Casper, Wy – A man is in critical condition after Casper police shocked him repeatedly with a Taser. Thirty-eight-year-old Troy Tackett was taken to the Wyoming Medical Center on Friday afternoon after he stopped breathing when police shocked him three times with a Taser. A hospital spokesman said he remained in critical condition Tuesday. Police Chief Tom Pagel says the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the incident. Tasers fire two probes that deliver a charge of electricity to a
Laramie, Wy – Despite the downturn in the national economy, many Wyoming car and truck dealers say they have not seen a drop in sales recently. One dealership in Cheyenne has seen a five percent increase in the last year. That dealership is Halladay Motors in Cheyenne. President Tim Joannides, says he thinks his company has done well because the local economy is still strong.
Wyoming – Ten years ago, the murder of Matthew Shepard touched a nerve around the world. The gay University of Wyoming student was brutally beaten by two young men in Laramie, tied to a fence, and left to die. We begin our special report with excerpts from some of Wyoming Public Radio's news coverage.
Wyoming – As media coverage of the Shepard case unfolded on TVs and in newspapers across the country, many people in Laramie felt picked on and misunderstood. The blame often fell on the reporters who were in Laramie covering the case. Two local journalists who devoted months to the story say the Shepard murder was the biggest event they've ever covered. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Wyoming – The Matthew Shepard murder affected more than just Wyoming, it captivated the country. We wanted to see what people in other parts of the US remember about the case. Elsa Partan and Peter O'Dowd report.
Wyoming – Matthew Shepard's death is known across the nation as a hate crime. But ten years out, an alternative theory holds fast in Laramie: that Shepard was hooked on methamphetamine, and he was murdered over drugs and money... not because he was gay. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss takes a look at that theory.