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Commission: Eliminate loophole in child sex abuse sentencing

HELENA — The state Commission on Sentencing is recommending lawmakers close a loophole in child sex abuse sentencing laws that allowed an eastern Montana man to be put on probation after pleading guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter. State...

 

Agreement ends 2-year sex-assault probe in Montana

HELENA — A Montana county attorney's office will change the way it responds to reports of sexual assaults under an agreement announced Tuesday that ends a federal investigation into whether gender bias played a role in deciding whether to...

 

BNSF ordered to reinstate Havre worker

HELENA — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered BNSF Railway to reinstate workers in Montana and Wyoming, with back pay, after an agency investigation determined the employees were illegally fired after reporting they...

 

Former Montana QB's rape trial begins

MISSOULA — More than 150 potential jurors packed a hotel ballroom Friday for the rape trial of a former University of Montana quarterback, as attorneys attempted to seat an impartial panel in a town where Griz football is king. AP photo Jordan...

 

Former Montana QB's rape trial to begin

HELENA (AP) — Just weeks after a University of Montana student claimed she was raped by the quarterback of the football team, the coach enthusiastically welcomed him back to spring drills and lauded his "character and tremendous moral fiber." The...

 

Amtrak train evacuated in Montana after threat

Amtrak train evacuated in Montana after threat AMY BETH HANSON ,Associated Press HELENA — An unruly passenger who was removed from an Amtrak train later made a threat that led to the train's evacuation, an Amtrak official said Tuesday. Amtrak...

 

Wife charged in fatal shooting at Helena apartment

HELENA — Police arrested a 48-year-old woman they say shot and killed her husband and another woman early Thursday, leading to a police standoff outside a Helena apartment building. Helena Police Chief Troy McGee said Michelle Coller Gable has...

 

Montana decides not to move up to FBS

HELENA (AP) — Upon further review, the University of Montana has decided to remain in the Big Sky Conference. Less than a month after Royce Engstrom took over as president of the university, he announced Thursday that the school would not move up...

 

First of Yellowstone bison moved to Turner ranch

Eighty of the 88 bison that have been held in a quarantine compound outside Yellowstone National Park were loaded in large stock trailers Wednesday for the two-hour ride to their new home on Ted Turner's ranch. "It went very, very well," said Ryan Cl...

 

State lowers bonus bid for Otter Creek coal

The state Land Board voted 3-2 Tuesday to reduce the asking price for development rights to a vast reserve of publicly owned coal near the Wyoming border after not receiving any bids on an earlier offer. The board in December set the bonus bid at 25...

 

Officer: PSC member violated ethics laws

Public Service Commissioner Brad Molnar violated state ethics laws by accepting illegal donations and using state office equipment for campaign purposes, a hearings examiner found. University of Montana professor William Corbett recommended that...

 

Supco upholds notice rule in lawsuits against bars

A sharply divided Montana Supreme Court has upheld a state law that requires someone planning to sue a bar over liability in a drunken driving crash to notify the bar within 180 days of the crash. The Supreme Court issued the 4-3 ruling on Dec. 23...

 

Supco upholds notice rule in lawsuits against bars

A sharply divided Montana Supreme Court has upheld a state law that requires someone planning to sue a bar over liability in a drunken driving crash to notify the bar within 180 days of the crash. The Supreme Court issued the 4-3 ruling on Dec. 23...

 

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