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Wildfires near Townsend, Helena prompt evacuations, Montana’s unemployment rate holds at 3.9 percent for June
Wildfires near Townsend, Helena prompt evacuations HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Broadwater County authorities have ordered homes evacuated east of Townsend and closed a portion of U.S. Highway 12 ahead of a quickly spreading wildfire. Helena National Forest spokeswoman Kathy Bushnell says the fire about 15 miles east of Townsend grew Tuesday to 400 acres. […]
Butte man hospitalized with apparent gunshot wound, Montana highway restrictions lifted; train wreck site clear
Butte man hospitalized with apparent gunshot wound (Information in the following story is from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com) BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Police say they are seeking three suspects in an incident that left a Butte man in intensive care at a local hospital with an apparent gunshot wound and facial injuries. The Montana Standard […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After years of tabloid gossip, country music’s top couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced their divorce after four years of marriage. The news was confirmed in a statement by the couple to The Associated Press, issued by their representatives Monday. “This is not the future we envisioned,” the former couple […]
Medicaid expansion could save Montana money in first 2 years, Flathead County Sheriff’s office denies lawsuit allegations
Medicaid expansion could save Montana money in first 2 years HELENA, Mont. (AP) — After a bumpy road to get there, Medicaid expansion could come to Montana as early as November. When it’s implemented, about 80,000 low-income Montanans will be newly eligible to enroll in Medicaid. The costs will be covered by the federal […]
Crude oil train derails in rural northeastern Montana, 2 women, 1 man killed in Montana head-on crash
Crude oil train derails in rural northeastern Montana CULBERTSON, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say an oil train derailed in rural northeastern Montana, prompting the evacuation of some homes and leaving at least two of the cars leaking oil. Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Frederick says there are no reports of injury or fire, but of […]
Drought makes 24 counties eligible for federal assistance, Helena man charged with deliberate homicide in girl’s death
Freight train derailment closes line in northern Montana CULBERTSON, Mont. (AP) — Nine cars near the end of a 116-car freight train derailed in northeastern Montana, delaying freight traffic and disrupting Amtrak service between Seattle and St. Paul, Minnesota. BNSF Railway spokesman Matt Jones says the cars went off the tracks near Culbertson, in […]
Missoula man, 66, dies after crashing motorcycle in Butte, 2 men killed in head-on crash west of Whitehall
Missoula man, 66, dies after crashing motorcycle in Butte (Information in the following story is from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com) BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A 66-year-old Missoula man who was involved in a motorcycle crash in Butte has died. The Montana Standard reports the man, whose name has not been released, suffered serious injuries […]
Panel to consider redrawing Montana’s judicial districts, Girl who survived Washington plane crash hikes to safety
Panel to consider redrawing Montana’s judicial districts HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A newly appointed panel will consider whether to redraw Montana’s judicial districts for the first time in more than 80 years. Legislative leaders, Montana’s chief justice and other legal institutions picked the seven members of the Judicial Redistricting Commission ahead of a July […]
Authorities search for small plane overdue in Washington, Wheat harvest starts weeks early, as market softens
Authorities search for small plane overdue in Washington BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Department of Transportation says crews are searching for a small, private plane that didn’t reach its destination in Lynden, Washington, on Saturday. The plane, carrying three people including the pilot, left western Montana about 4 p.m. Saturday and was […]
Assurant to refund $1.7 million for price discrimination, Bozeman man shoots himself while spinning gun on his finger
Assurant to refund $1.7 million for price discrimination HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A health insurance company will refund roughly $1.7 million to Montana customers that have been forced to pay what the state calls unfairly high prices. Wisconsin-based Assurant Health finalized a settlement with the state this week agreeing to pay the restitution and […]
- Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wallWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress' two top Democrats said Monday....
- Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'WASHINGTON (AP) -- For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions....
- France's rejected mainstream unites behind Macron for runoffPARIS (AP) -- France's political mainstream, shut out of the presidency by an angry electorate, united Monday to urge voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential runoff and to reject Marine Le Pen's populist nationalism....
- Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdownSALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants....