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Gas Prices Go Up; But Maybe Heading Downward Soon-Afternoon Update [AUDIO]

Wyoming's average gasoline prices continue to move up, this past week just over 4.5 cents to $3.27 a gallon. And with the national average starting to fall, that could eventually be good news for the state.Two teen suspects in a weekend triple homicide are expected to be charged in the deaths of three members of a Clark family.

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Lottery Bill Now On The Governor’s Desk-Afternoon Update [AUDIO]

Wyoming lawmakers have settled their differences and passed a measure to allow the creation of a state lottery. The House and Senate had disagreed on how to spend the money that comes in from the lottery. CASPER CITY COUNCIL SAYS IT WILL FURTHER EXPLORE A PLAN TO REBUILD THE CITY’S OLDEST OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL.

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Adam Porter, Townsquare Media
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University Names 4 Finalists For President-Afternoon Update [AUDIO]

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has interviewed the four finalists to be the school's next president. Winter Weather Advisories remain effect until 5pm this evening for the Casper area including Casper Mountain. Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches in the Casper area and 5 to 9 inches on Casper Mountain.

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Wyo. Legislature Could End Session On Wednesday-Afternoon Update [AUDIO]

If the Legislature can stick to its schedule, it would mean lawmakers would finish on the 36th day of what was scheduled to be a 40-day session. Lawmakers plan to wrap up their general session Wednesday. The Wyoming House on Monday voted not to concur with the Senate on a bill that would allow a lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball in the state.

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Gov. Mead Receives Supplemental Budget Bill-Afternoon Update [AUDIO]

Legislative leaders say Governor Matt Mead will receive the Supplemental Budget Bill today (Tuesday). OFFICIALS WITH THE CASPER-NATRONA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAY THE NUMBER OF FLU CASES IN THE CASPER AREA IS ON THE DECLINE. HOWEVER, HEALTH OFFICIALS ALSO SAY THAT, DESPITE THE DECLINING NUMBERS, MANY AREA FLU CASES REMAIN SEVERE.

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Amy Richards, Townsquare Media
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Gov. Mead Signs Gas Tax Increase-Afternoon Update [AUDIO]

GOV. MATT MEAD HAS SIGNED A BILL INTO LAW THAT WILL HIKE THE STATE'S FUEL TAX BY A DIME A GALLON. The Wyoming State Senate passed a bill late last week that would develop a system to measure the performance of teachers, superintendents, principals and other educators.

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Kiyon Brown
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Kiyon Brown’s Case Moves Forward To District Court-Afternoon Update [AUDIO]

THE CASE INVOLVING A CASPER MAN ACCUSED OF BRAKING A WOMAN'S JAW IS MOVING FORWARD TO DISTRICT COURT.TWENTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD KIYON (KEE-ON) BROWN FACES ONE CHARGE OF ASSAULT AND ONE CHARGE OF BATTERY. A Montana man accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old Cody girl has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting her.

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Gas Tax Up For Final Vote In State Senate-Afternoon Update [AUDIO]

A bill to raise state fuel taxes by a dime a gallon is set for what could be its final vote in the Wyoming State Senate. OFFICIALS WITH SMOKEFREE NATRONA COUNTY SAY THEY’RE UPSET WITH CASPER CITY COUNCIL’S RECENT DECISION TO REVISIT THE CITY’S CONTROVERSIAL PUBLIC INDOOR SMOKING BAN.

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Council Puts Smoking Ban Back On The Table-Afternoon Update [AUDIO]

THE MAJORITY OF CASPER CITY COUNCIL IS IN FAVOR OF EITHER REPEALING OR REWRITING THE CITY’S RECENTLY ESTABLISHED PUBLIC INDOOR SMOKING BAN. A Senate committee has endorsed a bill that would bring the lottery to Wyoming.

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Casper Police Looking For A Man Approaching Children-Afternoon Update [AUDIO]

The Casper Police Department is asking the public’s help in finding a suspicious man. According to police the white male is approaching kids at area bus stops asking children to help him look for his puppy or inquiring whether they need a ride home. The Casper City Council is taking another look at the city's smoking ban. The council will take up the matter at its meeting this evening.

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