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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A company that's developing a process intended to produce cleaner-burning coal plans to start operating a new test plant in northeast Wyoming by next summer. Clean Coal Technologies CEO Robin Eves announced the company's test facility should arrive from Tulsa, Oklahoma, about the end of January. Clean Coal says its process produces a coal product with fewer harmful emissions when burned, including carbon dioxide.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Cheyenne attorney Lynne Boomgaarden to the Wyoming Supreme Court. Boomgaarden will replace Justice William Hill, who is retiring next February. In a statement provided by the governor's office, Boomgaarden says she's honored to accept the appointment and will work hard in service to the court and Wyoming citizens.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A small town in northeast Wyoming that features a historic mercantile building will see a change in ownership soon. The owners of Aladdin, with a population of 15 residents, say they have accepted an offer from a group of investors led by an Arizona businessman to buy most of the town. Aladdin is located on a two-lane highway that leads to Devils Tower National Monument. Rick and Judy Brengle have owned the town for 31 years.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A 24-year-old former corrections center employee in Wyoming has pleaded not guilty to charges that she had sex with an inmate. Tosha Sheesley entered her pleas Friday in Natrona County District Court to two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree sexual assault. Prosecutors say Sheesley had sex with an inmate while she was a resident manager at the Casper Re-Entry Center.

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