Wyoming News Briefs
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 Volgyessi and Hildegard Volgyessi. The sheriff’s office says two teens from Cody were arrested after witnesses described two cars fleeing the home Saturday.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A 28-year-old janitor accused of leading young girls to believe he was a youth group leader at a Casper church has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor. James Jaure is a registered sex offender. He is accused of sexually abusing three girls from a Highland Park Church youth group last year. The alleged victims say Jaure asked them to text sexual photos to him and he would text some in return.
DENVER (AP) — Authorities are searching for a snowboarder who was buried in an avalanche near Cameron Pass in north-central Colorado. The missing snowboarder was with another person in the backcountry when they were caught in the slide in the Paradise Bowl on the west side of the pass Saturday. The Colorado Avalanche says the other person was injured and was flown to a Fort Collins-area hospital.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Alex Kirk had 15 points and nine rebounds and No. 14 New Mexico clinched the Mountain West Conference regular season title with a 53-42 victory over Wyoming on Saturday. New Mexico closed the first half on a 13-6 run after Kendall Williams picked off a pass deep in the Wyoming end and turned it into a dunk just before the buzzer for a 25-19 lead.