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Governor Matt Mead has announced a series of public meetings to identify future energy initiatives for Wyoming. The meetings are open to the public and will kick off next Tuesday, August 4th, at Presentation Hall at Gillette College. You can find out more, including the full schedule, at the governor’s website: governor-dot-wyo-dot-gov
A Wyoming man set a record during Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Montana. On Friday night, Levi Troutman of Casper, known as the “Kamikaze Kid,’ ran–on foot–through ten walls blazing with fire. Troutman shattered the old mark of three blazing walls os fire.
If you thought you saw a naked person running in the streets of Kirksville over the weekend – you weren’t seeing things. It’s been reported a naked woman was seen running on Osteopathy and Gardner streets. Officers were able to track down the streaker, and say she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. […]
Missouri State Highway Patrol Announces An Increase In Traffic Fatalities And Drownings So Far In 2015. Preliminary statistics indicate that Missouri has recorded 437 traffic fatalities so far in 2015, compared to 412 fatalities during the same time in 2014. Approximately 63 percent were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. […]
Special blood drive coming up this Saturday.The blood drive will honor 17 year old Zachary Cupp — who died in a wreck about three years ago. In an effort to save his life, Zachary was given several pints of blood during surgery. Now, his parents are hosting the blood drive in Zachary’s honor. It’s from […]
Moberly police made a drug bust while following up on a report of a stolen vehicle. On Saturday, police located a vehicle, which was reported stolen out of Centralia. The occupants were detained and police did a search of the vehicle and located Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside. The two occupants were questioned, and […]
Governor Sam Brownback has ordered a full review of security measures at all Kansas National Guard facilities and installations across the state. The governor’s order is in response to the shooting deaths of servicemen on July 16 in Tennessee. Governor Brownback asked Kansas Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli to identify any other actions that might be […]
An Arkansas City man who was arrested in June on six counts of theft and six counts of burglary of a motor vehicle entered into a plea agreement in Ark City court on Monday. Larry Wayne Milton Jr. pleaded no contest to one count of theft and one count of burglary of a motor vehicle. […]
The highway patrol says a man died in a crash Saturday night near Evanston. It says 54-year-old Robert Hudson, Jr. drove east on I-80 when he rear-ended another truck traveling slowly in the right lane.
UW officials have blamed the contractor for delays to opening the university’s STEM center. The Wyoming Tribue Eagle reports representatives from AP Wyoming did not attend last week’s meeting. At that time, the state building commission learned the facility would not open this fall.
If you have travel plans north on the turnpike this morning, you might want to change your plans. The Kansas Turnpike is closed, northbound, near Emporia, due to a fatal accident earlier this morning involving two semis. The crash happened about 10 miles south of Emporia. Traffic is being diverted off the highway at Cassoday.
Reno County health officials are worried a whooping cough outbreak might spread once school starts. The county has more than 70 suspected cases and new ones are popping up in Kingman, Harvey, McPherson and Sedgwick counties nearby.
Kansas Republicans and Democrats will hold their 2016 caucuses on March 5. That’s on a Saturday four days after a dozen states hold their presidential nominating contests on Super Tuesday. Party officials in Kansas hope to use the timing to attract candidates to the state.
A 28-year-old Wichita man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend also is being investigated for possible animal abuse after video surfaced of the woman’s kitten being thrown against a wall. The man is accused of shooting a man his 23-year-old girlfriend brought home to protect her after she and the suspect got into an […]
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has reclassified small streams statewide to allow higher levels of E. coli. This bacteria originates in fecal matter from live stock and septic systems. It can make people sick. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports a new DEQ plan assigns lower water quality standards for E. coli to […]
A murder trial can finally begin. The Gillette News Record reports 22-year-old Todd Sindelar stands accused of shooting someone on Thanksgiving Day year before last. New evidence in the case has postponed the trial more than once.
A new study presents a case for California regulators to turn to Wyoming wind power. This would help offset natural ups and downs of wind and solar power in California. The report from the UW Wind Energy Research Center shows Wyoming wind could help California save over a billion gallons of water annually. Wyoming wind […]
Rural health care topped talks when the State Technology Council met in Minocqua last week. The Wisconsin Technology Council’s board of directors held its quarterly meeting at the Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua Tuesday, where they also discussed, the outcome of state budget deliberations and Wisconsin’s non-compete employment laws. -0-
The state will study the health of the Great Lakes. As part of a federal effort, Wisconssin will be gathering water and sediment samples along the Lake Superior shoreline this week (July 27), but officials say fewer sites will be sampled due to state budget cuts. -0-
An area car dealership will mark a milestone this week. The Don Johnson Auto Group will celebrate it’s 100th birthday, Friday (July 31), in Rice Lake. -0-
Hot temperatures didn’t keep nearly a hundred runners from particpating in the Lumberjack Run around Lake Hayward, Saturday morning (July 25). The 4.7-mile run/walk started and finished on Hall of Fame Drive. -0-
MADISON — It’ll cost ya more to go camping at Wisconsin state parks. Beginning Tuesday (July 28) fees will go up between $3 and $6 per night for residents and between $6 and $9 per night for non-residents. There is an increase in the per night charge for electrical service too. Any reservations for 2015 […]
A father and son boating accident that injured a Park Falls man is still being investigated. Investigators have determined the 25-year-old, who was wakeboarding, was being pulled by a boat his 64-year-old father was operating on Ike Walton Lake, when he struck a boat at a pier. The victim was taken to an area hospital […]
As the St. Augustine commission prepared to adjourn their meeting after ten thirty last night, City Clerk Ali Ratkovic announced that she will retire on September 30th. She’s been working for the city since 1989. Ali holds one of the three positions not hired by the City Manager, John Regan. Her appointment, along with that […]
St. Augustine commissioners heard nearly two hours of testimony from citizens before voting 3-2 last night to advance a PUD for the former Dow Museum of Historic Houses on Cordova Street. The Planned Unit Development is needed to allow a “boutique hotel” to be operated in the six remaining structures that formerly comprised the Dow […]
A request from the Veterans Administration to rebuild the driveway to the Kerrville National Cemetary on Spur 100 was approved by County Council. An official with the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetary contacted county officials recently to inquire about the project since work is already being done on the Spur 100 bridge and roughly one […]
Another case of rabies reported in Kerr County. Animal Services says it’s the 16th confirmed case this season and involves a raccoon spotted and tested in Mount Home that showed some symptoms of the disease last week. The raccoon was tested and the results came back Monday. If you spot wildlife exhibiting symptoms like foaming […]
Drones are coming to Kentucky, with the Somerset Police Department becoming the first in the state to receive authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate the unmanned aircraft. Somerset police say that the drones will supplement an existing gyro plane program and primarily be used for low-level photography. Privacy advocates have expressed concern over […]
The Kentucky State Police is set to launch a new mobile app later today. The formal announcement is expected around 2pm when the agency will unveil its latest outreach effort, titled KSPOLICE. The goal of the app is to provide the public with another option to receive emergency notifications and report crimes. The app will […]
A wreck on I-64 in Woodford County yesterday morning snarled traffic during rush hour and touched off other collisions. The incident happened around 8:30 near Midway when a tractor-trailer ran into the back of a line of traffic that had slowed for construction. A van and a box truck were damaged in that collision, fortunately […]