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Submitted by Newsroom on January 25, 2013 – 1:09 pmNo Comment

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HEADLINES: Rezeride vehicular homicide case goes to district court … Gillenwater dies of natural causes … Council names one-cent committee …..

REZERIDE CASE

Rezeride vehicular homicide case goes to district court …

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

KINNEAR, Wyo. — A woman from Idaho who has been charged with running over and killing Michelle Littleshield of St. Stephens last month at a bar on the Wind River Reservation in Fremont County has been bound over to Lander District Court from Circuit Court in Riverton.

33-year-old Alma Louise Mosho of Fort Hall, Idaho, has been charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, one includes reckless driving and the other driving while under the influence. Both charges are felonies with penalties of up to 20 years each in prison.

The update on the case comes from our news gathering partner, County10.com. The date for her arraignment when she’ll enter a plea has not yet been set. She remains in custody on a cash-only bond of $50,000.

The charges stem from an incident that happened on Dec. 3 in the parking lot of the Rezeride Bar near Kinnear just before 2 o’clock in the morning. According to court records, police arrived to find a crowd of people and two bodies on the ground, Littleshield’s, and a second victim, not named, who was transported to the local hospital with minor injuries.

Littleshield was run over twice, according to a witness, and tried to crawl up from the pavement before getting hit the second time. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver reportedly circled the crowded bar parking lot before leaving the scene. She was stopped by reservation police about 20 minutes later on Highway 26. Both women had been drinking. Mosho had twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system that signifies she was too drunk to drive and Littleshield’s blood-alcohol concentration was .34, which was four times the .08 that designates being legally drunk.

NATURAL DEATH

Gillenwater dies of natural causes

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. — The local coroner has released his findings on the case involving a man found dead earlier this month in a trailer in Riverton. Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says Jason Gillenwater died of natural causes – acute pneumonia. He was 30 years old. He was found dead on Jan. 5 in a mobile home at the Cozy Court trailer court on the southeastern edge of Riverton, just off of Monroe Avenue.

ONE-CENT COMMITTEE

Council names one-cent committee

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. — The Riverton City Council has picked the people who will sit on the One-Percent Committee.

They are Art Dikeman and Betty Malicki for Ward 1, Frank Tanner, Garland Smuelson, Mike McDonald and Wendell Manka for Ward 2 and Gary Burnett, John Vincent and Kelly Kershisnik for Ward 3.

The group, now dubbed officially in Riverton by resolution as the “Fix Our Roads” committee will advise the mayor and council on the use of the optional one percent tax revenues.

Voters approved adding the one-percent extra sales tax in November to pay specifically for infrastructure, meaning tax on purchases in Fremont County will soon be 5 cents on the dollar. It won’t go into effect until April, according to the elections office, so the first revenue is expected to come available in June, at the end of the county’s fiscal year.

END MIDDAY NEWS

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