CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill says she won't wait to resume her duties as head of the Department of Education. Hill announced today that she will return to the agency's offices in Cheyenne on Monday morning. That could set up a conflict with Richard Crandall, who was appointed by the governor to run the education department. Wyoming's Supreme Court recently overturned a 2013 law that removed the elected superintendent as department head.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill to allow the state game and fish department to shift some of its costs away from sportsmen. The measure Mead signed today requires the state Game and Fish Commission to prepare a separate budget requesting general funds to cover the costs of employee health insurance. It also calls for the commission to request general funds for the department's grizzly bear management program.
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - A Powell man accused of giving prescription drugs to another man who overdosed has been charged with criminally negligent homicide. Police say 28-year-old Adam B. Mangold called for help after Bryson Herdt collapsed in December but repeatedly refused to tell emergency responders what drugs Herdt had been taking. The Powell Tribune reported an arrest affidavit said Mangold allegedly told police that Herdt came to his house, told him he was going through detox and begged him from some prescription painkillers.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The defense in the Nathanial Castellanos double murder trial is arguing that trauma can cause people to be mistaken about their memories. A psychology professor from the University of Nevada at Reno, Deborah Davis, took the stand yesterday in Cheyenne as the defense began presenting its case. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that she said people can remember things that didn't happen at all or change events that did occur.
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