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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

August 8, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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JACKSON — Searchers in northwest Wyoming are looking again for a Utah man who is missing but presumed dead after being suspected of killing his wife, another woman and a 14-year-old girl in Idaho last year. Authorities believe Mike Bullinger has died in a remote area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest but can only prove it if his remains are found and identified through DNA. They have searched the area before, when a car connected to Bullinger was found at a remote campsite. SENT: 300 words.


BILLINGS, Mont. — Conservationists claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that a Trump administration committee reviewing royalties paid by companies on fossil fuels extracted from public lands is stacked with industry supporters who conduct some meetings in secret. The Western Organization of Resource Councils asked a federal judge in Montana to disband the U.S. Interior Department’s Royalty Policy Committee and strike down its recommendations. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 500 words, photo.


BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. government does not have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about the legal arguments for President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink national monuments, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge David Nye said Monday that the records are protected presidential communications. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 460 words, photo.


— HARMFUL ALGAE — Officials detected high levels of cyanobacteria in Boysen Reservoir on the Wind River, prompting an alert for recreationists.

— WIFE KILLED-HUSBAND — Authorities say a northwestern Wyoming man is suspected of killing his wife before attempting to take his own life.

— CASPER KILLING-ID — Prosecutors have charged a man in connection with a fatal shooting in north Casper.



LARAMIE — When asked about his motivation for running a more physical camp this fall, Craig Bohl did not beat around the bush. “We need to run the ball better,” the Wyoming head coach said. By Brandon Foster, Casper Star-Tribune. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 900 words.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Chris Harris Jr. is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. For the first time in his eight-year NFL career, he’s actually the top cornerback on his own team. Harris has played alongside Champ Bailey, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Aqib Talib during a stellar career that began with him as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas and includes three trips to the Pro Bowl and two All-Pro honors to go with a Super Bowl ring. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 820 words, photos.


DENVER — The Rockies will bring right-hander Chad Bettis off the disabled list to start Tuesday against the Pirates. Bettis hasn’t pitched for Colorado since July 1 due to a blister on his middle finger. Pittsburgh will throw righty Jameson Taillon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 6:40 p.m. MT)


DENVER — The starters for Tuesday’s game between Pittsburgh and Colorado reads like this: Jameson Taillon vs. Chad Bettis. A more accurate description: Two starters bouncing back from testicular cancer. “Both healthy. Both in the big leagues,” the Pirates’ Taillon said. “Life’s good.” By Pat Graham. SENT: 550 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — The Nationals hope veteran reliever Greg Holland can return to form and use his postseason experience to help Washington make a playoff run of its own. Holland has appeared in 12 postseason games, including the 2014 World Series with Kansas City. That, along with his 186 career saves, was more important to Washington than the 7.92 ERA he had with St. Louis before being designated for assignment on July 27. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 340 words, photo.


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