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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

January 4, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

ROY MOORE-SACHA BARON COHEN

MONTGOMERY, Ala. _ Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore says he didn’t know he was dealing with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen when he agreed to appear on a television show, his lawyers wrote in court filings last month. Moore in September filed a $95 million defamation lawsuit over his appearance on Baron Cohen’s “Who is America?” Moore signed an agreement with Yerushalayim TV, a company registered in Wyoming, waiving all legal claims from the appearance. SENT: 410 words.

CLERGY ABUSE-PENNSYLVANIA AFTERMATH

PHILADELPHIA _ Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in part by a shocking grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania, an Associated Press review has found. And more names could be coming in places where attorneys general have launched statewide investigations or in cities like Houston or Cheyenne, Wyoming, where local prosecutors are looking into individual priests. By Claudia Lauer. SENT: 1,200 words, photos on national lines.

IN BRIEF:

_ SWITCHING PARTIES-PRIMARIES _ A bill has been introduced that would limit when Wyoming voters could change their political party affiliation.

_ WYOMING OPIOIDS-LAWSUIT _ The creator of OxyContin has asked a Wyoming judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company, claiming that the federal Food and Drug Administration’s previous findings invalidate the legal challenge.

_ AIR AMBULANCES _ A bill has been proposed that seeks to protect injured Wyoming workers from expensive air ambulance charges. The proposed legislation offered through the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee would be limited to state workers’ compensation claims.

_ ADULT LEARNING _ A higher education administrator is advocating a program to help adults in Wyoming return to college for workforce training.

SPORTS:

FBO-OLDENBURG-MADDEN

GILLETTE _ Clint Oldenburg once had Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton take off his walking boot after the star NFL player had ankle surgery. Newton was taking a tour of the EA Sports offices in Orlando, Florida, and he had one thing on his mind. By Patrick Filbin, Gillette News Record. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 1,200 words.

NUGGETS-KINGS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Denver Nuggets visit the Sacramento Kings. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 8 p.m. MT)

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