WPR News
7:59 am
Wed June 7, 2006

Assaults Down In Wyoming Prisons

Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Department of Corrections
reports that the rate of reported assaults among inmates in state
prison facilities has fallen this year.
The agency investigated eight physical altercations involving
inmates over the last six months, which averages out to
one-point-three per month.
From October 2003 to June 2005, there were an average of
four-point-two altercations per month. It has been falling since
then.
State Corrections Director Bob Lampert credits the

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3:49 am
Wed June 7, 2006

Feds Would Compensate Poultry Farmers

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10:45 am
Tue June 6, 2006

Judge OKs Red Desert Seismic Survey

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10:42 am
Tue June 6, 2006

Feds, State Prepare for Bird Flu Pandemic

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9:28 am
Tue June 6, 2006

Meth Solution Could Be Localized

Cheyenne, Wy – Some communities struggle with the proper response to the State Methamphetamine problem. Wyoming Substance Abuse Administrator Steve Gilmore says that is why his office is using June to travel across the state to see how to help communities' better deal with the problem.
Gilmore says that he believes the state Meth issue can be best tackled with a customized community approach with assistance from the state. Gilmore says he hopes to help communities develop a proper plan of attack.

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9:26 am
Tue June 6, 2006

Raft Hit A Root

Jackson, Wy – Grand Teton National Park officials say a
rafting accident that killed three people on the Snake River
happened when the raft hit the root end of a tree that had lodged
in a channel of the river.
Park officials say the Snake River splits into three narrow
channels where last Friday's accident took place.
The tree was lodged in the middle channel. But park officials
say it was difficult for anyone in the raft to get a clear view
downstream until the boat had fully entered that channel.

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9:25 am
Tue June 6, 2006

Man Arrested After Road Rage

Cheyenne, Wy – A man opened fire on a semi truck on
Interstate 25 in an apparent fit of road rage north of Wheatland
this morning (Tuesday).
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 35-year-old Jeremy White shot
six times into the driver's side door of the truck. The patrol says
White then called nine-one-one and surrendered to troopers
alongside Interstate 25. White was taken to the Platte County jail
in Wheatland.
Glass from the shattered driver's side window injured the face

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9:24 am
Tue June 6, 2006

Leave Wildlife Alone

Sheridan, Wy –
While wildlife might appear to need your help state Game and Fish officials say that you should leave them alone. That is especially the case when it comes to young wildlife. Sheridan Game and Fish spokesman Warren Mischke says a young animal might be abandoned for a couple of reasons. The most likely is because the mother is searching for food. The other reason is for the young animal's protection. Mischke says if people have concerns about an animal they should contact the local game and fish office.

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6:55 am
Mon June 5, 2006

D-Day Anniversary Marked with Documentary

Laramie, Wy – A documentary film about D-Day is being
shown at a church in Casper Tuesday night, and both the director and one of the men in the film are planning to be there.
The film is called "Lest They Be Forgotten -- Omaha Beach D-Day Volume Two." It's a follow-up to an earlier film about D-Day that Larry Cappetto has made.
Cappetto lives in Grand Junction, Colorado. He says it's NOT cheap to make the documentaries, but it's his way of saying "thank you" to veterans.

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