CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming will decide Wednesday whether to allow grizzly bear hunting for the first time in decades. Under the proposed rules before the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, hunting would begin Sept. 1 in the mountains and basins farthest from Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Hunting closer to the parks would begin Sept. 15 and end in all areas by Nov. 15. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed protections for Yellowstone-area grizzlies in 2017.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Officials are searching for four missing people after their vehicle was found in the upper Selway River in northern Idaho backcountry. The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says there were originally six occupants in the car, but two of the occupants, who are from Georgia, managed to escape after the vehicle landed in the river and were rescued by Two Bear Air from Montana. The Lewiston Tribune reports the four missing people include two brothers from New York.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 22-year-old Helena man has been convicted of deliberate homicide for shooting his girlfriend in the head as she sat in a car last July. Skyler Schneider faces up to 100 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 20 for the death of 23-year-old Katherine Elizabeth Spencer.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An eastern Montana trucking company and its owner were convicted of more than a dozen federal charges filed after an explosion destroyed an oil processing plant near Wibaux. Woody's Trucking and its owner, Donald Wood Jr., were found guilty of conspiracy, fraud and transporting hazardous materials without documentation. Sentencing is set for October.
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