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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

February 21, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

HAZARDOUS MINES

RIMINI, Mont. _ Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found. That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting water supplies in Montana, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and at least five other states. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 1,410 words, photos on national lines.

IN BRIEF:

_ GRIZZLY BEARS-WYOMING _ Environmental groups have filed notice they intend to sue over a new Wyoming law that could authorize grizzly bear hunting even though grizzlies are federally protected.

_ YELLOWSTONE-TRUCK IN RIVER _ Two people escaped injury when their truck rolled into the Gardner River in Yellowstone National Park.

_ WYOMING-ANTLER COLLECTING _ People who collect antlers and horns shed by big-game animals could have to comply with new rules under a measure close to passing the Wyoming Legislature.

_ DEATH PENALTY-MONTANA _ A legislative committee has rejected bills that sought to limit or overturn the death penalty in Montana.

_ SCHOOL THREAT-STUDENT ARREST _ Authorities say a student was arrested last week after a threat was made to a Wyoming school.

_ COAL COMPANY BANKRUPTCY-WYOMING _ A coal mine in southwest Wyoming has a new owner.

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-MURPHY

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Accustomed to the postseason, Daniel Murphy built his free agent checklist around playoff contenders. When the ascendant Colorado Rockies showed as much interest in Murphy as he had in them, working out the details of a two-year, $24 million contract was no big deal. By Jack Magruder. SENT: 690 words, photos.

JETS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ Gabriel Landeskog and the Colorado Avalanche try to win back-to-back games for the first time since November when they host Winnipeg on Wednesday night. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 6:30 p.m. MT)

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