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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

May 17, 2019

Wyoming at 5:45 p.m.

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IN BRIEF:

_ DOCTOR CHARGED-OPIOIDS _ Federal prosecutors in Wyoming have wrapped up their case against a doctor who is charged with operating a drug ring and distributing prescription drugs that resulted in the death of an Arizona woman.

_ RESERVATION-VOTING DIFFICULTIES _ The Wyoming Democratic Party has requested for a prosecutor to investigate allegations of voting difficulties on the Wind River Reservation last year.

_ JACKSON-SNOWMOBILE RACING _ A snowmobile racing event is leaving the Wyoming ski resort town where it has been held for the past two years.

_ WYOMING-COMPUTER UPGRADE _ Wyoming officials believe the state needs a significant computer system upgrade but the replacement price is an obstacle.

_ MONTANA DOUBLE HOMICIDE _ Jurors have convicted a man charged in a double slaying at a rural home in western Montana.

_ BEARTOOTH PASS _ Montana Highway crews have been working for more than a month to clear snow from the Beartooth Highway south of Red Lodge.

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA _ Cole Irvin (1-0) makes his second career start for the Phillies and Jon Gray (3-4) goes for the Rockies. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By Rob Maaddi (Game scheduled for 5:05 p.m. MT)

ROCKIES-RODGERS

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies are running a little cool at second base. That opened the door for Brendan Rodgers, the team’s top prospect who’s swinging a hot bat. Colorado called up the 22-year-old for a weekend series in Philadelphia that started Friday. In addition to selecting the contract of the prospect from Albuquerque, the Rockies optioned right-hander DJ Johnson and infielder Pat Valaika to the Triple-A team and activated left-hander Jake McGee from the 10-day injured list after he recovered from a sprained left knee. By Pat Graham. SENT: 300 words.

TEBOW’S JOURNEY

SYRACUSE, N.Y. _ Six weeks into his latest baseball adventure, Tim Tebow is still struggling to find his stroke with the Syracuse Mets at the top rung of minor league ball. He remains unflappable in spite of the numbers. By John Kekis. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

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