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University council urges removal of swastika-like symbol

Dec. 11, 2019 12:48 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A council at the University of Montana has recommended the removal of a swastika-like tile arrangement on the walls of a university hall. The tiles show a mirror-image swastika called an aristika designed within Corbin Hall in the 1920s when swastikas were not yet adopted as a symbol...

Lawsuits filed against closed psychiatric facility

Dec. 9, 2019 12:18 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A former patient and former employees of a now-closed children's psychiatric hospital in Montana have filed lawsuits against Tennessee-based Acadia Healthcare, which owned Acadia Montana in Butte. Acadia Montana closed its 108-bed hospital in July, shortly after Oregon officials...

Mall pianist channels Liberace with "African-American edge"

Dec. 8, 2019 10:16 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Deck the mall with boughs of … Darth Vader? Asaph Adonai loves to read the faces of Southgate Mall's security guards turn from somber to grin when they stroll by him at play at the piano. The cheery holiday tunes, classic Beethoven or what Adonai calls “Sinatra Dinner...

Record-breaking Montana swamps SE Louisiana in FCS 73-28

Dec. 7, 2019 8:39 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Grizzlies took a week off and then set some records. Dalton Sneed threw five touchdown passes and Marcus Knight rushed for three scores to lead the Grizzlies’ 73-28 rout of Southeast Louisiana in a FCS second-round playoff game Saturday. Knight, a sophomore running...

Report: Minority, disabled students suspended more often

Dec. 7, 2019 11:49 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s most disadvantaged students, especially Native American students, have missed a disproportionate number of school days due to out-of-school suspensions, referrals and arrests, according to an ACLU of Montana report released Wednesday. The report found that students...

Montana tops North Dakota 77-70

Dec. 6, 2019 11:38 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett and Kendal Manuel scored 20 points apiece as Montana defeated North Dakota 77-70 on Friday night. Timmy Falls had 15 points for Montana (4-5). Marlon Stewart had 19 points and eight assists for the Fighting Hawks (4-6). Filip Rebraca added 14 points and 12 rebounds....

Water-rights bill to include $1.9 billion for Montana tribes

Dec. 6, 2019 1:53 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana U.S. Sen. Steve Daines said he plans to introduce legislation help to settle a long-awaited water rights deal with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The bill would quantify the tribes' water rights on and off the reservation and pay $1.9 billion to settle their...

Trial set for Montana man charged with killing 2, wounding 2

Dec. 5, 2019 8:18 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a Montana man charged with fatally shooting two people and wounding two others, including a Montana Highway Patrol trooper. The Missoulian reports Johnathan Albert Bertsch will be tried in August 2020 on one count of deliberate homicide and three counts...

Deer knocks down, injures Montana elementary student

Dec. 4, 2019 1:23 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A student at a Montana elementary school was injured after being “knocked down forcefully” by a deer that had jumped the school's fence. Missoula County Public School's spokeswoman Hatton Littman said the student was injured on the playground after getting off the bus...

Missoula paraglider dies during competition in Chile

Dec. 2, 2019 12:23 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana smokejumper and paraglider has died of injuries suffered in a crash at a paragliding competition in Chile. Casey Bedell, owner of Black Bird Paragliding in Missoula, crashed on Nov. 28 outside Santiago, Chile. The Chilean Air Force said search and rescue workers stabilized...