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Montana woman sentenced to 1 year and 1 day for manslaughter

Oct. 9, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison. The Great Falls Tribune reports Shayanna Marie England must also submit to three years of supervision following her release and pay $3,500 in restitution. England...

Montana school cancels game after indigenous-themed video

Oct. 8, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana school known for its Blackfeet Tribe culture has postponed a volleyball game after a video depicting indigenous people was posted during the rival's homecoming festivities. The Great Falls Tribune reported Monday that the video shown at Valier High School last week was...

Water being released from former mine into Montana creek

Oct. 1, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — The long-awaited discharge of treated wastewater from a former open pit copper mine into Silver Bow Creek in Butte has started with little fanfare. The discharge from Berkeley Pit is being done by Montana Resources and Atlantic Richfield Co. The work by the companies began Monday, four...

Blackfeet reservation rides out record-setting fall blizzard

Oct. 1, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

EAST GLACIER PARK, Mont. (AP) — Jim Knott's third winter in Montana came early. In fall 2017, the dentist sold his practice in Texas and moved to a property on Heart Butte Cutoff, a rugged road off U.S. Highway 2 on the east side of Glacier National Park. This weekend, he and his neighbors were socked in...

Butte police find woman in car slumped over dead infant

Sep. 25, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Police in Butte found a woman slumped over in her car, covering the body of her 5-month-old daughter, who was dead. The Montana Standard reports the 30-year-old woman was taken to the hospital, her 2-year-old son was placed with child protective services and the infant's body was taken...

3 hunters injured in 2 Montana grizzly attacks

Sep. 17, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three hunters were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks in the same area of southwestern Montana less than 12 hours apart, wildlife officials said. Investigators were trying Tuesday to determine if the same bear was involved in the surprise encounters in the Gravelly...

Idle mines portend dark days for top US coal region

Sep. 15, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — At two of the world's biggest coal mines, the finances got so bad that their owner couldn't even get toilet paper on credit. Warehouse technician Melissa Worden divvied up what remained of the last case, giving four rolls to each mine and two to the mine supply facility where she...

Montana pastor pleads guilty to stealing $288K from church

Aug. 30, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana pastor has been convicted of embezzling more than $288,000 from the United Pentecostal Church. The Missoulian reports Kenneth Hogue of Butte pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal wire fraud charge. Hogue was the former treasurer of the church's Rocky Mountain District. He...

Montana demolition derby crash kills 1, injures at least 7

Aug. 19, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A woman was killed and at least seven others were injured when a car competing at a demolition derby in Montana drove over a chain-link fence into spectators, authorities said. Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles, who witnessed Sunday's crash and aided the injured, said a woman in her...