Public Safety | Crime & Justice
Two Dead In Private Plane Crash In Albany County
A male pilot and female passenger died Sunday when their private plane left Denver and crashed in a remote area of Albany County, Wyoming, authorities say.
Clair McFarland2 min read
Head-On Crash Changed Life For Former Wyoming Undersheriff To Fight Human Trafficking
Justin Scott had to retire as a Wyoming sheriff’s deputy after a high-speed pursuit and head-on crash, but he’s still on the frontlines as head of a new human trafficking task force.
Jen Kocher5 min read
Busting Child Pornographers And Sex Traffickers In Wyoming A Never-Ending Battle
Agents with Wyoming's Internet Crimes Against Children task force face an uphill battle against evil every day. At a conference last week in Casper, they discussed the case of a 33-year-old Natrona County resident who was creating child pornography with a 9-month-old baby at the direction of an Illinois man.
Jen Kocher8 min read
Another Gillette School Threat: 12-Year-Old Talked About Shooting Up School Dance
Last week’s ticketing of a 12-year-old suspected of threatening to shoot people at a school dance is the latest in a long string of violent threats made by Gillette students.
Greg Johnson3 min read
Most Sex Trafficking In Wyoming Is Family, Experts Say
To his mother, Charlie Falkis was a commodity. His exploitation began when he was 8. His mother and former stepfather were drug addicts who belonged to a motorcycle gang in Connecticut. When they ended up doing the drugs they were supposed to sell and were on the hook to the gang, his mother offered up Falkis in exchange.
Jen Kocher7 min read
Thermopolis Police Officer Wounded In Shootout Gets A Hero’s Welcome Home
Thermopolis Police Sgt. Mike Mascorro received a hero’s welcome home from a Casper hospital Wednesday, nearly a week after he was shot multiple times in an altercation with a suspect.
Wendy Corr5 min read
Riverton Disability Care Group Client Fires Gun Found In Pile Of Donated Clothes
No one was hurt Thursday when the client of a community-based care facility for disabled people picked up a .45-caliber gun from some donated clothes and fired a round through a barrel and into the outside wall of a building, Riverton police say.
Clair McFarland2 min read
Sex Predator Targeting Their Children Was Life-Changing For Couple Now On Anti-Human Trafficking Crusade
A Texas couple sold their house to educate people about the growing dangers of human trafficking and sex predators. They’ve brought their unique virtual reality tool to Wyoming this week
Jen Kocher9 min read
Three Dead, Including Child, After Two F-150s Collide East Of Casper
Three people, including a child, died when two F-150 trucks collided head-on east of Casper on Monday morning, the Wyoming Highway Patrol Reports.
Clair McFarland1 min read
Cheyenne Teen Girl Critical After Being Shot In Head At Lincoln Park
A teenage girl is in critical condition at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center after being shot in the head at Lincoln Park in the early morning hours Sunday.
Greg Johnson2 min read
UW Police Beef Up Patrols Near Sorority As Judge Doubles Down On Naming Plaintiffs In Transgender Lawsuit
The University of Wyoming Police Department sends extra patrols to the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house for a variety of reasons – not just because seven women suing the sorority for inducting a transgender member have been ordered to reveal their true names.
Clair McFarland6 min read
Woman Who Stabbed Nephew To Death Escapes From Casper Halfway House
Rachelle Lynch, 25, was sentenced to five to 13 years in prison for stabbing her 20-year-old nephew during a drunken knife fight in 2019. When she failed to return as scheduled to a Casper halfway house Monday, authorities reported Lynch as an escapee.
Clair McFarland3 min read