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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

May 15, 2018

Wyoming at 1:10 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

WSU-WOLF RESEARCHER

PULLMAN, Wash. — A controversial wolf researcher will accept a $300,000 settlement to leave Washington State University, the school said. Robert Wielgus, director of the Carnivore Conservation Lab, sued the Pullman school for infringement of his academic freedom. SENT: 380 words.

ALSO OF WYOMING INTEREST:

OAKLAND COAL LAWSUIT

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in California on Tuesday struck down the city of Oakland’s ban on coal shipments through its port, siding with a developer who wants to use a proposed marine terminal to transport coal from Utah to Asia. Oakland’s City Council did not have enough evidence when it made the decision that the coal operations would pose a substantial health or safety danger to the public, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said. By Janie Har. SENT: 340 words, national lines.

IN BRIEF:

—COLLEGE INVESTIGATION — Northwest College in northern Wyoming has agreed to implement a number of policy revisions and changes as a result of a pair of federal civil rights investigations.

—SCHOOL BUS DRIVER-SEX ASSAULT — A former school bus driver in Wyoming has been sentenced to 18 to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting two underage teens. The Laramie Boomerang reports 21-year-old Matthew Allyn Strom was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

—BOMBER TRAINING — The Air Force is holding another training session in the massive Powder River Training Complex over the Northern Plains. The Combat Raider training is scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, with several types of aircraft. The military says there’s the potential for loud noises associated with sonic booms.

—POLICE SHOOTING-WYOMING — A Casper police officer wounded in a shootout is now breathing on his own and can nod and shake his head in response to yes or no questions.

SPORTS:

BBN--ROCKIES-PADRES

SAN DIEGO — Colorado Rockies’ right hander German Marquez (2-4, 5.35 ERA) is scheduled to pitch the finale of the two-game series against the Padres Tuesday in San Diego. Game starts at 1:40 p.m.

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