MIAMI (AP) - AFTER FIVE NURSING HOME RESIDENTS DIED IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, A STREET NEARBY STREET WAS SWARMED WITH POLICE, FIRE TRUCKS AND AMBULANCES. HOLLYWOOD POLICE CHIEF TOM SANCHEZ SAID CREWS EVACUATED 115 PATIENTS FROM THE CENTER AND ARE IN THE PROCESS OF EVACUATING ANOTHER 18 PATIENTS FROM A NEARBY BEHAVIORAL FACILITY NEXT DOOR.

MARIGOT, ST. MARTIN (AP) - FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON, WHO IS VISITING THE CARIBBEAN TO SURVEY THE DAMAGE WROUGHT BY HURRICANE IRMA, HAS PROMISED TO REBUILD THE WRECKED ISLAND OF ST. MARTIN AND DIVERSIFY ITS ECONOMY FROM A SOLE RELIANCE ON TOURISM. MACRON IS VISITING THE HEAVILY DAMAGED ISLAND OF ST. BARTS WITH THE FRENCH HEALTH MINISTER, WHO HAS WARNED ABOUT DISEASES SPREADING ON THE ISLANDS AFTER WATER SUPPLIES, ELECTRICITY AND COMMUNICATION WERE KNOCKED OUT FOR DAYS.

WASHINGTON (AP) - SEN. BERNIE SANDERS IS OFFERING A BILL TO EXPAND MEDICARE TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR ALL AMERICANS. THEY WOULD GET HEALTH COVERAGE SIMPLY BY SHOWING A NEW GOVERNMENT-ISSUED CARD.

WASHINGTON (AP) - FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN IS FACING NEW SCRUTINY OVER HIS FAILURE TO REPORT A JUNE 2015 TRIP TO THE MIDDLE EAST. THE TRIP WAS PART OF AN EFFORT TO BUILD NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS ACROSS THE REGION. TWO DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS SAY IN A LETTER RELEASED WEDNESDAY THAT FLYNN DID NOT REPORT THE TRIP ON HIS SECURITY CLEARANCE PAPERWORK AS REQUIRED BY LAW. THEY ALSO SAY DOCUMENTS THEY'VE GATHERED SHOW HE MAY HAVE ALSO LEFT OFF CONTACTS HE HAD WITH ISRAELI AND EGYPTIAN OFFICIALS.

NEW YORK (AP) - A PUZZLING STUDY OF U.S. PREGNANCIES FOUND THAT WOMEN WHO HAD MISCARRIAGES BETWEEN 2010 AND 2012 WERE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE HAD BACK-TO-BACK ANNUAL FLU SHOTS THAT INCLUDED PROTECTION AGAINST SWINE FLU. HEALTH OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO RECOMMEND THAT ALL PREGNANT WOMEN BE VACCINATED AGAINST THE FLU, DESPITE THE RESULTS PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY IN THE JOURNAL VACCINE. EXPERTS THINK THE RESULTS MAY REFLECT THE OLDER AGE AND OTHER MISCARRIAGE RISKS FOR THE WOMEN, AND NOT THE FLU SHOTS.
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THE CITY OF CASPER HAS HIRED A CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND THE NEW POSITION WILL BE REVENUE NEUTRAL.
THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE SAID TUESDAY THAT TOM PITLICK WILL BEGIN HIS TENURE AS NEW FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR ON MONDAY.

WHEN CITY MANAGER CARTER NAPIER WAS HIRED, HE SAID HE INTENDED TO BRING BACK A CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR THE CITY'S CORE MANAGEMENT TEAM BECAUSE AN ORGANIZATION AS SOPHISTICATED AS THE CITY NEEDS ONE.

NAPIER SAID CASPER DEALS WITH MANY SERVICES AND AND A LARGE VOLUME OF TAX DOLLARS, AND NOT HAVING A CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER CREATES A HUGE VULNERABILITY.

HE SAID PITLICK KNOWS CITIES EXPERIENCING ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS.

PITLICK WORKED FOR THE CITY OF GILLETTE SINCE 2009 WHEN NAPIER WAS THAT CITY'S MANAGER.

BEFORE THAT, HE WORKED AS FINANCE DIRECTOR FOR PIERRE, S.D.

NAPIER SAID FORMER CITY MANAGER V.H. MCDONALD HAD THAT KIND OF FINANCIAL EXPERTISE.

AFTER HE RESIGNED IN APRIL, LIZ BECHER AND TRACEY BELSER WERE NAMED ASSISTANT CITY MANAGERS.

THEY RETURNED TO THEIR FORMER DEPARTMENT JOBS AFTER NAPIER WAS HIRED.

THOSE MOVES FREED THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER POSITION.
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A NEW VETERANS AFFAIRS CLINIC IS COMING TO THE EDGE OF DOWNTOWN CODY.

KRISTINA WILLIAMS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER FOR SHERIDAN VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER, CONFIRMS VALOR HEALTHCARE HAS SIGNED A LEASE AND IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN MID TO LATE NOVEMBER.

WILLIAMS SAYS THE BUILDING ON RUMSEY AVENUE CHOSEN FOR THE CLINIC WAS ONE OF TWO LOCATIONS CONSIDERED. WILLIAMS SAYS THE ONLY DELAY HAS BEEN THE WEEK IT TOOK TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE TWO LOCATIONS.

ACCORDING TO THE 2010 CENSUS, 9 PERCENT OF CODY'S NEARLY 10,000 RESIDENTS HAVE SERVED IN THE MILITARY.