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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

July 31, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

MISSING BOY

CHEYENNE — A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his Boy Scout group during a hiking trip in the Wyoming wilderness survived partly on bugs and tree bark for the nearly 37 hours he was alone, officials said Monday. Searchers found Garrett Hunter of Draper, Utah, in good health about 10:15 p.m. Sunday after happening to camp near him for the night and calling out his name, according to Sublette County sheriff’s Sgt. Travis Bingham. By Bob Moen. SENT: 380 words, photos.

COLORADO STORM

DENVER — People on the plains of northeastern Colorado were cleaning up Monday from a powerful storm that swept through the state, ripping off roofs, flipping trucks and small airplanes, and damaging crops. No serious injuries were reported. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service were surveying what was believed to be the worst of the damage to determine whether any of it was caused by tornadoes, which were reported by several spotters. Winds over 70 mph (112 kph) and hail up to the size of baseballs were reported. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 390 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— UW FOUNDATION LAWSUIT — The UW Foundation has asked to be dismissed as a defendant in the lawsuit by a former human resources business manager whose position was eliminated as part of a 2015 restructuring.

— DUNN COUNTY FATAL — A Wyoming man is dead after a motorcycle crash in western North Dakota’s Dunn County.

SPORTS:

SPORTS-SOCIAL FALLOUT

As major leaguers Trea Turner, Sean Newcomb and Josh Hader face up to racist and homophobic tweets they sent as teenagers, publicist Lauren Walsh recalls how she dealt with a football player who had offensive Facebook posts years before he prepared for the NFL draft. The trend touches many young athletes, with millions of posts from thousands of players who have been online since they were kids. Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen apologized for a series of offensive tweets he sent while in high school that were revealed right before the NFL draft, when the Buffalo Bills selected him seventh overall. By Sports Writer Cliff Brunt. SENT: 970 words. AP Photos.

ROCKIES-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS — The surging Colorado Rockies take to the road to face the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Tyler Anderson goes for the Rockies, while Carlos Martinez takes the mound for the Cardinals. By David Solomon. (Game starts 6:10 p.m. MT)

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