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Defense: New evidence found in Gillette slaying

(Information in the following story is from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record,

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Attorneys for a Gillette man charged with murder in the Thanksgiving Day shooting of another man say they have new evidence in the case, but no details have been released.

A pretrial hearing for 21-year-old Todd Michael Sindelar was postponed Wednesday after his attorneys told the judge the new evidence needs to be processed.

The Gillette News-Record reports prosecutors did not object and the judge granted a continuance. No new date has been set for the hearing but both sides said they would be ready to resume in about 30 days.

Sindelar is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 28 shooting death of Matthew Boyer at Boyer's home. He faces life in prison without parole if convicted.


3 men who fled Grand Teton dorm set off manhunt

(Information in the following story is from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide,

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) - Three men picked the wrong time to sneak into an employee dorm at Grand Teton National Park.

They spent the night and ran off when they were discovered Thursday, setting off a three-hour manhunt.

The incident raised concern because the dorm is near Jackson Lake Lodge, where Federal Reserve and other global financial figures are meeting. In addition, a security guard reported that one of them looked like a missing Russian student rangers have been searching for.

The Jackson Hole Daily reports that the manhunt included rangers armed with rifles and road checkpoints. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said security was raised "out of an abundance of caution" but it turned out the men had no connection with Aleksandr Sagiev.

The men were cited and ordered to appear in court later.


Natrona recount confirms commissioner results

(Information in the following story is from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune,

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A recount has confirmed that Natrona County commissioner candidate Steve Schlager won a spot on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

The Star-Tribune reports Schlager had 76 more votes than fourth-place finisher Todd Murphy in Tuesday's Republican primary.

Murphy offered to concede to avoid the expense of a recount, but county officials said state law required the review because the margin was less than 1 percent.

Robert Hendry and John Lawson finished in the top two spots.


Landmark Jackson cabin gets demolition reprieve

(Information in the following story is from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide,

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The deadline to save a landmark Jackson cabin from demolition has been extended as town officials work toward moving it to a city park.

The buyers of the land where the cabin sits wanted it removed or torn down by Friday but agreed to a two-week extension.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports town officials are working with the current owner, Graham Mercer, to move the cabin.

Mercer offered to donate it to the city and contribute $5,000 toward the cost of relocating it. The total expense of moving it has been estimated at $12,000 to $20,000.

The cabin once stood on the town square and a photo of it appeared in Life Magazine in 1948. It has been a residence, business, office and storage building.

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