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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

September 27, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

GRIZZLIES AND WOLVES

BILLINGS, Mont. — Galvanized by court rulings protecting grizzly bears and gray wolves, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday pushed sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act despite strong objections from Democrats and wildlife advocates who called the effort a “wildlife extinction package.” Republicans began with a morning vote in the House Natural Resource Committee to strip protections from gray wolves across the contiguous U.S. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 920 words, photos.

With: GRIZZLIES AND WOLVES-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

— WESTERN WILDFIRES — A wildfire in Wyoming has destroyed over 40 homes, and firefighters have closed a highway while they set their own fires to try to stop the main fire’s spread.

— ANIMAL SHELTER-PEPPER SPRAY — Police in Wyoming say three animal shelter officials, including its director, should be charged with cruelty to animals in the pepper-spraying of a dog that wasn’t threatening anyone.

— ELECTION 2018-CONGRESS-GOSAR-WYOMING — The University of Wyoming is looking into whether a campaign ad for an Arizona congressional candidate violated the school’s filming policy.

— COMMISSIONER-DRUNKEN DRIVING — A longtime Wyoming county commissioner is accused of driving while drunk.

SPORTS:

PHILLIES-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Rockies will send RHP German Marquez (13-10, 3.91 ERA) and his blazing fastball to the mound Wednesday night for the third game of a four-game series against the Phillies. (Game starts at 6:40 p.m. MT)

BRONCOS-PUNTERS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Marquette King has not lived up to the lofty expectations the Denver Broncos had of the athletic punter working at altitude, so now he’s got some competition. The Broncos signed rookie punter Colby Wadman from UC Davis to their practice squad in hopes of snapping King out of his funk. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 400 words.

NBA-NEW MONEY

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Miami guard Tyler Johnson has already seen what his new-and-much-improved paychecks from the Heat will look like this season. Frankly, he’s still stunned. “It’s surreal,” Johnson said. Virtually every player in the NBA is a millionaire. But a handful like Johnson, Denver’s Nikola Jokic and Orlando’s Aaron Gordon are seeing their salaries rise to a different stratosphere this season, enormous raises that may come with an enormous rise in expectations. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 930 words, photos.

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