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Aug 5, 2013 - From staff and wire reports

Work begins on 17 Mile Road

A $1.34 million pavement improvement project has begun on Wyoming 137 near Riverton.

The work zone begins near 17 Mile Road's intersection with Wyoming Highway 789 at the traffic signal south of Riverton and extends past St. Stephen's Mission and St. Stephen's School.

"Paving is scheduled to begin Thursday, Aug. 1, and pilot vehicles will lead traffic through the highway project," said Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton. "Please slow down for safety's sake. Motorists should expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes."

The contractor's scope of work includes grading, asphalt leveling, chip sealing and other work on roughly three miles of the highway.

The contract completion date is Aug. 31.

Man sentenced in hit and run

LANDER (AP) -- A man who accidentally hit and killed a pedestrian has been sentenced to four months in jail and a year of probation.

Jerry Don Fuller, 25, was sentenced for failing to stop his vehicle or render aid after he accidentally struck and killed Alvin Lee Talksdifferent Jr., a 28-year-old member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. Authorities say Talksdifferent was intoxicated and walking in Fuller's lane of travel.

Fuller was sentenced July 24 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Teresa McKee to four months' incarceration, one year of supervised release, a $2,500 fine, and a $25 special assessment.

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