I-80 crash kills 3, injuries 4 near Evanston

A crash kills three people and injures four others near Evanston. It happened on I-80 Wednesday night. Troopers say Marco Carr of Salt Lake City rear-ended a tractor trailer, and then his mini-van was hit by another truck. Carr died at the scene. 28-year-old Rebecca Nowlin of Salt Lake City and a 7-year-old passenger also died in the crash. Four other kids in the minivan remain hospitalized in critical condition.

Woman sentenced for smuggling drugs into Campbell County jail

A woman who smuggled meth into the Campbell County jail and distributed it to other inmates will now spend time in prison herself. The Gillette News Record reports 23-year-old Hallie Stratton was sentenced to six years in prison. She pleaded guilty in the case.

Skier becomes 7th to get lost at Granite Canyon this winter

Another lost skier is rescued from Grand Teton National Park. A Jackson Hole Mountain Resort spokeswoman says resort ski patrollers found the man who had become disoriented and lost in Granite Canyon Wednesday night. Rescuers used a signal from the man’s cellphone to locate him. He wasn’t hurt. He’s the seventh skier or snowboarder to get lost in that area this winter.

Man who fired shots inside Casper hospital claims he was high

A 20-year-old man accused of shooting inside a Casper hospital claims he had overdosed on LSD and had gone to the facility to seek help. Mitchell Taylor of Casper is accused of firing a gun inside the radiology department at the Wyoming Medical Center early Monday morning. No one was hurt. Mitchell faces counts of aggravated assault and property damage.

WY’s coal-fired plants ranked among worst in nation, environmental report says

Wyoming’s two coal-fired power plants are among the worst in the nation when it comes to pollution, according to a new environmental report. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice rank PacifiCorp’s Jim Bridger plant near Rock Springs and its Naughton plant outside Kemmerer third and fourth worst, respectively. The groups say they produce far too much ash that pollutes ground water. PacifiCorp acknowledged that contaminants have led to unsafe levels, but says remediation is in progress. The utility adds-they’ve never posted a threat to drinking water sources.

Snow mobiler dies after being buried in avalanche in northwest WY

A 27-year-old snowmobiler dies after being buried in an avalanche in northwest Wyoming. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the man and three friends were snowmobiling on the north side of Togwotee Pass when the avalanche happened Monday. Witnesses say the victim was buried for five minutes before first responders could even start CPR.

New Mexico man sentenced in carjacking, robbery in Cheyenne

The last of three New Mexico men charged for their roles in a carjacking and pharmacy robbery have been sentenced. KGAB-AM reports Antoine Mitchell was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Mitchell and two codefendants were accused of kidnapping a woman at gunpoint in Wheatland in 2016 and dropping her at remote location before using her SUV in a Cheyenne pharmacy robbery.

Law change centers around location of Prexy’s Pasture

Where exactly on the University of Wyoming’s campus is Prexy’s Pasture? State lawmakers had to get schooled by a UW student. The Laramie Boomerang reports they changed words in the law from “north” to “south” when it comes to its location.

Police: Man arrested for firing gun inside Casper hospital

A man is arrested after police say he fired a gun inside a Casper hospital. It happened at 1 a.m. Monday at the Wyoming Medical Center. Police say Mitchell Taylor of Casper faces charges of aggravated assault and felony property damage after he opened fire inside the radiology department. He was subdued with a Taser. No one was hurt. A motive for the shooting hasn’t been determined.

Teen charged as adult in WY school threat pleads not guilty

A Wyoming teen who prosecutors say brought guns and bullets to school last year has pleaded not guilty. Dale Warner, 14, is being charged as an adult on nine counts of attempted first-degree murder in Gillette. Prosecutors say Warner planned to shoot nine teachers and students until another student alerted school officials and the principal allegedly disarmed him. Warner’s mother has said her some suffers from mental health issues.