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  • Wyoming federal judge appointee praised by both parties

    SAMIR KNOX, Wyoming Tribune Eagle|Dec 28, 2023

    Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — Two current Republican federal lawmakers and two former Democratic governors expressed support for Biden administration appointee Judge Kelly H. Rankin as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming. If approved by the U.S Senate, Rankin will take the place of Senior District Judge for the District of Wyoming Nancy D. Freudenthal. Among the people who endorsed Rankin was former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, Judge Freudenthal’s husband. In a joint statement with former Gov. Mike Sul... Full story

  • Local interest groups react to state's book policy guidance

    Samir Knox, Wyoming Tribune Eagle|Nov 9, 2023

    Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — In the week since Wyoming’s top education official unveiled statewide guidance for addressing sexual content in school library books, multiple local interest groups have shared their thoughts about the policy recommendations. While some groups criticized the guidance and others supported certain aspects of it, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that the guidance has “received a lot of positive feedback.” The guidance issued by her office on Nov. 1... Full story

  • Cheyenne police: Couple caused brain bleed, other severe injuries to toddler

    Samir Knox, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 31, 2023

    CHEYENNE — A local couple charged with attempted murder inflicted injuries severe enough for multiple bones in the 2-year-old boy’s leg to shatter and for his eyes to swell completely shut, among other injuries, according to court documents. Cheyenne residents Hannah Wingert, 20, and boyfriend Joshua Moody, 21, were arrested Friday, two days after officers with the Cheyenne Police Department were called to perform a welfare check on Wingert’s son. Wingert and Moody are being charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse... Full story

  • Teen allegedly part of park shooting to face trial

    Samir Knox, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jun 1, 2023

    CHEYENNE - The charges against a second Cheyenne teen who was allegedly involved in a shooting at Lincoln Park will be bound over to district court. Julian Espinoza, 16, will face felony conspiracy and aiding and abetting first-degree murder charges in district court, Circuit Court Judge Antoinette Williams Healy ruled early Friday afternoon. He is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond, which Espinoza's lawyer, Marci Hoff Linde, says his family will be unable to pay. Linde asked Williams... Full story

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