Casper, Wy – The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of an Evansville woman for shooting her husband in 1977. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Wyoming's highest court has ruled that Rita Humphrey was not denied a speedy trial. Justice Michael Golden wrote in an opinion released Monday that while a delay occurred in bringing Humphrey to trial, the length of delay wasn't unreasonable. Humphrey was charged with first-degree murder for the death of
Daniel, Wy – The Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory says it has confirmed positive brucellosis tests for two cows from a Daniel ranch. The state reported last week that blood tests taken at a sale barn first showed the cows had brucellosis. The cows then were sent to the state veterinary lab, where the brucellosis bacterium was cultured from the tissues of both cows. The Wyoming Livestock Board and USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service say they plan to test the rest of the ranch's
Laramie, Wy – High gas prices are driving up costs for local government. That is especially true in large counties that don't have mineral wealth. One such place is Albany County. Sheriff Jim Pond says high gas prices are a concern but they are able to maintain service. But he admits they are making plans for the future. Pond says gas prices have been a topic of discussion as county commissioners are putting final touches on their budget.