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Today is Monday, Feb. 29, the 60th day of 2016. There are 306 days left in the year. This is Leap Day. On Feb. 29, 1916, singer, actress and TV personality Dinah Shore was born Frances Rose Shore in Winchester, Tennessee. (Shore, who claimed March 1, 1917 as her birthdate, died in 1994 just days […]
Missing 4-year-old found. WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) — A missing 4-year-old girl has been found on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana, just a few miles from where she was reportedly abducted while playing in a park. The girl was found yesterday a few miles north of Wolf Point, where witnesses say she […]
Idaho’s first-ever medical school approved by state board BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The State Board of Education has unanimously approved an agreement to build Idaho’s first private medical school during its Thursday meeting. According to the board’s agenda, an investor group out of New Mexico has identified Idaho State University’s Meridian campus as a […]
1981 George Jones wins Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, for “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” during the 23rd annual Grammy Awards in New York. George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his most […]
John Orizotti dies at 82 Longtime Butte business man John Orizotti died at his home in Butte on Monday. He was 82. For decades, Orizotti owned and managed Pork Chop John’s. All seven of John and Mary Carol Orizotti’s children worked at the restaurant at some point. Orizotti bought world-famous restaurant in 1969, when sandwiches […]
Bail set at $500K in Helena double homicide HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Helena man is charged with using a shotgun to kill his upstairs neighbors at an apartment building. Lewis and Clark County prosecutors filed deliberate homicide charges Monday against 43-year-old Tilmon R. Nungesser IV. He is charged with killing 40-year-old Robert Alan […]
On Friday afternoon, February 22, 1980, the American amateurs and the Soviet dream team met before a sold-out crowd at Lake Placid. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.) In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time […]
Helena brothers killed, suspect arrested HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Lewis and Clark County officials have released the names of two men who were shot and killed in Helena over the weekend. Coroner Mickey Nelson tells the Independent Record that 40-year-old Robert Alan Mishler and 42-year-old William Andrew Mishler were shot to death Saturday night […]
Butte man found guilty of killing his father BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A 25-year-old Butte man has been convicted of killing his father in November 2008. Jurors in Butte deliberated for about 11 hours Thursday before finding Adam Hatfield guilty of deliberate homicide in the death of Matt Hatfield. Prosecutors said Matt Hatfield was beaten […]
$205 million loss for Cloud Peak coal company as exports sag BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — One of the largest coal mining companies in the Western U.S. is reporting a $205 million loss for 2015 after pinning its hopes for growth on an export market in Asia that has fizzled. The results for Wyoming-based Cloud […]
- 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....