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Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone's bison herd by 600-900

Dec. 02, 2021 16:29 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials have agreed to allow as many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park to be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed in quarantine this winter in a program that seeks to prevent the animals from spreading a disease to cattle. An...

Montana lacks snow plow drivers, road clearing could be slow

Dec. 02, 2021 15:45 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Department of Transportation warned residents Thursday that it could take longer to clear snow from highways this winter because the state has been unable to hire enough snow plow drivers. The department is advertising for 89 temporary,...

Missing Montana man killed in crash in Idaho, police say

Nov. 27, 2021 14:31 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say that a driver killed in car crash, on Friday night in Boise County, has been identified as a missing Montana man. The driver of the single-car rollover crash on State Highway 21 has been identified as Michael Edward Lopez of...

Martin Jr scores 20 as Montana tops Southern Miss 74-62

Nov. 26, 2021 23:58 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Lonnell Martin Jr. had 20 points as Montana beat Southern Miss 74-62 on Friday night. Robby Beasley III had 17 points for Montana (4-2), which won its fourth straight at home. Josh Bannan added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Cameron Parker had eight...

Late basket by Hardy leads Southern Miss past UC San Diego

Nov. 26, 2021 00:13 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Tae Hardy made a pair of foul shots with 1:43 left to give Southern Miss the lead en route to a 56-55 win over UC San Diego on Thursday at the Zootown Classic. The Golden Eagles held on to win by that same score. Jaron Pierre...

Beasley carries Montana past UC San Diego 71-61

Nov. 25, 2021 00:13 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Robby Beasley had 19 points and three steals as Montana defeated UC San Diego 71-61 on Wednesday night. Josh Bannan had 16 points and nine rebounds for Montana (3-2) and also had three of Montana's eight steals. Cameron Parker added six assists. ...

Bolden carries Southern Miss over UNC-Wilmington 80-66

Nov. 24, 2021 21:36 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Rashad Bolden had 29 points as Southern Miss beat UNC-Wilmington 80-66 on Wednesday in the Zootown Classic. Bolden shot 11 for 12 from the field, including 5 of 6 from behind the arc. Tyler Stevenson had 15 points for Southern...

Woman sentenced to state custody in man's stabbing death

Nov. 24, 2021 14:20 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula woman has been sentenced to 20 years in state custody after pleading guilty but mentally ill for breaking into a neighbor's apartment and stabbing him to death as he slept. Nancy Leann Wright, 49, was sentenced Tuesday for mitigated...

Missoula woman charged for allegedly killing her children

Nov. 22, 2021 19:22 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman accused of stabbing her two small children was kept behind bars Monday on a $10 million bail by a judge who called her a great risk to the community and also ordered a mental health evaluation. Leannah J. Gardipe, 34, is charged...

Bannan scores 24 to lead Montana past Omaha 68-47

Nov. 21, 2021 00:52 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Josh Bannan had a career-high 24 points plus 12 rebounds as Montana easily beat Omaha 68-47 on Saturday night. Brandon Whitney had 13 points for Montana (2-2). Cameron Parker added six rebounds. Felix Lemetti had 10 points for...