Latest Montana News

Man pleads guilty to decapitating Montana casino patron

Jun. 17, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — One of two men charged with decapitating a casino patron has pleaded guilty. The Billings Gazette reports that 34-year-old Jeffery Glen Haverty pleaded guilty Monday. Haverty and 32-year-old Donald Ray Cherry were both charged with deliberate homicide in the October 2017 death of...

Wyoming airport rated top 'tiny airport' in US by Fodor's

Jun. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Fodor's Travel has rated Jackson Hole Airport in northwest Wyoming as the best "tiny airport" in the United States. The airport in Grand Teton National Park beat out second-place Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in neighboring Montana. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports...

Debate lineups: Biden, Sanders on 2nd night, Warren on 1st

Jun. 14, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC set the lineup for its two-night debate of 2020 presidential contenders later this month, with a top-heavy second session that will pit former Vice President Joe Biden onstage against 2016 Democratic runner-up, Bernie Sanders, the youthful Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Sen. Kamala...

Dems announce debate candidates: de Blasio in, Bullock out

Jun. 13, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that 20 candidates have qualified for the party's first presidential debates later this month. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts were the only major candidates out of the two dozen Democratic hopefuls who failed to meet the...

US lawmakers push Canadian province on mining pollution

Jun. 13, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers from four U.S. states bordering British Columbia say the Canadian province needs to do a better job preventing mining pollution from fouling downstream rivers in the U.S. Senators from Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Washington state in a joint letter...

Jury awards duck boat crash survivor $4 million in damages

Jun. 12, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A jury has awarded $4 million in damages to a Montana woman for physical and emotional injuries she suffered after being ejected from a duck boat tour vehicle in a crash that killed five college students and injured dozens nearly four years ago. The verdict is believed to be the resolution...

US Supreme Court will hear Montana arsenic cleanup case

Jun. 10, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether residents of two Montana communities can continue their decade-long effort to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to pay for a more thorough cleanup of arsenic left on properties after a century of copper smelting. The Montana Supreme Court ruled in...

Court lifts injunction blocking Keystone XL oil pipeline

Jun. 7, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court has lifted a judge's injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S., but the developer has said it's too late to begin work this year and environmental groups vowed to keep fighting it. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S....

Court fight could affect future of bison in Montana

Jun. 5, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Democratic governor of Montana who is running for president and the Republican secretary of state who wants his job were locked in a constitutional dispute over a uniquely Western issue that lies at the intersection of politics, wildlife, agriculture and property rights. The...

The Latest: Judge rules for Bullock in veto dispute

Jun. 5, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a dispute over a vetoed Montana bill (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Helena judge says Montana's secretary of state does not have the authority to unilaterally override Gov. Steve Bullock's veto of a bison bill. District Judge Mike McMahon on Wednesday issued a preliminary...