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Montana National Guard to help with prison COVID-19 outbreak

Oct. 26, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Army National Guard has been activated to help officers at a state prison contain a coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday. The 67 volunteer soldiers will be assisting officers at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge over the next two weeks with duties such...

Suspect identified in 1974 killing of Missoula girl

Oct. 26, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — DNA technology has led law enforcement officers to a suspect in the February 1974 killing of a 5-year-old Missoula girl, Missoula Police Chief Jason White said Monday. DNA evidence from the scene of the killing of Siobhan McGuinness matches that of Richard William Davis, who lived in...

FBI, tribe investigating weekend killing on Crow Reservation

Oct. 26, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The FBI and the Crow Police Department are searching for a suspect in a weekend killing on the Crow Indian Reservation in southern Montana, officials said. The Crow Tribe Executive Branch described the Saturday afternoon killing as an “ambush-style homicide.” The victim...

2 Montana tow truck drivers killed at accident scene

Oct. 26, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Mont. (AP) — Two tow truck drivers were killed when they were hit by a pickup truck while working an accident scene on icy Interstate 90 in southern Montana, the Montana Highway Patrol said. The drivers were recovering a vehicle Sunday morning between Columbus and Park City when a pickup truck...

COVID-19 infections causing health care worker shortages

Oct. 26, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

COVID-19 cases are surging in rural places across the Mountain States and Midwest, and when it hits health care workers, ready reinforcements aren’t easy to find. In Montana, pandemic-induced staffing shortages have shuttered a clinic in the state’s capital, led a northwestern regional hospital to...

Body of Montana man to be recovered from state park

Oct. 26, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The body of a 20-year-old man who went missing over the weekend while camping in a state park in central Montana has been found, Cascade County officials said. The body of Brendan Rollins of Great Falls was located in the bottom of a ravine inside Sluice Boxes State Park on Sunday...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, Jonathan Hunt, vice president of Monarch America, Inc., shows a marijuana plant while giving a tour of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe's marijuana growing facility, in Flandreau, S.D. Voters in four states could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, setting the stage for a watershed year for the industry that could snowball into neighboring states as well as reshape policy on Capitol Hill. The Nov. 3, 2020, contests will take place in markedly different regions of the country, New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana and approval of the proposals would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation's deep political divide. (Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP, File)

Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway Congress

Oct. 25, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation’s deep political divide. The Nov. 3 contests in New Jersey, Arizona,...

This photo provided by the National Park Service shows, Yellowstone National Park wildlife biologist Lauren Walker participating in the release of eight young trumpeter swans (cygnets) at Alum Creek in the park's Hayden Valley near Mammoth, Wyo. Saturday, Sept.19, 2020. The National Park Service and several organizations have been working to rebuild the population of trumpeter swans in the park, which peaked at 72 in 1961 and fell to just four in 2009 and 2010. (The National Park Service via AP)

Trumpeter swan cygnets released in Yellowstone National Park

Oct. 25, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park may be well-known for its role in rebuilding populations of large mammals like grizzly bears, wolves and bison, yet trumpeter swans have a similar story of dogged recovery that is not as well known. “They were reduced to only a few individuals and...

Miles McCarvel sits on his 1972 Aermacchi Harley-Davidson 350 Sprint in Missoula, Mont. on Oct. 19, 2020. The motorcycle was stolen from his garage four years ago and returned to him last week. McCarvel said he doesn't know who took the motorcycle, where it was the last four years, or who returned it and why, but the bike was in exactly the same condition as when it was stolen. (Tom Bauer/Missoulian via AP)

Man's motorcycle, stolen 4 years ago, anonymously returned

Oct. 24, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Miles McCarvel didn’t think he was ever going to get his 1972 Harley-Davidson motorcycle back after it was stolen four years ago. On. Oct 13, though, he came home to find the bike leaning up against his garage. The bike looked exactly the same as the last time McCarvel saw it:...

A woman, right, has a meal, inside a restaurant's outdoor tent Thursday Oct. 22, 2020, in Kew Gardens in the Queens borough of New York.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easing restrictions slightly in some coronavirus hot spots in New York City, but adding them in areas along the Pennsylvania border as the state recorded more than 2,000 new infections in a single day for the first time since mid-May. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The Latest: Mexico's Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

Oct. 23, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up. The Chihuahua state government declared the return to the “red” level of alert Friday, which closes...