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Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The search for Amelia Earhart's missing airplane has landed in a federal courtroom in Wyoming. A federal judge hears arguments today in a lawsuit filed by a man who says he was defrauded of $1 million by organizers of a search for Earhart's airplane. Tim Mellon claims the group found the plane in 2010, but kept it secret to keep collecting donations.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Lottery plans to begin training ticket sellers on Aug. 3 as it gears up to begin sales later next month. Officials say they expect about 400 businesses statewide to be selling tickets on the first day. The lottery is expected to net about $6 million a year for Wyoming after expenses and prizes.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A truck driver was airlifted to a Salt Lake City hospital after a crash on Interstate 80 near the Utah-Wyoming border. The crash occurred yesterday morning when one truck rear-ended another that was stopped on the shoulder due to a blown tire. Fire officials say other motorists pulled the trucker from his rig. He was listed in critical condition.

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Fish and Game Department had to deal with two moose in one day after a pair of females wandered into Rock Springs on Monday. The Rocket-Miner newspaper reports that officers had to tranquilize the first moose when she ended up in a fenced back yard. The moose was released south of town. The second moose left on her own.

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