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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Red-flag warnings for warm, dry conditions have returned for much of central and western Wyoming after rain and cooler weather over the weekend allowed crews to gain the upper hand against wildfires burning in the state. The state’s largest blaze, the 150-square-mile Arapaho fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest northwest of Wheatland, was 80 percent contained yesterday.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has indicated that the issue of whether a Cheyenne man accused of gunning down two people and critically wounding a third should face the death penalty will be decided during his August trial. During a hearing yesterday, attorneys for Nathaniel Castellanos urged the judge to reject some of the prosecution’s claims that aggravating factors support seeking the death penalty against Castellanos.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been injured and two horses have been euthanized after an SUV collided with a horse-drawn wagon in Casper. Police Chief Chris Walsh tells the Casper Star-Tribune the SUV rear-ended the wagon yesterday. The wagon had taken part in the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo Parade.

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Rangers have rescued a 27-year-old man who became stranded on a Middle Teton Mountain cliff in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming. The U.S. Park Service says Eric Rohner, of Olympia, Wash., got stuck while on a solo summit on Monday and was rescued by park rangers yesterday morning after calling 911.

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