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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Police Department is creating a post for a full-time crime prevention officer. UW Police Chief Mike Samp says the idea is to free up other police officers to focus their efforts on law enforcement on the Laramie campus...
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Relatives of a 5-year-old girl killed in a collision at Hogadon Ski Area are suing the ski patrol and city of Casper. The lawsuit filed Friday alleges the ski patrol and city failed to protect the girl from an intoxicated person on a snowboard...
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POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Powell police say counterfeit money started showing up in the area on Dec. 21 and Dec. 22, and the bills are still turning up. Police Chief Roy Eckerdt tells the Associated Press that the bogus bills lack a security strip and the exact coloring of legitimate bills...
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POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Powell police say at least $440 in counterfeit $20 bills have been passed to businesses during the holiday season, and counterfeit money is still turning up. Police Chief Roy Eckerdt tells the Associated Press the bogus bills that officers have collected so far lack the sec…
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials say the number of homicides in the state this year fell back to average after a disturbing spike was reported last year. The Wyoming Department of Health says so far this year 21 homicides have been reported in the state, compared with 43 from the previous…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — While national leaders are calling for stricter gun regulations in the wake of the Newtown shootings, debate in Wyoming is moving the opposite direction. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported yesterday that incoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau, R-Gillette, is drafting legislati…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead is calling for a moment of silence and remembrance this morning to honor the victims of last weeks' shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Mead and governors across the country are calling for citizens to observe the moment of silence at 9:3…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A conservation group is calling on state and federal officials to create no-shooting zones around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks to reduce the killing of wolves. WildEarth Guardians and other conservation groups have filed lawsuits challenging the U...
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe are urging a federal judge not to reconsider his recent ruling banning the Northern Arapaho Tribe from killing bald eagles on a central Wyoming reservation...

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