Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An incumbent Wyoming state representative blames his loss in Tuesday’s primary election on his opposition to a failed bill that would have prohibited Wyoming from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states. Cody Republican Rep. Pat Childers had said the proposal reminded him of mistreatment of blacks he saw growing up in Texas during segregation
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Casper police are confirming that a standoff at a Super 8 motel ended with one suspect dead and another suspect in custody. The standoff Tuesday lasted nearly 11 hours and ended after officers tossed undisclosed “chemical agents” into a room where the suspects had holed up. Police are trying to determine what prompted the standoff. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the surviving suspect is facing assault and weapons charges.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Cheyenne man convicted of killing a Colorado man whose body was found in western Nebraska has been sentenced to life in prison. Vencil Ash III was convicted last month of first-degree murder. Authorities believe Ash took Ryan Guitron to an abandoned farm, shot him and buried him in a woodpile. Guitron’s remains were found near Bushnell in 2010.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A seafood company is recalling some of its smoked salmon products because of possible contamination by the bacterium listeria monocytogenes. Spence & Co. Ltd. is recalling its smoked salmon trim sold in 8-ounce packages in Wyoming and several other states. The packages bear lot number 6704701. No illnesses have been reported.