Archives for June 2015

Man Accused of Killing Infant in Lingle Dead

The Goshen County Sheriff’s Office says Duane Sylvester’s dead. The 53-year-old allegedly shot and killed a 4-month old baby last Thursday at his family’s home in Linge then turned the gun on himself. According to the Billings Gazette his wife called 911 just before the shootings reporting that Sylvester was suicidal.

GPS Expected to Help The State Save on Fuel Costs

To cut down on fuel costs and emissions, Wyoming’s spending $245,000 to equip about 1600 state vehicles with GPS trackers this summer. A spokesperson for the Department of Administration and Information says a pilot prohram run last year cut fuel use by 40%. The Star Tribune reports the program’s expected to cost $363,000/year, but expected to save between $360,000 & $720,000 on fuel annually.

WY boy drowns in NE

The family of a three-year-old Wyoming boy is mourning his death following a drowning accident at a reservoir near Kimball, Nebraska. Authorities say Bentley Graves of Pine Buffs, wandered into the water around seven o’clock Saturday night. The victim was pronounced dead a few hours later after being airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Denver.

Toddler shooter dies

Doctors at a Nebraska hospital confirm that a Wyoming man who shot and killed a four-month-old baby last week has died. Police say 53-year-old Daniel Sylvester turned the gun on himself after killing the toddler last Thursday during a domestic dispute in Lingle, Nebraska. The baby was pronounced dead at the scene, but Sylvester was airlifted to a hospital in Scottsbluff where he later died.

More visitors coming to Grand Teton N.P.

Grand Teton National Park has logged nearly 425,000 visitors already this year.

This represents a 12 percent increase compared to last year.

Sentencing set for Casper woman in fatal crash into hospital

A Casper woman killed her two passengers after crashing into a hospital.

Now she has a sentencing date.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports 18-year-old Jessica Carnline learns her fate July 10.

Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend must undergo evaluation

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and shooting her boyfriend must undergo mental testing.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the attorney for 26-year-old Daniel Guajardo has requested a competency evaluation.

Prosecutors say Guajardo shot 26-year-old Janessa Spencer after breaking into her Cheyenne home in April.

Her 24-year-old boyfriend Samuel Cook survived a shot in the back.

Injured from Casper plane crash identified

Authorities have identified all three people aboard the single-engine plane that crashed at the airport in Casper.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports residents Peter Wold, Lon Whitman, and Joe McGuire have injuries, but they should fully recover.

The plane reached a hundred feet in the air before hitting the ground west of the runway.

Meeting tonight in Cheyenne concerning Atlas D

The Army Corps of Engineers hosts a meeting tonight in Cheyenne.

This outlines proposals to clean groundwater contamination at a former nuclear missile site.

The old Atlas D missile site sits 15 miles southeast of town.

It only ran for a few years in the early 1960s.

The corps’ preferred cleanup plan would use bacteria to break down the toxic chemical in the groundwater.

Man Hospitalized After Shooting and Killing Infant and Wounding Himself

53-year-old Duane Sylverster of Lingle’s facing charges after authorities say he shot and killed his 4-month old baby, then turned the weapon on himself. Goshen County Sheriff’s deputies got a call last Thurday night from his wife reporting he was suicidal, and the Billings-Gazette reports the shots were fired while the wife was on the phone with dispatchers. Sylvester’s being treated in an Arkansas Hospital.