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.
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.
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.
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.