WPR News
11:05 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Carbon County to ask for flood relief

RAWLINS, Wyo – Carbon County is preparing to ask for disaster assistance to help farmers hurt by spring floods.

Carbon County Commissioner Terry Weickum tells the Rawlins Times that he plans to sign a letter Monday requesting disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency.

Weickum says he's heard from several farmers who had significant losses during the floods. His letter could set in a motion the relief funding to growers hoping to recoup losses.

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WPR News
11:02 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Wyo. man charged with killing 3 sons, brother

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Residents of Wheatland, a quiet agricultural town in central Wyoming, plan a community barbeque to raise money for funeral expenses for victims of a shooting spree.

Authorities say a man opened fire inside a mobile home here Thursday night killing his three sons and a brother. The man's wife was wounded.

Mayor Jean Dixon says the killings are shocking to residents of Wheatland, a quiet, agricultural town of some 3,600.

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WPR News
10:56 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Preble's listing holds uncertain effects for ag producers

Laramie, Wyo. – Last week, a federal judge restored Endangered Species Act protections for the Preble's meadow jumping mouse in Wyoming. In the late 90s the Preble's mouse was listed as threatened in both Colorado and Wyoming, but it was de-listed in Wyoming in 2008.

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WPR News
8:32 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Four dead in Wheatland shooting

Laramie, Wyo. – Police say four people killed in a shooting in Wheatland Thursday night were the suspect's brother and three sons. A fifth victim, the wife of shooting suspect Everett Conant, survived and is currently in stable condition.

According to police, officers responded to a 911 call of shots being fired around 6:00 Thursday evening. After a brief stand-off with police, the suspect surrendered without incident.

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WPR News
7:54 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Investigation underway in Sheridan shooting

Laramie, Wyo. – An investigation is underway into the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man by a Sheridan police officer on the evening of July Fourth.

Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle says two officers responded to Jesse Salveson's residence after his wife called to report that Salveson had been drinking, had a knife, and was threatening to harm himself. Redle says one of the officers fired three rounds at Salveson after being stabbed in the arm.

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WPR News
4:28 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Wyoming and the Feds announce a wolf deal

WPR News
7:47 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Wyoming's new drunk driving law is being used

WPR News
10:44 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Canoe Accident Leads To Charges

BIG PINEY, Wyo. – A canoeing accident on the swiftly running Green River in western Wyoming has left a 4-year-old boy dead and two men facing charges. The Sublette County sheriff says the boy, whose name wasn't released, drowned after the canoe capsized Saturday on the Green River between Big Piney and LaBarge.
Authorities say two men and three children were thrown from the canoe.

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