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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

May 3, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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SHEEP STATION-LAWSUIT

BOISE, Idaho _ A federally-run sheep research facility long targeted by environmental groups concerned about potential harm to wildlife is facing another legal challenge. The Justice Department in court documents filed Monday in response to a lawsuit says the Department of Agriculture’s Sheep Experiment Station in eastern Idaho correctly followed environmental laws in authorizing sheep grazing in key wildlife habitat that’s a corridor for grizzly bears between Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 330 words.

PIPELINE-EMINENT DOMAIN

FALLS CHURCH, Va. _ Much to Gary Erb’s chagrin, a natural gas pipeline now cuts across his 72-acre homestead in Conestoga Township, Pennsylvania. To his even greater chagrin, he remains unpaid for the 6 acres (2.4 hectares) of land that were taken from him under eminent domain to build the pipeline. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 860 words, photos on national lines.

IN BRIEF:

_ HOME FIRE FATAL _ A 70-year-old man has died following a fire at a Rock Springs residence.

_ FATAL STABBING-CHEYENNE _ A 47-year-old Cheyenne woman has pleaded guilty in Wyoming district court to involuntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of her boyfriend’s wife.

_ GRIZZLY BEAR EUTHANIZED _ Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has euthanized a young male grizzly in the western part of the state for killing livestock.

SPORTS:

FBC-WYOMING-ISMAIL

LARAMIE _ Talk to Raghib Ismail Jr. about his first season at Wyoming, and the Cowboys’ receiver will be perfectly blunt: It was disappointing. The son of former Notre Dame Heisman Trophy contender Raghib “Rocket” Ismail, the younger Ismail came to Wyoming last season out of the junior college ranks with some of the same speed and quickness at receiver that defined his dad’s game in South Bend, Indiana, three decades ago. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 950 words.

SHARKS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The Colorado Avalanche trail San Jose 2-1 going into Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series Thursday night. The Avalanche are vowing to be more responsible with the puck after a turnover-filled game. They could have forward Matt Calvert back in the lineup. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game starts at 8 p.m. MT)

NUGGETS-CRAIG

DENVER _ Nose bloodied, Torrey Craig returned wearing a clear mask. Knocked down later, his Denver Nuggets teammates rushed to his defense. There’s no masking the appreciation the Nuggets have for their defensive specialist. Bloodied and bruised, Craig contributed seven points in a 97-90 loss to Portland on Wednesday night as the Trail Blazers tied the Western Conference semifinal series at a game apiece. By Pat Graham. SENT: 500 words, photos.

TRAIL BLAZERS-KANTER

The NBA reacted in support of Portland’s Enes Kanter on Thursday, not long after the league’s Turkish-centric Twitter account failed to mention Kanter’s efforts in the Trail Blazers’ victory over Denver in Game 2 of the teams’ Western Conference semifinal series. The league also fired the Turkish company in charge of operating that account. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 440 words, photos.

ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE _ The Colorado Rockies go for a series split against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Rockies ended a three-game losing streak with their 11-4 win Wednesday. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game started at 11:10 a.m.)

TIPOFF

The Celtics and Trail Blazers have stolen home-court advantage in their respective second-round playoff series. Now they’re focused on keeping it as their series shift to Boston and Portland. Boston, the East’s fourth seed, came out strong and took Game 1 against top-seeded Milwaukee before getting blown out in Game 2. The series resumes at TD Garden on Friday night, and the Celtics like their chances on a court where they’ve won 12 of their last 13 playoff games. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 860 words, photo.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

_ WYOMING-TV _ Wyoming will be featured on six nationally televised games during the upcoming college football season.

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