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Mar 28, 2013 - The Associated Press
Arrest follows woman's death
CASPER -- A man has been arrested after a woman was found dead in Casper in a suspected case of domestic violence.
Police say the 34-year-old woman was found by officers responding to reports of a woman screaming and gunshots early Wednesday.
Thomas Miller is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder and aggravated assault.
One neighbor said she and her boyfriend woke up to the sound of gunfire. When they went outside, she said they heard a woman screaming about her daughter.
Police believe alcohol played a role in the slaying.
State's pension officer charged
The man in charge of investing Wyoming's pension system funds is on leave after being charged with insider trading.
The Security and Exchange Commission charged John Johnson on Tuesday. He's accused of buying shares of technology company Foundry Networks, Inc. in 2008 after a friend tipped him off to the company would be sold for about $3 billion. According to the complaint, Johnson made $136,000 in the deal.
Johnson wasn't working for the Wyoming Retirement System at that time. He was hired by Wyoming in 2010 and became the chief investment officer in April 2012.
The system's executive director, Thomas Williams, said Johnson was immediately placed on administrative leave and no longer is directing investments for the pension system.
Johnson's secretary didn't return a telephone call seeking comment.
Coal giant to meet in Gillette
GILLETTE -- Peabody Energy says it will hold its annual shareholders meeting in Wyoming to highlight the importance of the coal-rich Powder River Basin.
The meeting will be held April 29 at Gillette College.
Peabody, based in St. Louis, is one of the world's largest coal producers. It owns three mines in the basin, including the North Antelope Rochelle mine.
One group critical of the company, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, claims the company is trying to avoid hearing concerns in its hometown.