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Bill Childrey, 75, poses at his home near the Big Hole River by Glen, Montana on July 28, 2020. Childrey was fishing along the river last weekend when he was bitten by a rattlesnake. (Meagan Thompson/The Montana Standard via AP)

Montana man's fish story includes snake bite, hospital stay

Aug. 2, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

GLEN, Mont. (AP) — When Bill Childrey woke up last Saturday morning, he saw that skies were overcast over his place on the Big Hole near Notch Bottom — perfect for summer dry-fly fishing. He was right — the fishing was great. He just didn’t know yet about the rest of his day: The...

Autopsy: Meth overdose cause of Butte woman's death

Jul. 28, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — An autopsy found a meth overdose was the cause of death for a Butte woman who died in April after being shocked with a stun gun, Butte-Silver Bow County officials said. Coroner Lori Durkin released the cause of death for Jamie LeAnn Page, 44, on Monday, The Montana Standard reported...

State requires masks in counties with 4+ active COVID cases

Jul. 15, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issued a directive Wednesday requiring face coverings at indoor public spaces and at larger outdoor gatherings in counties where four or more people are known to be infected with COVID-19. In the past month, the number of residents known to be actively...

Small plane makes emergency landing in Butte

Jun. 15, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A twin-engine Cessna made an emergency landing in Butte Monday after the pilot reported a problem with the landing gear, Butte-Silver Bow County officials said. Sheriff Ed Lester estimated the plane was traveling about 90 to 100 mph when it made a rough landing at about noon, The...