Wyo4News Morning News Roundup: April 12, 2016

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

Local News

  • Charles Carter Sentenced For Second Degree Murder: A North Carolina man accused of killing a fellow traveling salesman in Rock Springs last year has pleaded No Contest to an amended charge of Murder in the Second Degree and was sentenced for the crime today. Charles Kenzell Carter, 27 of Fayetteville, North Carolina, entered the plea of No Contest before 3rdJudicial District Judge Nena James this afternoon. Carter was originally charged with Murder in the First Degree for the death of 20-year-old Toboris Lee of Batesville, Mississippi on May 9, 2016.More information here.
  • Rock Springs Men Face Felony Drug Charges: Two men wanted on federal drug charges were arrested in Rock Springs on Monday by county deputies and DCI special agents. Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said James Franklin Alexander, 53, and William Lewelleyn Curtis, also 53, both of Rock Springs, are charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Aiding and Abetting.Both men were indicted by a federal grand jury on March 23. More information here.
  • U.S. Senator Mike Enzi Tours Aspen Mountain Medical Center [PHOTOS]: U.S. Senator Mike Enzi was in Rock Springs this afternoon to tour the Aspen Mountain Medical Center. Senator Enzi said he was visiting the new medical facility, which opened in April last year, in order to learn more about healthcare as the Trump administration moves forward with replacing the Affordable Care Act. More information here.
  • Conservation Stamp To Feature Work From Wyoming Artist: The 2018 Conservation Stamp will, for the second consecutive year, feature the work of a Wyoming artist. The winner, Justin Hayward of Casper, placed first at the contest and was awarded $3,500 with his oil on canvas depiction of the badger. More information here.

National News

(Via ABC News)

Russians trying to ‘cover up’ what happened in Syria, US officials say; Tillerson arrives in Russia:  Russia is trying to “cover up” what happened in the Syrian chemical attack that killed dozens of people, engaging in a campaign of “disinformation” and pointing to a “clear pattern of deflecting blame,” senior administration officials said.

In the wake of the attacks, Russia attempted to shift the blame, suggesting that a terrorist warehouse containing chemical weapons was struck during a Syrian airstrike. The Syrian government denied using chemical weapons. More information here.

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