WPR News
8:43 pm
Thu November 18, 2010

Man sentenced to life for Cheyenne party shooting

CHEYENNE, wyo – A man convicted of shooting and killing a man at a party will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Thirty-year-old Charles E. Jones was sentenced to life in prison without parole in Cheyenne yesterday.

Jones apologized to the family of 21-year-old Adonis Whitehead, the man he killed, in the courtroom.

Jones was accused of killing Whitehead at a party last July and taking money he had won in an insurance settlement.

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WPR News
8:42 pm
Thu November 18, 2010

Laramie gives tentative OK to tough DUI law

CHEYENNE, wyo – The Laramie City Council has given preliminary approval to penalties for drunken drivers that are tougher than state law.

The measure was unanimously approved Tuesday. It would impose a mandatory seven-day jail sentence and a minimum $200 dollar fine on drivers arrested with a high blood alcohol content of point-1-5 or above. A repeat offender would have to serve 30 days in jail and pay a maximum fine of $750 dollars.

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WPR News
8:45 am
Thu November 18, 2010

President picks Joe Moore to be Wyoming's U-S Marshall

Washington D-C – President Obama has nominated Wyoming Director of Homeland Security Joe Moore to serve as U.S. Marshal for the state.
Obama announced several marshal appointments on Wednesday,
including that of Moore for Wyoming. The U.S. Senate will consider
the nominations.
Obama says Moore and the others he nominated are all dedicated
public servants.
Moore is a retired FBI agent and has served as state Homeland
Security director since 2003.

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WPR News
8:25 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Jackson residents among the most philanthropic

WPR News
8:41 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

Wild Horse Round Up Ends

LARAMIE, wyo – Southern Wyoming ranchers are praising the Bureau of Land Management's work in a wild horse roundup that concluded last weekend. Over the course of the five-week roundup, a BLM contractor permanently removed 1,950 horses from the Adobe Town and Salt Wells areas - leaving approximately 860, according to B-L-M calculations. John Hay is the President of the Rock Springs Grazing Association. He says that drought and high numbers of wild horses and wildlife have affected local ranchers in recent years

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WPR News
8:24 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

Ground Broken For New Water Filtration Plant

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WPR News
8:15 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

Wyo. delegation joins health care legal challenge

CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming's congressional delegation is supporting a legal challenge to the new health care law.

Representative Cynthia Lummis and Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso signed onto a legal brief in support of a case against the law brought by 20 states and the National Federation of Independent Business.

Lummis says the new health care law kills jobs, imposes devastating regulations on small businesses, busts the budget and erodes Americans' personal liberty.

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WPR News
8:13 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

School bullying town hall to be held in Casper

CASPER, Wyo – The Wyoming Department of Education will hold a town hall meeting in Casper on Thursday night to address school bullying.

It is one of about 20 town halls being held in the state on the subject.

The town halls are designed to give teachers, school staff, parents, students and others a chance to address bullying.

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WPR News
8:11 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Wyo officials table higher oil-gas royalty rate

CHEYENNE, wyo – A proposal to increase the state royalty on oil and gas extracted from state lands is being tabled until next year at the soonest.

The Office of State Lands and Investments has drafted a proposal to increase the rate from just over 16-percent to nearly 19-percent.

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