WPR News
11:23 am
Tue July 13, 2010

Man sentenced for drunk driving crash that killed one

Laramie, Wy – A former Wyoming Technical Institute student has been sentenced to 18 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in a fatal crash in Laramie.
Twenty-one-year-old Frederic V. Saccato was sentenced Monday.
He pleaded guilty in April to aggravated vehicular homicide and
aggravated assault and battery. In exchange, prosecutors dropped
one count of aggravated assault and one count of driving with a
canceled, suspended or revoked license.
Authorities say Saccato was driving a pickup that went out of

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WPR News
7:57 am
Tue July 13, 2010

Former Rawlins police officer found innocent

Casper, Wy – A former Rawlins police officer has been cleared of sex assault charges by a jury. A seven-woman, five-man jury found 46-year-old Adam Lee Meacham not guilty on all five counts of child sexual abuse.
Meacham, a one-time police captain and Carbon County
commissioner, was accused of immoral or indecent acts with a former
Rawlins resident in the 1990s. Meacham denied wrongdoing.
The five-day trial was moved from Rawlins to Casper. The jury
deliberated almost four hours before delivering the not guilty
verdicts.

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WPR News
9:08 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

UW Trustees will not discuss Ayers in closed session

Laramie, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming's Board of Trustees will not discuss Bill Ayers at their meeting later this week. Ayers is the former 1960s radical who spoke on campus this spring after he and a student sued UW. The suit was in response to a decision to bar Ayers from speaking on campus.

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WPR News
9:03 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Commercial flight makes emergency stop in Casper

Laramie, Wyo. – A commercial jetliner flying from San Francisco to New York had to make an emergency landing in Casper today. The American Airlines 767 stopped in Casper after crew members apparently saw and smelled smoke in the cockpit.

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WPR News
8:59 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Lawyer pledges appeal of liquor liability law

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Survivors of a Ten Sleep couple killed by a drunken driver in 2008 say they will appeal a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit against owners of the bars that served the driver alcohol.

John and Carol Munkberg died in early 2008 when a minivan driven by 41-year-old Randall LaBrie of Malta, Mont., hit their pickup. Police say LaBrie's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

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WPR News
8:51 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Wyo census response rate still lags

Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming is slightly behind the national average in its response rate for the census. Sixty-eight percent of households in the state have already sent back their forms.

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WPR News
9:53 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Sen. Enzi and delegation push to end the travel ban on Cuba

Washington D-C – Wyoming's two senators and sole congresswoman are supporting a bill to lift the U.S. ban on travel to Cuba.
Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both Republicans, are
co-sponsoring a bill to end the ban.
Enzi and North Dakota Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan are the main
sponsors. They say they have the 60 votes needed to prevent a
filibuster and pass the bill.
Rep. Cynthia Lummis was one of four Republicans on the House
Agriculture Committee to vote in favor of lifting the travel ban

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WPR News
7:31 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Rawlins sex trial wraps up today.

Casper, Wy – Closing arguments are planned Monday in the trial of a former Rawlins police captain accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the 1990s.
Former police captain and Carbon County commissioner Adam Lee
Meacham has vehemently denied having any sexual relations with the
girl during trial testimony.
The 46-year-old also testified that his accuser has changed her
story, while his version that nothing happened has always been the
same.
Meacham faces five counts of immoral or indecent acts with a

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WPR News
7:28 am
Mon July 12, 2010

UW trustees plan closed Ayers meeting

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Laramie, Wy – University of Wyoming trustees plan a closed executive session to discuss a lawsuit that 1960s radical Bill Ayers filed against the school and then settled over attempts
to keep him from speaking on campus. The university eventually allowed Ayers to speak in April. Trustees plan to discuss the case this week behind closed doors.
They say they don't plan to take any action.
Wyoming's open meetings law says public governing bodies can
hold closed executive sessions on matters concerning litigation,

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