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Psych evaluation still not complete for man who threatened to do 'crime of the century'

Mar 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Court officials are stilling waiting for the psychological evaluation of a Hudson man accused of making online threats against law enforcement and government ... [more]

Foundation gives computers to three community libraries

Mar 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Patrons of three community libraries in Fremont County have new computers to use thanks to a donation from the Fremont County Library System Foundation.
Last ... [more]

Pitt gets 15 years for running meth operation in county

Feb 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A methamphetamine dealer from Hudson is to spend the next 15 years in prison and five years after that on probation.
The dealer's supplier, a Green River ... [more]

Final defendant in Hudson homicides pleads guilty

Jan 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Jude Blackburn will spend at least 20 years behind bars for his role in the 2011 murders.

The last defendant in the case of a 2011 double homicide in ... [more]

Psychological evaluation requested for man accused of making online threats

Dec 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Attorneys have requested a psychological evaluation for a Hudson man accused of making online threats against law enforcement and government officials in ... [more]

Man credits seatbelt for saving life in scary accident

Dec 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A local man says his seatbelt saved his life Tuesday morning when he lost control of his vehicle near Hudson.
John Keller, 75, of Lander, was driving a 2006 ... [more]

Arraignment set for Hudson man charged with making online threats

Nov 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  An arraignment hearing for Steven Ervin, 55, of Hudson, has been set for 9 a.m. Dec. 17 in Carbon County District Court.
Ervin was arrested without incident ... [more]

Hudson man bound over to district court

Nov 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  The case against Steven Ervin, 55, of Hudson, has been bound over to district court in Carbon County.
His arraignment had not been scheduled as of Tuesday ... [more]

Man who threatened officers vowed 'the crime of the century'

Oct 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Court documents have revealed the contents of online threats that a Hudson man reportedly posted last week against area law enforcement and government ... [more]

Man accused in courthouse threat moved to Carbon County

Oct 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Hudson man accused of making online threats to law enforcement and government officials last week is being moved to Carbon County to face charges.
Steven ... [more]

High court won't review Blackburn case

Oct 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has denied a request to examine the case of the last defendant in the Hudson homicides. If the high court had decided on Oct. 22 to ... [more]

Pitt facing new federal charges; trial scheduled to start Nov. 18

Oct 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Hudson man accused of leading a methamphetamine distribution ring in Fremont County is to stand trial Nov. 18 in federal court in Casper on new charges. ... [more]

Teen Hudson suspect pleads 'not guilty,' setting stage for trial

Oct 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge has set a trial date for the last defendant in the Hudson homicides case.
Jude Blackburn, 17, is scheduled to appear before Wyoming 9th District ... [more]

Judge: Youngest Hudson suspect OK to stand trial as adult

Sep 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A district court judge ruled that the youngest defendant in the Hudson homicides case can be tried as an adult, Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett ... [more]

Trial ordered for one of nine defendants in meth ring bust

Aug 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Timothy Pitt is headed to trial Sept. 16 after being accused of leading a meth distribution ring in Fremont County. Prosecutors have said a cooperating witness ... [more]

Judge: Youngest defendant in double homicide fit to stand trial

Aug 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Proceedings against the last defendant in the 2011 Hudson homicides will continue after a judge ruled Wednesday that the defendant is competent to stand trial. ... [more]

Academy welcomes new cadets

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming National Guard's Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy congratulated 452 members of Class 18 for completing the two-week Acclimation Period of their training on ... [more]

Man gets two-week sentence for March fight in Riverton

Jul 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Hudson man will spend two weeks in jail for punching a Riverton man and fracturing the victim's skull in March outside of Bomber's Sports Bar.
James Edward ... [more]

Officials rule death of second teen in June crash a suicide

Jul 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials in Colorado have ruled the death of Andrea Esser, 17, of Sun Prairie, Wis., a suicide.
Esser was the passenger in the red 1998 Ford Contour that ... [more]

Health department investigates norovirus reports

Jul 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health is investigating reports that dozens of people contracted norovirus in May after visiting Svilar's Bar and Dining Room in ... [more]

Man flees, hides from law enforcement

Jul 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Spanish-speaking man reportedly fled from law enforcement Saturday after being pulled over on Wyoming Highway 789 in Hudson.
Officials said the man is in ... [more]

Erratic driver transported to hospital

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several motorists called law enforcement about an erratic driver Tuesday on Wyoming Highway 789 near Hudson.
Officials said the driver later was transported ... [more]

Fire destroys metal shed in Hudson

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A structure fire in Hudson required two visits from emergency responders last weekend.
No one was injured in the blaze, which initially was reported at about ... [more]

Four sentenced for moose killings near Hudson that enraged residents

Jun 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four defendants on pleaded guilty Friday to three of seven charges for poaching the four moose killed near Hudson in October.
The incident, which was termed ... [more]

Teens in fatal wreck both had 'DNR' written on their arms

Jun 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Highway Patrol officials confirmed Wednesday that the Wisconsin teens involved in a fatal car crash last week near Hudson had the letters "DNR" written ... [more]

Authorities probing whether fatal auto wreck was deliberate

Jun 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Official reports state Michelle Caines, 43, of Lander, attempted to avoid last week's traffic accident that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Wisconsin ... [more]

Wisconsin man killed in wreck; two others hurt

Jun 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 19-year-old Wisconsin man died Wednesday evening at the scene of a two-vehicle accident between Lander and Hudson.
Wyoming Highway Patrol officials said ... [more]

LCCC announces students on spring honor roll, graduate list

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Laramie County Community College is proud to announce the names of students who earned a place on the president's and vice president's honor rolls.
Fremont ... [more]

Homeowner's quick action may have saved Hudson residence

Jun 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When he noticed his van was on fire, the Hudson resident grabbed a garden hose and started spraying down his house to keep the structure cool.

County ... [more]

Husband, wife get big sentences in Hudson homicides

May 23, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Joseph Jude Jenkins will spend the next 70 years to life behind bars in connection with the 2011 double homicide in Hudson. His wife, Samantha June Hanway, ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Libraries hosting eBook open houses
Riverton Branch Library will host an eBooks Open House on Wednesday to help the public access electronic content ... [more]

Hudson defendant says he is 'deeply sorry' for his role in 2011 homicides

May 17, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ryan Blake Hanway is sentenced to eight to 16 years in prison.

Ryan Blake Hanway will spend the next eight to 16 years in prison for his role in the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  County hosting e-waste cleanup day
Fremont County residents will be able to dispose of electronic waste for free during a county-wide cleanup day April ... [more]

Hudson homicides

Mar 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Plea-deal statements are an engrossing part of the process

The first of the sentences in the "Hudson homicides" has been handed down. Laziur ... [more]

Hudson suspect to undergo second evaluation

Feb 27, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge has granted a motion ordering a second competency evaluation on the youngest defendant in the 2011 Hudson double homicide case after the first ... [more]

Hudson suspect pleads guilty to second-degree murder charges

Feb 22, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. said he hesitated moments before he used a 3- or 4-inch black pocketknife to stab Elva Charlotte Quiver and Eric Clinton Likes to ... [more]

Digest

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  CWC hosting auditions for 'Hair'
Auditions for the Central Wyoming College Theater Department's production of the rock musical "Hair" are scheduled for ... [more]

2012: Hudson five top story of the year

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  The bizarre, ongoing saga of a crime in Hudson that started as a simple burglary and ended up a murder conspiracy has been voted the top Fremont County news ... [more]

Fourth suspect arrested in moose poaching case

Dec 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  A fourth and final suspect has been arrested in connection with the poaching of four moose that were found dead this October on private land within the Wind ... [more]

State high court to hear appeal by Hudson teen

Dec 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed by the youngest defendant in the Hudson double homicide case who prosecutors are trying as an ... [more]