GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — More than 1,000 people have sought employment help from a Wyoming workforce services office since a coal company declared bankruptcy and two giant mines closed. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services office manager Rick Mansheim tells the Gillette News-Record that many but not all of those people worked for Blackjewel LLC. The Milton, West Virginia-based company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization July 1. The Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines in northeastern Wyoming have been closed ever since.


CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming animal shelter has welcomed in more than 60 animals after authorities seized them from a Casper residence. KTWO-AM reports the Metro Animal Shelter is providing temporary housing and care to about 40 dogs, 15 cats and 10 birds since the animals were rescued Wednesday. Authorities say no charges have been filed yet against the woman who is suspected of hoarding the animals at her home.


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has been paid nearly $500,000 from a multi-state settlement stemming from a financial company selling unregistered securities. KGWN-TV reports Wyoming Secretary of State Edward Buchanan announced Thursday that LPL Financial has given the state its portion of the $26 million settlement. Securities regulators from multiple states investigated the company, finding it failed to maintain measures to prevent the sale of unregistered securities.