONS IMPOSED BY THE COURT.

HE MUST PAY A $5000 FINE AND A $120 FINE FOR SPEEDING. HE MUST NOT COMMIT ANY CRIMINAL OFFENSE AND FOLLOW ALL RULES OF THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.

AT THAT POINT THE PRISON SENTENCE WILL BE DROPPED.

THE COURT COULD STILL POSSIBLY REJECT THE AGREEMENT AND IS CONDUCTING PRE-SENTENCING INVESTIGATIONS NOW.
SPICER, A CASPER BUSINESSMAN AND FRIEND OF GAMROTH'S, WAS CHARGED AND ORIGINALLY PLEADED NOT GUILTY IN MARCH.

COURT RECORDS SAY THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED SEPT. 18, 2016, WHEN VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES WERE TRAVELING EAST ON U.S. HIGHWAY 87 IN JUDITH BASIN COUNTY. GAMROTH PULLED OUT TO PASS SOME OF THE VEHICLES AND SAFELY PULLED BACK INTO THE LINE OF TRAFFIC.

SPICER FOLLOWED. WITNESSES SAID THEY WERE DRIVING AT THE 70 MPH SPEED LIMIT, AND SPICER WAS TRAVELING AT LEAST 90 MPH, ACCORDING TO COURT RECORDS. "MULTIPLE WITNESSES REPORTED THEY CONSIDERED DEFENDANT'S DRIVING AND HIS PASSING OF VEHICLES TO BE A 'BAD PASS.'"

SPICER PULLED BACK INTO THE LINE OF TRAFFIC, AND HIS MOTORCYCLE HIT GAMROTH'S MOTORCYCLE. GAMROTH'S MOTORCYCLE WENT INTO A DITCH. HE STRUCK A WOODEN POST AND WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.