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Apr 14, 2017 The Associated Press

Injured park wolf euthanized

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- One of only three white wolves roaming Yellowstone National Park has been put down by park staff after it was found with severe injuries.

P.J. White of the National Park Service said the female wolf was found Tuesday by hikers on the north side of the park.

White says the wolf was in shock and dying, prompting the decision to euthanize it and investigate what caused the wolf's injuries. The nature of the initial injuries could not immediately be determined.

The wolf was one of three known white wolves in the park.

It had lived to 12 years old, twice the age of an average wolf in the park and was one of the most recognizable and sought after by park visitors to view and photograph.

Wyoming man guilty in Nebraska crash

OSHKOSH, Neb. (AP) -- After years of court battles in the case, a Wyoming man has been found guilty in the 2013 fatal drunken driving death of a Nebraska woman.

The Nebraska Attorney General's Office says 48-year-old Edward Hood, of Sheridan, was found guilty Wednesday in Garden County District Court of motor vehicle homicide, manslaughter and drunken driving causing injury. He's set to be sentenced June 5.

Prosecutors say Hood was drunk and wanted on a Florida warrant in another DUI case when he hit the vehicle of 62-year-old Terry Hofer of Ogallala in western Nebraska.

Ex doctor denies sex assault charge

CASPER (AP) -- A former Wyoming doctor has denied charges he sexually assaulted six patients during gynecological exams.

47-year-old Paul Harnetty appeared in Natrona County District Court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to 10 charges stemming from the alleged assaults in 2014 and 2015.

The women say Harnetty, while working as a gynecologist at Community Health Center of Central Wyoming, touched them during exams in ways that made them uncomfortable. That included touching the vaginal area without gloves and rubbing them in ways that didn't seem to be in line with a medical exam.

Wolf hunt quota to stay in place

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana wildlife officials are proposing to keep the number of wolves that can be hunted or trapped just outside of Yellowstone National Park at four.

The proposal that went out for public comment Friday would set a quota of two wolves in each of two Montana management areas outside the park.

That was also the limit set in 2016 after the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission rejected a plan to increase the quota.

No wolf hunting is allowed inside Yellowstone or Glacier national parks. There is also a quota of two wolves outside Glacier park.

There are no wolf hunting quotas for the rest of the state.

Wildlife and conservation advocates say they support the commission's proposal to keep the limits outside Yellowstone.

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