CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Parents of Wyoming Boy Scouts have mixed reactions to the organization's vote to end a ban on gay youths while still excluding gay adults. Bern Haggerty of Laramie says he gave up Scouting in 1991 after the Boy Scouts banned gay boys and adults. His son is working toward becoming an Eagle Scout. Haggerty tells the Star-Tribune he's disappointed gay adults remain barred. The executive director of the Central Wyoming Council declined to comment on the decision.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - A husband and wife have been sentenced to long prison terms after pleading guilty to abetting the slayings of 2 people in Hudson in 2011. The Riverton Ranger reports Joseph Jude Jenkins was sentenced to 70 years and Samantha June Hanway received a 25 to 50-year term. They were among five people charged in the deaths of Eric Clinton Likes and his girlfriend, Elva Charlotte Quiver.
DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual abuse of a minor in the abduction of a 2-year-old Glenrock girl from her bedroom last year. The Star-Tribune reports that 22-year-old Robert Parks had been scheduled for trial starting Tuesday in Douglas. Parks entered "Alford pleas," which carry the same legal weight as regular guilty pleas but don't require a defendant to admit wrongdoing.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming basketball Hall of Famer Flynn Robinson has died at the age of 72. Robinson died yesterday in Los Angeles following a lengthy battle with cancer. Robinson was the most prolific scorer in UW history. He averaged 26.2 points per game as a sophomore, 25.6 as a junior and 27.0 as a senior. Robinson played seven seasons in the NBA. He was a member of the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers championship team.
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