CASPER, Wyo. — Local law enforcement officers peacefully arrested a man Friday after an armed, barricaded standoff near East 12th Street and South Wisconsin Street. The more than an hour-long standoff led to a lockout for Casper Classical Academy and Natrona County School District’s Student Support Services building, as well as the evacuation of area […]
UPDATE, 1:52 p.m.: The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect was apprehended peacefully and taken into custody. An update to this story is published here. CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper middle school is on precautionary lockout, homes in the East 12th Street area are evacuated and nearby roads are closed as police attempt to […]
CASPER, Wyo. — A suspect was taken into custody around 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 after bomb threats caused the evacuation of the Thyra Thomson State Office Building in Casper, authorities said. The building was given the “all clear” around 2 p.m. after the CPD bomb-detection team of K-9 Reed and Officer Southcott investigated the […]
Building closed to employees, public until further notice
At about 7:30 a.m. July 9, Campbell County emergency personnel responded to a crash near Highway 59 and Cosner Road south of Wright, a witness said.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Econo Lodge on F Street has been condemned after a sweep of the defunct hotel by city officials on Wednesday revealed extensive water damage and evidence of unchecked access by transients, according to city officials. In a statement to Oil City News, Mayor Bruce Knell said the building hasn’t operated as […]
“There is no active threat to the community and the scene is secure,” Chief Thompson said.
Casper City Council members today, in a second-round discussion based on new information, took money from some nonprofits to further assist the Youth Crisis Center.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper Police Department is currently investigating a suspicious death in the area of East 3rd Street and South Grant Avenue. CPD Public Information Officer Amber Freestone said a suspicious call came in at 4:48 p.m., and the investigation led to the discovery of the deceased. CPD Lt. Jeff Bullard confirmed the […]
The shooting occured this weekend in Lincoln Park.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Officers have responded to Twin Spruce Junior High for a report of firearms inside a student locker, according to Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson. The report originated from a student who mentioned the possibility of a firearm, or firearms, inside a locker within the school, Wasson told County 17 on April […]
Authorities continue to monitor a report of one, possibly two, mountain lions captured by security footage on March 30 in the area of the Bell Nob golf course.
A mountain lion has been spotted twice within city limits, most recently in the area of E. 6th Street and S. Douglas Highway, authorities said Wednesday.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office said one person is confirmed dead after a private plane crash southeast of Alcova Reservoir on Tuesday. A multi-agency recovery operation is now underway in the remote, mountainous terrain where the craft was located. The pilot was the only one aboard, NCSO Public Information Officer Kiera Grogan […]
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Formal charges are pending for a local man who was arrested Thursday evening on the suspicion of shooting another man during an ongoing dispute on Liberty Lane, according to the Gillette Police Department. The man, identified on Friday, March 17 as 34-year-old Justin Calbert, was compliant and taken into custody when officers […]
12 cars derailed last night outside of Cheyenne.
CASPER, Wyo. — An unidentified man reportedly entered the Paradise Valley Loaf ‘N Jug Wednesday night armed with a hatchet and made off with a few hundred dollars before officers arrived, the Casper Police Department said in a release Thursday. Police are asking for help identifying the man pictured in the security footage stills. The […]
Rocsand Bocanegra was arrested on Feb. 13, 2023, for the death of Jess Smith.
Launch of Updated Website to Connect the Queer Community
National gas prices have increased for a fifth consecutive week, and that’s resulted in an 18-cent hike for Natrona County’s average price for a gallon of regular fuel.
The rule would allow 401(k) managers to direct their clients’ money to ESG, or Environmental Social Governance, investments rather than fiduciary standards.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Today, Wyoming joined a 20-state coalition that’s suing the Biden Administration in U.S. District Court in Texas regarding a new Department of Homeland Security immigration program. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department), under the false pretense of preventing aliens from unlawfully crossing the border between the ports of entry, has […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The efforts by emergency personnel and first responders to find Bruce Wayne Campbell, who last week was reported missing at Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park, have been temporarily suspended due to icy conditions, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. “The area will continue to be monitored and reevaluated as weather conditions […]