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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 6, 2017 at 9:43 p.m.



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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Two married Casper police officers have been charged with abusing a boy and girl adopted by the woman. The teens told investigators they were hit, forced to run up stairs as punishment and made to write tens of thousands of sentences. Laura Starnes-Wells, a school resource officer, and Sgt. Todd Wells are on paid administrative leave. Attorneys for the couple said the children are no longer in their clients' custody. The state is looking after the 15-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Missouri men caught driving a rental car with 55 pounds of marijuana in Wyoming last year have been sentenced to five years of probation. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Monday that Dominique Davis of Fulton, Missouri, and Sherdon Walters of Jefferson City, Missouri, were both sentenced to probation last week with underlying prison terms of four to five years.

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — State game managers transplanted about two dozen bighorn sheep from the Lovell area in northern Wyoming to near Rawlins in the south-central part of the state. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured the sheep in the Devil's Canyon area and transplanted them last month to the Ferris-Seminoe area.

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Officials with the Cody Fire Department have released the name of a 74-year-old man who died in a house fire on Feb. 26. Fire marshal Sam Wilde tells the Cody Enterprise that Gary Hagberry died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to smoke inhalation.

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