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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The ex-wife of a Montana man charged with kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming girl says she is proud of the young victim for fighting her attacker and surviving. Maleesha Kovnesky told The Associated Press that if her daughter was ever in the same situation, s…
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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man charged with kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old girl won't fight extradition to Wyoming to face the charges. Jesse Paul Speer waived his right to an extradition hearing in a brief court appearance yesterday in Bozeman...
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Searchers in southeast Wyoming have found the wreckage of a single-engine plane that failed to arrive at the Casper airport as planned Tuesday after taking off from Texas. Albany County Undersheriff Rob DeBree says the plane was found in pieces yesterday on the south face…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Searchers looking for a single-engine plane carrying four people from Texas are concentrating their efforts around Laramie Mountains between Casper and Cheyenne. The Wyoming Civil Air Patrol says the Piper PA-32 aircraft was reported missing after it failed to land as sch…
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CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities are asking the public for help in the search for a man wanted in the abduction and sexual assault of a Cody girl. The Cody Police Department reports the man lured the 11-year-old girl into his SUV yesterday by claiming he needed help finding a missing puppy then a…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking a $155,000 fine against Sinclair Oil for a refinery fire that injured four workers in early May. The May 8 fire in south-central Wyoming was the first of three this year that have injured a total of seve…
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A heater leaking carbon monoxide gas prompted the evacuation of the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds Arena, where a canine competition was being held. The Casper Star-Tribune reports participants in the Agility Club of Central Wyoming's dog agility trials reported experiencing headach…
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East says attacks on international forces by Afghan soldiers and police are disheartening. But Gen. James Mattis says such treachery is a part of war and will not diminish the U...
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The commander of U.S. military operations in the Middle East is scheduled to speak this afternoon at the University of Wyoming. The university says Gen. James Mattis is expected to address topics related to the Middle East, including its history, the Arab uprisings and U..…
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SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Sheridan County Republicans have selected two nominees to fill a vacant Wyoming state House seat. The precinct committee members nominated Kathy Coleman and Peter Schoonmaker for the state House District 30 seat left vacant by the early departure of Republican Rep...

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