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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WPR News
10:43 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Grand Teton sets up bear spray collection sites

MOOSE, Wyo. – Bear spray canisters can be added to the list of items that can be recycled in Grand Teton National Park.

Collection bins have been set up at several locations in the park where people can drop off unwanted bear spray canisters for recycling.

Millions of people visit northwest Wyoming every year. Thousands of visitors buy bear spray to protect themselves against grizzly bears but tourists often can't take the bear spray home with them - it's prohibited on commercial flights.

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WPR News
7:43 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

Sweetwater County makes major budget cuts

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