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Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer
Police investigate drive-by shooting
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Police in Cheyenne are seeking information about a second drive-by shooting at a house in the city.
Sgt. Rob Dafoe of the Cheyenne Police Department says police were called at about 2 a.m. Tuesday in response to a report of shots fired at a house on the 500 block of East Seventh Street. No one was injured.
Investigators determined the residence was hit by at least five bullets, with several penetrating to the inside.
Two men were in the house at the time of the shooting. One told police that a vehicle had left the area before officers arrived.
Shots were fired at the same house the night of March 16. Cheyenne police are investigating both incidents and urge anyone with information to contact them.
Convictions in highway assault upheld
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a Utah man in connection with a naked rampage on Interstate 80 in south-central Wyoming.
A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week upheld the convictions of Armando Juan Cano of Moroni, Utah. He pleaded guilty last year to attempted carjacking and using a firearm during a violent crime.
Authorities say Cano rammed another vehicle, fired shots from a stolen handgun and ran naked in traffic. The nighttime rampage happened in June 2010.
The appeals court upheld Cano's 10-year sentence on the firearm count, but ruled that his 57-month sentence on the carjacking charge exceeded federal guidelines. The court ordered him resentenced under guidelines that set the maximum sentence for the firearm violation at 51 months.
Senators critical of power plant rules
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi are critical of federal pollution limits on new power plants.
Barrasso says the Obama administration regulations will prevent construction of new coal plants, shut down American energy development, destroy jobs and drive up energy prices.
Barrasso says President Barack Obama is hostile to all forms of fossil fuels, including cleaner burning natural gas.
Enzi says the president's policies are driving up gasoline prices and now he is trying to make electricity unaffordable, too.
He says the country needs more prudent policies from the Obama administration that take more than ideology into account.
Memorial to be rededicated Friday
LARAMIE (AP) -- After some scheduling confusion, the Vietnam veterans' memorial at the University of Wyoming will be rededicated at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30.
An earlier announcement had listed the ceremony on March 23.
The memorial is located on the east corner of Ninth and Ivinson streets, southwest of Old Main.
Gov. Matt Mead, UW President Tom Buchanan, and Lee Alley of the Wyoming Veterans Commission will speak at the ceremony at the refurbished memorial.
Alley served in Vietnam and graduated from UW. He is one of only two living Wyoming Distinguished Service Cross recipients.