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Former tribal official sentenced to prison for bribery

Nov. 21, 2022 15:16 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former Three Affiliated Tribes official was sentenced Monday to six years and three months in federal prison after pleading guilty to a scheme that involved soliciting and accepting bribes and kickbacks from a contractor providing construction services on the Fort Berthold...

Judge revives limits on wolf killing near Yellowstone park

Nov. 16, 2022 12:40 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has temporarily restricted wolf hunting and trapping near Yellowstone and Glacier national parks and imposed tighter statewide limits on killing the predators, over concerns that looser hunting rules adopted last year in the Republican-controlled state could...

Montana Republicans dominate as Zinke, Rosendale prevail

Nov. 10, 2022 15:24 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans tightened their control in Montana, picking up a newly created U.S. House seat in the midterm election as former Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke narrowly captured the state’s western district and incumbent Matt Rosendale rolled over his opponents in the...

Rosendale wins reelection in Montana US House race

Nov. 09, 2022 15:01 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republican Matt Rosendale easily won a second term in the U.S. House as he fended off a pair of challengers in a newly drawn district in the east but it was still too early Wednesday to call a second House race featuring President Donald Trump’s former interior...

Rosendale wins reelection in Montana US House race

Nov. 09, 2022 03:00 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republican Matt Rosendale won a second term in the U.S. House on Tuesday as he fended off a pair of challengers in the race for a newly drawn district representing the eastern portion of the state. The race for the other newly-drawn U.S. House...

2 murder-suicides reported in Montana in just over 24 hours

Oct. 20, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two murder-suicides have been reported in Montana in just over 24 hours, authorities said. A 39-year-old Billings man apparently killed a 38-year-old woman and an 11-year-old boy before killing himself on Wednesday night, police said. The shots were reported...

Montana man charged in 1993 slaying in West Virginia

Oct. 19, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Montana man has been charged in a woman’s 1993 slaying in West Virginia, police said. Ricky Louie Woody, 59, of Billings, Montana, was charged earlier this month in the March 1993 death of Melissa Martinez in Huntington. She had a gunshot wound to the...

College wrestler saves teammate from grizzly bear mauling

Oct. 18, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A college wrestler from a small Wyoming school helped his teammate survive a grizzly mauling over the weekend by trying to wrestle the massive bear off his friend, eventually drawing a more brutal attack to himself. The men are crediting their bonds as...

US sued for pollution from retardant drops on wildfires

Oct. 11, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An environmental group filed a lawsuit Tuesday against U.S. Forest Service officials that alleges they polluted waterways during their campaigns against wildfires by inadvertently dropping large volumes of chemical flame retardant into streams. Government...

Judge says laws propping up Montana coal plant are illegal

Oct. 09, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. magistrate judge has declared unconstitutional two Montana laws that sought to prevent the closure of a coal-fired power plant by subjecting its out-of-state owners to steep fines if they wouldn't pay long-term maintenance and operating costs. U.S....