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Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press

Body found on coal train

ST. LOUIS -- Authorities are trying to identify a body found on a train's coal car as it passed through St. Louis.

The man's body was discovered Monday night inside a car on a train that left from Wyoming. Workers from American Commercial Lines were unloading the coal when they found the body in the coal.

Police aren't sure how the man died.

Jackson gets three new winter nonstops

JACKSON -- Jackson Hole Airport will add three new nonstop flights during its winter ski season.

Jackson Hole Air Improvement Resources announced that travelers will be able to fly new direct routes between Jackson Hole and San Francisco, Minneapolis and Newark, N.J., this winter.

That brings the total winter season flights serving Jackson Hole to nine.

The three new flights are added to nonstop service to Dallas, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Denver, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Cheyenne shooting investigated

CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne police say they are investigating a possible gang-related shooting that occurred early Monday near the park where Cheyenne Frontier Days is being held.

Police say a 17-yer-old male was being treated at the local hospital for a gunshot wound to the back. Police did not release his name and said his condition wasn't available.

Police say no arrests have been made and the shooting remains under investigation.

Former lawmaker sues Torrington

CHEYENNE -- A former Wyoming state lawmaker is suing City of Torrington officials claiming that they violated his free speech rights by excluding him from city budget talks this spring.

Former state Sen. Russell Zimmer claims Torrington officials banned him from city buildings after he attended a city council budget session on April 26. The ban was set to last until the city adopted its budget on July 1 but city officials dropped it after Zimmer filed his lawsuit in June.

Zimmer's lawsuit names Torrington Mayor Michael Varney and Torrington Police Chief Billy Janes as defendants. Attorneys for the defendants didn't comment to the newspaper.

Zimmer served about 20 years in the Wyoming Legislature and was Senate president in 1989 and '90.

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