THE EVANSVILLE TOWN COUNCIL ON MONDAY VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO TERMINATE POLICE CHIEF TOM LAUGHREY FOR CAUSE.

THE COUNCIL MET FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES FOR REGULAR BUSINESS, THEN VOTED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

THE COUNCIL RECONVENED ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER AND MAYOR PHIL HINDS ASKED FOR A MOTION TO TERMINATE LAUGHREY.

AFTER A MOTION AND SECOND, THEY VOTED.

AFTER THE VOTE, MAYOR PHIL HINDS SAID THE TERMINATION WAS A PERSONNEL MATTER AND THE REASON OR REASONS FOR LAUGHREY'S DISMISSAL WERE PRIVATE.

HINDS ALSO SAID THERE WOULD BE NO CIVIL OR CRIMINAL ACTION TAKEN ABOUT LAUGHREY.

LAUGHREY WAS NOT AT THE MEETING. HE DID NOT HAVE A LISTED PHONE NUMBER.

HINDS SAID A NATIONWIDE SEARCH WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY TO PICK A SUCCESSOR TO LEAD THE SEVEN- EIGHT-PERSON DEPARTMENT.
HE SAID THE EVANSVILLE POLICE CHIEF'S SALARY IS ABOUT $80,000.

LAUGHREY WAS THE DEPARTMENT'S CAPTAIN FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN HE WAS NAMED INTERIM CHIEF AFTER THE SUDDEN RETIREMENT OF FORMER CHIEF ZACH GENTILE.

K2 RADIO NEWS WAS INFORMED ANONYMOUSLY THAT LAUGHREY HAD BEEN SUSPENDED OVER THE WEEKEND, BUT THE CALLER SAID NOTHING ELSE.

LAUGHREY WAS SUSPENDED FOR A WEEK LAST SUMMER AMID CONCERNS HE WOULD BE TERMINATED, BUT HE WAS REINSTATED.
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CHEYENNE-BASED GREAT LAKES AIRLINES ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT THAT IT WAS CEASING COMMERCIAL FLIGHT OPERATIONS AS OF MIDNIGHT MONDAY..

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TWO WYOMING RESIDENTS DIED OVER THE WEEKEND AS A RESULT OF SIMILAR CRASHES THAT OCCURRED WITHIN ONE HOUR OF EACH OTHER, ABOUT A MILE APART ON I-25 NEAR GLENROCK.

55-YEAR-OLD LINDA HURLEY AND 30-YEAR-OLD JASON MONDAY BOTH DIED ON SATURDAY, ACCORDING TO CRASH REPORTS FROM THE WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL.

EACH CRASH INVOLVED A VEHICLE ENTERING A SPIN WHILE TRYING TO CROSS AN ICY BRIDGE.

HURLEY WAS A PASSENGER IN A FORD F-150 THAT WAS SOUTHBOUND PULLING A U-HAUL TRAILER ON I-25 AT 5 A.M. SATURDAY NEAR GLENROCK. NEAR MILE MARKET 165.9, THE PICKUP WENT TO CROSS AN ICY CURVED BRIDGE DECK, AND WENT INTO A SPIN.

THE PICKUP AND TRAILER THEN FELL INTO A STEEP DITCH AND ROLLED MULTIPLE TIMES.

THE DRIVER, WHO WAS WEARING THEIR SEATBELT, REMAINED IN THE VEHICLE DURING THE CRASH AND WAS LATER TAKEN TO WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER.

THE FRONT-SEAT PASSENGER -- HURLEY -- WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT, AND WAS THROWN FROM THE VEHICLE. HURLEY WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

THE SECOND CRASH OCCURRED 58 MINUTES LATER. A BEIGE FORD F-150, DRIVEN BY MONDAY, WAS NORTHBOUND ON I-25 AND CROSSED AN ICY BRIDGE DECK NEAR MILEPOST 164.8.

WHILE CROSSING THE BRIDGE, THE FORD WENT INTO SPIN, THEN WENT INTO THE MEDIAN, WHERE IT ROLLED TWICE.

MONDAY, WHO WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT, WAS THROWN FROM THE PICKUP.

HE WAS TAKEN TO WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER IN CASPER, AND THEN WAS FLOWN TO AURORA, COLORADO, DUE TO HIS INJURIES. MONDAY DIED ON THE WAY TO AURORA, AND WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 4:44 P.M. SATURDAY.

THE ROAD CONDITIONS IN EACH CRASH, ACCORDING TO THE PATROL'S CRASH REPORTS, INVOLVED ICE OR FROST ON THE ROADWAY. FOG WAS PRESENT IN EACH INCIDENT.

SPEED IS LISTED AS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IN MONDAY'S CRASH. NO CONTRIBUTING FACTORS ARE LISTED IN THE CRASH THAT KILLED HURLEY.
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ARE OIL PRICES GOING TO BREAK OUR HEARTS AGAIN?

JUST LAST WEEK WE SAW A HEALTHY JUMP IN PRICES, WHICH STATES LIKE WYOMING SORELY NEED.

AND ANALYST PATRICK DEHAAN OF GASBUDDY DOT COM SAYS, THERE WAS A REASON.

BUT, AS THE MARKET GREW NERVOUS ABOUT TARIFFS AND OTHER ISSUES, CAME THE INEVITABLE.

BUT GAS PRICES CONTINUE STEADY AS WE HEAD INTO THE SUMMER DRIVING SEASON, WHEN THEY WILL INCREASE.