CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Washington, D.C., judge has denied Wyoming and the federal government's request to transfer a case challenging the state's management of wolves to federal court in Wyoming. A similar case is already pending in Cheyenne. Environmental groups in both lawsuits say Wyoming's management plan classifying wolves as predators that can be shot on sight in most of the state is inadequate. They want the courts to restore federal protections.

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — A fraud lawsuit against a former Powell health care CEO will move ahead even though he's been missing since August. Former Powell Valley Healthcare CEO Paul Cardwell is being prosecuted and sued for allegedly defrauding the company of nearly $848,000. He disappeared shortly before he was set to accept a plea deal. A judge ruled last week his attorneys must continue to represent him.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming woman is accused of voting in two presidential elections, even though she's a convicted felon. The Gillette News Record reports Judith Christine Phillips faces two counts each of deceiving a registration official and knowingly voting while not entitled to do so.

CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says it has enough information from a Wyoming company to launch an analysis of its proposal to mine molybdenum (meh-LIB'-deh-nem) near Crested Butte, Colo. The agency says the public will get to comment on U.S. Energy Corp.'s proposal to mine at Mount Emmons before it decides whether to approve the plan.