Wyoming Headlines

By: AP
By: AP

Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ruled prosecutors have strong enough evidence to take a Laramie man to trial for first-degree murder in the death of a 20-year-old woman 42 years ago. The ruling follows the arrest last week of 60-year-old Lance Bean in the 1972 slaying of Sharon Reher, whose body was found in her Laramie home by her brother. A Laramie detective said Bean's DNA was found during recent crime lab tests that focused on Reher's bra, panties and pants.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The BLM says a 25,000-gallon oil spill in the Powder River Basin occurred after a backhoe nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline and, over time, corrosion turned the minor damage into an oil-spewing hole. It remained unclear how long ago the backhoe damaged the crude oil pipeline owned by Casper-based Belle Fourche Pipeline. The company declined comment when asked if he could provide that information.

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Powell police say a 25-year-old driver led them on a high-speed chase after stealing two vehicles and firing shots into three others. The Powell Tribune reports Israel Silva of Lovell was arrested after the pursuit Sunday and was awaiting charges. Silva was arrested after his vehicle got stuck in mud.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More than 170 elementary school students in eastern Cheyenne can't attend the school closest to their homes because population growth forced the district to alter boundaries. The Tribune Eagle reports 117 students were shifted from Saddle Ridge Elementary, 42 from Dildine and 13 from Anderson.

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