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ACLU: Stop immigration raids

CASPER — The ACLU last week asked Wyoming officials to call on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to temporarily cease raids used to deport undocumented immigrants. The request, made in an open letter addressed to Gov. Mark Gordon and prison of... Full story


Pharmacy to pay $1 million to settle drug law violation allegations

CASPER — A Casper pharmacy will pay $1 million to settle allegations of violations of federal drug law, the federal government said Tuesday afternoon. According to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming, fed... Full story


High court weighs gun case Attorneys debate application of 'stand your ground' law

LARAMIE – Ambiguous language in a 2018 law means the Wyoming Supreme Court might have to review every criminal case that involves certain self-defense provisions, a supreme court justice said Thursday. Justice Keith Kautz made the statement in an aud... Full story


New arguments filed in 'stand your ground' case

CASPER — Lawyers for a Casper man whom a local judge found immune from a murder prosecution on the basis of a new law filed arguments last week with the state’s highest court, largely outlining the issues to be decided following oral arguments this f... Full story


Group wants former bishop sent to Kansas

CASPER — A national group of victims of priest abuse called on the Catholic Church on Monday to send former Wyoming Bishop Joseph Hart to a friary in rural Kansas, which would mean expelling him from his diocese-owned home in Cheyenne. “When an abu... Full story


Committee studies ways to solve public defender shortage

CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers are weighing legislative action to help resolve a shortage of public defenders that has forced judges to call on private attorneys. Meanwhile, lawyers have begun outlining arguments before the state’s highest court tha... Full story

 By SHANE SANDERSON    News    July 11, 2019

AG wants reversal of 'stand your ground' ruling

CASPER — Government lawyers on Monday outlined the arguments they will use in asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to reverse a Natrona County judge’s decision — made on the basis of a new self-defense law — to dismiss a first-degree murder case against... Full story

 By SHANE SANDERSON    News    July 4, 2019

Former municipal judge disbarred after sleeping with client

CASPER — The Wyoming Supreme Court disbarred a former Torrington municipal judge after a lawyers’ disciplinary board found he’d slept with a client of his private law practice and lied to investigators about it. The state’s highest court ordered... Full story

 By SHANE SANDERSON    News    July 4, 2019

Man charged in abduction, assault of young girl

CASPER — A man accused of kidnapping a child from a south Casper apartment complex on Wednesday — and then eluding police for 24 hours — now faces up to life in prison. Prosecutors on Friday afternoon filed three felony charges against Joshua Hicks... Full story

 By SHANE SANDERSON    News    May 23, 2019

Casper doctor found guilty of running drug ring

CASPER — As Beau Brindley paged through a jury verdict form, five attorneys crowding around him craned their necks and leaned over his shoulders. Brindley returned the form to Judge Alan Johnson and walked back to a defense table in Casper’s fed... Full story


FEB. 27 - Wrongful death lawsuit filed in police shooting of Casper man

CASPER — The mother of a man shot and killed by Casper police last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court Monday on the anniversary of his death. The lawsuit was filed Monday by Todd Hambrick, who represents the family of Douglas Oneyea... Full story


FEB. 2 Murder case dismissed in first test of 'stand your ground'

CASPER — In the first judicial test of Wyoming’s new “stand your ground” law, a Natrona County judge on Friday dismissed a first-degree murder case, but implored prosecutors to appeal to the state’s highest court. Judge Catherine Wilking handed do...

 By SHANE SANDERSON    News    July 17, 2018

Wildfire danger down slightly

CASPER — The Badger Creek Fire has burned for more than a month along the Colorado border, consuming more than 21,000 acres in the process. Six hours north, the Terek Fire, more than twice the size of its southern counterpart, has burned for about a...


Wounded Casper officer shot five times

CASPER — The officer wounded in a shootout with a suspect in east Casper on Sunday was struck by five or more bullets and remains in critical condition, the Casper Police Department said Monday. The officer, whom police did not name, was taken to Wyo...


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