Sweetwater County Arrest Report: May 27 – May 28, 2023
All those who are pictured are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information posted on this website. However, Wyo4News does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the content. Names are similar to identical to other individuals. For the latest case status, contact the arresting law enforcement agency. Arrests from the Sweetwater County Detention Center from 5 a.m. to 5 a.m. on dates shown at the top of the page.
Sweetwater County extended weather forecast for May 28, 2023
Today – Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2 pm and 5 pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 70. West wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight – Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9 pm. Mostly...
Woman Arrested In Connection With Pedestrian Death In Wyoming
According to the post, the case started on Wednesday, May 24, when officers were called to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County on an original report of an assault.
Wyoming Man Dead After Hitting Curb, Being Thrown From Motorcycle
A Wyoming man is dead after being thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a curb, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says. The crash happened around 4:44 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, near the intersection of Sunset Drive (Interstate 80 Service Road) and Interchange Road in Rock Springs. According to a fatality...
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Man succumbs to injuries after vehicle vs. pedestrian accident last night
ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING — On Wednesday, May 24, 2023, officers with Rock Springs Police Department were dispatched to Sweetwater Memorial Hospital in reference to an assault, once on scene they learned that a male in his 40s had been transported to the hospital following a vehicle versus pedestrian accident. The male ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident. The driver, identified as Rene Daniels from Utah, was ultimately arrested and booked into Sweetwater County Detention Center on charges of Involuntary Manslaughter.
Memorial Day Ceremonies to take place in Sweetwater County
SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYOMING — Memorial Day is a day for us as a country to honor and mourn U.S. military personnel who have died while serving the United States armed forces. “This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home. This is not Veterans Day, it’s not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom.” ~ Tamra Bolton.
Rock Springs Parents Say Secret Phone Proves School District Is Still Socially Transitioning Their Child
The Rock Springs parents asking a federal court to block their school district from referring to their daughter by a male name and pronouns behind their backs claim they’ve found a secret cellphone belonging to the student, which they say shows that the district is still treating the girl as a transgender boy.
Volunteers Needed for Care for Critters Program
ROCK SPRINGS — The Young at Heart Senior Center is looking for volunteers for its Care for Critters program. Care for Critters was originated by AARP’s Foundation program. The goal is to prevent isolation and shine light on the importance of pets to home bound community members and senior citizens alike.
Special Weather Statement issued May 26 at 1:26PM MDT by NWS Riverton WY
At 126 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over. Little America, or near Granger, moving northeast at 25 mph. HAZARD…Winds in excess of 40 mph and penny size hail. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around. unsecured objects. Minor...
Utah Driver Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter after Striking a Pedestrian
ROCK SPRINGS — A Utah driver is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge after allegedly hitting a pedestrian with a vehicle last night. On Wednesday, May 24, Rock Springs Police Department officer responded to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County to investigate an assault. Once on scene, they learned that a male in his 40’s had been transported to the hospital following a vehicle versus pedestrian accident. The male ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident.
SCSD No. 1 Art Teachers Show Artwork at CFAC
ROCK SPRINGS — The Community Fine Arts Center will have 13 art teachers participating in this year’s finale of the Youth Arts exhibits held annually. “This is going to be a really big show,” CFAC director Debora Soule said. “Inviting the teachers to exhibit has happened several...
Local splash parks and pools open for summer
SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYOMING — Get ready to dive into this year’s list of pools and splash pads with opening dates and times. Garnet Park will open for the season starting May 26, 2023, Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rock Springs Family Recreational Center’s splash pad will...
Birth Announcement: Koda Michael Case
Koda Michael Case was born May 16, 2023, at 12:53 p.m. at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long at the time of his birth. He was welcomed into the world by proud parents Kole and Nicole Case.
The Science Behind Tankless Water Heaters and Why Homeowners are Making the Switch
Hot water is an essential comfort that every household in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, enjoys daily. The traditional hot water tanks have served us well for decades, but there’s a new player in town that promises more efficiency, convenience, and cost savings: the tankless water heater. But what’s the magic behind this innovative technology, and why are more and more Sweetwater County homeowners making the switch?
Wyoming Traffic Stop Nets 243 Fentanyl Pills, Meth
Rock Springs Police say they found 243 fentanyl pills and three grams of meth following a Thursday traffic stop. That's according to a post on the Rock Springs Police Department Facebook page. The post says police stopped a dark-colored passenger vehicle driven by a man identified as Alec Praytor. Police...
Area students listed on WWCC Honor Rolls
Western Wyoming Community College has released their honor roll lists. A number of Star Valley students made the various lists for academic excellence. Congratulations to them and good luck in their ongoing studies!
Blues n’ Brews music lineup announced
May 23, 2023 — The Rock Springs URA has announced this year’s musical line-up for June 17 Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews Festival. The event will occur at Bunning Park. This year’s headliner will be Chicago blues legend Michael Charles. Charles has been a blues musician for over three decades and is a nine times Grammy elected artist. Local bands WY5 and Damn Straight will also provide live music for the event.
Offices closed Memorial Day in Sweetwater County
SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYOMING — There are several closures around Sweetwater County in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2023. Below are some of the closures in Green River and Rock Springs. If you have questions about holiday hours for a specific business or office, please contact them directly.
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