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Coal miner Peabody posts 3Q loss on weaker demand

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. is reporting a loss for the third quarter on weaker prices for coal used to make steel.

The world’s biggest private-sector coal company says it lost $26.1 million, or 10 cents per share, for the July-through-September period. It had earned $42.9 million, or 16 cents per share, a year ago.

Income from continuing operations was 5 cents per share. Analysts polled by FactSet expected a loss of 3 cents per share.

Its revenue fell 13 percent to $1.80 billion from $2.06 billion last year. Analysts expected revenue of $1.79 billion.

Its shares rose 3.4 percent to $18.50 in premarket trading.


Man charged in SW Ill. bank heist appears in court

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A man accused of robbing a southwestern Illinois bank is a suspect in at least six other holdups around the country, including one in Wyoming.

Carl Frederick Kieffer made an initial court appearance Wednesday in East St. Louis, one day after he was arrested near a Swansea (SWAHN’-see) corn field. The 49-year-old from Spokane, Wash. is charged with robbery after authorities say he stole about $3,300 from the Bank of O’Fallon.

Court documents show he’s also a suspect in at least six other robberies. They include heists in Novi and Charlotte, Michigan; Tipp City and Bolivar, Ohio; Lusk, Wyo. and Farmersville, Ill.

Prosecutors say Kieffer’s case will first proceed in Illinois. Federal bank robbery charges carry a 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine.

Kieffer’s lawyer waived a detention and preliminary hearing.


Badlands in SD farmer’s latest time-lapse project

KENNEBEC, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota farmer who creates time-lapse photos and videos of the sky over Western landscapes went to new places for his latest project.

Randy Halverson, of Kennebec, says his “Horizons” video includes images from the Black Hills, Devil’s Tower in Wyoming and the Aurora over South Dakota’s Badlands.

He sells the videos and still photography as part of his business, DakotaLapse.

The videos are made up of still photographs with long exposures that bring out features from the sky not visible to the naked eye.


NCAA denies waiver for Jordan Kelley

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Cowgirls coach Joe Legerski says redshirt sophomore Jordan Kelley has been denied a waiver to play this season by the NCAA.

As a result, Kelley will have to sit out the 2013-14 season due to transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

The 5-foot-9 guard from Gillette joined the Cowgirl program after transferring from Washington State. She played in 25 games during her freshman year at Washington State, while last year she sat out due to an injury.


Wyoming-made products sold through store

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A mercantile for Wyoming-made products recorded more than $32,000 in sales this summer during Cheyenne Frontier Days and the Wyoming State Fair.

The store is part of a program run through the Wyoming Business Council and showcases merchandise made by companies in Wyoming.

Products at the store range from sauces, jams and honey, to holiday ornaments, photography, jewelry, soaps and lotions, glassware, leather items, pottery and more.

It included 67 vendors and saw more than $12,000 in sales at Cheyenne Frontier Days. At the Wyoming StateFair, the store hosted goods from over 70 vendors and saw about $20,000 in sales.

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