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Editor’s note: It is the Boomerang’s policy not to run names of defendants in sex crime cases until a conviction, or guilty or no contest pleas, unless the accused is a person of public interest, such as an elected official, or a person of public trust, such as a teacher or counselor.

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Editor’s note: It is the Boomerang’s policy not to run names of defendants in sex crime cases until a conviction, or guilty or no contest pleas, unless the accused is a person of public interest, such as an elected official, or a person of public trust, such as a teacher or counselor.

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The Albany County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what appears to be a criminal homicide, Undersheriff Josh DeBree said Wednesday night.

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Editor’s note: It is the Boomerang’s policy not to run names of defendants in sex crime cases until a conviction, or guilty or no contest pleas, unless the accused is a person of public interest, such as an elected official, or a person of public trust, such as a teacher or counselor.

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More than half of the felony drug arrests in Albany County in 2016 involved out-of-state defendants — including three quarters of the cases involving at least a pound of marijuana.

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Amanda Lynn Helgeson, 36, was sentenced Monday to three years of supervised probation for a felony charge of endangering children with a controlled substance.

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Each Tuesday afternoon, about two dozen Indian Paintbrush Elementary School fifth-graders practice sharpening their coding skills with the help of lights, wires and sensors.

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As a high school student growing up in New Mexico, Kelly Neville regularly accompanied her father to his weekly meetings at the local Rotary Club — an experience that helped inspire her lifelong passion for service.

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While the University of Wyoming’s spring headcount is down from 2016, the university awarded more degrees in fall 2016 than in fall 2015, UW Vice President of Academic Affairs Sara Axelson said.

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Students interested in outdoor leadership are set to gather in Laramie next weekend for a seminar aimed at networking and skill development.

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Primary education funding and taxation dominated the discussion at a Thursday evening town hall meeting hosted by Albany County Democrats in the Legislature.

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GYM JAM: Parents can drop big brothers and sisters off for school and head to Gym Jam with the little ones from 9-10 a.m. through May 24. This is for pre-kindergarten children (that can walk) and their parents. Activities focus on coordination, balance and social interaction through play tim…

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An upfront cost of $7.5 million to fund the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program at the University of Wyoming approved by the UW Board of Trustees on Friday could save the college about $6.5 million annually, a UW representative said.

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A new event coming to downtown Laramie could test the problem-solving prowess of participants while raising money for local nonprofits.

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A new book by University of Wyoming professor Jeff Lockwood explores the role of corporate wealth in censoring speech and expression, and he got his inspiration from a campus incident several years ago.

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Four candidates for the University of Wyoming’s chief diversity officer are scheduled to be on campus this week and next, UW Board of Trustees Vice President Dave True said.

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Students at Laramie Junior High School have a new hands-on way to study science with the addition of precipitation gauges and an electronic system capable of recording and transmitting real-time data.

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Two Albany County School District No. 1 students took first place in a state bread baking competition this month, part of a national program for students exploring careers in the culinary arts.

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The Albany County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to enact hiring and salary freezes as the county heads into its next budget cycle, citing uncertainty about how much funding the county will receive in the coming months.

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A March snowpack report suggests flood risk in Laramie and Albany County should be relatively low in 2017, but a state hydrologist said that could change quickly.

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Beitel Elementary School is the state champion in the 2017 Wyoming Math Cup, a competition that encourages students to sharpen their math skills by solving a series of online math problems.

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Editor’s note: It is the Boomerang’s policy not to run names of defendants in sex crime cases until a conviction, or guilty or no contest pleas, unless the accused is a person of public interest, such as an elected official, or a person of public trust, such as a teacher or counselor.

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Laramie High School freshman Arundathi Nair is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. But while she is honored by accolades, Nair said the best part of making a film is seeing the finished product.

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Spring is in the air, summer is just around the corner, and the calendar of running, biking and outdoor events is filling quickly. Here’s a list of area events coming up this year, including a couple new endurance bike races:

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Work continued Tuesday morning on developing a 10-year strategic plan for Albany County, a document county officials said will help guide and shape county policy throughout the next decade.