(AP) - Chuckie Keeton threw five touchdown passes and Michael Smith ran for two more scores as Utah State cruised past Wyoming 63-19 on Saturday night. Robert Turbin also ran for 109 yards, his fourth-consecutive 100-plus-yard game for the Aggies (2-3). Turbin scored a TD on the ground and caught a 19-yard Keeton pass for a score, becoming the Aggies' fourth all-time leading career scorer.
Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature are hearing the budget bill that lays out recommendations for state spending over the next two years. The Wyoming House and Senate began hearing presentations Tuesday afternoon from the chairmen of the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee. The committee has recommended a $3.2 billion state funds
In light of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, the Green River Fire Department (GRFD) would like to remind residents that fireworks are prohibited within the city limits, and anyone violating Section 12-2 of the Green River Code could face up to a $750.00 fine and up to 6 months in jail. The GRFD say that the use of fireworks is dangerous and often results in personal injury and property damage. Most reported cases involve children and young teens who sustain burns and injuries to their face and hands, but adults also suffer these injuries.
Three teenage youths, two from Rock Springs and one from Green River, have been arrested on charges stemming from the murder of 17-year-old Rigoberto “Rigo” Alvarado, whose body was found in a shallow grave north of Rock Springs on August 19. In a joint release, Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell and Rock Springs Chief of Police Mike Lowell said Brady Jacob Trevino, 18, of Rock Springs, Jose Antonio Campos, 18, also of Rock Springs, and a 17-year-old male, a resident of Green River whose name officials are currently withholding, were taken into custody without incident on Friday afternoon by arrest teams from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office and Rock Springs and Green River Police Departments.
Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are investigating a cruel, senseless killing of a doe mule deer in Green River and they are asking people for any information to solve the case. On October 10 repeated phone calls from concerned residents of Green River were made to the game and fish office to report a doe mule deer walking around town with an arrow poking through her head. Upon investigation, game wardens Duane Kerr and Grant Gerharter and wildlife biologist Patrick Burke made the decision to euthanize the deer because there was no way to remove the arrow and the deer was suffering a slow death from infection. Green River Wildlife Supervisor Steve DeCecco says this case is not a hunting-related incident, but rather, a blatant poaching of a “resident” mule deer in town. Anyone with information is urged to call the office in Green River at (307)-875-3223.
Federal authorities say they are no closer to catching a former CEO charged with stealing nearly $848,000 from a Wyoming hospital he ran. Paul Cardwell, former CEO of Powell Valley Healthcare, is accused of embezzling the money from the hospital in 2011. He disappeared in late August, just before he was expected to accept a plea deal on federal charges. John Powell, a spokesman for federal prosecutors in Cheyenne, says that Cardwell is still being sought, but investigators don't have any leads on his whereabouts. Cardwell had surrendered his passport and was barred from getting another one after being released on a $50,000 unsecured bond in March. Authorities say that in June, he tried to get a passport using his birth name, Paul D. Sappington, but didn't receive one.
About 5% of the iPads purchased for school students and staffers in Powell have had to be repaired or replaced since they were introduced last year. Eighty-one iPads worth $40,192 were damaged. Of those, seven belonged to teachers and administrators and 74 were assigned to students. Park County School District No. 1 paid about $1,890 to replace the seven staff iPads. Parents had to pick up the cost of the damaged student iPads. The replacement price for them was $256 each under the district's insurance plan. IPads were distributed to high school, middle school and elementary students and staffers in the fall of 2011 at a cost of $722,000. The most common problem was broken screens. The district has since purchased covers to help protect better the tablets.
Al Harris Interviews State Senator Bernadine Craft and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill regarding Senate file 104. Cindy Hill speaks out on how what appeared to start out as a personal attack on her ability to perform her duties, turned into a legislation to remove her as the administrative head of the Department of Education in Wyoming.