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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

December 14, 2018

Wyoming at 1 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

EXCHANGE-DICK CHENEY-MOVIE-VICTIM

AUSTIN, Texas _ Harry Whittington was a longtime Austin lawyer and a largely behind the scenes player in Texas Republican politics in February 2006 when he became a central actor in what came close to being a life-or-death drama involving then-Vice President Dick Cheney. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Whittington, then 78, was part of a quail-hunting party on a South Texas ranch with Cheney and others when the vice president accidentally shot him in the face and torso after a covey of game birds took flight. By John C. Moritz, Corpus Christi Caller-Times. SENT: 530 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ TRAIN CRASH-CLEANUP _ Union Pacific Railroad Company officials have no definitive timeline for clearing the remaining wreckage from a 56-train-car derailment west of Cheyenne that claimed the lives of two railroad employees.

_ UW BUDGET _ The outgoing chairman of the state Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee is questioning the supplemental budget requests made by the University of Wyoming.

_ JUDGE APPOINTMENT _ Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Peter H. Froelicher to a new state district judge seat. Froelicher fills the new fourth judgeship in the First Judicial District that was created by the Legislature.

SPORTS:

AVALANCHE-BLUES

ST. LOUIS _ The Colorado Avalanche visit the St. Louis Blues. By Joe Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m.

THUNDER-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on Friday night. Game starts 8 p.m.

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