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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

August 4, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

YELLOWSTONE-BISON HARASSMENT

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS — An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was arrested in Glacier National Park in the third disturbance in less than a week at a national park, officials said Friday. Rangers looking for Raymond Reinke of Pendleton, Oregon, found him causing a disturbance Thursday evening at the historic Many Glacier Hotel in the popular Montana park, the National Park Service said. SENT: 280 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— WYOMING GOVERNOR-HAYNES — A man who’s running for governor of Wyoming amid accusations he lives in Colorado will remain in the race.

— CASPER KILLING — Wyoming police have taken one person into custody following a fatal shooting in north Casper on Friday.

— WYOMING-DORM SPACE — University of Wyoming officials are predicting that if the school’s enrollment keeps growing, it will run out of dorm space by 2019.

— WYOMING WILDFIRES — Firefighters are making good progress on a wildfire burning south of Rock Springs in southwest Wyoming.

— HEMP OILS-JACKSON STORES — Some hemp oil products have been pulled from the shelves at Jackson stores following visits by police.

— RIG COUNT — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by four this week to 1,044.

SPORTS:

WYOMING-CORNERBACKS

LARAMIE — Trying to find a weakness on Wyoming’s defense might be a fool’s errand. The Cowboys led the nation in takeaways last season and led the Mountain West in yards per play, points per game and opposing touchdowns allowed. But if you had to pick, cornerback might be the spot you’d settle on. None of the Cowboys’ starting corners from last season are listed at that position this year, as Rico Gafford and Robert Priester graduated and Tyler Hall moved to nickel back. By Brandon Foster, Casper Star-Tribune. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 800 words.

ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers return home for the first time since the trade deadline, with new additions Mike Moustakas, Joakim Soria and Jonathan Schoop making their Miller Park debuts when they open a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 6 p.m. MT)

BRONCOS-ROOKIES

ENGLEWOOD — Rookie receivers Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton are the Denver Broncos’ new safety valves, applying the pressure but also relieving the burden on veterans Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. “Those two guys, they came in like pros, they’re taking care of their business, they’re on time to everything, they’re making plays,” Thomas said Friday. “So, they’re pushing us. And that’s good for us. We need it. We want to push each other and make each other better.” By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 810 words, photos.

BBO-NOW PITCHING

DENVER — To summon a recent reliever, Cubs manager Joe Maddon didn’t even need to signal his bullpen. He just pointed toward his first baseman. Now pitching: Anthony Rizzo. That’s no sort of curveball, either. In an increasing trend this season, position players are making more appearances on the mound to save wear and tear on the bullpen in games that have spiraled out of hand or as a last resort. By Pat Graham. SENT: 990 words, photos.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

— PATRIOTS-DECKER — The Patriots have signed free agent receiver Eric Decker in hopes of adding depth to their receiving corps.

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