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Fun Facts and Famous Birthdays

By: Mike Licht
Today’s Fun Facts: Today’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Elementary School Teacher Day. Today’s number of the day:  1.1 million.  That’s the amount of calories consumed by the average adult each year. Each day the average adult eats over 800 calories above the recommended amount.... Continue Reading

Grand Jury Indicts Doctor, Wife, Patient in Drug Case

By: Be.Futureproof
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Wyoming doctor, his wife and a “patient” in a drug conspiracy case. Prosecutors allege Shakeel Kahn and his wife, Lyn Kahn, sold prescriptions for large amounts of opioids and anti-anxiety medication to people who did not need the drugs, but filled the prescriptions and sold the drugs on the street.... Continue Reading

Bills Allow Concealed Guns at some Meetings, Universities

By: Mika Järvinen
  CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — People would be able to carry concealed guns at government meetings and on campuses of public colleges if the Legislature approves two bills. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Rochester Republican Rep. Bo Biteman and about a dozen GOP lawmakers proposed the legislation Friday.... Continue Reading

UW’s Bill Gern gets Small Business Administration Award

Bill Gern
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming Vice President for Research and Economic Development Bill Gern has been recognized for boosting business development in Wyoming. The U.S. Small Business Administration recently awarded Gern its 2016 Tibbetts Award. The award recognizes individuals, organizations, firms or projects that made a visible technological impact on the socio-economic front and exemplify the best in innovation research achievements.... Continue Reading

Jury Acquits Man Accused of Cockfighting

By: Daniel X. O'Neil
  CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Jurors have acquitted a man in a cockfighting case that put his then-girlfriend on probation. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Luis H. Carlos-Garcia had also been arrested on a probation violation that was put on hold during the trial.... Continue Reading

Fun Facts and Famous Birthdays

By: David Shankbone
Today’s Fun Facts: Today’s Blame Someone Else Day and International Skeptics Day. Today’s number of the day:  1.5.  That’s the screen size, in inches, of the first TV sets installed in private homes in NY in 1928. Today in History: On this date in 2010 it was announced that, for the first time ever, Punxsutawney Phil would text his weather prediction on February 2, Groundhog Day.... Continue Reading

Josh Allen Coming Back for Another Season at Wyoming

Josh Allen
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Quarterback Josh Allen, who was a key part in Wyoming’s resurgence this past season, has decided to return for his junior season and not declare for the NFL draft. Coach Craig Bohl said he looks forward to Allen being part of the continued success of the Wyoming football program.... Continue Reading

Doctor Charged with Distributing Painkillers Back in Custody

By: Victor
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming doctor and his wife, who are charged with distributing painkillers, are back in custody after federal prosecutors allege they violated the terms of their release by contacting former patients. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl issued warrants Wednesday for the arrest of Shakeel and Lyn Kahn.... Continue Reading