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Garrett runs for 3 TDs, Weber St. beats Montana St. 34-24

Oct. 20, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Treshawn Garrett had 21 carries for 80 yards, including three 1-yard touchdowns, to help Weber State beat Montana State 34-24 on Saturday night. Josh Davis added 96 yards rushing on 11 carries and Kaden Jenks scored on an 8-yard run that trimmed Weber State's deficit to 10-7 midway...

Man gets prison for theft of ATM from Helena bar-restaurant

Oct. 20, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has been convicted of burglary after he was accused of stealing an ATM from a Helena bar and restaurant, putting it in the back of a pickup and leading deputies on a high-speed chase. The Independent Record reports Cory Robert Franklin of Helena was sentenced to 20 years...

Montana woman pleads guilty to stealing from ailing mother

Oct. 20, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

BUTTE, Montana (AP) — A Butte woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $27,000 from her 72-year-old mother, who has cancer. The Montana Standard reports 40-year-old Marissa Monet Curnow entered the plea Thursday in a deal with prosecutors that calls for her to repay the money but avoid prison. The...

Great Falls woman boarding dogs of deployed Air Force medic

Oct. 20, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — As Air Force medic Ashley Long deployed to an undisclosed location in Southeast Asia, she found in Great Falls a woman she calls her hero. That woman is Teresa Appelwick, a Wendt Agency staffer and mom who signed up to foster Long's two large dogs, Wayway and Ciri. As the dogs'...

Miniature Herefords steal the show in Billings

Oct. 20, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — She was a heifer barely waist high from the pastures of Silverton, Oregon, but Mae had the sparkle of a beauty pageant queen as a crew of extras powdered her flanks and shaved the peach fuzz from her hocks. Rhinestoned cowgirls ran around getting ready to show. The groomer's boom box...

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

Oct. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to...

Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races

Oct. 19, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia jumped into two competitive Senate races Friday, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company called its first foray into elective politics. The company described Tester and Rosen as champions of public lands and...

The Latest: Missoula police seek suspect in fatal shooting

Oct. 19, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a double homicide at a Missoula motel (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Police in Missoula are searching for a 27-year-old man they consider a "person of interest" in the shooting deaths of two people at motel on West Broadway Street. Officers responded to a disturbance at...

Police in Missoula investigating shooting deaths at motel

Oct. 19, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Police in Missoula are interviewing "persons of interest" after two people were shot to death at a motel on West Broadway Street. Officers responded to a reported disturbance at the Mountain Valley Inn 1 a.m. Friday and found a man and a woman dead. Police spokesman Travis Welsh...

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Oct. 19, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. At a campaign rally in Missoula on Thursday, Trump lauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, who...