Aug 31, 2012 The Associated Press

Court upholds bison slaughter

HELENA, Mont. -- An appeals court has upheld the federal government's ability to slaughter hundreds of wild bison that are captured after they leave Yellowstone National Park.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the National Park Service has the discretion to manage the Yellowstone bison population at levels that can be accommodated, and that culling the herd does not violate federal laws.

East Wyoming fire danger climbs

CHEYENNE -- High fire danger is returning to the eastern half of Wyoming.

A warm front is expected to bring warm, dry and windy weather to the region. The National Weather Service says winds will gust by as much as 35 mph through Friday.

No red flag warnings have been issued in western Wyoming, where crews are fighting a wildfire burning on over 21 square miles in the Teton Wilderness.

30-year term for shooting

CHEYENNE -- An Oregon woman has been sentenced to the maximum 30 years in federal prison for her role in a carjacking and attempted murder in Wyoming last year.

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