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Family of man who died by suicide in jail awarded $156K

Jan. 15, 2021 3:40 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The family of a Montana man who died by suicide in jail on his third try in 2015 has received a $156,000 settlement from Yellowstone County. Michael Ostby had submitted six requests for mental health care during the nearly two-month period that he was jailed and saw a counselor once...

Federal judge orders IHS to release report on abusive doctor

Jan. 15, 2021 11:45 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Indian Health Services to release a report investigating how one of its doctors was able to sexually abuse boys on Indian reservations in South Dakota and Montana. Stanley Patrick Weber, the former pediatrician, was sentenced last year to five consecutive...

Hood scores 19 to lift Montana St. past Portland St. 71-64

Jan. 14, 2021 11:20 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Mike Hood had 19 points off the bench to lead Montana State to a 71-64 win over Portland State on Thursday night. Jubrile Belo had 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for Montana State (6-3, 3-0 Big Sky Conference), which won its fourth straight game. Borja Fernandez added 13...

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...

A man and woman wearing masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus share a smartphone on the street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. A global team of researchers for the World Health Organization arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: China says COVID-19 hospitalizations above 1,000

Jan. 14, 2021 9:40 PM EST

BEIJING — China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s north. The National Health Commission said Friday that 1,001 patients are under care for the disease, 26 of them in serious condition. It says 144 total new cases were...

Montana lawmakers haggle over mask rules in staff offices

Jan. 14, 2021 8:44 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican leaders in Montana’s Legislature rejected an effort Thursday to make stronger an agreement that lawmakers will wear masks while meeting with legislative staffers in their offices to discuss bill drafts, amendments or other issues, saying it wasn't needed. The...

Montana bill would limit rulemaking by local health boards

Jan. 14, 2021 8:40 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House is considering a bill that would make decisions by local health boards in response to crises subject to approval by elected officials. Under existing Montana law, the boards, which are appointed by elected officials, have the authority to issue rules to address...

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...

Montana House passes bill to permit campus concealed carry

Jan. 14, 2021 7:02 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A bill that would expand the list of places in Montana where people can carry concealed firearms with and without permits passed Thursday in the Republican-controlled House, less than two weeks after the Legislature started its session. Under existing law, concealed firearms are only...

Montana sending 150 National Guard soldiers to inauguration

Jan. 14, 2021 6:49 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is sending 150 Army National Guard soldiers to the nation's capital to help provide security for the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden next week, Gov. Greg Gianforte said Thursday. "I’m grateful to our selfless soldiers who are answering the call of duty again...