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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Cheyenne attorney Lynne Boomgaarden to the Wyoming Supreme Court. Boomgaarden will replace Justice William Hill, who is retiring next February. In a statement provided by the governor's office, Boomgaarden says she's honored to accept the appointment and will work hard in service to the court and Wyoming citizens.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A small town in northeast Wyoming that features a historic mercantile building will see a change in ownership soon. The owners of Aladdin, with a population of 15 residents, say they have accepted an offer from a group of investors led by an Arizona businessman to buy most of the town. Aladdin is located on a two-lane highway that leads to Devils Tower National Monument. Rick and Judy Brengle have owned the town for 31 years.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A 24-year-old former corrections center employee in Wyoming has pleaded not guilty to charges that she had sex with an inmate. Tosha Sheesley entered her pleas Friday in Natrona County District Court to two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree sexual assault. Prosecutors say Sheesley had sex with an inmate while she was a resident manager at the Casper Re-Entry Center.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Highway Patrol officials say black ice on roads caused a total of 66 car crashes in Albany County, Laramie County and Carbon County in southern Wyoming within a single day. The Laramie Boomerang reports there were 16 crashes in Albany County, 23 crashes in Laramie County and 27 crashes in Carbon County. Wyoming Highway Patrol officials say despite the numerous crashes, there was only one serious closure on the Interstate 80's eastbound lane between Walcott and Sinclair.
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