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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The PacifiCorp power plant in southwest Wyoming will remain fully operational for at least another year. The Oregon-based utility company had announced last year that the Naughton plant near Kemmerer would close one of its three units at the end of 2017 as a result of declining electricity demands and the costs of meeting federal pollution requirements.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man who allegedly said he "did not know it was illegal" to rape his wife has pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual assault. James Furley pleaded guilty Monday to one count of third-degree sexual assault for assaulting the woman in May 2016. The crime carries a maximum 15 years in prison and $10,000 fine. Furley's guilty plea gives Assistant District Attorney Brett Johnson the freedom to argue for the maximum penalty at sentencing.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An Idaho man who was rafting the Snake River with his family has drowned. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports 48-year-old Christopher J. Chapman died Saturday morning.

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A northern Wyoming boy is hospitalized in stable condition after being hit by a freight train while crossing the tracks in Sheridan. Police say the 2-year-old was accompanied by adults and other children when he was struck Monday morning. The boy was taken to Children's Hospital Colorado as a precaution. Officers did not disclose his injuries. Police are investigating the circumstances of the accident.

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