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Jun 15, 2017 - From wire reports

Big USAF training planned

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- The Air Force is holding another large-scale exercise in the Powder River Training Complex in the Northern Plains.

The training area covers nearly 35,000 square miles of airspace in the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming -- the largest over the continental U.S.

Officials at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota say the Combat Raider exercise June 27-29 will involve various military aircraft. There is the potential for people on the ground to hear sonic booms.

The Air Force also cautions non-military aircraft to review the Federal Aviation Administration notice and avoid areas and altitudes where military planes will be practicing.

Nurse stole painkiller for own use

DOUGLAS AP) -- A nurse in Wyoming has been placed on administrative leave after hospital administrators determined he had been taking a narcotic painkiller intended for patients.

An official at Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas says the theft occurred over about nine months.

Officials believe the nurse had taken the painkiller and then replace it with saline solution. It's unknown how much hydromorphone the nurse took over the nine months.

The nurse apparently took the drug for his own use.

The nurse has not been arrested or charged.

Man to face trial in woman's death

LARAMIE (AP) -- The case of a 30-year-old Laramie man charged with killing a 75-year-old woman in March will proceed in District Court.

Circuit Court Judge Robert Castor ruled Tuesday that there was probable cause to move forward with the second-degree murder charge against Trevor Lee Sanford.

Sanford is charged with killing Marilyn "Kay" Dlugosh. Court records say Sanford was related to Dlugosh through marriage and had been living with her since March 23. Her body was found on March 29.

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