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These Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 booking photos released by the Missoula County, Mont., Detention Facility show Henry Phillip Muntzer, 52, a Montana businessman who was arrested Monday and faces federal felony charges for his alleged participation in the breach of the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying the Electoral College vote. Charging documents unsealed Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, indicated the FBI found videos taken at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that included images of Muntzer inside the building, and a video taken outside that includes an interview with Muntzer, in which he said he was in the Capitol for about an hour.  (Missoula County Detention Facility via AP)

Montana appliance store owner charged in US Capitol breach

Jan. 21, 2021 3:45 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana appliance store owner and supporter of former President Donald Trump was charged Thursday in connection with the breach of the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying the Electoral College vote. Videos taken inside the Capitol and social media posts led to the arrest of...

Missoula man pleads not guilty to shooting, killing father

Jan. 20, 2021 3:57 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula man has pleaded not guilty to allegations he shot and killed his father earlier this month. Colton Ryan Merritt, 22, was arraigned on a deliberate homicide charge Tuesday before District Judge Robert Deschamps, the Missoulian reported. Merritt is charged with killing...

Ingrid Radke, a critical care nurse in the ICU, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 at St. Peter's Health in Helena, Mont. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)

COVID-19 vaccine available to those 70 and over in Montana

Jan. 19, 2021 4:31 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is moving into the second phase of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Gov. Greg Gianforte said Tuesday, but the supply is still limited and not all counties are immediately offering shots to all those who are newly eligible. Those who can receive the vaccine in the second phase are...

FILE- In this June 25, 2003, file photo, bison wander along a hillside at the National Bison Range near Moiese, Mont. Federal officials have transferred the range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. (AP Photo/Jack Sullivan, File)

Montana's National Bison Range transferred to tribes

Jan. 18, 2021 11:47 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Red Sleep Mountain began its official return to the Flathead Indian Reservation on Friday as Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed papers transferring the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. “The CSKT have strong and deep historical,...

Mains scores 17 to carry N. Arizona past Montana 62-58

Jan. 16, 2021 4:37 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Nik Mains came off the bench to score 17 points, five in a game-ending 12-0 run, to carry Northern Arizona to a 62-58 win over Montana on Saturday. Cameron Shelton had 15 points and eight rebounds for Northern Arizona (4-9, 3-4 Big Sky Conference). Carson Towt added 13 points....

Steadman lifts Montana over N. Arizona 67-56

Jan. 14, 2021 10:16 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Michael Steadman tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds to carry Montana to a 67-56 win over Northern Arizona on Thursday. Josh Vazquez had 15 points and six rebounds for Montana (6-6, 2-3 Big Sky Conference). Kyle Owens added 13 points. Cameron Shelton had 19 points and 10 rebounds for...

Montana deputy shoots man during domestic disturbance call

Jan. 14, 2021 8:22 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana sheriff's deputy shot a man after responding to a domestic disturbance call Thursday, authorities said. The man who was shot was flown to a medical center, the Missoulian newspaper in Missoula reported. His condition was not immediately known. The Lincoln County sheriff's...

Plan to curb track deaths lets BNSF kill up to 18 bears

Jan. 12, 2021 6:55 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — BNSF Railway has proposed a plan to curb the train-related deaths of grizzly bears that allows trains to kill up to 18 grizzly bears over seven years on the tracks it operates in Montana. In return, the railway will execute a habitat conservation plan to reduce such deaths, BNSF...

Five in double figures for Montana in win over Whitworth

Jan. 9, 2021 8:19 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Josh Vazquez had 14 points to lead five Montana players in double figures as the Grizzlies beat Division III Whitworth 84-67 on Saturday. Robby Beasley III and Brandon Whitney added 12 points apiece for the Grizzlies. Josh Bannan chipped in 11 points, and Kyle Owens had 10. Liam...

Missoula hillside peace sign vandalized with swastika

Jan. 9, 2021 2:11 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A large rock peace sign on a hill overlooking downtown Missoula was temporarily defaced with a swastika, officials with the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center said. City workers alerted the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center about the swastika on Friday, Missoula television station KECI-TV...