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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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,