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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

September 4, 2018

Wyoming at 1:15 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

WILDFIRE-INMATE-RAPE

SALT LAKE CITY — An Idaho prisoner sent to help fight a wildfire in Utah raped a woman who also was working to support firefighters, prosecutors said Tuesday. The woman had rejected several advances from Ruben Hernandez, 27, in the days before the Aug. 29 assault at the base camp, Sanpete County attorney Kevin Daniels said. Hernandez has been charged with felony rape. Hernandez was in Utah as part of a program similar to those run in other Western states. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 440 words, national lines.

IN BRIEF:

— WIFE KILLED-HUSBAND — A Wyoming judge has rejected reducing the first-degree murder charge against a 76-year-old man accused of killing his wife.

— ELECTION DEBATES — The Republican and Democratic candidates for Wyoming’s U.S. Senate and House seats say they’re willing to participate in a debate before the Nov. 6 general election.

SPORTS:

FBC--WYOMING-DEFENSE

LARAMIE — The Wyoming defense that most fans expected to see this season only made brief appearances Saturday in the Cowboys’ home opener against Washington State. That, combined with an offense unable to move the chains in the second half, resulted in a 41-19 loss to Washington State of the Pac-12. After Cooper Rothe’s 30-yard field goal on the opening drive of the second half gave the Cowboys a 19-13 lead, the Cougars scored touchdowns on four of their final five drives. By Jack Nowlin, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 800 words.

BBN--GIANTS-ROCKIES

DENVER — Giants rookie RHP Dereck Rodriguez (6-2) has a 2.47 ERA heading in his start Tuesday against Colorado. He’s also holding hitters to a .207 average. Rockies RHP German Marquez (11-9, 4.11) is coming off a start in which he had 13 strikeouts for the Rockies. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from 6:40 p.m. game.

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