The Campbell County Sheriff's Office has released more information in the investigation of Wednesday night’s fatal shooting in Wright. Investigator Gary Sams said the evidence shows 48-year-old Sammy Micheal Fears of Casper, WY, was attempting to abduct an adult female when he was shot by a 15-year-old boy. Sams said law enforcement records in Casper and Utah show a lengthy history of alleged domestic violence between the adult woman and Fears.
Fears died on the way to Campbell Count Memorial Hospital. Sams said his office does not have a pathology report at this time. Sams said today that no arrest has been made. Sams said once the report is finished, it will be forwarded to the Campbell County Attorney's Office for review of the case. Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 10:06Read more: Investigators Believe Wright Shooting Victim Was Attempting Abduction Of Adult Female
Campbell County’s Legislative Delegation urges their constituents to make comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its rule for carbon emissions on new coal-fired power plants. The comment period is open until March 10.
Senators Hines, Von Flatern and Driskill join Representatives Lubnau, Blikre, Kasperik, Barlow and Mader are urging the public to submit comments supporting a carbon emission of 1800 pounds per megawatt hour.
“I’m told the EPA, along with its environmental allies, desire to make the rule at 1100 pounds per megawatt hour,” says Senator Ogden Driskill. “Coal industry analysts inform me only 1800 pounds per megawatt hour is the best obtainable at this time.”
“So if the EPA sets this rule at its desired level, we probably won’t see another coal-fired plant built in the U.S,” adds Senator Von Faltern. Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 05:58Read more: Legislators Urge Public Comment
On February 19, 2014, at 6:45 pm, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies and EMT's responded to the 200 block of Nelson Street, in Wright, Wyoming, in reference to a 911 emergency call.
On scene, law enforcement identified a 48-year-old male apparent gunshot victim lying outside of the residence. Deputies on scene administered CPR until EMT's arrived and transported the victim to Campbell County Memorial Hospital, where the victim was DOA.
The investigation revealed that the 48-year-old victim was fatally shot by a 15-year-old male who lived at the residence. Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 09:49Read more: Circumstances Surrounding Wright Shooting Death Still Being Investigated
The City of Gillette's Development Services Department has announced that the Gillette Avenue/4th Street intersection will be closed to through traffic (in all directions) on Sunday, February 23rd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Traffic control barricades will be placed on Gillette Avenue at 3rd Street and 5th Street, and on 4th Street at Kendrick Avenue and Gillette Avenue to remind drivers the intersection is closed. Traffic Control Map [PDF] Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 06:18Read more: Gillette Avenue/4th Street Intersection Closure Sunday
Gillette – The warmer weather in the past week may have you thinking Spring is just around the corner but the reality is some of the snowiest months of the year are still to come. However, if you’re thinking ahead to Thunderstorms, Hail and Tornadoes, you may want to mark down Thursday, April 10th on your calendar.
Warning Coordination Meteorologist Susan Sanders of the National Weather Service’s Rapid City Forecast Office will be conducting her annual two-hour training session in Gillette Thursday night, April 10th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Alan Mickelson Fire Training Center, 701 Larch Street in Gillette. Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 05:54Read more: Severe Weather Class Scheduled
Torrington - Jack Stanley Rude, a Wyoming inmate, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington, Wyoming, after a lengthy illness.
Rude was sentenced in Laramie County on March 6, 1992 by District Court Judge Nicholas G. Kalokathis. He received a life sentence for first degree murder.
Rude was born on March 20, 1942, in Los Angeles, California.Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:58 Read more: Inmate Rude Dies
At last night's Gillette City Council meeting, the council had consideration of two ordinances on second reading. Both passed second reading with amendments also approve at the meeting.
The first ordnance was to amend the Gillette City Code to include electronic Cigarettes in the definition of tobacco products, which may not be sold, given, or delivered to minors. The ordinance would bring local law in line with state law, making the legal process easier for municipal court. City Councilman Ted Jerred explained the need for an amendment to that ordinance. Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:10Read more: Ordinances Get Amendments On Second Reading