Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has posted a winter weather advisory for a large part of southeast Wyoming where up to 9 inches of snow is predicted for some mountain areas. Snow falling yesterday in south central Wyoming caused some slick roads, including Interstate 80 in the Arlington and Laramie areas. Much colder air will settle over the state for the next few days.
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Virginia woman accused of sending a Wyoming man images of herself molesting an infant has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography. The Associated Press reports Jessica Shockley faces between 15 and 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in federal court in Wyoming. She is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 4 in Cheyenne.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a train has struck and killed a 61-year-old man who was walking on the tracks in Sheridan. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says the train’s crew spotted David Lee Aller, of Sheridan, on the tracks Tuesday, but they were unable to stop in time. Melonas tells The Sheridan Press the train operators sounded the horn several times and applied the emergency brakes.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming athletes, including a men’s basketball player, have been dismissed from their teams. Sophomore guard Shakir Smith played in 15 games last season with the Cowboys, averaging just 0.5 points and four minutes a game. Wrestler Patrick Martinez has also been dismissed.