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RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A Riverton man is accused of killing his former roommate with a claw hammer during an argument. The Riverton Ranger reports 27-year-old Florin Brandon Wyatt is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 56-year-old Keith Stephenson, whose body was found in a home Sunday morning. Wyatt says Stephenson tried to hit him during an argument Friday, so he grabbed a hammer and struck the man in the head.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A new state law seeks to end the practice by some people of purchasing a liquor license and holding onto it while its value appreciates rather than using it to operate a bar, restaurant or liquor store. Senate File 14 was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Matt Mead on Monday.

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — The FBI has announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information about a July 2007 murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. The agency is seeking information about the person or people responsible for the death of 50-year-old Kim Allen Morin and about the .22 caliber Marlin rifle believed used in the killing.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead and Wyoming's Legislature are hoping to diversify the state's economy by encouraging business development and entrepreneurship. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that on Monday, Mead signed into a bill that pledges $2.5 million to stimulate new and emerging industries and to create private sector jobs.

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