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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

October 13, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Wyoming) general election:

Mondays from 1-3 p.m. EDT, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT (two hours) and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-3 p.m. EDT, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT (four hours).

Last election test is on Monday, Nov. 5 from 11-3 p.m. EST, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST (four hours). No winners will be called during the last test.

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory found in advisory queues: BC-WY_Wyoming General Election Testing, Advisory.

TOP STORIES:

MATTHEW SHEPARD-20th ANNIVERSARY

LARAMIE — When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the sandy-haired college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 1,120 words, photos, video.

MATTHEW SHEPARD-HATE CRIMES

Twenty years after Matthew Shepard’s death, the federal hate crimes law bearing his name is viewed with mixed feelings by LGBT organizations that lobbied for it over nearly a decade. By David Crary. SENT: 604 words, photos.

AP WAS THERE-MATTHEW SHEPARD

LARAMIE — On Oct. 12, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, died at a hospital in Colorado nearly a week after being beaten and lashed to a fence post before being found by bicyclists. Shepard’s death turned the college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. The Associated Press is republishing a version of its report of Shepard’s death to mark the 20th anniversary. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

BEAR KILLED-JACKSON — Wyoming authorities say they killed a large black bear after it was repeatedly spotted near several schools in Teton County this week.

FATAL CRASH-YELLOWSTONE PARK — Body found in a river in Yellowstone National Park has been identified.

UW MARKETING CAMPAIGN — The University of Wyoming’s “The World Needs More Cowboys” marketing campaign has only just begun.

— FATAL FIRE-ID — Officials in Wyoming have released the names of two people who died after a mobile home fire in Mills, west of Casper.

— BEAR KILLED-GRAND TETON — Authorities say they killed a black bear at Grand Teton National Park after it became accustomed to people and officials were unable to find a home for it.

SPORTS:

AIR FORCE-SAN DIEGO STATE

SAN DIEGO — San Diego State looks for its fifth straight win and its eighth straight against Air Force on Friday night. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m. PT.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Wyoming and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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