CODY, Wyo. (AP) - Prosecutors haven't decided whether to seek the death penalty against two teenagers accused of fatally shooting a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border. Stephen Hammer and Tanner Vanpelt, both 19, pleaded not guilty in Cody yesterday to murder charges, according to the Powell Tribune. Prosecutors allege the teens shot and killed Ildiko Freitas and her parents on March 2 at a home in Clark.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Guernsey's mayor says a former town treasurer's embezzlement has eliminated trust in city government. Mayor Edward Delgado says it became clear after scrutinizing the books that Leslie Diane Zynda wasn't depositing all the money collected by the town's utility department. Zynda was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison for failing to pay taxes on the embezzled money.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be out in force this Memorial Day Weekend. The patrol says it will be enforcing seat belt law as part of a nationwide campaign. The campaign is an attempt by law enforcement across the U.S. to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries associated with vehicle crashes.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Environmental groups and a public health organization want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider factors such as mining in Wyoming before allowing development of 3 Pacific Northwest ports to ship tons of coal a year to Asia. The groups filed a petition yesterday asking the corps to consider all three ports as well as the environmental effects of more coal mining.
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