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Submitted by Newsroom on July 6, 2012 – 6:52 amNo Comment

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SECURITY CAMERAS

Cheyenne to install 5 new surveillance cameras

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The city of Cheyenne will install five new surveillance cameras in the coming weeks to help investigate crimes.

The downtown cameras will cost about $20,000.

City special projects manager Bob Bradshaw said they’re a deterrent to crime and will be used to help investigate incidents such as vandalism.

Signs will be put in some areas notifying people that they are under surveillance. He said authorities won’t watch the camera footage around the clock but will instead look at the footage as needed to investigate specific incidents.

Cheyenne already has several security cameras, including at the downtown parking garage and various city buildings.

The city has applied for a Homeland Security grant to buy another two cameras.

COAL TRAIN DERAILMENT

Cleaning up derailed coal in Franklin County town

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Opponents of increased coal shipments through the Northwest say a coal train derailment that spilled 31 cars of black dusty fuel in eastern Washington is an example of a serious risk.

The 125-car train was carrying coal from the Powder Basin in Wyoming to an export terminal in British Columbia.

Community group Communitywise Bellingham says as demand increases in Asia and more coal trains roll through the area the risk of accidents goes up. She says a “close look at the increased risk of train wrecks needs to be studied.”

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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