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Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press
Teen charged in fatal wreck
CHEYENNE -- Authorities in Cheyenne have filed a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide-reckless driving against a local driver in connection with a car crash that killed a teenager this summer.
18-year-old Jacob M. Torres faces a preliminary hearing on Dec. 5.
Law enforcement officials estimate Torres was driving between 69 mph and 94 mph before the June 8 crash that killed passenger Chance Garcia.
Garcia died after the car he was riding in hit a tree. He had just finished his sophomore year at Cheyenne's South High.
Town might widen dog ban
WORLAND -- The town of Manderson is considering expanding its ban on the ownership of pit bull dogs to include Rottweilers and Dobermans.
The proposed ordinance has passed two readings and is set for a third reading on Monday.
Shannon Kemp is Manderson clerk and treasurer. She says she expects a crowd at Monday's meeting.
Kemp says there are still some pit bulls in town because they were grandfathered in when the ban went into effect.
Extra patrols set for holiday
Troopers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol are starting special overtime patrols on Thanksgiving day that will continue through Christmas and New Year's Eve.