Lander, Wy – The Wyoming Board of Medicine has suspended a Lander ophthalmologist from the practice of medicine. The board voted to suspend Doctor Paul Wade Wyatt of Lander as of Monday. According to the board's order, other doctors who examined Wyatt's patients after he treated them reported problems ranging from persistent blurry vision to blindness. Wyatt didn't immediately return a telephone message left at his office today (Wednesday.) Carole Shotwell, executive secretary for the board, said today
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.