Man sentenced for filming university student showering
(Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com)
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A former University of Wyoming student has been sentenced to two years of probation for filming a student showering in a dormitory bathroom.
The Laramie Boomerang reported Wednesday that 19-year-old Camron Bunnell pleaded guilty to a voyeurism charge earlier this year.
The victim told campus police last July that he had confronted Bunnell after he saw the cellphone recording him through a crack in the stall door.
Bunnell’s attorney, Brian Quinn, says his client was in a “vulnerable mental place” and a combination of medications had affected his thinking at the time.
Bunnell also was ordered into a treatment program. His conviction will be cleared if he completes the probation terms.
Prosecutor Becky Farley said in court that Bunnell deserves a chance to not become a convicted felon.
SPRING BLIZZARD-ROCKIES-THE LATEST
The Latest: Slow warmup means low flood danger in Rockies
DENVER (AP) — All major interstate highways in Colorado are now open to traffic.
Colorado Department of Transportation crews have reopened the last stretch of Interstate 76 in the northeast corner of the state.
I-76 and I-70 east of Denver were both closed by the spring snowstorm that struck the state Wednesday and early Thursday.
Authorities say some highways remain closed and motorists still need to be wary of slick areas on the roads that are open.
Man convicted of robbing Tucson bank gets 18-year sentence
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man convicted of robbing a Tucson bank has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Shad Richard Thompson was sentenced Monday for his convictions for bank robbery and conspiracy to commit bank robbery.
Authorities say Thompson and Anna Lydia Thompson took part in the October 2017 robbery at a Pyramid Federal Credit Union location.
Thompson was accused of remaining in a vehicle while Anna Lydia Thompson went into the bank and presented a demand note to a teller.
Authorities say the pair left with $4,784 from the bank, fled Arizona and were later arrested in Wyoming.
Anna Lydia Thompson had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank robbery.
JACKSON SKI SEASON
Wyoming resort see record skier days
(Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com)
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in northwest Wyoming is reporting its busiest season ever.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the resort recorded 715,100 skier days, which counts when people scan a ticket or season pass on their first run of the day.
The total was an increase of 80,600 skier days over last year’s record numbers.
Resort spokeswoman Anna Cole says well-timed snow early in the season and in February and ideal skiing at the end of season contributed to the high skier numbers.
The resort recorded over 500 inches (12.7 meters) of snow during the winter.
In order to better handle the crowds, the resort is planning to make improvements in its transit, parking and mountain operations.
SPRING FLOODING-THE LATEST
The Latest: Bomb cyclone storm hits US interior
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has activated the National Guard in case troops are needed to rescue stranded motorists as they did during last month’s blizzard.
Guard officials said Wednesday that 50 soldiers and 24 vehicles will be positioned in the eastern part of the state, including vehicles with tank-like tracks for negotiating deep snow.
The Colorado Department of Transportation says highway closures are likely with a blizzard warning in place through Thursday morning.
The March blizzard paralyzed many of the same areas that are under the current warning.
Troops searched through the night and rescued 75 people and two dogs from vehicles, mostly in four counties southeast of Denver.