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$250K bail set for Missoula slaying suspect

$250K bail set for Missoula slaying suspect

MISSOULA, Mont. — A judge has set $250,000 bail for a transient accused of torturing and fatally shooting a man in Missoula.

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Zinke seeking quick release of military record

Zinke seeking quick release of military record

HELENA — Facing mounting pressure, Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke said Thursday he is working to find and release a missing milita…

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State, school launch probes into election mailers

State, school launch probes into election mailers

HELENA — Montana and Stanford University officials launched separate investigations Thursday into official-looking mailers that arrived at Mon…

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Butte mom accused of being high on meth while giving birth

Butte mom accused of being high on meth while giving birth

BUTTE — A Butte mother accused of being high on methamphetamine when giving birth earlier this year and then fleeing is now facing federal dru…

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Montana, 2 other states cling to gay marriage bans

Montana, 2 other states cling to gay marriage bans

WASHINGTON — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee …

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Man who bound woman with duct tape found guilty in prescription drug theft

HELENA — A Helena man who was charged with binding a woman with duct tape and stealing her prescription medication has been convicted of burgl…

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Missoula, CSKT lawsuit blasts DEQ for 'absurd' Clark Fork River pollution permit

Missoula, CSKT lawsuit blasts DEQ for 'absurd' Clark Fork River pollution permit

MISSOULA — Local government agencies, Indian tribes and a nonprofit environmental group have filed suit against the Montana Department of Envi…

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3-year-old shot, killed in Lake County

RONAN — A 3-year-old boy was killed with a gun east of Ninepipes Reservoir Wednesday night, and authorities have detained a man for questionin…

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Charges reduced for 2 arrested in reported shooting

Charges reduced for 2 arrested in reported shooting

HELENA — The initial booking charges filed in connection with Monday's reported shooting in Helena were significantly reduced by the county at…

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Regulations could douse North Dakota gas flares

Regulations could douse North Dakota gas flares

Vehicles burning gasoline refined from crude oil is already one of the world's biggest sources of carbon dioxide emissions, and one of the Uni…

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Jury awards $4.3M in train crash lawsuit

Jury awards $4.3M in train crash lawsuit

GREAT FALLS — A Cascade County jury has awarded $4.3 million in damages to a BNSF Railway employee who was injured in a July 2011 train collis…

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Report: State's largest landowners keep expanding

Report: State's largest landowners keep expanding

The big just keep getting bigger.

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Navy hasn’t released Zinke’s records yet

Navy hasn’t released Zinke’s records yet

HELENA — The U.S. Navy has not yet responded to a formal request sent Sept. 1 by House Republican candidate Ryan Zinke for copies of his milit…

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Montana applies for $40 million pre-K grant

Montana applies for $40 million pre-K grant

Montana has applied for a $40 million federal grant to increase preschool opportunities in high-needs communities.

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Blackfeet consultant sentenced for kickbacks

GREAT FALLS — A consultant for the Blackfeet Indian tribe who was convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud case and for bankruptcy fraud was s…

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Montana Supreme Court race takes on partisan edge

Montana Supreme Court race takes on partisan edge

HELENA — A nonpartisan race for Montana Supreme Court has taken a distinctly partisan edge, with challenger Lawrence VanDyke trying to cast Ju…

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Colorado man pleads guilty to Sidney teacher's killing

Colorado man pleads guilty to Sidney teacher's killing

SIDNEY — A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were f…

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Transient accused of murder under bridge returns to Missoula

Transient accused of murder under bridge returns to Missoula

MISSOULA — Kevin Lino, who is accused of murdering a local homeless man in July, was booked into the Missoula County jail Wednesday morning an…

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Lawyer sues over money he says he's owed by Copper King heiress' estate

Lawyer sues over money he says he's owed by Copper King heiress' estate

BUTTE — At least one lawyer has sued his former law firm over money he says is owed him since he helped settle Huguette Clark’s $300 million estate.

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Exterminator mistakes lifelike doll for dead baby

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Devils Lake police say a report of a dead baby turned out to be a case of a lifelike doll.

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