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Human remains from 1982 cold case identified

CASPER (WNE) — Human remains discovered near Granger in 1982 have been identified, according to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office.  Jack Clawson of Sedalia, Missouri went missing in 1981 while traveling through Wyoming on his way home from a trip…

One arrested after car chase, SWAT standoff on I-80

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) —  A SWAT standoff with a man barricaded in his vehicle on the interstate ended with his arrest on Friday, April 21, according to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. David Eugene Furman, 52, of Washington, was traveling…

Man sentenced to 74-100 years on 58 child porn charges

GREEN RIVER (WNE) — A 49-year-old Wamsutter resident will be spending the rest of his life in prison following a sentencing hearing where he plead guilty to 58 criminal charges. Russell Jay Byrne was sentenced Monday to a prison sentence…

Granger mayor pleads not guilty to theft charge

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — Granger Mayor Bradley McCollum pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon in District Court to using the town’s bank cards for personal purchases. McCollum, 56, who was elected mayor in 2018, is alleged to have used one of…

Granger mayor arrested for felony theft

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) –  Granger Mayor Bradly McCollum was arrested by Sweetwater County sheriff deputies Thursday afternoon on a warrant for alleged felony theft and wrongful appropriation of public property. McCollum, 55, who was elected mayor in 2018, is alleged…

Rock Springs man charged with manslaughter in wife’s death

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — The Sweetwater County Sheriff ’s Office announced that an arrest has been made in connection to the shooting death of a Rock Springs woman earlier this year. Lena Lynn Fletcher, 46, of Rock Springs, was shot…

Laramie man charged with exploitation of children

————- RAWLINS (WNE) — A Laramie man was arrested in Rawlins earlier this week on a slew of charges that could mean spending the rest of his life in prison if convicted. Travis Wright, 48, was arrested Wednesday and charged…

Motorcyclist leads officials on a high-speed chase

——————— At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Monday August 10th, 2020, a Deputy with the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a motorcycle on I-80 eastbound near Travel Centers of America, which resulted in a pursuit. The motorcycle maintained speeds…

Utah scouts rescued on Wyoming rafting trip

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have rescued a party of Boy Scouts who became stranded along a southwestern Wyoming river. The nine scouts and three adults from a Saratoga Springs, Utah scout troop began a rafting trip last…