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Arrest near Muddy Gap nabs drug-laden automobile headed for Fremont County

RIVERTON (WNE) – A man who confessed he was headed to Lander with a backpack full of drugs could face up to 41 years in prison and $51,000 in fines if convicted. Kenneth Anthony Prien, 38, was the passenger in…

Officials deny tribal leader’s claims of mistreatment

By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via- Wyoming News Exchange RIVERTON — Claims of systemic racism by the leader of the Northern Arapaho Tribe last week have caused push-back by county officials, especially regarding the treatment of COVID-positive transients. Before a…

Woman accused of embezzling more than $300,000

RIVERTON (WNE) — A Riverton woman has been charged with stealing more than $300,000 in four years’ time. 43-year-old Laura Burleson – also known as Laura Logan or Laura Veach – could face up to 40 years in prison and…

Riverton man extradited in 36-year-old murder

RIVERTON (WNE) — A Riverton man indicted Sept. 23 on first-degree murder charges has been extradited to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where pleaded “not guilty” Dec. 12. The murder case is 36 years old. Willie C. Moore, 61, was arrested by the…

Riverton police kill man after knife attack

By Steve Peck Riverton Ranger Via –Wyoming News Exchange RIVERTON — A police officer shot a man to death Saturday afternoon outside Walmart after the man attacked the officer with a knife, eyewitnesses said. The shooting happened on the sidewalk…

Man accused of breaking into home, violently raping mother with children nearby

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains disturbing descriptions of violence. Reader discretion is advised. ST. ANTHONY — A local man is accused of breaking into a woman’s home and violently…