WPR News
10:44 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Cowboys Beat Ohio

Laramie, WY – The Cowboys only had 271 yards of total offense... but late in the game they were able to put together their longest drive of the day and Quarterback Dax Crum threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Donate Morgan for what turned out to be the winning score in the 21-20 victory. Offensive Coordinator Bob Cole says the key drive came about because the Cowboys put themselves in position to pick up easy first downs.

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WPR News
7:54 am
Mon September 1, 2008

11-year-old Boy Killed in Crash on Alcova Reservoir

Casper, WY – Authorities say an 11 year-old boy has died from injuries he received in a collision between a personal watercraft and a speedboat on Alcova Reservoir over the weekend.

The boy was riding with a man on a Yamaha personal watercraft that collided with a speedboat Saturday afternoon. The man was transported to Wyoming Medical Center.

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WPR News
7:52 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Advocate Against Domestic Violence Fills Out Report

Laramie, WY – A report from Wyoming's Division of Criminal Investigation shows there were nearly 800 incidents of domestic violence reported in the spring quarter. That does not differ much from previous quarters. But Division of Victims Services Director Julie Tennant-Caine says the figure isn't as straight forward as it seems, because it only includes incidents reported to law enforcement.

Tennant-Caine says her agency does help women who choose not to report domestic violence to law enforcement.

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WPR News
7:43 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Lummis, Cheney, Bush not to speak at GOP Convention

St. Paul, MN – The Executive Director of Wyoming's Republican Party says Cynthia Lummis did not address the Republican National Convention today as originally scheduled. Lummis is the GOP nominee for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House. Vice President Dick Cheney and President BUsh have cancelled their plans to speak at the convention, with Hurricane Gustav impacting the Gulf Coast.

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WPR News
10:46 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Wyoming's Youngest Democratic Delegate Praises Obama Speech

Denver, CO – Obama took the stage on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech. Willie Neal says he listened to Obama's speech with older generations of civil rights fighters.

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WPR News
8:11 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Work-related deaths increase

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A record 48 people died in job-related
accidents in Wyoming last year, up by a third from 2006.

What seems to be a steep increase from last year's 36 work deaths is somewhat misleading, however.

The Wyoming Department of Employment, Research and Planning says work-related accidents killed 46 people in 2005 and 43 people in 2004.

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WPR News
7:07 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Wyoming Supreme Court rules against a Gillette man

Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld the
conviction of a Gillette man who ordered the killing of a boy who was to testify against him in a sexual abuse trial.
The court on Friday rejected an appeal from Kent Alan Proffit,Sr. He had been sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole following his conviction of conspiracy to
commit first-degree murder. A jury found that he ordered two Gillette teenagers to kill 16-year-old Bryce Chavers of Gillette.

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WPR News
7:03 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Organizations hopeful about recruiting effort

Laramie, Wy –
State health care organizations are hoping that the latest effort to recruit doctors will be successful. Wyoming Health Resources Network Director Pennie Hunt is hopeful that a grant program that will provide up to 80 thousand dollars to local health organizations will bring more doctors to the state. Hunt says other states have had a similar program for years.
It's the first time the legislature has agreed to help recruit doctors. The deadline for applications is September 15th. A decision on who gets the grant money by September 30th.

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WPR News
7:00 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Cowboys will start new quarterback

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming will have a new starting quarterback when it opens its season Saturday against Ohio. Dax Crum is a 6-4 sophomore from Phoenix who will be getting his first major college start. Head Coach Joe Glenn says Crum has been a winner at every level, but adds that he will take some risks and says Crum needs to be careful that those risks don't end up as turnovers.
Crum was given the starting nod over last year's starter Karsten Sween. Crum and Cowboys kickoff Saturday at noon.

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WPR News
5:56 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Fire risk high this labor day weekend

Laramie, Wyo. – The state forestry division is asking Labor Day travelers to use caution over the weekend.

Ray Weidenhaft says all of Wyoming is dry at and risk of fire. He says the benefits of spring rains have not lasted.

Weidenhaft says fire risk in the Big Horn and Powder River basins is very high.

He says the weekend forecast calls for rain, but high winds predicted statewide will cause trouble if a fire breaks out.

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