Law and Order

Authorities have released the names of two people who died at the scene of a house fire in central Wyoming. The Riverton Ranger reports 64-year-old Barry Fuller and 57-year-old Brenda Fuller were found in the burning home in Shoshoni last Sunday. A neighbor smelled and saw smoke coming from the roof of the house and…

State transportation officials are considering closing U.S. Highway 14A over northern Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains earlier than usual this winter as snow drifts hamper efforts to keep the roadway clear. A 22-mile stretch of the scenic road is closed annually about Nov. 30 and opens Memorial Day weekend. Jason Fleming with the Wyoming Department of…

A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park has waived his preliminary hearing on a separate incident in Cheyenne. KGAB-AM reports that Gabriel Villalva, of Greeley, Colorado, is charged in Laramie County with interference with a peace officer-injury, reckless driving and eluding. The charges stem from a Sept.…

The unofficial results are in and the people have spoken, unseating Hot Springs County attorney Jerry D. Williams (R) and unseating Thermopolis mayor Mike Mortimore by a large margin. This per a report in the Northern Wyoming Daily News. Independent Jill Logan received 1,399 votes to unseat Williams who received 821 votes in Tuesday’s general…

An arraignment is scheduled Monday for a South Fork man charged by the Park County District Attorney’s Office with attempting to coerce a minor into prostitution in exchange for payments on a vehicle. The Park County District Attorney’s Office’s felony charge against Kenneth “Val” Geissler carries up to five years in jail and a $5,000…

Governor Matt Mead has appointed Edward Luhm to be Circuit Court Judge for the Fifth Judicial District serving Big Horn, Washakie, and Hot Springs Counties. Luhm fills the vacancy occurring with the retirement of Judge Thomas Harrington effective January 7, 2019. Luhm has been in private practice in Worland for over 30 years – twenty…

The Yellowstone visitor who was caught on video taunting a bison in a traffic jam has been arrested. At about 10:45 pm Thursday, Glacier National Park rangers apprehended 55 year old Raymond Reinke from Pendleton, Oregon. According to a news release from Yellowstone National Park, Reinke had been traveling to multiple national parks over the…

An audio version of this news available here. A recreational use advisory has been posted for Boysen Reservoir due to elevated densities of cyanobacteria at the Marina on the northeast side of the reservoir. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality received a notice from the Wyoming Department of health that a veterinarian had examined an…

An audio version of this news available here. A Cody man who was convicted of accidently shooting tourists two years ago during a Gunfighter show was taken into custody again over the weekend. Wendy Corr has the story. Steve Winsor was sentenced in September on five counts of misdemeanor reckless endangerment for using a loaded…

An audio version of this news available here. The Worland Police Department has recently investigated multiple burglaries at local churches and local businesses. These burglaries are occurring during the late night and early morning hours, with entry being made by prying or forcing doors open. Local Law Enforcement agencies are asking the public to pay…


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