CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A lockdown at four Casper schools has been lifted. Three elementary schools and a high school were locked down for several hours this morning because police said a man living near 1 of the schools was barricaded in his home with a gun. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that the man was home alone and there were no injuries.
CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A Florida man suspected of faking his own death has been arrested in Wyoming. Fifty-year-old David Leon Lashley was taken into custody yesterday in the Clark area near the Montana border by U.S. Marshals and U.S. Coast Guard investigators. Park County Sheriff Scott A. Steward said that Lashley, who had been living there under an assumed name, is accused of failing to appear in court in March.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's unemployment rate showed a slight dip, according to the latest report. Wyoming's unemployment rate fell slightly in April to 4.8%, down from 4.9% in March. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the state's unemployment rate remained significantly lower than the national rate of 7.5%.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A study conducted by anti-smoking groups found that air quality improved with Casper businesses that followed a recent city-wide smoking ban. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the study, conducted by anti-smoking groups, re-sampled the air at four bars and restaurants that were last tested in 2010. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network spokesman Jason Mincer says the findings show even small levels of second-hand smoke can trigger asthma or heart attacks.
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