LAS VEGAS (AP) - WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS HAS SINGLED OUT A PHILADELPHIA FINANCIAL PLANNER AS A HERO DURING SUNDAY NIGHT'S MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS. SANDERS TOLD REPORTERS MONDAY THAT MIKE MCGARRY LAY ATOP YOUNGER PEOPLE AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT TARGETED BY A GUNMAN IN A NEARBY HOTEL. MCGARRY SAYS HE DIDN'T REALIZE HE'D BEEN PRAISED NATIONALLY BECAUSE HE WAS ON A FLIGHT HOME WHEN SANDERS ADDRESSED THE MEDIA.

MESQUITE, NEV. (AP) - THE LIFE OF 64-YEAR-OLD STEPHEN PADDOCK IS THE SUBJECT OF A SPRAWLING INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT DROVE HIM TO FIRE ON THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ATTENDING A COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS, KILLING AT LEAST 59 PEOPLE AND INJURING NEARLY 530. AUTHORITIES SAY PADDOCK HAD AT LEAST 10 SUITCASES FILLED WITH GUNS WHEN HE FIRED FROM HIS 32ND FLOOR SUITE AT THE MANDALAY BAY HOTEL AND CASINO SUNDAY NIGHT.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - AMONG THE HEROES OF THE DEADLY LAS VEGAS SHOOTING IS A U.S. ARMY VETERAN WHO SERVED AS A SNIPER IN IRAQ. ROB LEDBETTER'S BATTLEFIELD INSTINCTS QUICKLY KICKED IN SUNDAY NIGHT, AS THE BULLETS RAINED OVERHEAD. HE BEGAN TENDING TO THE WOUNDED, USING ANOTHER MAN'S FLANNEL SHIRT AS A MAKESHIFT TOURNIQUET FOR A WOUNDED TEENAGE GIRL. ONE CONCERTGOER IS ALSO THANKFUL FOR A MAN SHE KNOWS ONLY AS ZACH, WHO HELPED HER AND OTHERS FIND SHELTER IN AN OUTDOOR TRAILER.

WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS CALLING THE MAN WHO KILLED 59 PEOPLE AND WOUNDED HUNDREDS OTHERS AT A MUSIC FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS A "VERY, VERY SICK INDIVIDUAL." TRUMP SPOKE TO REPORTERS TUESDAY AS HE DEPARTED FOR A TRIP TO HURRICANE-RAVAGED PUERTO RICO. HE CALLED THE GUNMAN IN SUNDAY NIGHT'S SHOOTING "DEMENTED" AND ADDED: "WE'RE LOOKING INTO HIM VERY SERIOUSLY."

WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS DONE A GOOD JOB IN PUERTO RICO RESPONDING TO THE DEVASTATION CAUSED BY HURRICANE MARIA, BUT SAYS LOCAL OFFICIALS THERE NEED TO "GIVE US MORE HELP." TRUMP SAYS THAT "IN TEXAS AND IN FLORIDA WE GET AN A-PLUS, AND I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, I THINK WE'VE DONE JUST AS GOOD IN PUERTO RICO." THE PRESIDENT SAYS ROADS ARE CLEARED AND COMMUNICATIONS ARE "STARTING TO COME BACK." BUT, HE ADDS, ON A "LOCAL LEVEL THEY HAVE TO GIVE US MORE HELP."

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A JUDGE HAS RULED THAT CASPER CITY COUNCIL VIOLATED PUBLIC MEETING LAWS IN 2015 DURING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE THEN-CITY MANAGER.

A CASPER RESIDENT SUED THE CITY AFTER COUNCIL MEMBERS PRIVATELY INVESTIGATED WHETHER FORMER CITY MANAGER JOHN PATTERSON IMPROPERLY OFFERED A RESIDENT CITY LABOR AND EQUIPMENT TO CLEAN THEIR POND.

ACCORDING TO A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SEPT. 7 ORAL RULING, NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT JUDGE DANIEL FORGEY RULED THAT THE CITY'S ACTIONS WENT AGAINST THE PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT. THE TRANSCRIPT SAYS WHATEVER ACTION CITY COUNCIL TOOK IS THEREFORE, BY LAW, NULL AND VOID.

INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY WILL CHAMBERS DID NOT RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR COMMENT.

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CASPER, WYO. (AP) - A FORMER REGISTERED NURSE AT A HOSPITAL IN CONVERSE COUNTY HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT IN WYOMING TO CHARGES OF STEALING NARCOTIC PAINKILLERS.

RYAN JOSEPH HARRIS ENTERED HIS PLEA LAST FRIDAY BEFORE U.S. MAGISTRATE MICHAEL SHICKICH IN CASPER.

A DEC. 4 TRIAL DATE HAS BEEN SCHEDULED BEFORE U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE ALAN JOHNSON. HARRIS REMAINS FREE ON AN UNSECURED $10,000 BOND.

HARRIS WAS INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY ON SEPT. 19 ON FOUR CHARGES OF TAMPERING WITH A CONSUMER PRODUCT AND ACQUIRING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.

HE IS ACCUSED OF TAKING PAINKILLERS FROM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF CONVERSE COUNTY IN DOUGLAS AND REPLACING THEM WITH A SALINE SOLUTION FROM SEPT. 1, 2016, TO JUNE 2.
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CASPER, WYO. (AP) - U.S. SEN. JOHN BARRASSO OF WYOMING SAYS THE WHITE HOUSE REACHED OUT TO HIM ABOUT ITS VACANT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY POSITION, BUT THAT HE IS NOT GOING TO JOIN PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S ADMINISTRATION.

BARRASSO SAID ON MONDAY HE WAS HONORED TO SPEAK WITH THE WHITE HOUSE, BUT HE BELIEVES HE CAN BEST "REPRESENT WYOMING AND HELP THE PRESIDENT BY FIGHTING FOR A CONSERVATIVE AGENDA AS AN ALLY IN CONGRESS."

BARRASSO, A MEDICAL DOCTOR BY TRADE, HAS BEEN VOCAL IN SUPPORTING GOP'S REPEATED EFFORTS TO REPEAL THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. HE IS THE FOURTH-RANKING REPUBLICAN IN THE SENATE.

THE WHITE HOUSE POSITION BECAME AVAILABLE FOLLOWING THE OUSTING OF PREVIOUS SECRETARY TOM PRICE, WHO FACED CRITICISM OVER THE USE OF PRIVATE CHARTER PLANES.