News Minute: Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. MDTPosted: Updated:
CODY, Wyo. (AP) - Prosecutors in northwestern Wyoming have dropped animal neglect charges filed against two brothers after Park County officials learned the full extent of the efforts the men made to recover the horses. The Cody Enterprise reports the brothers had their horses returned to their care.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A 49-year-old man was shot and killed in Casper over the weekend and police say the shooter has not been arrested. Sgt. Mike Ogden tells KTWO-AM that Sunday afternoon's shooting remains under investigation. The victim's name has not been released.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Prosecutors say an Arizona woman died from a former Casper doctor's prescription of a drug cocktail of two opioids, a muscle relaxant and anti-anxiety medication. Dr. Shakeel Kahn is accused of illegally selling anti-anxiety and pain-relieving drug prescriptions to patients in six states. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Jessica Burch of Arizona filled prescriptions signed by Kahn two days before her death. Kahn's case is on hold while he seeks access to frozen funds to pay for his defense.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - University of Wyoming officials will have to find an additional $15 million for a planned science facility after state lawmakers approved $85 million for the project. UW president Laurie Nichols says the school will gladly accept the $85 million and will figure out how to fill the gap to build the $100 million facility. The UW Board of Trustees will likely discuss how to pay for the remaining $15 million when it meets this week.
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