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Press Release - Dr. Boyd Brown was awarded the prestigious Myron Basom Award of Excellence for School Leadership by the Wyoming Association of School Administrators on Thursday, April 23, 2015. This award recognizes a superintendent that has exhibited true educational leadership characteristics. The leadership characteristics considered are the following: direction setter, instructional leader,
This morning, Gillette Police Department Sergeant Jason Marcus said Thursday morning's standoff suspect is facing three misdemeanor charges.

They include DWUI and Family Violence Battery.

A misdemeanor charge of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle was added after a car that had been reported stolen earlier in the day, was located near the car used during the suspect's standoff and
An armed suspect who had threatened to harm himself surrendered peacefully to Gillette Police Department earlier this morning. Police Lieutenant Brent Wasson said the incident began earlier this morning in the Westover subdivision before moving to the area of 8th street and Highway 59 in Gillette.

“At about 3:53 this morning we had a domestic violence incident in the 800 block of Pioneer
9:01  Standoff is over. Suspect in custody. No injuries. More updates later.

7:10 a.m. - Gillette Police Department is requesting the public avoid the area of 8th street and Highway 59, they are dealing with an armed suspect who is a threat to himself. The suspect is surrounded, but not in custody.

It is believed the incident and suspect search began in the Westover
Gillette Police Department is requesting the public avoid the area of 8th street and Highway 59, they are dealing with suspect who is a threat to himself. The suspect is surrounded, but not in custody. Some schools in the area may be locked down. More details later.
State News
A single vehicle crash on April 23rd resulted in the death of 36 year old Tyrone E. Elam of Sheridan, Wyoming. The crash occurred at 2:20 p.m. near mile post 71 on US Highway 14 approximately 12 miles west of Dayton, Wyoming.  

 

Mr. Elam was driving a 1985 Kenworth commercial vehicle eastbound on a downgrade section of the highway. The brakes on the Kenworth became hot and
After evading arrest for nearly 28 years, 58 year old Benigno L. Galeno-Negreros is in custody after being involved in a crash southwest of Casper, Wyoming. 

On April 16th, around 5:00 a.m., the Wyoming Highway Patrol was dispatched to investigate a crash on WY 220 approximately 46 miles southwest of Casper. With the assistance of the Natrona County Sheriff's Office, the
Press Release - Two fatalities have been confirmed from this crash and that is projected to be the final number of fatalities involved. 58 year old Lynn Freeman of Williford, Arkansas and 23 year old Jenay L. Breden of Westminster, Colorado were pronounced deceased on scene. The two females were in separate vehicles during the crash. 

 

The total number of vehicles involved has
Press Release – Can you say lucky? In the April 20 drawing,  the Cowboy Draw™ jackpot was hit for the second time in less than a week! Albertson’s, located at 1076 CY Ave. in Casper, sold the $285,226 winning lottery ticket on April 17.

An additional seven WyoLotto™ players also won $1,000 each in the April 20 drawing. The winning numbers for the April 20
*Update* Press Release -  59 vehicles have been confirmed to be involved in this morning's crash with the potential of another four to six more. The large fire that ensued from the crash delayed the investigation efforts for an extended period. Wyoming Highway Patrol Crash Team Members and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation are still continuing to work through the crash
Regional News
After evading arrest for nearly 28 years, 58 year old Benigno L. Galeno-Negreros is in custody after being involved in a crash southwest of Casper, Wyoming. 

On April 16th, around 5:00 a.m., the Wyoming Highway Patrol was dispatched to investigate a crash on WY 220 approximately 46 miles southwest of Casper. With the assistance of the Natrona County Sheriff's Office, the
Press Release - Two fatalities have been confirmed from this crash and that is projected to be the final number of fatalities involved. 58 year old Lynn Freeman of Williford, Arkansas and 23 year old Jenay L. Breden of Westminster, Colorado were pronounced deceased on scene. The two females were in separate vehicles during the crash. 

 

The total number of vehicles involved has
*Update* Press Release -  59 vehicles have been confirmed to be involved in this morning's crash with the potential of another four to six more. The large fire that ensued from the crash delayed the investigation efforts for an extended period. Wyoming Highway Patrol Crash Team Members and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation are still continuing to work through the crash
For the second time in less than five days, Interstate 80 is closed due to a major vehicle pileup approximately 18 miles west of Laramie at mile post 292.  

Dense fog and light slush conditions are being cited as contributing factors in this crash. Initial reports are that two commercial vehicles crashed with each other at approximately 8:00 a.m. today causing one of the
Press Release - 33 commercial vehicles and 12 passenger vehicles is the latest estimate that were involved in one of the three crash sequences along with multiple other vehicles that were not part of an actual crash, but became stranded in the event due to road blockage. 16 motorists were transported by ambulance and 11 motorists were transported by a Laramie County School District bus to
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