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Husband of Cheyenne Mayor Charged With Domestic Battery

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The husband of the mayor of Wyoming’s capital city has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery after she accused him of hurting her by putting her in “bear hug” hold during an argument at their home.

State report: No evidence links contamination, fracking

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A state report says no evidence links hydraulic fracturing to contaminated groundwater in central Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality report released Monday states the contamination near Pavillion likely occurred naturally due to permeable geology in the gas-drilling area.

Foul play ruled out after Wyoming house fire kills 2

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Authorities say no foul play is suspected in the deaths of a father and daughter in a central Wyoming house fire. Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen identified the victims as 49-year-old Joseph “Todd” Pepper and his 11-year-old daughter Cambrie Pepper.

Wyoming News Update

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WYOMING-GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION

Wyoming legislative committee endorses communications bill

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A Wyoming legislative committee has endorsed adding a 50-cent charge to monthly phone bills to support emergency communications. The fees would help fund the state's WyoLink communications system used by local, state and federal agencies during emergencies.

Wyoming News Update

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EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS

Wyoming governor backs continued utility company inquiry

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Wyoming's governor has announced plans to allocate additional funding for an investigation into the state's largest utility. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Republican Gov. Mark Gordon supports a continued Wyoming Public Service Commission investigation into Rocky Mountain Power.

Ex Wyoming governor says no to Senate run, Cheney is a maybe

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Republican former Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he won’t run for an open U.S. Senate seat in 2020. But nationally known and well-funded Republicans U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney and GOP donor Foster Friess aren't ruling it out. Republican Sen. Mike Enzi plans to retire after four terms.

Wyoming News Update

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ELECTION 2020-WYOMING-SENATE

Wyoming man acknowledges abducting young girl, abusing her

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A Wyoming man has acknowledged abducting a young girl before exposing himself and trying to molest her. The Casper Star-Tribune reports 32-year-old Joshua Hicks pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated kidnapping as part of a deal with prosecutors that calls for at least a 30-year prison term.

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