Wyoming News Briefs
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A third fire in as many months at Wyoming’s Sinclair oil refinery has sent a worker to the hospital. It is the seventh worker injury in the string of fires. The fire was extinguished quickly and the contract worker wasn’t seriously hurt. Sinclair Vice President Clint Ensign says the worker was taken to the hospital as a precaution and soon released.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a lawyer representing a Sheridan teen serving a life sentence in a 2009 home invasion killing to present information about how a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could affect the teen’s sentence. The U.S. Supreme Court in May threw out mandatory life in prison without parole for juvenile offenders.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a trooper has confiscated a large amount of LSD after stopping a speeding vehicle on I-80 west of Laramie. The patrol says the trooper seized 200 doses of LSD, a felony amount of the drug ecstasy and other drugs in last week’s traffic stop. The agency says it was the largest seizure of LSD in the last 12 years. A man and woman face felony charges in the case.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a former top Bureau of Land Management official who worked in several Western states including Wyoming has been arrested in Nevada on charges of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Ronald Wenker was arrested Tuesday in Reno. He remains jailed without bail on two felony counts each of sexual assault and lewdness with a child under 14.