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CLARK, Wyo. (AP) — Residents in a rural Wyoming town say they remain on edge even after a quick arrest following a triple slaying. Clark volunteer firefighter Jerry Ruth says the town's citizens were "lulled into a false sense of security in a way...
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CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Friends of two teens charged in a triple homicide in the small town of Clark, Wyo., say the pair had become increasingly involved with drugs including methamphetamine in recent months. A judge yesterday ordered 19-year-old Stephen Hammer and 18-year-old Tanner Vanpelt of Cody…
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two Cody teens are scheduled to appear in court today in the killing of a woman and her parents in a tiny Wyoming town near the Montana border where residents say they've been left shaken by the violence. The Park County sheriff says 19-year-old Stephen Hammer and 18-year-old …
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POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — The Park County sheriff's office has identified the three members of a family who were fatally shot in a home in the northwestern Wyoming town of Clark. Sheriff Scott A. Steward says the bodies were identified as 40-year-old Ildiko Freitas, and her parents, Janos Volgy…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Oklahoma State Provost Robert Sternberg has been named president of the University of Wyoming. The UW Board of Trustees unanimously decided yesterday that Sternberg would become the 24th president of Wyoming's only four-year public university...
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A special election to decide the fate of Casper's public smoking ban could cost the city anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000. City councilmembers revisited the smoking ordinance Friday after they decided earlier in the week to support a repeal of the ban...
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead has launched an inquiry into operations at the Wyoming Department of Education. A four member panel led by a Rawlins attorney will look at concerns raised by agency employees about human resources, budget and other issues...
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — This year's Miss Wyoming is balancing life as a college student with a busy travel schedule. Lexie Madden was the third-runner up in the 86th Miss America pageant in Las Vegas last month. It was the best finish for Wyoming since 1948...
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RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A dog that was shot in the head and left to die on the side of a Saratoga highway last month has fully recovered. A Carbon County Veterinary Hospital spokeswoman says the slate-coated mix, nicknamed Ghost, would have died if the bullet lodged near his right ear had hit jus…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bill that would ban deadly weapons in Wyoming courtrooms. The measure will be sent back to the House to look over changes made by the Senate. The proposal makes having deadly weapons in courtrooms a misdemeanor on first offense...

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