Wyoming News Update

Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of a man who was 15 years old when he killed Sheridan businessman eight years ago. Dharminder Vir Sen was sentenced to serve at least 35 years in prison before being eligible for parole in the home-invasion murder of Robert Ernst in 2009.

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to remove about 1,000 wild horses from three herd management areas in southwest Wyoming, including Adobe Town, in order to comply with population level objectives. The BLM plans to remove 210 horses from Adobe Town, 584 from Salt Wells Creek and 235 from Great Divide Basin.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A search continues for a Powell Tribune reporter who was last seen taking photographs near U.S. Highway 14 west of Cody on Jan. 31. The search for 61-year-old Gib Mathers has included dogs, people probing the snow and most recently divers in dry suits searching the Shoshone River with an underwater camera. Officials say they've put 800 man hours into the search.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law a bill that ensures immediate access to worker's compensation for firefighters diagnosed with diseases connected to their job. The law grants firefighters automatic access to benefits if they are diagnosed with a number of conditions that are linked to firefighting, like cardiovascular disease or certain cancers.