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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney received last-minute medical clearance to attend the Wyoming Republican Party state convention, where he walked without assistance and spoke without seeming to tire. The convention was Cheney’s first engagement since getting a new heart three weeks ago. The crowd of more than 300 gave Cheney and his daughter, Liz Cheney, a long standing ovation.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say they notified the Department of Corrections in August that a Wyoming inmate who was mistakenly released from prison last week had received a new sentence. County Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Sellers says the office informed the DOC that 28-year-old Arthur Penrod needed to be transported to serve a new sentence. Penrod remains at large.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Threats made to Wyoming Social Security Administration employees have led the state branch to implement security services. The Associated Press reports the Cheyenne branch of the federal agency has received funds to pay for the services. Employees have been threatened by people who were denied disability claims. The last threat was made in January.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say no laws were broken when a northern Idaho trapper posed for a photo in front of a live wolf with its leg in a trap surrounded by blood-spattered snow. But the report released Thursday says the photo of trapper Josh Bransford with the wolf standing in the background is contrary to the ethics and humane responsibility the agency teaches.