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Mar 27, 2012 - The Associated Press
No violations for eatery over deer
RAWLINS (AP) -- A health inspector has determined that a Rawlins restaurant didn't violate any health regulations when it processed and stored meat from two deer there.
Carbon County health inspector Kevin Krouch the China House restaurant was sanitary after an inspection was conducted.
Krouch determined two deer were brought to the restaurant, but that they weren't served to public and instead were for personal consumption.
It hasn't been determined whether the meat was road kill that was taken illegally. Some had speculated that the deer were roadkill.
Game and Fish officials are still investigating. Moving road-killed animals is illegal unless the animal is tagged by a game warden.
Skier injured in rough fall
JACKSON (AP) -- A Jackson Hole woman remains in critical condition in an Idaho Falls hospital following a skiing accident over the weekend.
Sally Francklyn suffered a skull fracture after falling hundreds of feet in steep terrain outside the boundaries of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on Saturday.
Francklyn shattered her helmet after she hit her head on some rocks.
Doctors at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center put the 24-year-old Francklyn into a medically induced coma as part of her treatment. A spokesman at the hospital said she remained in critical condition Monday morning.
Francklyn works at a Jackson public relations firm and had previously worked as an editor for Skiing and Ski magazines.
Two killed in auto wreck
CASPER. (AP) -- Authorities have identified the two women killed in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 30 near Kemmerer in southwestern Wyoming.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Sunday that 60-year-old Verna P. Prater, of Kemmerer, was driving west when her car hit a mile marker post Friday afternoon. The vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a vehicle driven by 60-year-old Kathleen Collings, of Afton.
Authorities say Prater died at the scene and Collings died aboard an aircraft en route to a hospital in Salt Lake City on Friday night. Both had been wearing seatbelts.
A 4-year-old boy in the backseat of Prater's car was hospitalized. A front seat passenger in Collings' car was treated and released from a hospital, while a 12-year-old in the backseat was hospitalized.
Authorities are investigating.
Cody murder case advances
CODY (AP) -- A judge has ruled that prosecutors have enough evidence to proceed with a first-degree murder charge against a 28-year-old Cody man accused of killing his wife.
The case against Myron Friday has been bound over to Park County's District Court.
His wife, 34-year-old Julie Friday, was found dead at her home Feb. 26 by one of her teenage children. Myron Friday was arrested after a daylong search.