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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

May 24, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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ENDANGERED WOLVES-ILLEGAL KILLINGS

RALEIGH, N.C. — Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets. The number of red wolves roaming the forests of North Carolina has plunged to fewer than three dozen in recent years — the most precarious position of any U.S. wolf species. By Jonathan Drew, Susan Montoya Bryan and Matthew Brown. SENT: 1,160 words, photos and video.

IN BRIEF:

_ WYOMING JUDICIAL VACANCY-THE LATEST _ Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan says he feels called to seek a judicial appointment and isn’t applying for the job lightly.

_ BYPRODUCT SPILL _ Wyoming environmental regulators say the spill earlier this month of a water byproduct from oil and gas development had a minimal effect on the environment.

_ RELAY HORSE RACING _ A traditional Native American horse race in Gillette has been postponed following cold and wet conditions in northeast Wyoming.

_ DOCTOR CHARGED-OPIOIDS _ A jury is deliberating the fate of a Wyoming doctor accused in a multi-state prescription drug conspiracy that allegedly led to the overdose death of an Arizona woman in 2015.

SPORTS:

ALL-NBA

NEW YORK — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker were also big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced Thursday. LeBron James also was voted to the third team, tying the NBA record with his 15th All-NBA selection. Rounding out the first team were Stephen Curry, Paul George and Nikola Jokic, who was Denver’s first All-NBA selection since Carmelo Anthony in 2010. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 450 words, photos.

ROCKIES-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH — After scoring just three runs in the first two games of their series with the Colorado Rockies, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ offense broke out in a big way on Thursday, setting new season highs for runs scored and margin of victory in a 14-6 win. The offensive explosion was needed after the Rockies came back from an 8-0 deficit with a six-run sixth to make things interesting. But Josh Bell, Bryan Reynolds and Starling Marte all homered in the seventh to lead the Pirates to victory. By Alan Saunders. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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