November 30th, 2012
03:45 PM ET

College faculty member, suspect among three killed in Wyoming

Three people were killed Friday in the eastern Wyoming city of Casper, among them the suspect who died of an "apparent suicide," police said.

According to a statement from the Casper police, "there were no firearms involved in the crime, and the victim's injuries were caused by a sharp-edged weapon." It was not immediately clear how the three people one of whom as a faculty member at Casper College were killed.

Police Chief Chris Walsh did not identify the dead but said they included two males and one female. "One of those deceased is one of those who were committing all the violence," he said.

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Atlanta turns to variable speed limit system to relieve highway congestion
Atlanta ranked as the 11th worst traffic city in North America, according to one study.
September 24th, 2012
02:31 PM ET

Atlanta turns to variable speed limit system to relieve highway congestion

Transportation planners in Atlanta, ranked 11th in North America for worst city traffic, are reaching into their bag of tricks for a way to control driving speeds based on real-time conditions.

The Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing new electronic variable speed limit signs along the northern half of Interstate 285. The speed limits will range between 45 mph and 65 mph, and they will fluctuate depending on traffic volume and weather conditions.

"We have been considering this legislation for about three years," said Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden. "We want to give drivers a speed limit that they'll be more compliant to."

According The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the idea is to reduce stop-and-go driving and discourage frequent lane changes.

The whole system will be a relative easy project to set up, according to Golden. Work on the installation of the electronic signs is set to begin next month, and the system should be up and running by next summer.

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Gotta Watch: Location, location, location
A Florida city busted a dog owner who dyed her pooch's paws pink.
August 15th, 2011
10:42 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Location, location, location

Money Magazine has released its 2011 list of America's 100 best places to live. In today's Gotta Watch, we're checking the map and looking at a few other cities you may - or may not - want to consider.

Buford, Wyoming's party of one – Whether it's about winning debates at town meetings, the length of his commute or how long it would take to meet the entire population, Don Sammons knows all the jokes. And he should. He's the sole resident of Wyoming's oldest town.

Lynwood, Washington's men in tights –  If safety is at the top of your list, you may want to consider Lynwood, Washington. The city's police force gets a little extra help from a merry band of crime fighters.

Jacksonville, Florida's pet peeve – If you want a city that supports all forms of creative expression, even when it involves the family pet, you may want to drive on past Jacksonville, Florida. Just ask this woman, who was busted for painting her pooch.

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Study: Yellowstone volcano much larger than believed
This new image shows Yellowstone's volcanic plume reaching about 400 miles from east to west.
April 13th, 2011
09:35 AM ET

Study: Yellowstone volcano much larger than believed

A new kind of image suggests the giant volcanic plume lying under Yellowstone National Park is even bigger than previously thought.

University of Utah geophysicists used the electrical conductivity of the huge tongue of hot and partly molten rock to create an image. That image suggests the plume is even bigger than it appears in earlier images made with seismic waves.

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Gotta Watch: iBand Christmas; one-man town; flood takes home; race car crash
December 23rd, 2010
11:10 AM ET

Gotta Watch: iBand Christmas; one-man town; flood takes home; race car crash

iBand Chorus – Using only iPads and iPhones, a group of musicians rocked North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, to the sounds of the season. While banging away on keys, drums and guitars simulated by apps like NLogSynth PRO, the band, called iBand, tore the roof off the place while ringing in some holiday cheer.

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November 2nd, 2010
11:05 PM ET

Republican governors take hold in Pennsylvania, NM

Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data:

Pennsylvania Republican Tom Corbett has defeated Democrat Dan Onorato in the race for governor, CNN projects. Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell is term-limited.

New Mexico Republican Susana Martinez has defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in the race for governor, CNN projects. Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson is term-limited.

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October 27th, 2010
12:37 AM ET

Search for missing plane continues in Wyoming

More ground searchers will be deployed Wednesday as authorities in Wyoming look for a small plane that dropped off radar.

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October 26th, 2010
05:07 PM ET

4 aboard small plane missing in Wyoming

Authorities in Wyoming are searching for a small plane that dropped off radar Monday afternoon after leaving Jackson Hole Airport, a police spokesman said.

Det. Sgt. Ryan Lee of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said searchers are working in a very remote area of the county with elevations around 13,000 feet. Four people were on board the plane, he said.

A helicopter flew to the search area earlier Tuesday, and searchers expect to get another over the area later in the day. A four-person search crew is on the ground and will spend the night in the area before more ground searchers are deployed Wednesday, he said.

Snow storms, high winds and low visibility have hampered the search, he said. Lee said authorities would not release the identities of those on board pending notification of family members and also would not say whether there were children aboard.

But the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the plane carried the president of a Twin Cities web development company and three children.

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August 8th, 2010
05:31 PM ET

Police: Arizona escapees may be in Yellowstone area

Authorities believe two Arizona prison escapees and their alleged accomplice may be in the Yellowstone National Park area of Montana and Wyoming, based on recent information, the U.S. Marshals Service said Sunday.

John Charles McCluskey, 45, and Tracy Province, 42, are described as armed and dangerous. They have been at large since fleeing an Arizona prison on July 30. A third escaped inmate, Daniel Renwick, 35, was arrested the day after the escape in Rifle, Colorado, where he got in a shootout with police.

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July 22nd, 2010
09:54 AM ET

Climbers rescued from Wyoming's Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park rangers will resume their search Thursday for a missing climber who was among 17 injured in a lightning storm Wednesday.

Sixteen climbers were rescued Wednesday at the pinnacle of the 13,770-foot Grand Teton in Wyoming during a complicated eight-hour rescue operation, authorities said.

Grand Teton National Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said the climbers were in three separate groups on three different locations close to the mountain's summit when the storm hit.

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