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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana couple has settled their lawsuit against Bank of America that alleged the company acted negligently and fraudulently when they tried to refinance their mortgage. Attorney David K.W. Wilson of Helena told Lee Newspapers of Montana that the terms of the settlement reached earlier this month are to remain confidential. […]
Outside groups poured at least $1.36 million into a Montana Supreme Court race that was supposed to be non-partisan. Lee Newspapers of Montana reports a group backed by the Montana Trial Lawyers Associated spent the most — almost $640,000 on incumbent Mike Wheat. Wheat was re-elected to the court over challenger Lawrence VanDyke in the […]
Today is Friday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2014. There are 33 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 28, 1964, the United States launched the space probe Mariner 4 on a course toward Mars, which it flew past in July 1965, sending back pictures of the red planet. […]
Alert faulted in Montana State rape investigation | Helena looks to Forest Service land swap for water
Helena looks to Forest Service land swap for water HELENA, Mont. (AP) — City officials in Helena are asking the U.S. Forest Service to consider trading land in mountain drainages which supply drinking water to the city. The city proposes trading 217 acres of city land in three drainages for close to 400 acres located […]
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center has issued a backcountry avalanche warning for its whole advisory area. The center said early Wednesday that the danger for a slide is high in the Bridger, Gallatin and Madison Ranges, the Lionhead area outside West Yellowstone and the mountains around Cooke City. It cites heavy snowfall that’s created […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC’s “Tonight” show because he said it “seemed distasteful” given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer. NBC on Wednesday confirmed the postponement, saying Brooks was being […]
NASHVILLE (AP) — Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town had never heard the phrase “girl crush” before some Nashville songwriters presented him with a song by that name. Westbrook says it’s not often that he’s never heard of something before, which is why he was impressed. Bandmate Karen Fairchild went into the studio and Westbrook […]
Montana authorities take on coal industry sales BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities have told the state Supreme Court that coal sales between companies and their own affiliates are subject to manipulation and need to be treated differently than other sales. Coal sales to affiliates have come under scrutiny as state and federal regulators investigate […]
Montana authorities have told the state Supreme Court that coal sales between companies and their own affiliates are subject to manipulation and need to be treated differently than other sales. Coal sales to affiliates have come under scrutiny as state and federal regulators investigate whether companies are underpaying taxes. The state presented its concerns over […]
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in northern Montana are searching a lake for three people who were reported missing when they failed to return from a weekend fishing trip. The Glacier County sheriff’s office, Blackfeet Tribal law enforcement and other agencies are searching for two Canadian men and a Japanese woman after family […]
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