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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 9, 2017 at 9:46 p.m.



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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — More than half way through the calendar year, Yellowstone National Park has seen about 5 percent fewer visitors so far this year. The National Park Service on Wednesday said just over 962,400 people visited the park in July, down 3.4 percent from July 2016's 995,910 visits. Yellowstone officials are expecting a busy August because of the solar eclipse.

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park rangers have rescued two men who got lost and became stranded while descending Mount Moran in northwest Wyoming. The National Park Service says the two men called for help about 2 a.m. Tuesday. A helicopter had to be used to get the men down safely about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A police chase in Wyoming that covered more than 90 miles ended when the pursued vehicle, which included two children inside, ran out of gas. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the incident on Interstate 80 began with a traffic stop. No one was hurt. The patrol says the children were taken into protective custody by the state Department of Family Services.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A 25-year-old Wyoming woman has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of her 1-year-old son. Sabrina A. Sawicki, of Cheyenne, was arrested Monday and made her initial appearance Tuesday in Laramie County Circuit Court. An autopsy determined that the child suffered from head trauma consistent with "shaken baby syndrome."

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