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Sheriff: Grizzly kills bicyclist near Glacier National Park HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities say a grizzly bear attacked and killed a 38-year-old mountain biker riding just outside Glacier National Park. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says Brad Treat of West Glacier was killed Wednesday afternoon on a trail in the Halfmoon Lakes area […]
Bullock’s campaign cash dwarfs Republican challenger’s HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock has more than $1.4 million to spend in his re-election campaign, while his Republican challenger, Greg Gianforte, has about $133,000 left after spending heavily in the first months of the governor’s race. Campaign finance reports filed with the state on Monday […]
Veterans Affairs names interim director for Montana HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials have named an interim director for the VA Montana Health Care System. Kathy Berger began her 120-day assignment on Thursday, replacing John Ginnity. Ginnity announced his resignation earlier this month. VA spokesman Mike Garcia says Ginnity will […]
1 of 2 remaining Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders, who bombed Japan during World War II in retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor, has died in Montana. Retired Staff Sgt. David Jonathan Thatcher died Wednesday in a Missoula […]
West Coast states meet to share spill-response efforts SEATTLE (AP) — Washington and Oregon environmental regulators said Tuesday that regional coordination and planning exercises such as drills aided their response to the fiery train derailment along the Columbia River earlier this month. The Northwest officials briefed their counterparts from other states on the June […]
Jury convicts man of attempted murder for Eureka shooting KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man during what prosecutors say was a jealous rage. The Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell reports 41-year-old Michael Gilbert Ilk, of Alberta, was convicted Thursday of two counts of […]
Lewis and Clark County helps buy land for forest access HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Lewis and Clark County is using its own open lands bonds to help the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation buy land for Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The county attorney says it’s legal and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation […]
Man dead in officer-involved shooting in Butte BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has died in an officer-involved shooting in Butte. Sheriff Ed Lester says Peter Grandpre pulled a gun on an officer who responded to a reported domestic disturbance early Thursday. The officer shot Grandpre, causing fatal injuries. Lester tells The […]
Prosecutors: Prison guard made $6,500 selling inmates drugs HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Prosecutors say a guard at Montana State Prison made up to $6,500 selling drugs and tobacco to inmates. Martin Reap plans to plead guilty to a charge of accepting bribes. His change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court […]
Tornado rips through Montana city, damaging homes BAKER, Mont. (AP) — A tornado has torn through a small city in eastern Montana, destroying several buildings and injuring a handful of people. The Billings Gazette reports that the tornado touched down in Baker on Saturday evening. Baker Rural Fire Department Chief Tom Bruha says the […]
- Democrats elect Perez national chairmanATLANTA (AP) -- Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump....
- Malaysia says airport safe, auKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin....
- In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?WASHINGTON (AP) -- A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum....
- Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not politicalOLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday....