WPR News
7:55 am
Wed June 28, 2006

Police Shoot Man with Air Pistol

Laramie, Wy – A police officer in Cheyenne yesterday shot a man brandishing what turned out to be an air pistol. Police say the man, Edward Hoffman, suffered a non-life threatening wound to the abdomen and was taken to the United Medical Center-West for treatment.
Police Chief Robert Fecht says officer Dave Padilla fired the shot at Hoffman after responding to reports from citizens of a man with a gun.
Padilla has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

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WPR News
8:34 am
Tue June 27, 2006

More Children Are Dying

Laramie, Wy – A national report on child well-being
shows a significant increase in the number of child deaths in
Wyoming.
The annual Kids Count report release this morning (Tuesday)
shows Wyoming with 37 deaths for every 100,000 children between the
ages of one and 14 years. Those numbers rely on 2003 data, and
that's a big increase from 27 deaths just three years earlier.
On that measure, ranks 49th out of 50 states.
Marilyn Patton of the Wyoming Department of Family Services says

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WPR News
8:31 am
Tue June 27, 2006

Second Hand Smoke Harms

Cheyenne, Wy – An anti-smoking advocate says a new
federal report on the hazards of second-hand smoke should help spur
more Wyoming cities and towns to ban smoking in public places.
Jan Drury of the American Heart Association in Wyoming says she
believes more communities in the state will seek to become
smoke-free.
The city of Cheyenne recently became the second city in the
state to ban smoking in most public places. Opponents of the
ordinance are seeking to stop it and put it to a vote in November.

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WPR News
7:43 am
Tue June 27, 2006

Department of Health: Get Tested for HIV

Laramie, Wy – Tuesday has been designated as National H-I-V Testing Day, and the Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging Wyoming residents to get tested for H-I-V.
The tests in Wyoming for the virus that causes AIDS is free and available on an anonymous or confidential basis at all public-funded sites. Wyoming residents who test positive for H-I-V can be immediately referred for medical treatment and other essential services.

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WPR News
7:38 am
Tue June 27, 2006

Troopers Cleared in Shooting on I-80

Laramie, Wy – A prosecutor in Sweetwater County has cleared two Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers in the fatal shooting of a New Mexico man this May.
The Sweetwater County attorney issued a press release stating that his office has reviewed a report from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation regarding the shooting of Gary Loyd, 70, of Albuquerque.
The release states other motorists had reported that Loyd was ramming his Jeep into other cars and shooting at other motorists while driving the wrong way on Interstate 80.

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11:10 am
Mon June 26, 2006

Green River tries to join the boom

Green River, WY – While Rock Springs is facing a surge of new residents and an economic boom the community just down the road is facing a different scenario. Aaron Alpern reports on what the situation is like in Green River.

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11:09 am
Mon June 26, 2006

Rock Springs embarks on Urban Development

Rock Springs, WY – Rock Springs is moving forward with an Urban Development plan. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck discusses what the community has in mind with the Administrator of the Program Lisa Parady.

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11:08 am
Mon June 26, 2006

More Grandparents are Foster Parents

Wyoming – More Grandparents are becoming foster parents for their grandchildren. Kristin Espeland reports that numbers have increased by 60 percent over the last ten years.

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11:05 am
Mon June 26, 2006

Discussion about Parks changes

Park County – Bob Beck discusses the change in Park Policy with the Co-Editor of the Jackson Hole News and Guide Angus Thurmur.

11:03 am
Mon June 26, 2006

Concerns about energy impacts

Wyoming – An Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council is concerned about the future of wildlife in areas where energy development is occurring. Sharon Buccino tells Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck that more protection needs to be offered.

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