A Wyoming man reportedly died in jail 19 days into his stay that was filled beatings that resulted in black eyes and broken ribs, his family alleges
Alvis Shrewsbury was the fifth person in a year to die while in custody at the Southern Regional Jail in Raleigh County, Wyoming, per local news.news.yahoo.com
A Nebraska county of only 625 people contained nearly 100 deep underground nuclear missiles, so the US Air Force halted a green-power project that would have revitalized its economy
The US Air Force halted a wind power project in a remote county in Nebraska because there were hundreds of nuclear missiles below ground.news.yahoo.com
Family of slain Marine revives defamation suit vs. Baldwin
NEW YORK — (AP) — The family of a Marine killed in Afghanistan has revived a defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin over comments the actor made online. Baldwin had contacted Roice McCollum via Instagram, according to the lawsuit. Baldwin told Roice McCollum he would share her photo with his 2.4 million Instagram followers and wrote: “Good luck,” according to the lawsuit. The current lawsuit was filed in New York on Friday and seeks a combined $25 million in punitive and compensatory damages. A message was left Wednesday evening with an attorney who represented Baldwin when the suit was filed in Wyoming.wftv.com
Stocks fall as Fed chair says rates to remain high a while
Shorter-term Treasury yields climbed as traders built up bets for the Fed to stay aggressive about its rate hikes. Some investors were even saying the Fed could cut interest rates later in 2023, as pressures on the economy mount and the nation’s high inflation hopefully recedes. “The Fed could start thinking about a pause in rate hikes, potentially for the end of the year,” Thomas Costerg of Pictet said in a report. Following the reports and Powell's comments, the yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 3.04% from its 3.03% level from late Thursday. Other retailers have been cutting their forecasts as high inflation squeezes their customers, particularly lower-income ones.wftv.com
Climate change alters life at Fed's Jackson Hole conference
It is just one example of how the consequences of climate change are now in plain view to Fed officials during their annual summer symposium in Jackson Hole. The Colter Bay Marina has been closed because of low water levels, an economic blow to the small businesses that rent motorboats and other equipment. Jackson Lake, visible from the lodge that hosts the Fed's symposium, is just 36% full. The Fed is under pressure from environmental activists to consider climate change in how it regulates banks. Yet the Fed has also absorbed criticism from congressional Republicans for the modest steps it's taken to incorporate climate change into its regulatory oversight.wftv.com
Inflation's harsh realities on display as Fed officials meet
At a food bank called Jackson Cupboard, Hermanowski hands out meals from a commercial garage after being forced from a previous site by a malfunctioning sprinkler. (Jackson Hole is the name of the broader valley.) “We definitely see both sides of it here,” said Hannah Cooley, executive director of Hole Food Rescue, a nonprofit that redistributes leftover food from restaurants and bakeries. The average apartment rent in Teton County jumped 12.4% last year, to $2,780, according to state government data. 1 challenge for businesses here,” said Anna Olson, president of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce.wftv.com
Stocks are stuck in holding pattern ahead of Powell speech
NEW YORK — (AP) — Stocks are stuck in a holding pattern in early trading as Wall Street waits for a highly anticipated speech about interest rates scheduled for the end of the week. Stocks drove higher through the summer on hopes that inflation was near its peak and the Federal Reserve may end up hiking interest rates less aggressively than feared. European shares fell in early trading. France's CAC 40 lost 0.3% in early trading to 6,345.04. The housing industry has been one of the hardest hit by this year’s turnaround in interest rates.wftv.com
Global shares mixed after modest Wall Street fall
TOKYO — (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday as a wait-and-see mood set in following another — though more modest — day of sell-offs on Wall Street. Inflation data for Singapore released earlier in the week showed inflation was still going strong, with core inflation headed higher to 4.8% year on year for July. European shares fell in early trading. U.S. shares were set to drift lower with Dow futures down less than 0.1% at 32,891.00 and S&P 500 futures down 0.1% to 4,126.25. As the Fed jacked up its key overnight rate, mortgage rates climbed too and put a chill on the industry.wftv.com
Asian shares mixed after modest Wall Street fall
TOKYO — (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday as a wait-and-see mood set in following another — though more modest — day of sell-offs on Wall Street. Inflation data for Singapore released earlier in the week showed inflation was still going strong, with core inflation headed higher to 4.8% year on year for July. Stocks drifted to modest losses Tuesday on Wall Street, as steadying Treasury yields helped calm the market following its worst tumble in months. Volatility has returned to Wall Street following what had been a strong summer as worries rise about how aggressively the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates to knock down high inflation. As the Fed jacked up its key overnight rate, mortgage rates climbed too and put a chill on the industry.wftv.com
Asian shares mixed after modest Wall Street fall
TOKYO — (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday as a wait-and-see mood set in following another — though more modest — day of sell-offs on Wall Street. Worries about inflation are weighing on investors' minds, including in Asia. Inflation data for Singapore released earlier in the week showed inflation was still going strong, with core inflation headed higher to 4.8% year on year for July. Stocks drifted to modest losses Tuesday on Wall Street, as steadying Treasury yields helped calm the market following its worst tumble in months. Volatility has returned to Wall Street following what had been a strong summer as worries rise about how aggressively the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates to knock down high inflation.wftv.com
Liz Cheney says she's 'disgusted' the names of the Mar-a-Lago raid FBI agents were leaked and accused Republicans of 'dangerous hypocrisy'
Liz Cheney said it was hypocritical for Republicans to say "back the blue" and then attack FBI agents "for doing their jobs" in the Mar-a-Lago raid.news.yahoo.com
Tanker rolls over, spills 4,800 gallons of fuel in Yellowstone National Park
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — A tanker hauling gasoline rolled over early Friday, spilling approximately 4,800 gallons of fuel, authorities said. Park officials said it was unclear whether any of the spilled gasoline entered Grayling Creek. The waterway flows from the Gallatin Mountains and drains into Hebgen Lake in Montana, according to The Associated Press. “This incident remains under investigation and the park has no additional information to release,” park officials said in a statement.wftv.com
Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson on Cheney, Trump and today's GOP
Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney lost her primary against a Trump-backed challenger Tuesday. Former U.S. Senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson joins "Red and Blue" to discuss the fallout from Cheney's defeat and how things have changed in the Republican Party.news.yahoo.com
Liz Cheney loses Wyoming seat to pro-Trump rival
Liz Cheney has lost to her Donald Trump-backed opponent, Harriet Hageman, in a Republican primary for Wyoming's lone U.S. House. Trump had made defeating Cheney a top goal since she voted to impeach him for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. (Aug. 17)news.yahoo.com
Impact of January 6 on GOP primaries in Wyoming and Alaska
The GOP primaries in Wyoming and Alaska offer a glimpse into how Republican voters feel about the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and former President Donald Trump. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane joined CBS News' Nikole Killion for a special edition of "Red and Blue."news.yahoo.com
Liz Cheney’s political life is likely ending — and just beginning
“No matter how long we must fight, this is a battle we will win,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) Traditional conservatives opposed to former president Donald Trump have already discussed the possibility of Cheney running for the White House. Mehlhorn advises several donors across the political spectrum who are opposed to Trump, including the billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman. That might be launching a political organization that focuses on Trump, or some think-tank work matched with media appearances. Anecdotally, local liberals are perplexed by their rush of support after decades of seeing the Cheney family as the political enemy.washingtonpost.com
Pipeline break spills 45,000 gallons of diesel in Wyoming
Federal prosecutors are suing the Wyoming-based pipeline company for violations of pollution laws following spills in Montana and North Dakota. — (AP) — A diesel pipeline in Wyoming owned by a company that's being sued by federal prosecutors over previous spills in two other states cracked open and released more than 45,000 gallons (205,000 liters) of fuel, a state official said Friday. The company initially reported only 420 gallons (1,590 liters) had spilled, but later revised its estimate to 45,150 gallons (205,250 liters), according to a National Response Center database. The break spewed more than 50,000 gallons (240,000 liters) of crude into the river and fouled Glendive's drinking water supply. The Wyoming spill was caused by a crack at a weld in the line, said Hunter, who did not know how long it was leaking before being discovered.wftv.com
Pipeline break spills 45,000 gallons of diesel in Wyoming
A diesel pipeline in Wyoming owned by a company that's being sued by federal prosecutors over previous spills in two other states cracked open and released more than 45,000 gallons (205,000 liters) of fuel, a state official said Friday. Cleanup work is ongoing from the spill that was discovered by the pipeline's operator on July 27, said Joe Hunter, Emergency Response Coordinator with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. The fuel spilled on private ranchland near the small community of Sussex in eastern Wyoming, he said.news.yahoo.com
Abortion to remain legal in Wyoming while lawsuit proceeds
— (AP) — Abortion will remain legal in Wyoming while a lawsuit that contests a ban on the procedure in nearly all cases moves ahead, a judge ruled Wednesday. The new Wyoming law would ban abortion except in cases of rape or incest or to protect the mother's life or health, not including psychological condition. “While we are heartened by today’s outcome, we know the fight to keep abortion legal in Wyoming is far from over," Burkhart said. The amendment had nothing to do with abortion, Wyoming special assistant attorney general Jay Jerde said in a hearing in the case Tuesday. A judge can't assume that voters didn't understand the full effect of the constitutional amendment, Owens wrote in keeping the abortion law suspended.wftv.com
Yellowstone flooding forces 10,000 to leave national park
Yellowstone National Park officials say more than 10,000 visitors have been ordered out of the nation’s oldest national park after unprecedented flooding tore through its northern half, washing out bridges and roads and sweeping an employee bunkhouse miles downstream.
Scientists: Grizzlies expand turf but still need protection
Fish and Wildlife Service is a grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. Grizzly bears are slowly expanding in the northern Rocky Mountains but scientists say they need continued protections and have concluded no other areas of the country would be suitable for the fearsome animals. The Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday released its first assessment in almost a decade about the status of grizzly bears in the contiguous U.S. Conservationists and some university scientists have pushed to return bears to areas including Colorado’s San Juan Mountains and California’s Sierra Nevada. Grizzly bears have been protected as a threatened species in the contiguous U.S. since 1975, allowing a slow recovery in a handful of areas.
Wyoming election changes pushed by Donald Trump Jr. fail
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, Donald Trump Jr. waits by Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. – Wyoming lawmakers rejected a measure that would have required candidates to win a majority of votes in primary elections to avoid runoffs — a change endorsed by Donald Trump Jr. in his campaign to undermine Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney. Trump Jr. called for Cheney’s defeat after she voted to impeach President Donald Trump over the storming of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of his supporters. But for the most part, Wyoming’s Republican elected officials have continued to support her. AdTwo Republican state legislators —- Sen. Anthony Bouchard, of Cheyenne, and Rep. Chuck Gray, of Casper — already have announced they are running against Cheney, Wyoming’s lone congresswoman.
Denver's airport reopens after powerful winter storm
The storm system, fueled by moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, had moved out of the region and into northeastern Nebraska by Monday, said Evan Direnzo, a meteorologist for the weather service in Boulder. Denver's airport runways were closed just before noon on Sunday due to blowing snow and poor visibilities and some stranded passengers spent the night at the airport. AdIn Wyoming, the National Weather Service warned that driving would remain dangerous for the next several days there because of slick and snow covered roads. Classes were also called off at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the University of Colorado’s main campus in Boulder. In the Denver metro area, all bus routes were suspended but limited train service was operating, including from downtown’s Union Station to the airport.
Winter storm closes roads in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)A powerful late winter snowstorm intensified over the central Rocky Mountains on Sunday with heavy snow and wind leading to airport and road closures, power outages and avalanche warnings in parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. The National Weather Service in Wyoming called it a “historic and crippling” winter storm that would cause extremely dangerous to impossible travel conditions through at least early Monday. Farther south, a record of over 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow had fallen just outside Cheyenne by noon Sunday, the weather service reported. More than 19 inches (48 centimeters) of snow had fallen at the airport by 11 a.m. Sunday, the weather service said. AdAn avalanche blocked Colorado Highway 14 in north-central Colorado on Sunday, the Department of Transportation said.
Up to 3 feet of snow: Potentially historic storm expected on the Front Range this weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s going to feel like early summer in Central Florida this weekend, but winter will rage on out west. Weekend winter stormThe heaviest snow is expected to fall in the Front Range of the Rockies over the weekend. As much as 3 feet of snow could fall in this area. Isolated higher amounts could even be possible as this storm slowly lifts into the Upper Midwest late in the weekend. This part of the country certainly receives its fair share of snow, but amounts like these will be historic to parts of the Front Range.
Investigation of Wyoming toddler found dead continues
Stuffed animals and notes of condolences are seen attached to a fence Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, around a dumpster at a Cheyenne, Wyo., apartment complex where a 2-year-old boy was found dead. – Police in Wyoming continued Monday to investigate the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a dumpster at an apartment complex. Orona didn't return a Facebook message seeking comment and didn't have a listed phone number. AdPolice and firefighters conducted an extensive search Friday after hearing of the missing toddler. They used a reverse 911 call to tell people within a half-mile (1 kilometer) of the Lexington Hills apartment complex to be on the lookout for him.
McCarthy meets with Rep. Greene; GOP faces Cheney decision
House Republicans are effectively deciding whether to prioritize the former president’s norm-shattering behavior and conspiracy theories and retain the loyalty of his voters over more establishment conservative values. AdThe House GOP Steering Committee, a leadership-dominated body that makes committee assignments for the party, also met late Tuesday but no decision was announced. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and others have boosted pressure this week on McCarthy and the House GOP to act. McConnell praised Cheney, R-Wyo., as “a leader with deep convictions and courage,” but House GOP lawmakers planned to meet privately Wednesday to decide her political fate. AdThe looming decisions over Cheney and Greene represent a moment of reckoning for a party struggling with its future.