Wyo4News Morning News Roundup: April 10, 2017

Here are this morning’s most recent headlines from Wyo4News with links to the stories impacting your life in Sweetwater County.

Local News

  • NOAA Releases April Snowmelt Flood Potential Outlook: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released this month’s update of the 2017 Snowmelt Flood Potential Outlook. More information here.
  • Head Shaving Cancer Benefit April 15th: A Head Shaving Cancer Benefit on April 15th will help a local woman who is fighting cancer.Felicia Davis, 22 of Rock Springs, was diagnosed with metastatic bone cancer approximately two years ago.  After exploring alternative treatment options, Davis recently underwent her first round of chemotherapy and has already observed some hair loss.

    In preparation for more hair loss as a result of further cancer treatment, Davis plans to shave her head during the benefit. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 15, 2017 at the Saddle-Lite Saloon in Rock Springs. More information here.

  • “To Write Love On Her Arms” 5K April 15th: A 5K run/walk in honor of those affected by addiction, suicide, self-harm, and depression is taking place in Rock Springs on April 15, 2017.The 5K is sponsored by “To Write Love On Her Arms” which is a non-profit to help for people affected by depression, suicide, addiction, and self-harm. Those participating in the race will meet in the southeast parking lot of Western Wyoming Community College at 10 a.m. on April 15, 2017. More information here.
  • County Deputy Receives Special Crime Victims’ Rights Award: A Sweetwater County deputy sheriff received special recognition this week for his work in solving a decades-old murder case, Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said on Thursday.On the occasion of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Corporal Jeff Sheaman was presented an award on Thursday by Sweetwater County Attorney Daniel Erramouspe for his work on the Christine Thornton case. More information here.

National News

(Via ABC News)

  • State Department condemns Egyptian suicide attacks on churches that killed dozens:  The State Department on Sunday issued a strong condemnation of what it called “barbaric attacks” on Egyptian churches on Sunday that were packed for Palm Sunday services.
    The two bombings Sunday killed at least 44 people and injured at least 126 others, according to Egyptian officials. The first exploded in a Coptic Christian church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, and the second several hours later at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria, the historic seat of Christendom in Egypt. ISIS claimed that the blasts were the work of suicide bombers who detonated explosive vests at the churches. More information here.


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