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WYDOT and W.H.P. were ready for April 22’s sudden snowstorm, but the biggest issue for troopers and plowers was overly ambitiously, gate-rushing stubborn drivers. Rather than focus on opening the roads, operators had to pull away from plowing and focus on removing vehicles from the road to complete plowing. Troopers responded to stranded motorists who…

The Cody Police Department is hosting another Coffee with a Cop at the Cody Library to encourage community engagement in a casual setting – over coffee. On Tuesday April 12th from 10:00 A.M to 11:00 A.M, the Cody Police Department will be at the Pardner’s Café located at the Park County Library in Cody. This…

Two siblings are dead and another two adults injured after a horrific car crash on the east side of Powell on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 16. The Wyoming Highway Patrol released a report on the Wednesday morning incident. At 7:36 a.m, troopers were notified of a motor vehicle collision on the east side of…

The Wyoming Highway Patrol celebrates its diligent troopers for the high number of calls, crimes, and assistance they responded to during a very busy 2021. The Wyoming Highway Patrol was diligent throughout 2021. Despite fewer employees on the road and in the office, troopers professionally addressed issues with motorists driving recklessly, distracted, or impaired. Troopers…

Two Cody residents were arrested on New Year’s Eve for D.U.I. as part of a statewide “Drive Sober or Pull Over” holiday initiative to keep Wyoming roads safe. Over the holiday weekend, Wyoming’s officers, deputies, and troopers worked together to take drunk drivers off the roads. The roads and highways in Wyoming were staffed with…

A Laramie man is sentenced to 18 months in prison and $10,000 in fines after leaving several criminal voicemails to several U.S. politicians this January. Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that 52-year-old Christopher Kent Podlesnik of Laramie, Wyoming, has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. The sentence is the result of Podlesnik…

Wyoming and Colorado law enforcement will be working for the same score – zero tolerance for drunk driving during the 113th Border War in Laramie. This Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, will mark the 113th meeting in the Border War rivalry. The football game between the University of Wyoming Cowboys and the Colorado State University Rams…

A 25-year-old man pleads not guilty to carrying over one hundred million dollars of fatal Fentanyl along I-80 in Wyoming this July. The Cowboy State Daily reports that Diego J. Aguilar-Valdovinos appeared in U.S. District Court sometime last week. During the hearing, he pleaded not guilty to possessing fentanyl with an intent to distribute. Aguilar-Valdovinos…

Two men are in custody after shots were fired, a car totaled, and a major Wyoming highway closed for hours during a night of crime in Washakie County. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rankess released a statement with more details on what happened overnight in Bighorn National Forest on Sept. 14 and…

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, sunlight was the contributing factor in the accident that killed Cody resident Daniel Tudor on Friday, July 16. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at Sunburst Drive on Wyoming Highway 291 -the South Fork Highway near Cody. On the evening of Friday, July 16, Tudor was…


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