Cheyenne, Wyo. – The State Senate has given final approval to a bill that will prohibit those suspected of driving drunk from refusing blood alcohol tests.
The Senate passed the measure despite many attempts to weaken the bill. Law enforcement officials say the change in policy would allow them to better combat repeat DUI offenders who have learned it is better to refuse a blood alcohol test and take their chances in court.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – After much debate, the Wyoming House of Representatives has passed a bill that makes strangulation of a family member a felony. The bill was the top priority of groups that advocate for victims of domestic violence.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The State Senate has killed a bill intended to enhance Wyoming's open meetings law, which has been rated as one of the worst in the country, in terms of transparency.
The controversial portion of the bill required the recording of closed meetings, known as executive sessions. Those session can be held for discussions of legal and personnel matters and the purchase of land.
Casper , Wy – Robert Barnes has resigned as president and CEO of the Casper Area Economic Development Alliance, two weeks after he was suspended with pay. Barnes' resignation follows criticism over an evaluation process last year that deemed out-of-state companies the most qualified to manage the construction of a business incubator.
Gillette, Wyo. – Gillette police say violent crimes dropped by 12.5 percent in 2010.
Police say it's the third straight year there's been a drop in violent crimes, which include rape, robbery, aggravated assault and murder. The city has not had a homicide since 2007. T The statistics were released Friday as part of the department's annual crime report.
Laramie, Wy – The Wyoming Cowgirls are firmly entrenched as the third seed in the upcoming Mountain West Conference basketball tournament. The Cowgirls have a record of 21 wins with just six losses. After Saturday's 77 to 56 win over U-N-L-V on Saturday Head Coach Joe Legerski admitted that his team has exceeded his expectations