Wyo4News Morning News Roundup: January 31, 2018

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

Local News:

  • Sheriff Provides Update on Voyeurism Investigation; Asks for Public’s Help: On Tuesday, Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell provided updates to the voyeurism investigation that landed Ryan M. Flaten, 28, behind bars. More information here.


  • Taranovich Faces Life Sentence in Shooting Death: A Rock Springs man is facing life imprisonment for the shooting death of his girlfriend over the weekend. More information here.


  • Sex Offender From Washington Faces Human Trafficking Charges in Sweetwater County: A registered sex offender from Washington is currently jailed in Sweetwater County on Sex Trafficking charges. More information here.


  • Green River’s Fraternal Order of the Eagle Honors Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center: The Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center was honored with a donation of $9,680 by the Green River’s Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Eagles Auxiliary at their annual celebratory dinner, Saturday, January 20, 2018. More information here.


  • Add Your Work to The Art Underground Gallery: The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency recently announced a call for new art for the Art Underground Gallery, designed to bring life, color, and art to the pedestrian underpass in Downtown Rock Springs. More information here.


  • Rotary Announces Rock Springs High School Students of The Month: Mikinzie Shelley, Ali Lange, Kristin McCrann are the Rock Springs High School Students of the Month. More information here.


  • The Trial of Tom Horn Author John W. Davis To Discuss His Book At Western: Western Wyoming Community College will host John W. Davis’s discussion on his book The Trial of Tom Horn on February 22nd, 2018. More information here.


  • The Wyoming Cowboy and Cowgirl basketball teams will take part in “Border War Part 2” tonight.  The Cowboys (5-3 in the MWC, 14-7 overall) will travel to CSU (3-7, 10-13).  The Cowboys will be looking to avenge a 78-73 home loss to CSU back on January 13th.  Game time is 7:00 p.m. on WyoRadio’s 99.7 JACK-FM or streamed at 99KSIT.com.  The Wyoming Cowgirls will host CSU at 6:30 tonight in the Double A.  The Cowgirls (7-1, 14-5) are riding a seven game wining streak into tonight’s contest including a 53-49 win at CSU (6-4, 14-7) on January 13th.




  • Cowboys Sweep WAC Weekly Honors: Cowboy Swimming and Diving’s Liam Holt and Scotia Mullin have been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, for Jan. 22-28. More information here.

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National & International News:

(Via ABC News)

  • Trump State of the Union avoids controversies but divides chamber on immigration reform: Before a starkly divided Congress and with the cloud of the Russia investigation continuing to hang over his administration, President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday, claiming to have fulfilled a number of his key promises while charting the course for the second year of his presidency at the start of what he called a “new American moment.” More information here.


  • Hawaii employee who sent alert “claimed to believe threat” was real: A little over two weeks after a false ballistic missile alert fronted cell phone screens across Hawaii and sent the state into panic, a preliminary federal report found that the employee who sent the alert “claimed to believe” it was a real emergency, not a drill. More information here.


  • Prosecutors seek emails, text messages in Michigan State University’s handling of Larry Nassar investigations: Prosecutors investigating Michigan State University’s handling of complaints against former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar are asking the school to fork over all records, emails and text messages pertaining to the disgraced physician. More information here.


  • Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway to form health care company for employees: On Tuesday, three of America’s most prominent companies — Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway announced that they would created a joint company to provide health care to their employees. More information here.

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