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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

September 19, 2018

Wyoming at 1:15 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

EXCHANGE-BLUE BELL-EXPANSION

AUSTIN, Texas — 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. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WYOMING WILDFIRES — A wildfire in western Wyoming is spreading rapidly and has forced the evacuation of some 230 rural homes. The fire burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest south of U.S. 189-191 has charred about 39 square miles (101 square kilometers) of mostly timber since it started last weekend.

— 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.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

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. AP 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. AP 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. AP Photo.

SPORTS:

FBC--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. SENT: 790 words.

BBN-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. Begins 6 p.m.

FBN-BRONCOS-KEENUM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum is sitting out practice with a sore knee. The Broncos characterized the injury as minor and said he’ll return to practice Thursday. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 6 p.m. AP Photo.

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