WPR News
10:14 am
Thu September 30, 2010

Former Laramie Attorney suspended

Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended a former Laramie attorney who received supervised probation for trying to sell ecstasy near an elementary school last year.
The court on Wednesday ordered lawyer Robert W. Ingram suspended
from law practice in the state for 18 months.
Ingram early this year received first offender status for one
count of aiding and abetting the possession with the intent to
deliver a controlled substance within 500 feet of school property.
The sentence allowed him to avoid a felony conviction provided he

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WPR News
6:31 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

New Snow Fences On I-80

LARAMIE, wyo – Drivers on I-80 driving between Laramie and Walcott Junction may have noticed brand new snow fences being erected in the recent weeks. Some of the fencing is to replace old, worn out fences, but a majority are new.

Clifford Spoonemore with the Wyoming Department of Transportation says funding to replace old snow fences came from the federal stimulus package, which in turn left money to put in new fencing along I-80.

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WPR News
6:26 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

Pygmy rabbit not endangered

Laramie, WY – A federal agency says the rare pygmy rabbit does not warrant protection under the endangered species act.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that while there are threats to the tiny rabbit's habitat, it is not enough to threaten the survival of the species. The pygmy rabbit is the smallest in North America, growing between 9 and 12 inches in length.
The agency considered protecting the rabbit in Wyoming and several other western states.

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WPR News
6:22 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

Fire in Yellowstone benefiting habitat

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Laramie, WY – A lightning-sparked wildfire burning in Yellowstone National Park has now burned about 4,400 acres, or 6 point 8 square miles.
Yellowstone National Park officials say the fire grew by about 1,300 acres Tuesday.
The fire west of the Yellowstone River is the biggest in the park this year.
Fire managers are letting it burn in certain areas because it is helping park officials to manage habitat there.

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WPR News
2:12 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

Wyoming sees record high temperatures for this time of year

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WPR News
12:24 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

Spread Creek Dam To Be Removed

LARAMIE, wyo – Removal of the Spread Creek Dam in Grand Teton National Park has started. The dam, which has been there since 1967, is being removed primarily as a conservation effort aimed at the fish, particularly the cutthroat trout, that live in the stream. Project supervisor Scott Yates says the dam's removal will open up more habitat for the fish.

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WPR News
9:17 am
Wed September 29, 2010

Fire managers say that big fires could occur in Wyoming

WPR News
8:02 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

Cheyenne Police Track Gang Activity

LARAMIE, wyo – Authorities with the police department have identified many gang members in and around Cheyenne. Some of these individuals claim to be affiliated with organized national gangs like southern California based Suerenos and Sur 13. Both of those gangs maintain links with the Mexican Mafia. Cheyenne Police Sergeant Rob Dafoe says the total number of gang members is larger than expected.

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WPR News
7:53 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

Teen wants out of guilty pleas in Sheridan killing

Sheridan, Wyo. – A Sheridan teenager is asking to withdraw the guilty pleas he entered recently in the home-invasion killing of a prominent businessman last year.

Seventeen-year-old Wyatt Bear Cloud pleaded guilty early this month to first-degree murder and other charges in the August 2009 killing of 79-year-old Robert Ernst. Bear Cloud faces a minimum sentence of life in prison.

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7:47 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

Freudenthal praises but doesn't endorse Petersen

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Gov. Dave Freudenthal says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Leslie Petersen is fully qualified to serve as governor, but he stopped short of giving her his formal
endorsement.

Freudenthal appeared with Petersen on Tuesday at the state Capitol in Cheyenne. He says voters need to consider Petersen's governmental experience, including her time as a Teton County commissioner.

But Freudenthal says it's not his job in a democracy to pick his successor, and says the voters wouldn't listen to him if he tried.

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