Here are some of the Star-Tribune's most popular articles this year that involved local courts and law enforcement: 

  • A judge dismissed the first-degree murder case brought against a Casper man. Now, lawyers wait while the state's highest court considers a new "stand your ground" law.
  • The city of Casper paid a six-figure settlement to a wrongfully arrested man who didn't want to give his name to an officer. As part of the agreement born from threat of litigation, police said they would update their policies.
  • A jury found a Casper man guilty of first-degree murder for shooting and killing his mother in her home. He faces life in prison.
  • A hoax phone call brought police to the Casper home of an internet personality.
  • A Casper police officer injured in a shooting announced his retirement early this year.
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