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Man charged with shooting death of roommate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been accused of fatally shooting another man in a southeast Wyoming residence. The charges against Cody Hess include second-degree murder in the death of his roommate, 35-year-old Michael Robbins, last Tuesday at a residence south of Cheyenne. Public defen


Cheyenne must be friendlier to developers

For years, experts predicted that as Colorado's Front Range continued to grow, some of that growth would spill over the border into Laramie County. So why hasn't Cheyenne experienced the same urban development boom as places like Longmont, Loveland and Fort Collins? Unfortunately, Wyoming's Capital


Army Vet & Nazi Interrogator Lived In Cheyenne 70 Years -LSB- VIDEO -RSB-

It's time to honor Cheyenne's Harry Evanoff. Veterans Day is one good time, but also in November is the anniversary of The Nuremberg Trials. After The Holocaust Evanoff interrogated German Waffen SS who went to those tribunals 72 years ago. Harry Evanoff was drafted in 1941, when Adolf Hitler declar


Former professor pleads guilty to possession of child porn

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A former assistant professor at the University of Wyoming has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography after investigators say they discovered about 1,000 pictures and videos on his electronic devices. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Jian Cai entered the plea in fede


Wyoming seeks dismissal of state rent lawsuit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming officials are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit over office space the state is renting out while the state Capitol is being renovated. The Worland-based Voss Family Limited Partnership claims the state fell more than $930,000 behind on rent payments. Since 2015, the p


Poll : Wyo. voters favor spending cuts , not more taxes

CHEYENNE - A new poll suggests Wyoming voters are strongly opposed to tax increases that would help Wyoming avoid further reductions to K-12 education and spending within state agencies. The poll found 68 percent of potential voters in Wyoming preferred spending cuts as the solution to Wyoming's cur


Wyoming can respond to mass shootings with blood and money donations

CHEYENNE - Local residents can donate blood and money to help victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, as well as others in emergency situations. People can donate blood, plasma and platelets to United Blood Services in Cheyenne and Casper. The nonprofit organization provides blood, platelets


The People 's Review checks voting record

CHEYENNE - A Wyoming advocacy organization is looking to make lawmakers' voting records on bills that are important to its values easily accessible to voters. On Sunday, the Equality State Policy Center - a coalition of social justice, conservation and labor groups - published the first edition of T


Wyoming ESSA goals low compared to similar states

CHEYENNE - Wyoming's goals under the Every Student Succeeds Act appear to be low when compared to similar states and others in the region. The state Department of Education released its plan for ESSA on Aug. 17. In particular, one goal is to have 39 percent of high school students proficient or bett


Religion briefs 9-30-17

The youth at First United Methodist Church will operate a pumpkin patch from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the church, 108 E. 18th St., starting Oct. 7. A truck carrying pumpkins will arrive at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the church. Volunteers will unload the tr


Expert : Wyoming has funds to cover kids on federal insurance

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Officials say Wyoming children who are enrolled in a federal health insurance program will continue to be covered for the next few months, even if Congress lets federal funding expire. The Wyoming Tribune Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2fClTr0 ) federal money for the nationwide


Wyo. . Department of Health on statewide public feedback tour

CHEYENNE - The Department of Health on Tuesday made Cheyenne its first stop on a statewide tour to gather input from residents to help shape the state's health priorities for years to come. The 10 regional community engagement sessions are a critical component in performing Wyoming's first statewide


Man appears in court in connection with officer shooting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming man appeared in court for the first time after allegedly shooting an officer in the foot. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2hx47CF ) Joseph Jacquez appeared Monday in Laramie County Circuit Court where he was charged with one count of aggravated assaul


FEMA OKs Cheyenne grant extension

CHEYENNE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday approved the city's request to extend a $3 million grant meant to help build the Civic Center Commons park downtown, ending months of speculation and rancor over the future of the controversial project. The verdict clears the way for the


Federal funding to Wyoming ACA navigator group to be cut by 62 percent

Sept. 22--CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently notified Enroll Wyoming, a nonprofit group that helps enroll people in the federal Affordable Care Act, that its funding would soon be cut by 62 percent. Enroll Wyoming oversees a group of workers known as navigators. Na


Too many cooks in downtown kitchen for healthy growth

When it comes to the redevelopment of Cheyenne's downtown, too many cooks in the kitchen are spoiling the broth. Related to that problem is a lack of communication between the many groups supposedly working on the same goal. A few personal agendas and egos likely need to be set aside for the good of


Herschler Building could see transformative changes

CHEYENNE - When overlooking downtown Cheyenne from a high vantage, one of the clearest sights is the golden dome of the Wyoming Capitol twinkling in the sun. But before the month is out, the dome will be covered for two years as part of the Capitol Square Project. The $300 million Wyoming Capitol S


Wyoming woman pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Montana woman pleaded guilty to fraud after falsely reporting her household income on benefit applications. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2wF9jPj ) Linsei Murphy appeared in Laramie County District Court on Thursday and admitted to receiving federal Supplem


Teen arrested after explosive device detonates in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Police investigating an explosion from a small, homemade device in a downtown Cheyenne alley have arrested a 16-year-old boy. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports https://goo.gl/NMsFjb authorities searched the boy's Laramie County home and arrested him Wednesday on a charge of pos


Cheyenne couple braves Hurricane Irma , gets home safely

In this Sept. 12, 2017, photo, Roger Davies discusses the ordeal of trying to leave St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands while vacationing with his wife, Sydney, left, as a category 5 hurricane bore down on the island and knocked out power. "You're scared, you don't know what's going to happen," he