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RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Carbon County authorities say a man was killed when he apparently fell from a train that was passing through Rawlins. The Rawlins Times reports sheriff’s deputies found the man, whose name has not been released, at about 6 a.m. last Monday. Trains in the area typically travel between 50 mph and 70 mph. Authorities say they do not suspect foul play.

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Another defendant accused in a double slaying in Hudson appears to have reached a plea agreement. The Riverton Ranger reports court records filed Wednesday indicate 20-year-old Joseph Jude Jenkins is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 6 to change his pleas. He is one of five people accused in the stabbing deaths of 42-year-old Eric Clinton Likes and his 20-year-old girlfriend, Elva Charlotte Quiver, at Likes’ home last year in a robbery plot.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service has given the public more time to comment on a proposal by Verizon Wireless to construct a cellphone tower in Yellowstone National Park. The public comment period has been extended until Dec. 17. The proposed cell tower would serve the Lake and Fishing Bridge areas of Yellowstone.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Residents around the state have helped produce a list of desired qualifications and characteristics for University of Wyoming officials to seek in the search for a new president. A consulting firm UW hired to assist with the presidential search conducted public meetings in nine communities in Wyoming. The Laramie Boomerang reports that consultants also met with UW faculty, staff and students.

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