Wyoming News Update

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Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. MST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A 30-year-old Ethete woman has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for the death of a 50-year-old man in a July 2016 drunken driving crash. Rita Mae Willow was ordered to pay just over $2,100 in restitution

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — An archaeologist says organic artifacts preserved by ice patches in Yellowstone National Park are being lost to research because warmer temperatures are melting the ice. Staffan Peterson says such artifacts are critical in understanding the bigger picture of the human past.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines has taken over as chairman of the Senate Western Caucus. Daines succeeds Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso, who led the caucus for eight years.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Hindu cleric has led prayers at the Wyoming Legislature for the first time. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Rajan Zed, of Reno, Nevada, approached the podium of the Wyoming Senate on Friday, dressed in a saffron-colored shirt and pants, a yellow shawl draped around his neck and a line of paint streaked across his forehead that he said symbolized auspiciousness. He said a prayer, alternating between Sanskrit and English. He then said the same prayer in the House.