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RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A former Wyoming tribal court judge has received a four-month extension pushing her sentencing date to February after she pleaded guilty to drug delivery charges. The Daily Ranger reported Friday that former Wind River Tribal Court head judge Terri Smith was scheduled to be sentenced this week but was granted an extension Tuesday. Officials say Smith's attorneys requested the extension because she is undergoing inpatient treatment and is not expected to complete it until December.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An interim legislative panel has rejected a proposal that would increase the state tax on alcohol to fund substance abuse treatment programs in Wyoming. The proposed bill offered by Republican Sen. Charlie Scott, of Casper, was voted down 7-6 Wednesday by the Joint Committee on Labor, Health and Social Services.

KEMMERER, Wyo. (AP) — A couple has been found dead of gunshot wounds in their home in western Wyoming. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating but it appears no one else is involved in the incident and a firearm was recovered near the bodies. The sheriff says deputies are not looking for anyone involved in the incident.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — At least 200 head of cattle hampered traffic on Interstate 90 in southern Montana. The Montana Department of Transportation says local, state and tribal agencies responded to the Lodge Grass interchange at about 7:45 a.m. Thursday. The road was cleared about an hour later.

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