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Martin Jr scores 20 as Montana tops Southern Miss 74-62

Nov. 26, 2021 23:58 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Lonnell Martin Jr. had 20 points as Montana beat Southern Miss 74-62 on Friday night. Robby Beasley III had 17 points for Montana (4-2), which won its fourth straight at home. Josh Bannan added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Cameron Parker had eight...

Value of livestock killed by predators to exceed funding

Nov. 26, 2021 17:28 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The value of livestock killed by predators such as grizzly bears and wolves is expected to exceed the budget for compensating ranchers for such losses this year, the Montana Livestock Loss Board said. George Edwards, the board's executive...

Montana Millionaire raffle draws for $25k early bird prize

Nov. 26, 2021 16:49 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Lottery drew the number for the Montana Millionaire raffle's early $25,000 prize on Friday. The winning number is 200154. Lottery officials did not immediately say where the ticket was sold. Another number will be...

Late basket by Hardy leads Southern Miss past UC San Diego

Nov. 26, 2021 00:13 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Tae Hardy made a pair of foul shots with 1:43 left to give Southern Miss the lead en route to a 56-55 win over UC San Diego on Thursday at the Zootown Classic. The Golden Eagles held on to win by that same score. Jaron Pierre...

Beasley carries Montana past UC San Diego 71-61

Nov. 25, 2021 00:13 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Robby Beasley had 19 points and three steals as Montana defeated UC San Diego 71-61 on Wednesday night. Josh Bannan had 16 points and nine rebounds for Montana (3-2) and also had three of Montana's eight steals. Cameron Parker added six assists. ...

Bolden carries Southern Miss over UNC-Wilmington 80-66

Nov. 24, 2021 21:36 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Rashad Bolden had 29 points as Southern Miss beat UNC-Wilmington 80-66 on Wednesday in the Zootown Classic. Bolden shot 11 for 12 from the field, including 5 of 6 from behind the arc. Tyler Stevenson had 15 points for Southern...

Montana jury orders state to pay $16M to child abuse victim

Nov. 24, 2021 16:29 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury has awarded $16.6 million in damages to a victim of child abuse after a judge ruled the state failed to properly investigate abuse allegations before the 6-month-old girl suffered a traumatic brain injury that led to blindness, developmental delays...

Woman sentenced to state custody in man's stabbing death

Nov. 24, 2021 14:20 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula woman has been sentenced to 20 years in state custody after pleading guilty but mentally ill for breaking into a neighbor's apartment and stabbing him to death as he slept. Nancy Leann Wright, 49, was sentenced Tuesday for mitigated...

Over $4 million to be invested in reducing crime in Billings

Nov. 24, 2021 11:41 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The state of Montana, Yellowstone County and Billings are investing more than $4 million over the next three years to fight and prosecute crimes in the Billings area, the governor's office announced. The state is using $2.3 million in pandemic...

Montana man pleads guilty to pandemic relief loan fraud

Nov. 23, 2021 19:30 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The owner of an eastern Montana restaurant pleaded guilty Tuesday to spending $75,000 from a federal COVID-19 relief loan to buy vintage automobiles rather than using it as working capital for his business, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Tuesday. ...