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Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press

No bond for bank robbery suspect

CASPER. (AP) -- A man accused of attempting to rob a Wells Fargo bank in Casper last week will remain in detention awaiting trial.

Federal Magistrate Judge Michael Shickich ruled Tuesday that Jack Taber has a long history of criminal complaints and a lack of ties to the community.

Taber faces a federal charge of attempted bank robbery after a man walked into the bank and demanded a teller put money in a bag and give it to him.

Police say when they looked at bank surveillance video, they identified the suspect as Taber from a previous arrest.

State seventh in personal income

(AP) -- New federal figures show that Wyoming residents earned more income last year than people in most other states.

Wyoming's average per-capita personal income last year was just shy of $51,000.

That was the seventh-highest rate among all the states. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that nationwide, personal income last year averaged about $44,500.

Personal income in Wyoming grew 1.8 percent last year compared to the year before.

Most personal income growth in Wyoming last year occurred in the mining sector.

Three arrested in basketball brawl

ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- Three people from Rock Springs are accused of fighting with a police officer after allegedly cursing and gesturing at players at youth basketball tournament.

Forty-year-old Jennifer Brooks, 18-year-old Tess Brooks and 20-year-old Dusty Wagnone were being held in the Sweetwater County jail Tuesday.

They were arrested Friday at the tournament for fifth- and sixth-grade girls.

Police say the group refused to settle down, so school resource officer Russ Petek told them to leave. According to police, the elder Brooks punched Petek in the face and Wagnone tackled the officer as he attempted to arrest her.

Reportedly, the younger Brooks also punched Petek several times. Police say Wagnone also tried to grab Petek's weapon.

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