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Homicide being investigated at Montana State Prison

Jan. 30, 2023 19:03 PM EST

DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana State Prison inmate has died in a suspected homicide, which is being investigated by the Department of Corrections and the Powell County Sheriff's Office. Todd C. Fisher, 49, of Glendive, died on Sunday at the prison in Deer Lodge, officials said....

State won't seek death penalty for woman in grandson's death

Jan. 30, 2023 17:00 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The newly elected prosecutor in Gallatin County has decided against pursuing the death penalty in the case of a woman charged with torturing and killing her 12-year-old grandson three years ago. County Attorney Audrey Cromwell, who was elected in November, on...

Thomas scores 25, Montana knocks off Portland State 73-67

Jan. 29, 2023 00:56 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dischon Thomas' 25 points helped Montana defeat Portland State 73-67 on Saturday. Thomas also contributed six assists and three blocks for the Grizzlies (10-12, 4-6 Big Sky Conference). Josh Bannan and Josh Vazquez added 17 points apiece. ...

Battle scores 32, Montana St. beats Sacramento St. 72-65

Jan. 29, 2023 00:48 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Raequan Battle's 32 points led Montana State over Sacramento State 72-65 on Saturday. Battle was 9-of-18 shooting, including 2 for 3 from distance, and went 12 for 12 from the line for the Bobcats (15-8, 8-2 Big Sky Conference). Great Osobor scored 13...

Nuclear strike chief seeks cancer review of missile crews

Jan. 28, 2023 13:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Air Force general in charge of the nation's air- and ground-launched nuclear missiles has requested an official investigation into the number of airmen who are reporting blood cancer diagnoses after serving at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. The...

Montana man gets 10 years for faking COVID, missing court

Jan. 27, 2023 18:44 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who is serving a 23-year prison sentence for defrauding two elderly Butte residents had another 10 years added to his term this week for lying when he said he missed a court hearing because he had COVID-19. The Butte man was sentenced in March 2022...

Bill to ban care for transgender minors gets heated hearing

Jan. 27, 2023 16:14 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A proposed bill to deny gender-affirming care to young transgender people in Montana drew emotional testimony Friday. Supporters argued it is needed to protect children, and opponents called it government overreach that would harm transgender children by denying them...

Battle's 19 lead Montana State past Portland State 75-66

Jan. 27, 2023 00:44 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Raequan Battle scored 19 points as Montana State beat Portland State 75-66 on Thursday. Battle shot 6 for 15 (4 for 6 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free throw line for the Bobcats (14-8, 7-2 Big Sky Conference). Caleb Fuller scored 18 points while...

Mawein's 16 help Sacramento State take down Montana 67-48

Jan. 27, 2023 00:39 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Akolda Mawein scored 16 points as Sacramento State beat Montana 67-48 on Thursday. Mawein added seven rebounds for the Hornets (12-9, 5-3 Big Sky Conference). Cameron Wilbon scored 16 points, going 7 of 9 from the field. Callum McRae shot 5 of 13 from the...

Montana governor wants tax rebates, cuts with budget surplus

Jan. 25, 2023 23:51 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte reiterated his administration's priorities to improve Montana's economy in his State of the State address delivered Wednesday to the Legislature, whose job over the next few months will include determining how to allocate an unprecedented...