WPR News
9:17 am
Fri March 30, 2007

Profitt Avoids The Death Penalty

Gillette, Wy – A Gillette man convicted of ordering the
killing of a teenager in late 2005 will serve life in prison
without parole.
A District Court jury today (Friday) voted against imposing the
death penalty on Kent Proffitafter deliberating for about an hour and 40 minutes.
Judge John Perry presided over the trial. The judge says the
jury voted unanimously to give Proffit a sentence of life in prison
without parole.
The jury found the 43-year-old Proffit guilty Monday of

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WPR News
9:15 am
Fri March 30, 2007

Cowgirls Prepare For Badgers


Laramie, Wy – The Wyoming Cowgirls will face Wisconsin for the Women's National Invitation Tournament Title Saturday. (Today). Wyoming has made an
improbable run in the Tournament.
The Cowgirls have won all five of their games -- breaking school
records for wins and attendance in the process.
Wyoming (26-9) plays for its first post-season women's
basketball title tomorrow (Saturday) when it hosts Wisconsin
(23-12). The Badgers, of the mighty Big Ten, were W-N-I-T
runners-up in 1999 and won the tournament in 2000.

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WPR News
9:13 am
Fri March 30, 2007

Fee Increase Does Not Concern Fort Laramie

Torrington, Wy – The superintendent at Fort Laramie National Historic Site says that a proposed fee increase is not likely to hurt her operations and it could actually help. The National Park Service has proposed a five-dollar increase for the site's annual pass and a two dollar increase in the per-person entrance fee. If approved, the price hike would take effect in 2009. Fort Laramie's Superintendent Mitzi Frank says the historical site's small size helps in this case.

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WPR News
9:10 am
Fri March 30, 2007

Southern Wyoming Roads Start To Open

Laramie, Wy – Interstate 80 across southern Wyoming and
Interstate 25 from Casper to Cheyenne have reopened after a
powerful spring snowstorm closed much of the highways for more than
24 hours.
The state Department of Transportation, however, is still
advising caution. The interstates are reportedly slick in many
areas and there are reports of blowing snow.
Most of the 115-mile length of I-25 between Casper and Buffalo
remains closed. And about 130 miles of I-90 between Gillette and
the Montana state line also are shut down.

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WPR News
8:13 am
Fri March 30, 2007

UW to Open, Normal Schedule Friday

Laramie, WY – The University of Wyoming will be open today (Friday) and operating on a normal schedule.

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WPR News
10:01 am
Thu March 29, 2007

Snowfall Will Help Address The Drought


Laramie, Wy – Recent heavy snowfall throughout most of Wyoming may alleviate drought conditions.

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WPR News
9:12 am
Thu March 29, 2007

Senate Finalists Named

Riverton, Wy – There are three finalists to replace Bob
Peck in the Wyoming Senate.
Peck died March 6 in Cheyenne after taking ill during this
year's legislative session. He was 82 years old. The Riverton
Republican's four-year term expires next year.
Yesterday (Wednesday), the Fremont County Republican Central
Committee chose three finalists from 15 candidates to finish the
Riverton Republican's term.
The names have been submitted to the Fremont County Commission.
They are:

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WPR News
9:11 am
Thu March 29, 2007

Stranded Students Safe

Buffalo, Wy – Stranded high school students whose school
bus was involved in an accident yesterday (Wednesday) on I-90 are
being housed at a Buffalo elementary school.
A winter storm has shut down the portion of the interstate
between Gillette and the Montana state line.
The students are from far Tongue River High School in Dayton in
north-central Wyoming. They were traveling to a Family, Career and
Community Leaders of America competition in Cheyenne when their bus
was involved in one of two chain crashes on the slick interstate.

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9:08 am
Thu March 29, 2007

Cowgirls Game A Sellout

Laramie, Wy – The W-N-I-T championship game between
Wyoming and Wisconsin on Saturday at Laramie is sold out.
Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman says all 15-thousand
tickets have been sold as of this afternoon (Thursday).
Burman says more than nine-thousand tickets were sold last night
(Wednesday) following the Cowgirls' triple overtime victory over
Kansas State.
Wyoming has been attracting record crowds during the W-N-I-T.
The semifinal game against Kansas State was attended by

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