CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Three families who lost homes or property in a 2015 fire have filed counterclaims against the city of Casper that allege it is liable for the blaze.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A preliminary report from federal investigators says a witness who heard the crash of a small plane near Thief River Falls last week that killed three men from Wyoming could hear its engine "screaming" before he heard the impact.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Wyoming man in the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is investigating the poaching of two mule deer in Natrona County.

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a worker at a southwestern Wyoming coal mine.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is undertaking several initiatives aimed at recruiting Native American students and providing for their success.