Wyoming News Briefs
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A single-engine plane that entered a temporary no-fly zone in the Denver area has landed without incident after the military scrambled two F-16s to intercept it. The plane was intercepted after President Barack Obama spoke in Golden, Colo., yesterday morning. Colorado authorities say the pilot regularly flies from Wyoming to Colorado and somehow missed the notice on restricted air space.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Crews have taken advantage of another day of favorable weather as they battle two wildfires tearing through Wyoming. Some helicopters and air tankers have been released from a wildfire that destroyed 36 homes on Casper Mountain as crews tighten their grip on the flames. Near Jackson, the 3,300-acre fire burning next to Snow King Mountain is about 36 percent contained.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a Sheridan man’s first-degree murder conviction in the January 2010 stabbing death of another man that authorities say was over a $20 debt. The court yesterday rejected Shawn Osborne’s argument that his trial lawyer should have called an expert witness to testify about the combined effect of heavy drinking and drug abuse on his ability to make decisions.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Livestock Board says eating a toxic plant likely killed five longhorn cattle in a pasture near Burns in southeast Wyoming. Board Director Leanne Correll tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle the cows died more than a month ago. Correll says the state agency got an anonymous call about the cows Tuesday.