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Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — An Albany County couple was jailed on charges that they kept a 7-year-old child in an outdoor cage. The woman is the child's mother. They're charged with one count each of child abuse and three counts each of felonious restraint. The Laramie Boomerang reports that the child is in protective custody. Police say the mother told them the child was kept in the cage for being bad, while the man told deputies the child seemed to like the cage.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — National Guard leaders around the country in asking Congress to approve upgrades to older transport planes. Wyoming is one of the 18 states with Air Guard units that operate the C-130H planes. In addition to overseas missions, two of the Wyoming planes are used for firefighting. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis is cosponsoring a bill to require the upgrades or alternative solutions by 2020.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park rangers issued 10 citations and arrested four people for various traffic violations last month. Rangers say they made contact with 328 drivers. Violations cited by rangers included driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Plans to build new academic buildings at the University of Wyoming are moving forward. Design and construction plans for the Engineering Building and the High Bay Research Facility have been approved, and Gov. Matt Mead has released money to UW for the buildings. The High Bay Research Facility will house labs for large-scale experiments that exceed the capacity of a traditional engineering laboratory.

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