LAS VEGAS (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 "DEMENTED" AND SAID "WE'RE LOOKING INTO HIM VERY SERIOUSLY." TRUMP ALSO PRAISED LAS VEGAS POLICE, SAYING THEY HAD DONE AN "INCREDIBLE JOB."

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) - THE GUNMAN WHO UNLEASHED HUNDREDS OF ROUNDS OF GUNFIRE ON A CROWD OF CONCERTGOERS IN LAS VEGAS ATTACHED WHAT IS CALLED A "BUMP-STOCK" TO TWO OF HIS WEAPONS, IN EFFECT CONVERTING SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARMS INTO FULLY AUTOMATIC ONES. THE DEVICES HAVE ATTRACTED SCRUTINY IN RECENT YEARS. CALIFORNIA SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN HAS LONG RAILED AGAINST THEM. SEVERAL YEARS AGO, SHE SAID SHE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE EMERGENCE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT COULD RETROFIT FIREARMS TO MAKE THEM FULLY AUTOMATIC.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - AMID THE TERROR IN LAS VEGAS, THERE WERE ACTS OF COMPASSION AND COUNTLESS HEROICS THAT OFFICIALS SAY SAVED SCORES OF LIVES. THERE WAS A U.S. ARMY VETERAN WHOSE BATTLEFIELD INSTINCTS KICKED IN. THERE WAS A MAN ONE SURVIVOR KNOWS ONLY AS ZACH WHO HERDED PEOPLE TO A SAFE PLACE. THEY RISKED DANGER TO HELP STRANGERS, AND WITHOUT THEM THE DEADLIEST MASS SHOOTING IN U.S. MODERN HISTORY COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE.

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 RULED MONDAY THE WYOMING DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION MUST PROVIDE TO NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT THE RECORDS OF THE INVESTIGATIONS OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF KRISTI RICHARDSON THREE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK, THE DEATH OF MICK MCMURRY IN MARCH 2015 AND ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO CASES.

JUDGE THOMAS SULLINS SAID HE WILL BE ABLE TO REVIEW THE INFORMATION AND DECIDE IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS TO HOLD A HEARING IN WHICH THE DCI SHOULD SHOW WHY IT SHOULD NOT MAKE THOSE RECORDS PUBLIC.

HOWEVER, SULLINS DENIED ANOTHER MOTION TO HAVE THE DCI PUBLICLY PROVIDE AN INDEX OF THE ACTIONS THAT IT, THE CASPER POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY OF CASPER TOOK DURING ITS INVESTIGATIONS OF THESE CASES.

SULLINS ALSO GRANTED THE REQUEST OF THE CITY OF CASPER AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO BE DISMISSED FROM THE LAWSUIT FILED MAY 30 BY LOVCOM, WHICH IS OWNED BY SHERIDAN BUSINESSMAN KIM LOVE.

LOVCOM SUED THE DCI, THE CITY AND SCHULZ AFTER THE POLICE DEPARTMENT DECLINED REQUESTS EARLIER THIS YEAR TO PROVIDE THE RECORDS UNDER THE WYOMING PUBLIC RECORDS ACT TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO SEE WHTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS HAVE DONE EVERYTHING THEY CAN.

LOVCOM'S ATTORNEY BRUCE MOATS SAID LOVCOM DOES NOT WANT TO INTERFERE WITH THE INVESTIGATIONS.

BUT WYOMING ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN BRODIE SAID REVEALING THE INFORMATION COULD JEOPARDIZE WHAT HE CALLED THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS OF RICHARDSON'S DISAPPEARANCE AND MCMURRY'S DEATH.

BRODIE DID NOT CALL MCMURRY'S DEATH A SUICIDE, WHICH IS WHAT HAS BEEN REPORTED SINCE HE DIED IN MARCH 2015.
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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

LAS VEGAS (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 "DEMENTED" AND SAID "WE'RE LOOKING INTO HIM VERY SERIOUSLY." TRUMP ALSO PRAISED LAS VEGAS POLICE, SAYING THEY HAD DONE AN "INCREDIBLE JOB."

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) - THE GUNMAN WHO UNLEASHED HUNDREDS OF ROUNDS OF GUNFIRE ON A CROWD OF CONCERTGOERS IN LAS VEGAS ATTACHED WHAT IS CALLED A "BUMP-STOCK" TO TWO OF HIS WEAPONS, IN EFFECT CONVERTING SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARMS INTO FULLY AUTOMATIC ONES. THE DEVICES HAVE ATTRACTED SCRUTINY IN RECENT YEARS. CALIFORNIA SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN HAS LONG RAILED AGAINST THEM. SEVERAL YEARS AGO, SHE SAID SHE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE EMERGENCE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT COULD RETROFIT FIREARMS TO MAKE THEM FULLY AUTOMATIC.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - AMID THE TERROR IN LAS VEGAS, THERE WERE ACTS OF COMPASSION AND COUNTLESS HEROICS THAT OFFICIALS SAY SAVED SCORES OF LIVES. THERE WAS A U.S. ARMY VETERAN WHOSE BATTLEFIELD INSTINCTS KICKED IN. THERE WAS A MAN ONE SURVIVOR KNOWS ONLY AS ZACH WHO HERDED PEOPLE TO A SAFE PLACE. THEY RISKED DANGER TO HELP STRANGERS, AND WITHOUT THEM THE DEADLIEST MASS SHOOTING IN U.S. MODERN HISTORY COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE.

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 RULED MONDAY THE WYOMING DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION MUST PROVIDE TO NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT THE RECORDS OF THE INVESTIGATIONS OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF KRISTI RICHARDSON THREE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK, THE DEATH OF MICK MCMURRY IN MARCH 2015 AND ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO CASES.

JUDGE THOMAS SULLINS SAID HE WILL BE ABLE TO REVIEW THE INFORMATION AND DECIDE IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS TO HOLD A HEARING IN WHICH THE DCI SHOULD SHOW WHY IT SHOULD NOT MAKE THOSE RECORDS PUBLIC.

HOWEVER, SULLINS DENIED ANOTHER MOTION TO HAVE THE DCI PUBLICLY PROVIDE AN INDEX OF THE ACTIONS THAT IT, THE CASPER POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY OF CASPER TOOK DURING ITS INVESTIGATIONS OF THESE CASES.

SULLINS ALSO GRANTED THE REQUEST OF THE CITY OF CASPER AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO BE DISMISSED FROM THE LAWSUIT FILED MAY 30 BY LOVCOM, WHICH IS OWNED BY SHERIDAN BUSINESSMAN KIM LOVE.

LOVCOM SUED THE DCI, THE CITY AND SCHULZ AFTER THE POLICE DEPARTMENT DECLINED REQUESTS EARLIER THIS YEAR TO PROVIDE THE RECORDS UNDER THE WYOMING PUBLIC RECORDS ACT TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO SEE WHTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS HAVE DONE EVERYTHING THEY CAN.

LOVCOM'S ATTORNEY BRUCE MOATS SAID LOVCOM DOES NOT WANT TO INTERFERE WITH THE INVESTIGATIONS.

BUT WYOMING ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN BRODIE SAID REVEALING THE INFORMATION COULD JEOPARDIZE WHAT HE CALLED THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS OF RICHARDSON'S DISAPPEARANCE AND MCMURRY'S DEATH.

BRODIE DID NOT CALL MCMURRY'S DEATH A SUICIDE, WHICH IS WHAT HAS BEEN REPORTED SINCE HE DIED IN MARCH 2015.
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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.

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.