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1 dead in plane crash into Montana's Flathead River

Oct. 03, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

THOMPSON FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A person was killed after piloting a plane in western Montana into some power lines and then crashing into the Flathead River. The crash was reported at about 8:45 a.m. Sunday near Plains, The Sanders County Sheriff’s Office said. A...

Montana judge knocks down Republicans' tighter voting laws

Oct. 03, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge struck down as unconstitutional three laws that restricted voting in the state, saying there was no evidence of the widespread voter fraud that the 2021 Republican-sponsored laws ostensibly were targeting. The laws ended same-day voter...

Chambers 5 total TDs help Montana St. beat UC Davis 41-24

Oct. 02, 2022 03:23 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Sean Chambers completed 13 of 21 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 203 yards and three TDs on 18 carries to help Montana State beat UC Davis 41-24 Saturday night. Chambers, a transfer from Wyoming who made his first career start in place of...

Opponents pile on Republican Rosendale in US House debate

Oct. 01, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale was slammed over his opposition to aid for Ukraine and votes against federal projects that could benefit Montana, during a live Saturday night debate in eastern Montana's U.S. House race that showed deep policy divisions between the...

Montana train derailment spills 31,000 gallons of gasoline

Oct. 01, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

BRIDGER, Mont. (AP) — An evacuation warning is in place for residents near the small town of Bridger in south-central Montana after a train derailed and two fuel cars ruptured and leaked an estimated 31,000 gallons (117,000 liters) of gasoline, authorities said Saturday. BNSF...

Montana holds off Idaho State 28-20

Oct. 01, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Lucas Johnson threw for a touchdown and ran for another and Montana added a touchdown off a trick play to turn back Idaho State 28-20 on Saturday, the Grizzlies 14-straight win in the series. Leading 21-6 in the third quarter, Lucas threw a backwards pass to...

Montana site fouled by copper smelter to get final cleanup

Sep. 30, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A subsidiary of London-based oil giant BP agreed to finish its cleanup of a 300-square mile (776-square kilometer) site in Montana that's contaminated with arsenic and other pollutants from decades of copper smelting, and to repay the U.S. government $48 million in response...

Zinke put on defensive over past lies in US House debate

Sep. 29, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke faced sharp attacks for past dishonesty from his Democratic opponent in a Montana U.S. House race debate on Thursday night, as the Republican sought to downplay recent reports from federal investigators who said he lied to them in two...

US proposal would permit eagle deaths as renewables expand

Sep. 29, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed a new permitting program for wind energy turbines, power lines and other projects that kill eagles, amid growing concern among scientists that the rapid expansion of renewable energy in the U.S. West could harm golden eagle...

Police in Montana fatally shoot fugitive fleeing arrest

Sep. 28, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A fugitive fleeing law enforcement was shot and killed Wednesday morning by officers after a foot pursuit in Montana. Great Falls Police Department Chief Jeff Newton said at a news conference that police officers were working as part of a violent offenders...