WYOMING WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS HAVE MOUNTED AN EMERGENCY EFFORT TO LOCATE AND IDENTIFY BAT SPECIES ACROSS THE STATE, FOLLOWING THE DISCOVERY OF A FUNGUS THAT CAUSES FATAL WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME IN THE ANIMALS.

AS PART OF THE STATE'S EFFORTS, RECORDINGS WILL BE COLLECTED IN AREAS KNOWN TO HAVE BATS TO DETERMINE WHAT SPECIES ARE PRESENT.

WYOMING FISH AND GAME BIOLOGIST NICHOLE BJORNLIE SAYS THE DISEASE CAN TAKE SEVERAL YEARS TO TAKE HOLD, BUT IS 90 TO 95 PERCENT FATAL TO BATS.

A BAT WITH THE FUNGUS THAT CAUSES WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME WAS CAPTURED ON MAY 16 DURING SURVEYS BY UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING FIELD BIOLOGISTS.

THE RESEARCHERS ARE WORKING ON A WHITE-NOSE SURVEILLANCE PROJECT FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.
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A 22-YEAR-OLD CHEYENNE MAN COULD FACE UP TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON AFTER ALLEGEDLY CHOKING HIS WIFE.

COURT RECORDS SAY POLICE WERE CALLED TO TRISTON STRICKER'S HOME ON JULY 23 AFTER HE AND HIS WIFE REPORTEDLY GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT AND HE ENDED UP CHOKING AND HITTING HER IN THE FACE.

STRICKER REPORTEDLY TOLD POLICE THAT HIS WIFE WAS LATE COMING HOME FROM JOB HUNTING AT FRONTIER PARK, SO HE CALLED HER AND TOLD HER HE THREW THEIR 9-MONTH-OLD CHILD AS AN ATTEMPT TO GET A RESPONSE FROM HER.

WHEN HIS WIFE GOT HOME, STRICKER SAYS THE TWO GOT INTO A PUSHING MATCH AND HE ENDED UP JUMPING ON TOP OF HER BEFORE PUSHING HIS FOREARM INTO HER NECK AND THROAT.

STRICKER WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH STRANGULATION AND DOMESTIC BATTERY.

STRICKER IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN THE LARAMIE COUNTY JAIL ON A $5,000 CASH BOND. HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 1.

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JACKSON, WYO. (AP) - WYOMING WILDLIFE MANAGERS HAVE CAUGHT AND RELOCATED THREE YEARLING GRIZZLY BEARS THAT WERE KILLING LIVESTOCK...

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AUTHORITIES HAVE DETAINED A MAN ACCUSED OF WAITING IN A WOMEN'S RESTROOM IN THE MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS AREA OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK AND ASSAULTING A WOMAN THERE.
FEDERAL COURT RECORDS SAY JACKSON COOMBS WAS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON, AND WAS ORDERED DETAINED AFTER HE WAIVED HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING IN FEDERAL COURT IN MAMMOTH ON TUESDAY.

U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE MARK CARMAN SAID COOMBS MAY FACE A LENGTHY PRISON SENTENCE BECAUSE HE HAS A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE, HE LACKS STABLE EMPLOYMENT AND A STABLE RESIDENCE, AND A HISTORY OF FAILING TO APPEAR FOR COURT DATES.

THE CASE STARTED JULY 18 WHEN A RANGER WAS CALLED TO THE MAMMOTH XANTERRA CABINS FOR A REPORT OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT AND AN ASSAULT BETWEEN TWO MEN.

BY THE TIME HE ARRIVED, COOMBS WAS IN CUSTODY.

THE BOYFRIEND OF THE WOMAN VICTIM TOLD THE RANGER HE AND SHE WERE STAYING IN A NEARBY CABIN, AND THEY WALKED TO THE COMMUNITY RESTROOM.

WHEN HE WAS EXITING THE MEN'S ROOM HE HEARD A CRY FOR HELP FROM THE WOMEN'S ROOM, WENT IN AN FOUND COOMBS ASSAULTING HIS GIRLFRIEND.

COOMBS THEN TURNED AROUND, BEGAN STRIKING THE BOYFRIEND, BIT HIM TWICE, AND PULLED OUT BEAR SPRAY, BUT THE BOYFRIEND SLAPPED IT AWAY.

THE BOYFRIEND TOLD HIS GIRLFRIEND TO GET OUT OF THE BATHROOM AND CALL FOR HELP WHO FOUND A BYSTANDER WHO HELPED THE BOYFRIEND KEEP COOMBS ON THE GROUND.
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THE 56-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY AN HISTORIC STEAM TRAIN IN NORTHERN COLORADO HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS KELLY M. YARISH OF BRIGHTON.

A NEWS RELEASE FROM THE ADAMS AND BROOMFIELD COUNTIES CORONER SAYS YARISH DIED FROM MULTIPLE BLUNT FORCE INJURIES LAST SATURDAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY YARISH WAS TAKING PICTURES OF THE PASSING 15-CAR UNION PACIFIC TRAIN THAT WAS RETURNING FROM CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS IN WYOMING WHEN SHE APPARENTLY GOT TOO CLOSE TO THE TRACKS NORTH OF DENVER.

THE TRAIN HAD ABOUT 700 PEOPLE ABOARD. THE CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS TRAIN IS AN ANNUAL EVENT HOSTED BY THE DENVER POST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.