CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Interstates in southern Wyoming are back open but light trailers aren't recommended on parts of I-80 because of strong winds. About 200 miles of I-80 was closed yesterday afternoon along with a section of I-25 south of Cheyenne to the Colorado line. Winds as high as 89 mph were recorded in Platte County. Forecasters predict gusts up to 50 mph along and west of the Laramie Range.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Police say a Casper woman is charged with animal cruelty for leaving two dogs in her vehicle for at least 1½ hours in frigid weather. Erin Yancey pleaded not guilty yesterday and told the judge that she's never endangered her animals. The Star-Tribune reports that a police officer saw two dogs in an SUV in a bar parking lot Monday afternoon.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming employers will see their state unemployment insurance tax rates go down next year. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the formula used each year to determine employer contribution rates determined that employers will be subject to lower rates.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Casper City Council will proceed with a formal hearing against a city councilor accused of violating conflict of interest rules. The Star-Tribune reports that Mayor Kenyne Schlager said yesterday the council will hold a contested case hearing against Councilor Craig Hedquist.
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