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Man sentenced for slashing throat of senior living resident, Fire near Glacier National Park up to 80 acres
Man sentenced for slashing throat of senior living resident BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A 73-year-old Butte man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a fellow resident at a senior living facility by slashing the man’s throat with a butcher knife. The Montana Standard reports John Edward Grubbs Sr. was […]
ID of Butte man who dies after falling from balcony released, Butte man killed in house fire identified
ID of Butte man who dies after falling from balcony released (Information in the following story is from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com) BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 27-year-old man who was found dead in an alley after falling 40 feet from a third-floor apartment balcony in Butte. Butte-Silver […]
Montana moves to reveal corporate campaign spending HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has given up on barring corporations from the political arena and is instead attempting to expose every penny spent by them. State leaders began crafting the expansive new election law in 2012, after the U.S. Supreme Court cited its earlier Citizens United […]
Nashville guitar hero strikes up unlikely friendship with Dave Mustaine, the heavy-metal band’s leader By Joseph Hudak June 24, 2015. RollingStone.com One of country music’s most versatile musicians is living up to his reputation: Steve Wariner recently joined heavy-metal titans Megadeth in the studio to play steel guitar on the group’s upcoming album. In a recent […]
Knievel plans to celebrate sobriety with jump over Butte bar, Audit: 125 errors in state financial reporting
Board urged to adopt buffers between homes, oil drilling BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Farmers and environmentalists are urging Montana regulators to establish buffer zones around residences to protect them from oil and gas drilling. But energy industry representatives say such a move is not needed and would put large areas of the state off-limits […]
Chancellor says no conspiracy in flying out Saudi students, Kalispell man charged with attempted homicide after crash in Butte
Chancellor says no conspiracy in flying out Saudi students HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Tech’s chancellor says he did not conspire with Saudi diplomats to fly students involved in a grade-changing scandal out of the United States. Saudi Embassy memos recently published by WikiLeaks revealed that Chancellor Donald Blackketter suggested that Saudi officials fly […]
CAIRO — A group of Saudi students caught in a cheating scandal at a Montana college were offered flights home by their kingdom’s diplomats to avoid the possibility of deportation or arrest, according to a cache of Saudi Embassy memos recently published by WikiLeaks and a senior official at the school involved. The students were […]
Miles City fire ruled accident (Information in the following story is from: KULR-TV, http://www.kulr8.com) MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) — Investigators have determined that the fire at the Livestock Commission Building in Miles City was an accident. However, KULR reports that because of the extensive damage to the building, the exact cause of the fire […]
Leader in California-to-Montana meth ring sentenced, Man sentenced for Kalispell abortion clinic break-in
Leader in California-to-Montana meth ring sentenced GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A judge has sentenced the 20th and final defendant in a drug ring that prosecutors say flooded central Montana with high-grade methamphetamine from California. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris sentenced 29-year-old Joshua Alberto Rodriguez of Los Angeles Thursday to 22 1/2 years in […]
Daines seeks hearing on pipeline safety agency, Judge demands explanation for lengthy delay on energy lease
Judge demands explanation for lengthy delay on energy lease BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge is pressing U.S. officials to explain why it’s taken three decades to decide on a proposal to drill for natural gas outside Glacier National Park in an area considered sacred by some Indian tribes in Montana and Canada. […]
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