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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

September 20, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

BLUE BELL-EXPANSION

AUSTIN — Three years after a health scare that nearly spelled the end of the line for a beloved Texas brand, Blue Bell has rebounded — and is, in fact, growing and expanding. Distribution centers are now up and running, serving customers in all or part of 22 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. By Gary Dinges And Sebastian Herrera. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WYOMING WILDFIRES — A growing wildfire in western Wyoming has forced the evacuation of some 230 rural homes but so far no homes have been burned.

— LARAMIE-SCHOOL LUNCH DEBT — A Wyoming school district plans to be more proactive in collecting lunch debt because the district’s liability for unpaid lunches has reached nearly $120,000.

— ANIMAL SHELTER-PEPPER SPRAY — The board of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter has suspended its president and CEO after he used pepper spray on a dog during a training exercise for employees.

AP MEMBER EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE SEPSIS AWARENESS

CHEYENNE — Machelle Stotts lost her 15-month-old grandson, Oliver, to sepsis following a lung infection Nov. 26, 2016. At the time, the family had never heard the word. By Chrissy Suttles, Wyoming Tribune Eagle. SENT: 530 words, photos.

EXCHANGE ALPACA FARM-CAMELS

CODY — The typical scenery encompasses Jan Sapp’s Arrowhead Alpacas farm; barns, livestock grounds, pastures. But one sight in particular catches the eye as far from ordinary, a sight that one might expect to see in the Middle East rather than Powell. Sapp is the proud owner of two camels, named Carrie, 3, and Lincoln, 2, each with their own distinct personality. By Leo Wolfson. SENT: 660 words, photos.

EXCHANGE GLACIER SURVEY

JACKSON — Volunteers scramble up and down the steep moraines of the Schoolroom Glacier, a small mass of moving ice hidden behind the central peaks of the Teton Range. From above the colorfully clad figures are dwarfed by the vast terrain. They’ve come from across the West to document the glacier with thousands of photographs for a Grand Teton National Park survey. Each person, 13 in all, carries a camera and captures the ice from many angles, to be compiled into a single 3-D model. By Cody Cottier, Jackson Hole News & Guide. SENT: 1,890 words, photo.

SPORTS:

WYOMING-VANDER WAAL

LARAMIE — For most of Wyoming football’s opening three games of the 2018 season, the Cowboys’ offense had limited the amount of weight on quarterback Tyler Vander Waal’s shoulders. The redshirt freshman averaged 23 passes per game in Wyoming’s win at New Mexico State and losses against Washington State and Missouri. It was apparent headed into Saturday’s game against Wofford, however, that things would change. By Brandon Foster, Casper Star-Tribune. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 790 words.

ROCKIES-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES - Rookie Walker Buehler and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers go for a sweep against Tyler Anderson and the Colorado Rockies in the last regular-season game between the rivals fighting for the NL West title. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game starts at 6 p.m. MT)

BRONCOS-KEENUM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Case Keenum said he’ll be back directing Denver’s offense Thursday after missing Wednesday’s workout with a sore knee. “I woke up Monday a little sore,” Keenum said. “I could have practiced today. I wanted to practice today, but they wouldn’t let me. So, a good mental day, come back and be ready to go tomorrow.” By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 550 words, photo.

BRONCOS-PEKO

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos 13th-year nose tackle Domata Peko always has the ears of his young teammates, especially this week with a trip to Baltimore coming up. The Ravens (1-1) are a team Peko faced 22 times while anchoring the Cincinnati Bengals defensive line from 2006-16. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 670 words, photo.

SPORTS BETTING-DISPUTED PAYOUT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey gambling regulators are investigating whether FanDuel’s sports book should pay out more than $82,000 to a man who was given exorbitant odds for the Denver Broncos to win Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Anthony Prince of Newark made his bet and was handed a ticket at incredible 750-1 odds with about a minute left in the game, as the Broncos trailed by 2 points on their final drive. Denver kicked a field goal with 6 seconds left to win 20-19, capping a second half comeback that started with the Broncos down 12-0. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 600 words, photo.

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