CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The board of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter has suspended its president and CEO after he used pepper spray on a dog during a training exercise for employees. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the board says Bob Fecht will be suspended Friday for 60 days without pay and will be required to provide an "acceptable plan of action to restore the trust of the Shelter community in his abilities." An employee alleged that Fecht had ordered the use of pepper spray on an 8-month-old pit bull mix.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Attorneys general from California and New Mexico are suing the Trump administration over its rollback of a rule aimed at reducing pollution from energy drilling on federal lands. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in California on Tuesday. It came just hours after the U.S. Interior Department announced it was rescinding a methane pollution rule proposed under President Barack Obama.
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - A 49-year-old Colorado man and his 10-year-old daughter have died in a wreck in southern Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the accident occurred shortly after midnight Friday near Walcott Junction on Interstate 80 when a car rear-ended a truck that had stopped on the side of the highway. Patrol investigating whether alcohol use and driver fatigue were factors in the crash.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A wildfire in western Wyoming has forced more evacuations of rural subdivisions, and the dry, windy weather conditions conducive to fire growth are expected to continue through Wednesday. About a half dozen fires are burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Several small, rural subdivisions south of Bondurant have been evacuated along with any hunters and campers in the area.
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