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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

November 30, 2018

Wyoming at 1:05 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

COAL COMPANY BANKRUPTCY

BILLINGS, Mont. — A major coal mine expansion in southeastern Montana received a preliminary green light from state and federal officials on Friday even as the mine’s owner remains tied up in bankruptcy proceedings with plans to sell the property. Westmoreland Coal Co. is one of the oldest coal companies in the U.S., with mines in Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Ohio, North Dakota and Texas, and a coal-fired power plant in North Carolina. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 380 words. AP Photo.

ALSO OF WYOMING INTEREST:

TRUMP-EPA-PRUITT

WASHINGTON — The internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency has closed two probes into the conduct of former Administrator Scott Pruitt as inconclusive because investigators were unable to interview him before he resigned. By Michael Biesecker. SENT: 820 words, national lines.

IN BRIEF:

— COAL MINE PERMITS — The Powder River Basin Resource Council is objecting to the proposed transfer of mining permits for the Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte coal mines in northeast Wyoming.

— WOLF HUNT — A Montana hunter has legally killed a wolf that was popular with photographers and wolf watchers in Yellowstone National Park.

SPORTS:

BKC--WYOMING-MALDONADO

LARAMIE — Is Hunter Maldonado going to play? Depends on the day. Maldonado wants to suit up for Wyoming every game — and the Cowboys need him on the floor as much as possible — but right now, it’s a matter of pain tolerance for the sophomore guard. Maldonado is dealing with back spasms that began after he took a tumble out of bounds in Wyoming’s season opener against UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 6. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 770 words.

BILLS-DOLPHINS PREVIEW

MIAMI — The season is heading in opposite directions for the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, which has brought them closer together in the AFC East standings. The Bills (4-7) have won two games in a row to stoke enthusiasm about their long-term outlook with rookie quarterback Josh Allen, while the Dolphins (5-6) have lost two straight and six of eight to sour their season. By Sports Writer Steven Wine. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.

BRONCOS-HOLLAND

ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos have promoted rookie pass rusher Jeff Holland from their practice squad and waived inside linebacker Alexander Johnson. The Broncos (5-6), who visit the Bengals (5-6) on Sunday, juggled their linebacking corps with Shaq Barrett sidelined with a hip flexor. He got hurt against Pittsburgh last week and is expected to miss two to four weeks. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 302 words.

HKN--BLUES-AVALANCHE

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche have won six straight heading into their game Friday night against the St. Louis Blues. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 7 p.m. game.

BKN--NUGGETS-TRAIL BLAZERS

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche have won six straight heading into their game Friday night against the St. Louis Blues. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 7 p.m. game.

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