Archive - Jan 2010 - News

January 27th

Verdict Given in Leah Benjamin Murder Trial

The jury in the Leah Benjamin murder trial in Buffalo rendered a verdict of Guilty of Murder in the 2nd Degree for the shooting death of her estranged husband, Donald Benjamin, on the morning of May 3, 2009. Closing arguments were held Tuesday, with the jury going into deliberations just before 2 o'clock that afternoon. The verdict was given just before 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Another Republican Officially Announces Bid for Wyoming Governor

It's official -- or at least it will be throughout various public announcements today around Wyoming. Ron Micheli, as expected, is going to run for Governor on the Republican ticket.

So what factors helped him to determine it is the right decision?

Governor Freudenthal Visits Hand-In-Hand Center

Governor Dave Freudenthal was in Sheridan yesterday to learn about the Greenhouse senior living project, but before he attended a reception in the evening, he paid a visit to the new Hand in Hand Early Childhood Center. Center Director Susan Brayton.

Sheridan Police Department Re-Vamps Prescription Drug Disposal Program

For some time now, the Sheridan Police Department and other entities have had a program in place for residents to bring in old or unwanted prescription drugs to be destroyed. Steve Johnson is the Evidence Technician for the PD, and he tells us that there is a modification to the program now.

January 26th

Sheridan College Comprehensive Plan Meeting Held Tuesday

Tuesday afternoon officials with Sheridan College held a meeting to update the comprehensive plan that was outlined in the college's strategic plan. The plan involves the largest single expansion of the college in its history. The cost of the plan is expected to be between $16 and $19 million.

City Planning Commission Approves Annexation And Rezone For Phase Two Of East Ridge Industrial Park

The Sheridan City Planning Commission approved a request to annex and subdivide nearly 7 acres into four M-1 industrial zoned lots. The annexation and rezone is part phase two of the East Ridge Industrial Park southwest of KROE Lane and East Ridge Road.

Closing Arguments Wrap Up 1st Degree Murder Trial In Buffalo

Closing arguments in the 1st degree murder trial of 45-year-old Leah Benjamin of Buffalo took place Wednesday in 4th Judicial District Court in Johnson County. State Prosecutor Chris Wages began the day recapping the events that occurred during the early morning hours of May 3rd 2009 that resulted in Leah Benjamin fatally shooting her estranged husband Donald Benjamin three times.

Tongue River Valley Community Center Receives Sizable Grant

Life just gets brighter and brighter for the Tongue River Valley Community Center. They have just received a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the Sheridan/Johnson Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Wyoming Community Foundation.

Wyoming Game and Fish Brings Four Hunting Violation Cases to Circuit Court

The majority of the Monday morning session in Sheridan County Circuit Court focused on four separate Game and Fish cases.

Court Cases Prompt Reminder from Sheridan's Regional Game & Fish Office

The three Wyoming Game & Fish false oath cases in Circuit Court Monday morning prompted Judge John Sampson to comment that he's seen more such cases this season alone than in all the years he's been on the bench. Warren Mischke is the Public Information Specialist with the Wyoming Game & Fish Regional Office in Sheridan.