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Lawmaker Jonathan McNiven resigns

Lawmaker Jonathan McNiven resigns

Lockwood and Worden state legislator Jonathan McNiven has resigned his post just two weeks after the general election.

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Department: Value of Montana residential properties fall by 2.85 percent

Department: Value of Montana residential properties fall by 2.85 percent

HELENA — The value of residential property in Montana dropped by 2.85 percent from 2008 to 2014, the state Revenue Department’s recent reappra…

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Health officials, emergency responders prepare in event of Ebola

Health officials, emergency responders prepare in event of Ebola

A person who may have Ebola has been identified and is being monitored in the community. Now what?

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Tribal land buyback program ends Friday

Tribal land buyback program ends Friday

With a Friday deadline for Indian land buyback offers, Crow tribal members are cashing in.

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Wednesday stabbing leaves victim in critical condition

Wednesday stabbing leaves victim in critical condition

A man in his 40s is in critical condition and two women received lacerations to their hands after they were stabbed Wednesday evening with a k…

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Slideshow: Today In History

Today is Friday, Nov. 21. Today's Highlights in History:

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Slim's picks: Predicting the championship games

I don’t know whether to say championship weekend is finally here or championship weekend is already here. Either way, Montana’s five football …

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Panel compromises on state revenue estimate

HELENA — After deadlocking along partisan lines on setting a general-fund revenue estimate, the majority of a bipartisan legislative committee…

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Woman accused of using piece of wood to assault boyfriend

A woman accused of scratching her boyfriend’s face until he bled and then beating him with a piece of wood appeared in court Thursday on a fel…

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Man sentenced for DUI, criminal endangerment and bail-jumping

Man sentenced for DUI, criminal endangerment and bail-jumping

A Billings judge Thursday sentenced a 34-year-old man to the Montana Department of Corrections for felony counts of DUI and criminal endangerment.

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21 Indian reservations joining buyback program

Federal officials on Thursday doubled the number of American Indian communities involved in a $1.9 billion government effort to return lands o…

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Dale Wayne Eaton: From trial to death to life

Dale Wayne Eaton: From trial to death to life

Key dates in the murder of Lisa Marie Kimmel and the death penalty case of Dale Wayne Eaton.

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Blast at Wyoming propane dealer forces evacuations

Blast at Wyoming propane dealer forces evacuations

JACKSON, Wyo. — An explosion at a propane dealer in the Wyoming tourist town of Jackson forced the evacuation of several nearby businesses and…

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Matthew Shepard's parents head to Russia

Matthew Shepard's parents head to Russia

NEW YORK — The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are traveling to Russia on Friday to…

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Inquest finds man in police standoff killed self

Inquest finds man in police standoff killed self

HAVRE — A coroner's jury found no criminal wrongdoing in the death of a Cut Bank man who was involved in a lengthy standoff with Havre police …

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Gov. Bullock’s chief of staff resigns to take new job

Gov. Bullock’s chief of staff resigns to take new job

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock announced Thursday that his chief of staff is resigning to take a new job and named Department of Environmental Qu…

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Alleged driver, gunman facing charges in pair of casino robberies

Alleged driver, gunman facing charges in pair of casino robberies

Two men — identified by investigators as a driver and a gunman — are facing felony charges in connection to a pair of recent casino robberies …

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Man admits firing shotgun in downtown Billings apartment

Man admits firing shotgun in downtown Billings apartment

A 59-year-old man admitted Thursday that he fired a shotgun inside a downtown Billings apartment in April and pleaded guilty to felony crimina…

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Onlookers report hunters opening fire on Grand Teton elk herd

Onlookers report hunters opening fire on Grand Teton elk herd

JACKSON, Wyo. — Several people say they saw hunters use questionable and illegal tactics during an elk hunt in Grand Teton National Park this week.

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Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission Thursday voted to authorize the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to transplant up to 50…

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Washington men sentenced for transporting 2 pounds of nearly pure meth

Two Washington men caught in Montana with two pounds of nearly pure methamphetamine destined for Minnesota will spend at least 10 years in fed…

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Griz to host NDSU on ESPN to open 2015 season

Griz to host NDSU on ESPN to open 2015 season

MISSOULA — Montana will host North Dakota State on ESPN as part of the network’s second “FCS Kickoff” on Aug. 29, 2015.

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Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone received temporary protected status from homeland security

Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone received temporary protected status from homeland security

Effective Friday and for 18 months, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have been designated Temporary Protected Status due to the outbreak of Eb…

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Woman denies robbing barista at gunpoint

Woman denies robbing barista at gunpoint

A woman arrested Nov. 7 after she allegedly pulled a gun at a Billings coffee kiosk and demanded money from a barista pleaded not guilty Thurs…

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Woman admits to driving wrong way on interstate while drunk

A 42-year-old woman admitted Thursday that she drove the wrong way on Interstate 90 and Interstate 94 in August and that her blood alcohol con…

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Prosecutors: Man met underage girl for sex, gave her cocaine

A 32-year-old man accused of giving an underage girl cocaine and having sex with her at a Billings trailer home in May 2013 pleaded not guilty…

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Twito airs concerns on jail diversion; county assigns full report on plan

Twito airs concerns on jail diversion; county assigns full report on plan

A proposal to relieve Yellowstone County jail crowding by screening inmates for release will get closer scrutiny before commissioners decide o…

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Hamilton scientist who discovered cause of Lyme disease dies

Hamilton scientist who discovered cause of Lyme disease dies

HAMILTON – To the world, Willy Burgdorfer will always be remembered as the scientist who discovered the cause of Lyme disease.

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Hunter shot in face returns to Dillon home after hospitalization

BUTTE — Authorities say a Dillon man shot in the face while hunting is back home.

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Detractors, supporters of Billings Clinic purchase speak out at hearing

Detractors, supporters of Billings Clinic purchase speak out at hearing

MISSOULA — Testimony was spirited both for and against Billings Clinic's purchase of Missoula's Community Medical Center during a public heari…

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Temperatures in the 40s for the rest of the work week

Sunshine and and highs in the 40s are expected in Billings Thursday and Friday, but cloudy skies, cooler temperatures and chances for snow are…

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Crime scene photo on phone leads police to suspect

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Police tracking down a suspected killer came across a telling piece of evidence that led to an arrest: A cellphone, log…

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Yellowstone Hunt Club forms to teach, and to buy more decoys

Yellowstone Hunt Club forms to teach, and to buy more decoys

When Kyle McCall asked the guys setting up his home sound system if they knew anyone who liked to hunt, he was in for a surprise.

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Slideshow: Today In History Nov. 20

Slideshow: Today In History Nov. 20

Today is Thursday, Nov. 20. Today's Highlights in History:

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Lawmakers will take first stab at projecting revenue

Lawmakers will take first stab at projecting revenue

HELENA — An interim legislative committee on Thursday will come up with the first estimate of projected state tax revenues for the next two fi…

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Coroners' lack of cooperation frustrates state's Suicide Review Team

Coroners' lack of cooperation frustrates state's Suicide Review Team

A lack of cooperation among some county coroners continues to hinder the Montana Suicide Review Team’s ability to examine the factors contribu…

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Veteran gets Huey fly-by as final send-off

Veteran gets Huey fly-by as final send-off

LAUREL — Every attendee at the funeral of Francis Vincent Doheny could feel the pounding of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter as it passed overhead, …

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Bobcats want to prevent happy ending for Delaney

Bobcats want to prevent happy ending for Delaney

Montana football coach Mick Delaney announced Sunday that he will retire at the end of this season — whether that time comes this week or furt…

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Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a judge to resentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion killing.

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Two gay couples turned away at the courthouse by balky computers

Two gay couples turned away at the courthouse by balky computers

Two gay couples hoping to be the first in Yellowstone County to tie the knot Wednesday afternoon were done in by the state’s computer system.

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Kaarma's defense team makes 3rd attempt to move trial

Kaarma's defense team makes 3rd attempt to move trial

MISSOULA — Markus Kaarma’s attorneys have filed yet another motion requesting his upcoming trial be moved to another county, claiming two stor…

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Man accused of choking, head-butting girlfriend

A 27-year-old man facing two felony assault charges is accused of choking and head-butting his girlfriend after they got into a fight and she …

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Veteran starts online fundraiser to buy man who killed bin Laden a lifetime of beer

Veteran starts online fundraiser to buy man who killed bin Laden a lifetime of beer

BUTTE — Surely the man who shot Osama bin Laden should never have to pay for a beer again.

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Baker man charged with illegal hazardous materials transportation

A Baker man accused of illegally transporting hazardous materials from North Dakota to Eastern Montana denied federal charges in Billings on W…

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Man accused of threatening sheriff’s captain with wooden rod

A man accused of threatening a captain in the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office with a wooden rod on Tuesday is facing a felony assault with…

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