Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming continues to have a high percentage of women who smoke during pregnancy.
That's according to the latest kids count data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The foundation's William O'Hare says Wyoming has the second-worst rate for smoking during pregnancy in the country, even though the rate has decreased in recent years.
Laramie, Wyo. – A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the pilots of two airplanes that collided yesterday afternoon were flying without the help of air traffic control. That's common at Wyoming's small airports.
The FAA's Mike Fergus says just after noon on Sunday, the pilot of a Cirrus plane asked air traffic control for clearance to land at the Rock Springs-Sweetwater County airport.
Laramie, Wyo. – Saturday is the annual Race for the Cure which benefits Breast Cancer Research and Prevention.
Jackson Doctor Brent Blue says the numbers of breast cancer cases is increasing, but he attributes that to the fact that early detection has improved. Blue says women over 40 should start getting Mammograms.
Blue says every woman should give themselves a regular self exam and if they notice any unusual hard bumps they should schedule an appointment with a doctor.
Laramie, Wyo. – The Superintendent of Sheridan County School District One is lukewarm about the benefits of a statewide student assessment test.
Sue Belish says the school district pays attention to the results from the annual PAWS test, but she says a one time test does very little in indicating how a student is progressing throughout a school year.
Riverton, Wy – Three children are dead in an early morning mobile home fire just outside Riverton. Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says the children were 1, 2 and 3 years old. Their names were not immediately released. The fire was reported at 6:12 a.m. today (Thursday.) When emergency responders arrived, the home was already engulfed in flames. With help from neighbors, there were able to pull one of the children who died out. The other two couldn't be found until the fire had been put out.