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Jul 25, 2013 - The Associated Press

Man killed in Evansville shooting

EVANSVILLE -- Authorities say one man is dead following a midnight shooting at a bar in Evansville.

The Natrona County Coroner's Office identifies the dead man as 41-year-old Todd Callies. The office reports that he died of a gunshot wound at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

Evansville Police say they're investigating a shooting that occurred early Thursday at Taylor's Sports Bar and Spirits.

Witnesses say one man is in custody. Casper officials are assisting in the investigation.

A Natrona County Sheriff's Office incident summary states there was a report of shots fired at Taylor's at 12:15 a.m. Thursday.

Evansville Chief of Police Zach Gentile won't confirm whether any injuries or fatalities had occurred.

Storms wash out roads in state

CHEYENNE -- Several roads in southeastern Wyoming have been washed out by heavy rain that hit the area and the Nebraska Panhandle.

The National Weather Service reports that the roads damaged in Wednesday's storm near Chugwater include Iron Mountain Road. The Chugwater Creek also flooded its banks.

Besides the rain, many areas, including Cheyenne, also got hail of varying sizes. Spotters reported 2.75-inch hail near Hemingford, Neb. The hail near Broadwater, Neb. was 1.5 inches wide and broke car windshields. In Wyoming, golf-ball-sized hail fell in Carpenter and damaged a weather spotter's roof.

Sig drive falls short on smoking ban

CHEYENNE -- An effort in Casper to let voters decide on a partial repeal of the city's smoking ban has failed to collect enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot.

The City Council voted last month to repeal the ban for certain businesses including bars not associated with restaurants. Bar owners complained of lost business to competitors in Mills and Evansville, two nearby towns that still allowed smoking.

Opponents to the change needed 2,554 signatures to put the issue to a vote. The signatures had to belong to registered voters living in Casper.

The group Smokefree Natrona County turned in more than 3,000 signatures but fell 61 signatures short Wednesday of the required number of valid signatures.

The City Council smoking ban went into effect last year.

Accused ex-councilman can see wife

LARAMIE -- A former Laramie city councilor accused of threatening his wife will be allowed to see her again but has been ordered not to talk about the domestic violence case against him.

A judge agreed to the bond changes for Alan Joe Hageman during a hearing on Monday. Hageman also pleaded not guilty to felonious restraint and aggravated assault and battery.

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