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Judge sentences Bozeman caregiver for defrauding woman

Nov. 9, 2019 12:26 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Montana woman to 20 years in prison for stealing $300,000 from a quadriplegic person in her care. Gallatin County District Judge John Brown suspended 15 years of the prison sentence but ordered 36-year-old Bridget Coulter, of Bozeman, to pay over $340,000 in...

5 Montana hospitals settle employee insurance lawsuit

Nov. 2, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Five Montana hospitals are settling a lawsuit that claimed they made a deal with an insurer to inflate employee health coverage prices in return for $26 million. The hospitals, which deny wrongdoing, agreed to pay $6.9 million to employees to resolve the case, The Bozeman Daily...

Hundreds gather for deputy's memorial service in Montana

Oct. 25, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Friday at a Montana church for the funeral of a Gallatin County sheriff's deputy who was killed after being pinned under his sliding car while trying to reach a stranded motorist on an icy mountain road. Officers and first responders participated in a...

1 person stabbed in Bozeman, suspect at large

Oct. 24, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — One person was stabbed multiple times during a confrontation in the parking lot of a shopping mall in Bozeman. Police are searching for the suspect. Bozeman police Sgt. Bill Klundt tells ABC Fox Montana the victim was hospitalized in stable condition early Thursday. The stabbing...

Hundreds expected in funeral procession for Montana deputy

Oct. 24, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities have planned a funeral procession in honor of a fallen sheriff's deputy killed in a vehicle accident while responding to a call for help. Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Wednesday that Bozeman drivers should expect traffic delays Friday as the procession travels...

Funeral planned for Montana deputy killed in icy accident

Oct. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities have announced funeral plans for a sheriff's deputy who was killed in a vehicle accident while responding to a call for help. Gallatin County sheriff's deputies and authorities from 15 other agencies escorted the body of 31-year-old deputy Jake Allmendinger to the...

Montana deputy killed by sliding patrol vehicle on icy road

Oct. 20, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a Montana deputy has been killed in a vehicle accident on an icy mountain road while responding to a report of a stranded vehicle. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 31-year-old Deputy Jake Allmendinger died Saturday in Bozeman. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office in...

Manhattan man charged in pedestrian hit-and-run death

Oct. 7, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Gallatin County man is charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence in the hit-and-run death of a 76-year-old man who was out for an evening walk southeast of Manhattan. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 35-year-old Michael Leo Moreno of Manhattan also was charged...

Harlem replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct. 7, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Harlem's city council has voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. The Billings Gazette reports Harlem passed a resolution on Sept. 9 to join Missoula, Bozeman and Helena as Montana cities that have changed the name of the federal holiday that will be marked next...

US attorney lowers elder exploitation prosecution threshold

Oct. 3, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have announced plans to prosecute crimes in Montana involving $20,000 or more taken from older people. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that the U.S. attorney’s office for the district of Montana lowered the threshold from $100,000. State U.S. Attorney...