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 By The Associated Press    State News    March 21, 2014

Sentencing set in death of Washington boy

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A sentencing date has been set for a Washington state man who pleaded guilty to beating and stabbing his 3-year-old son to death in a field in southwestern Montana, possibly while under the influence of an overdose of a... Full story

 By Matt Volz The Associated Press    State News    December 6, 2013

Bride goes to trial in Glacier Park newlywed death

HELENA (AP) — The bride was having second thoughts eight days after the wedding, sparking an argument between the newlywed couple that carried from their Kalispell home to a popular trail in Glacier National Park. Only Jordan Graham left the park... Full story

 By Matt Volz The Associated Press    Breaking News    October 15, 2013

Financial crisis means Rocky Boy gov't will shut down Thursday

HELENA — The Chippewa Cree Tribe has declared a financial disaster due to the federal government shutdown. Spokesman Wade Colliflower said Tuesday if the budget stalemate in Congress isn't resolved by Thursday, the tribal government will... Full story

 By The Associated Press    Breaking News    October 15, 2013

Deal struck to avoid default and open government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day's end. The Dow Jones industrial... Full story

 By Matt Gouras and Matt Volz The Associated Press    State News    October 1, 2013

Judge: Feds can prosecute Augare for DUI

HELENA (AP) — A federal judge says the U.S. government has the jurisdiction to prosecute misdemeanor driving offenses on Indian reservations. U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong said in a ruling Tuesday that the U.S. government and tribal... Full story

 By The Associated Press    Breaking News    September 30, 2013

Americans anxious, irritated as gov't shuts down

NEW YORK — The partial government shutdown that began Tuesday left many federal workers uncertain of their financial future, with many facing unpaid furloughs or delays in paychecks. Park ranger and father-to-be Darquez Smith said he already lives... Full story

 By The Associated Press    Breaking News    September 16, 2013

13 killed in Washington Navy Yard shooting rampage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Navy reservist went on a shooting rampage Monday inside a building at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard, firing from a balcony onto office workers in an atrium below, authorities and witnesses said. Thirteen people... Full story

 By The Associated Press    State News    September 3, 2013

Opponents seek ouster of Blackfeet council

An opposition group is pushing for the ouster of Blackfeet Tribal Business Council members based on a ruling from a court of elders. Roberta Crossguns, an attorney for the opposition group, says the traditional customs court banished Chairman Willie... Full story

 By The Associated Press    State News    August 19, 2013

B-1B bomber crashes in Broadus, crew ejects

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A B-1B bomber crashed in a remote area of southeastern Montana on Monday, but its four crew members survived after ejecting from the South Dakota-based aircraft, Air Force officials said. Two pilots and two weapons system... Full story

 By Matt Gouras and Matt Volz The Associated Press    State News    July 1, 2013

Bullock on climate change plans: Wait for details

HELENA (AP) — President Barack Obama's goal of limiting carbon-dioxide emissions has put Democratic leaders in energy-producing states such as Montana in a bind, caught between bellicose Republican statements of a "war on coal" and emboldened... Full story