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Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press

Witness tells of college killing

A student who witnessed last week's bow-and-arrow killing of a Wyoming community college instructor says she thought at first that the assailant brought the weapon into the classroom only to try to scare the victim.

Casper College student Alexus Knight said slain computer science instructor James Krumm, formerly of Lander, was like a second father to many students.

Police say the instructor's son, 25-year-old Christopher Krumm of Vernon, Conn., killed his father Friday and then stabbed himself to death in front of a handful of students. They say the younger man earlier had killed his father's girlfriend, 42-year-old Heidi Arnold.

Knight says she got the impression that James Krumm was trying to get away from his son after the arrow hit him.

Senators split on disability vote

CHEYENNE (AP) -- One of Wyoming's senators was among just eight Republicans voting in favor of a United Nations disability treaty defeated in the Senate.

Sen. John Barrasso voted for the treaty backed by former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole on Tuesday. Sen. Mike Enzi joined with 38 other Republicans in voting against it.

The treaty is modeled after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and was widely backed by the disability community and veterans groups.

However, opponents argued that the treaty threatened U.S. sovereignty and could open the door to state meddling in parents' decisions regarding their disabled children.

Parks plan holiday hikes

The Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails is offering eight guided hikes on New Year's Day at venues statewide.

All 50 states are holding similar hikes that day as part of the America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. It's the second year Wyoming has participated.

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