Archive - Nov 20, 2009 - News

Wyoming Trooper Gets 15 Years In Prison

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a former Wyoming state trooper to serve 15 years in prison for kidnapping a truck driver in what prosecutors say was an aborted murder plot. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced 42-year-old Franklin Ryle on Friday after a lengthy sentencing hearing that began Thursday.

Family Mourns Loss of Wyoming Soldier

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The mother of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Zorn says her son knew early in life that he wanted to join the military, and he planned to spend his career in the service. Zorn died Monday in Tal Afar, Iraq, from injuries suffered in a roll-over crash. He was 35.

Troops' Post-Deployment Questionnaires Missing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional investigators say tens of thousands of questionnaires aimed at measuring the mental and physical health of returning combat troops can't be found. As a result, the Government Accountability Office says, the military does not have reasonable assurances that the service members got the opportunity to report their health problems on the forms.

Death Warrant Hearing Set for Wyoming Inmate

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A death warrant hearing is scheduled for December 14th for Dale Wayne Eaton, the only inmate on Wyoming's death row.

Eaton was sentenced to death for the 1988 rape and murder of 18- year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell of Billings, Montana. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review his case.

City Work Session on Water Treatment and Waste Water Treatment Standards

The City of Sheridan Utilities Department presented a Water and Wastewater Treatment Assessment Overview at the City Council Work Session in the 3rd Floor City Hall Council Chambers Thursday. Utilities Engineer Chris Knodel provided background information on the three drinking water facilities and the wastewater treatment facility.

Cause of Huge Wyoming Refinery Spill Happened Before

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A sinking storage tank roof at a Sinclair Oil refinery that caused Wyoming's biggest spill in decades earlier this year wasn't unprecedented: The same thing happened at a similar tank at the refinery in 2007. And leaks in the pontoons holding up the floating roofs occurred before both incidents.

Wild Turkey for Thanksgiving Is Always A Good Option

With the holidays just about upon us, there's sure to be plenty of feasts with family and friends over the next month or so. Turkey season for Sheridan, Johnson and Campbell counties has been open since October 1st, which presents a great opportunity for anyone wanting to harvest their own turkey for the holidays.

Safe Turkey Cooking Tips For The Holiday

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, we thought it would be appropriate to get some advice from Sheridan College Chef Tim Rockwell on how to prepare the bird safely. For those planning on deep frying their turkey, Rockwell says there are some things you need to keep in mind.

Advocacy And Resource Center To Hold Opening Doors Home Tour In Early December

The Advocacy and Resource Center in Sheridan will be holding a fundraiser Sunday December 6th that will allow people the opportunity to tour various homes in the Sheridan area. Jeannie Hall with the Advocacy and Resource Center explains the tour.