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SCHOOL SHOOTINGS-SAFETY TRAINING
CASPER — “Look at me when I shoot you.” The young woman stalks around the darkened room, repeating those seven words. She winds her way along the back wall, where there are stacks of chairs and people cowering behind them. Then she turns back and walks up and down two long rows of tables in the middle of the room, stopping periodically. She has a gun in her hand. By Seth Klamann, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 2,020 words, photos.
GILLETTE — The mind of Emma Locken is populated with dozens of worlds and characters, from grieving girls to manipulative villains. And often, Emma sets them free as her fingers fly over the keyboard of her Lenovo laptop, shaping and guiding them into a Microsoft Word document. An award-winning novelist and short story author from Gillette, Emma, 11, has developed a passion for writing for over the past couple of years. By Jonathan Gallardo, Gillette News Record. SENT: 1,520 words, photos.
SURVIVING PLANE CRASHES
JACKSON — When Charlie Peet felt the engine sputter on his canary yellow kit-built airplane, he headed straight for the runway. He’d taken off from the driveway in front of his house and buzzed his landing strip, a mowed stretch of grass next to a life-sized moose statue on his Grumpy Moose Ranch, when the engine started to run rough. By Rebecca Huntington, Jackson Hole News & Guide. SENT: 1,310 words, photos.
— DAIRY FARM DEATH — Authorities say a 52-year-old man has died after falling down a well shaft at a southeast Wyoming dairy farm where he succumbed to methane fumes from cow manure and drowned in a pool of water.
— NATIONAL PARKS-CONSTRUCTION — The Department of the Interior has announced $33.4 million in funding for national park projects in Montana and Wyoming.
— UW LEADERSHIP — The University of Wyoming has seen big changes in its leadership over the past few years.
— ROOMMATE SHOOTING — The case against a Wyoming man charged with voluntary manslaughter in the November 2017 shooting death of his roommate has been dismissed.
— HEARTLAND EXPRESSWAY — Federal officials have awarded an $18.3 million grant for work on the Heartland Expressway project in the Nebraska Panhandle.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Isaiah McKenzie knows he let a big opportunity slip right through his fingers last season. Six muffed punts. The Denver Broncos returner knows he can’t hide from that glaring figure. All he can do is learn, which is why McKenzie went back and watched every mistake again and again. He’s hoping to win back trust and receive another chance after fumbling it away. By Pat Graham. SENT: 760 words, photos.
CINCINNATI — The Rockies try for their second straight win over the Reds. Jon Gray (5-6) faces Sal Romano (3-6). By Joe Kay. (Game started at 5:10 p.m. MT)
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