A JUDGE ON FRIDAY DECLINED TO GRANT A NEW TRIAL ON A SINGLE COUNT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT OF WHICH A FORMER CASPER DOCTOR WAS CONVICTED IN JANUARY.

ATTORNEYS FOR PAUL MICHAEL HARNETTY HAD MOVED FOR A NEW TRIAL AFTER AN ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN WHO WORKED AT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF CENTRAL WYOMING ALONGSIDE HARNETTY, CAME FORWARD AFTER READING ABOUT THE TRIAL IN THE NEWS.

A JURY CONVICTED HARNETTY OF TWO COUNTS OF SECOND-DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ACQUITTED HIM ON SIX OTHER CHARGES. HARNETTY, WHO HAD WORKED AS AN OB/GYN, WAS CHARGED AFTER SIX OF HIS FORMER PATIENTS ALLEGED THAT HE HAD TOUCHED THEM INAPPROPRIATELY DURING MEDICAL EXAMS.

THE ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN, DONNA ROSENLIEB, CLAIMS THAT SHE WAS PRESENT FOR AN EXAM DURING WHICH HARNETTY ALLEGEDLY SEXUALLY ASSAULTED THE VICTIM, WHO WAS A PATIENT AT THE TIME. ROSENLIEB SAYS HARNETTY DID NOTHING INAPPROPRIATE.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY DON FULLER TOLD DISTRICT JUDGE THOMAS SULLINS THAT ATTORNEYS HAD NO IDEA GOING INTO TRIAL THAT ROSENLIEB'S TESTIMONY WOULD BE RELEVANT, SO SHE WAS NEVER INTERVIEWED OR CALLED AS A WITNESS.

BUT ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY KEVIN TAHERI SAID THE NEW EVIDENCE FROM ROSENLIEB DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD FOR GRANTING A NEW TRIAL -- THAT STANDARD BEING THAT THE EVIDENCE WOULD "PROBABLY" LEAD TO A DIFFERENT VERDICT.

TAHERI ALSO SAID THAT, ACCORDING TO THE WYOMING SUPREME COURT, THE EVIDENCE, WHICH WOULD HAVE SERVED TO CONTEST STATEMENTS MADE BY THE VICTIM DURING TRIAL, DOES NOT CONSTITUTE SUFFICIENT BASIS FOR A NEW TRIAL TO BE GRANTED.
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A RIVERTON MAN ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING A 95-YEAR-OLD CASPER WOMAN HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY.
20-YEAR-OLD KYLE MARTIN PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO SIX FELONY CHARGES ON THURSDAY.

HE COULD FACE UP TO LIFE IN PRISON IF CONVICTED.

MARTIN'S TRIAL DATE IS TO BE DETERMINED.

POLICE SAY THEY FOUND MARTIN ON MARCH 20 DRIVING A STOLEN CAR WITH THE WOMAN IN THE TRUNK OF THE CAR.

POLICE SAY THE WOMAN HAD CUTS ON HER HEAD AND FACE.

ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS, THE WOMAN TOLD POLICE THAT TWO ARMED MEN KIDNAPPED HER.

A CASPER POLICE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID WEDNESDAY THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE THE SECOND SUSPECT IN CUSTODY.

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A WYOMING FEDERAL JUDGE RECENTLY SENTENCED FOUR OF FIVE DEFENDANTS IN A METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY CASE ON THE WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION.

CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE NANCY FREUDENTHAL SENTENCED JOSEPH EDWARD MILLER, ALBERT MEDICINE CLOUD AND VIRGIL JAMES BEHAN III TO SENTENCES RANGING FROM PROBATION TO TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE.

ANOTHER DEFENDANT, HOKASHINA FASTHORSE, WAS SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR, THREE MONTHS OF IMPRISONMENT FOR ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON WITH INTENT TO DO BODILY HARM.

THE LEAD DEFENDANT IN THE CASE, CAMERON MEANS-GOODMAN, WAS FOUND GUILTY OF FIVE OF EIGHT METHAMPHETAMINE-CONSPIRACY RELATED CHARGES AFTER A JURY TRIAL IN FEBRUARY.

FREUDENTHAL SET HER SENTENCING FOR TUESDAY.

COURT RECORDS SAY THE CASE BEGAN LAST JULY, WHEN WIND RIVER POLICE OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A RESIDENCE IN ARAPAHOE FOR A REPORT THAT MEANS-GOODMAN SHOT AT HER EX-HUSBAND.

FOUR MONTHS LATER, A GRAND JURY HANDED UP AN INDICTMENT STATING MEANS-GOODMAN WOULD TRAVEL TO SALT LAKE CITY TO OBTAIN METHAMPHETAMINE, AND SELL IT OR FRONT IT TO MILLER AND BEHAN.

SHE, FASTHORSE AND MEDICINE CLOUD ALSO WOULD ASSAULT OR THREATEN TO ASSAULT OTHERS TO COLLECT PAYMENT FOR THE FRONTED METHAMPHETAMINE.

THEY ALSO CARRIED FIREARMS WHEN COLLECTING PAYMENT.
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WYOMING LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE WILL WORKING ON A NUMBER TO TOPICS DURING THE INTERIM, INCLUDING SIMPLIFYING THE STATE'S BUDGET PROCESS AND TAXES.

THE WYOMING LEGISLATURE'S MANAGEMENT COUNCIL ON THURSDAY HELD ITS FIRST MEETING SINCE THE END OF THE 2018 BUDGET SESSION TO GIVE THE 10 JOINT AND FIVE SELECT COMMITTEES THEIR TASKS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR.

THE JOINT APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE WILL TAKE A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE STATE'S REVENUE STREAMS AND HOW THOSE FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED.

THE MAIN TASK OF THE JOINT REVENUE COMMITTEE WILL BE TO STUDY THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE STATE'S EXISTING FISCAL STRUCTURE AND HOW THAT RELATES TO ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION.

AROUND 70 PERCENT OF THE STATE'S REVENUE COMES FROM TAXING MINERALS, LEAVING THE STATE VULNERABLE TO THE BOOM-AND-BUST ENERGY CYCLE.
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CODY, WYO. (AP) - AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE THEFT FROM A SITE IN NORTHWEST WYOMING WHERE THE APPARENT SKELETAL REMAINS OF AN ANCIENT MAMMOTH WERE FOUND.

CARLIE RONCA, WYOMING AREA MANAGER FOR THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, SAYS THE SITE MIGHT HAVE BEEN DISTURBED BEFORE IT WAS REPORTED TO THE AGENCY LAST WEEK.

THE REMAINS, WHICH INCLUDE RIB, VERTEBRAE AND OTHER PARTS, WERE UNCOVERED AND FOUND BY A HIKER AFTER THE LEVEL OF BUFFALO BILL RESERVOIR WAS LOWERED AS PART OF NORMAL OPERATIONS. THE CODY ENTERPRISE REPORTS THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION AND WYOMING'S ARCHAEOLOGIST ARE WORKING TO REMOVE THE FOSSILS BEFORE THE RESERVOIR RISES FROM SPRING SNOWMELT.

THE POWELL TRIBUNE REPORTS PHOTOS OF THE DISCOVERY SHOW THE FOSSILS TO BE IN POOR CONDITION, ERODING AWAY AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS.