A JUDGE ON MONDAY DISMISSED THE LAWSUIT FILED BY THE TOWN OF MILLS AGAINST THE NATRONA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE IMPENDING CLOSURE OF MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WHICH WOULD MAKE IT THE ONLY MUNICIPALITY IN THE COUNTY WITHOUT ITS OWN SCHOOL.

SARA MCCARTHY, A MEMBER OF THE MILLS TOWN COUNCIL, SAID THE TOWN IS FIGURING OUT WHAT TO DO NEXT.

NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DANIEL FORGEY AGREED WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT THE TOWN DID NOT HAVE THE STANDING -- THAT IS, THE ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE THE DISTRICT'S DECISION SUFFICIENTLY HARMED THE TOWN -- TO BRING THE LAWSUIT.
THE TOWN SAID IN THE LAWSUIT FILED IN JANUARY THAT THE DISTRICT VIOLATED THE EQUAL PROTECTION PROVISIONS OF THE WYOMING CONSTITUTION WHICH TREATS EDUCATION AS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT.

THE TOWN OF MILLS THEN FILED A PETITION ASKING THE COURT TO BLOCK THE CLOSURE OF MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY WITH A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION.

THE DISTRICT RESPONDED, SAYING IT ACTED LEGALLY IN OCTOBER WHEN IT VOTED TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL, AND KEEPING THE SCHOOL OPEN WOULD COST THE DISTRICT LEAST THREE-QUARTERS OF A MILLION DOLLARS.
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HAZARDOUS MATERIAL UNITS FROM THE CASPER FIRE DEPARTMENT WERE DEPLOYED IN THE 2800 BLOCK OF CY AVENUE MONDAY MORNING AFTER CASPER POLICE OFFICERS STOPPED A VEHICLE THAT TURNED OUT TO CONTAIN A PORTABLE METH LAB.

OFFICERS CONDUCTED THE TRAFFIC STOP AT 3:11 A.M. MONDAY MORNING.

AFTER THE METHAMPHETAMINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS USED TO MAKE METH WERE DISCOVERED, THE WESTBOUND LANE OF CY AVENUE WAS SHUT DOWN IN AREAS BETWEEN FAIRGROUNDS AND KIT CARSON. IT REOPENED AT R OUGHLY 12:30 P.M.

TWO PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED: 37-YEAR-OLD JASON HAYS OF FLORIDA AND 40-YEAR-OLD MEGAN SCHWABEL OF NORTH DAKOTA.

ACCORDING TO THE NATRONA COUNTY DETENTION CENTER'S INMATE ROSTER, HAYS WAS BOOKED ON RECOMMENDED CHARGES OF METH POSSESSION AS A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE -- WHICH MAKES IT A FELONY CHARGE -- AND OPERATING A CLANDESTINE METH LAB.

SCHWABL'S RECOMMENDED CHARGES ARE DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE, METH POSSESSION AS A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE, HAVING AN OPEN ALCOHOL CONTAINER IN A VEHICLE, NO INSURANCE, A REGISTRATION VIOLATION AND OPERATING A CLANDESTINE METH LAB.

POLICE SAY THE PAIR WILL LIKELY MAKE THEIR INITIAL APPEARANCES IN NATRONA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT ON TUESDAY.

AS OF MONDAY, THE WYOMING DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION WAS THE LEAD AGENCY ON THE CASE.
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CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - AUTHORITIES SAY A WOMAN WAS STABBED TO DEATH AT A PARK IN CHEYENNE.

POLICE SPOKESMAN KEVIN MALATESTA TELLS THE WYOMING TRIBUNE EAGLE THE WOMAN, WHOSE NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED, WAS STABBED WITH A KNIFE IN MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARK ON THE CITY'S WEST SIDE MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE DEPARTMENT HAS ASKED RESIDENTS TO STAY AWAY FROM THE AREA WHILE OFFICERS INVESTIGATE.

POLICE HAVE NOT SAID WHAT LED TO THE STABBING.
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A WYOMING COUNTY IS TESTING A SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS COURTS TO ISSUE JURY REMINDERS AND NOTIFICATIONS VIA TEXT MESSAGE AND EMAIL.

THE FIRST ROUND OF LARAMIE COUNTY JURORS EARLIER THIS MONTH USED THE EJUROR SYSTEM - A PROGRAM THAT AIMS TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR BOTH THE PUBLIC AND CLERK'S OFFICES TO MORE EASILY PROCESS INFORMATION RELATED TO JURY SERVICE.

THE SYSTEM IS ONLY CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN THE LARAMIE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT AND DISTRICT COURT, AS WELL AS THE PLATTE COUNTY CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS.

AN EMAIL FROM CIERRA HIPSZKY, THE BUSINESS MANAGER OF THE WYOMING JUDICIAL BRANCH, SAYS STATEWIDE IMPLEMENTATION IS SET TO BEGIN IN 2019 AND SPAN ABOUT TWO YEARS. IT WILL COST $620,000 FOR INITIAL INSTALLATION AND WILL LIKELY COST AN ADDITIONAL $36,000 PER BIENNIUM FOR MAINTENANCE.