This Week At A Glance:

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Thirteen pages worth of information filed by law enforcement and prosecutors in Carbon County list all 13 charges against DeRidder, Louisiana woman Jennifer Elizabeth Stracener. Stracener faces five felony charges of animal cruelty and eight misdemeanor charges of the same. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.
With help from Childress Accounting, the Town of Saratoga has completed its financial audit for fiscal year 2018-2019. At Tuesday’s meeting, council provided Childress with a to-do list as the firm works to correct accounting mistakes made by town employees in the past. Childress is also charged with developing procedures to prevent similar errors from happening in the future. Photo by Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.
In Rawlins: Two women are in custody after police recovered more than 30 abused, neglected and dead animals locked inside a U-Haul van. The pair were traveling through the area and staying at a local motel after they were caught up in the prolonged closure of Interstate 80. A witness reported the U-Haul, which had been parked at the motel for two days. Inside were cages full of dogs and cats. Not all of them were alive. Police say 13 were dead. Animal control officers are scrambling to provide care for the survivors. Photos courtesy of the Rawlins Police Department and Rawlins Rochelle Animal Shelter.
In Rawlins, the police department is investigating about two dozen reports of vandalism and malicious mischief across the city. Graffiti have been sprayed on private and public property. The windshields of several pickup trucks have been shot out. Investigators believe the events are related. Any tips that citizens may have, please call RPD at 307-328-4530. Photo courtesy of Chris Carey to Bigfoot 99.
Memorial Hospital in Rawlins has secured an $8,000 grant to help uninsured or under-insured women offset the costs of certain screenings and diagnostic mammograms. It’s not the first time the hospital has received the funding. Pictured: The GE Pristina digital mammography machine at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.


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