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Plea agreement reached in case of student planning school attack

Dale Warner, 15, pleaded guilty to a pair of lesser felony charges Friday in exchange for dismissal of nine counts of attempted first-degree murder. He could serve up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent.

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‘Leftover’ school enjoys success

Seven miles north of Gillette, Rawhide was known then as a leftover school. Many of its students were there because there wasn’t enough room for them in their boundary schools.

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Wind farm proposed south of Laramie

ConnectGen, a renewable energy development company based out of Houston, Texas, has started the permitting stages of constructing a 504-megawatt wind farm stretching across public and private land on both sides of the highway.

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Forensic day lets kids solve a mystery

Little aspiring detectives wander through the museum to investigate a crime scene .

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Energy industry hails proposed NEPA overhaul

CASPER — The Trump administration’s proposed overhaul of a landmark environmental act won widespread praise throughout Wyoming’s energy sector.

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NEWS BRIEFS for Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

News in Brief from across the Cowboy State

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Latest estimates show drop in state revenue

CHEYENNE — Although the latest projections show a slight drop in state revenue for the current and upcoming bienniums, Wyoming lawmakers should have enough to fund Gov. Mark Gordon’s 2021-22 biennium budget proposal, if they choose to.

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Public awareness of human trafficking increases, says study

SHERIDAN — Over the past five years, public understanding about human trafficking in Wyoming has increased drastically, according to a study by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center. Sheridan-based nonprofit Uprising shares the credit for spreading awareness and education.

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Second challenge filed to brand inspection order

Prosecutors are now making a second challenge to a Circuit Court judge’s order that upholds a magistrate’s decision that state brand-inspection stops are unconstitutional without probable cause.

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Dominion fires oilfield worker after he saved 50 waterfowl

Dominion Energy fired an oilfield worker in Rock Springs after the employee saved an estimated 50 waterfowl from wastewater ponds.

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Officials hope raised smoking age curbs tobacco use

Just before Christmas, the age to buy tobacco products was raised to 21 everywhere in the country.

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Journey of faith leads to kidney transplant

Any hope of a must-have kidney transplant had waned months earlier.

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Attorney says Albany County court should decide on UW gun ban

Albany County circuit court Judge Robert Castor should make a ruling on the legality of the University of Wyoming’s gun ban

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Police dog adjusts to retirement

The Dutch shepherd, who had spent the last nine years working as a drug dog for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, still thinks he has to go to work every day, said his handler, Cpl. Gary Spears.

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Husband of Cheyenne mayor arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and other news from around the state

NEWS BRIEFS for Monday, Dec. 23, 2019

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State tries to keep coal plants open

As the industry in Wyoming tumbles, lawmakers are scrambling to prepare the state for a forthcoming domino effect of coal-fired power plant retirements.

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Discovery of 19th century tomahawk lends perspective to Casper’s namesake

The tomahawk belonged to Strange Horse, or Stranger Horse, a Brule Lakota warrior and chief who lived during the mid-19th century.

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Vintage Texaco gas station draws growing number of visitors

The Hays Texaco Station, a neatly-restored house of petrol originally built in 1920.

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Man sentenced to life in wife’s death

Judge Bill Simpson sentenced Dennis Klingbeil to life in prison without any opportunity for parole

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Wyoming Highway Patrol training academy relocating to LCCC

The Wyoming Highway Patrol announced Monday the relocation of its trooper training academy to Laramie County Community College's main campus starting mid-January.

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Allegations made against former bishop in Missouri

Wyoming Bishop Joseph Hart has been publicly accused of sexual abuse by at least 18 men.

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Lawmakers reject property tax increase

Members of the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Revenue Interim Committee rejected a bill to raise the state's property tax during their meeting Monday in Cheyenne.

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