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Man charged in 2001 Evanston murder gets 242 years in prison for Utah rapes

EVANSTON (WNE) — The Utah man charged with the 2001 murder of Evanston resident Sue Ellen Higgins has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life imprisoned in Utah. Mark Douglas Burns, 69, pleaded guilty in February to 17…

Lawmakers to prepare emergency legislation

By Nick Reynolds Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Legislative leaders voted unanimously on Thursday to pursue several pieces of emergency legislation, all but guaranteeing the Wyoming Legislature will meet in its first special session since 2004. In…

Two Wyoming State Hospital Patients Test Positive for Coronavirus

Two patients recently transferred to the Wyoming State Hospital (WSH) in Evanston have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Both adult females arrived Monday at WSH, a state-run psychiatric facility and…

Survey: Support high for state, local government handling of coronavirus

Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Support for the way both Gov. Mark Gordon and local governments are handling the coronavirus is high, according to a survey by the University of Wyoming. The results of the survey by the university’s…

Gordon says it’s time to contemplate life after coronavirus

Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Wyoming residents will have to prepare for a different reality in a post-coronavirus world, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday. Gordon, speaking during a news conference just hours after the state confirmed its second death…

Kenny Sailors documentary premiering this weekend online

◆ Wyoming guard created the modern-day jump shot. Unless you are a University of Wyoming basketball fan, you may not even know who Kenny Sailors is, let alone what he contributed to sports and his country over his lifetime. A…

Wyoming Basketball inks six players for 2020-21 season

Group Features three high schools players and three junior college transfers LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 15, 2020) –  University of Wyoming head men’s basketball coach Jeff Linder announced on Wednesday the signing of six players to the 2020-21 roster. Three junior college transfers and…

Mills man dies in I-25 rollover

DOUGLAS (WNE) — A single vehicle rollover occurred on the morning of April 8 outside of Glenrock. The driver, Colbey J. Emms, 33, of Mills did not survive the crash. “A 2004 Cadillac CTS was headed east on US 20/26,”…

Lincoln County officials encourage citizens to fill out Census survey

Lincoln County Officials are encouraging citizens to make sure they fill out the U.S. Census survey and for the first time in history this can be done online. Destry Dearden, GIS & IT Director for the county, says many people…