Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Searchers in southeast Wyoming have found the wreckage of a single-engine plane that failed to arrive at the Casper airport as planned Tuesday after taking off from Texas. Albany County Undersheriff Rob DeBree says the plane was found in pieces yesterday on the south face of Laramie Peak, and there were no survivors. Earlier he said four people were on the plane for business.
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating an SUV linked to the abduction and sexual assault of a girl in Cody. The FBI says based on witness statements and video footage from cameras around town, the vehicle is believed to be a 2004 or 2005 white, 4-door Toyota SR-5 4-Runner, with a removable rooftop cargo box. Cody police have said the man sexually assaulted the girl before releasing her Monday.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming trustees will discuss their upcoming search for a new president during a closed meeting today in Laramie. UW President Tom Buchanan plans to retire at the end of next summer. University officials say the trustees will talk about appointing a consultant to help with the search for Buchanan’s successor.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is blaming roaming dogs for the deaths of 44 sheep valued at about $6,000. The office says the owner of the sheep reported Wednesday morning that he found 50 to 75 of his animals dead or injured north of Riverton. Some sheep appeared to have died due to being trampled while others were directly attacked by the dogs.