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AP Newsbreak: US oil, gas applications could drop 40 percent BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials say applications to drill for oil and gas on federal and Indian lands are expected to decrease 40 percent in coming years versus their historical average. The projection comes as cheap prices have curtailed domestic energy exploration, driving […]
Tribal official goes to trial over contaminated water probe HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The former head of the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s water department is going to trial over allegations that he lied to federal authorities investigating a contaminated drinking water tank. Jonathan Jay Eagleman has pleaded not guilty to making false statements to a […]
Montana wildfire forces evacuations BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire burning south of Billings has destroyed a home and a garage and forced people out of their homes. The fire began Friday afternoon and scorched 2 square miles by Saturday. According to the Billings Gazette , residents around the Duck Creek area remained evacuated. The […]
US Sen. Steve Daines to attend GOP convention after all GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. Steve Daines, who was going to bypass the Republican National Convention, will instead be making a brief stop there Tuesday. The Great Falls Tribune reports Daines will leave from Bozeman for Cleveland on Tuesday before returning to Montana […]
Archivists dust off, catalog vintage Montana political ads HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Historical Society has a trove of vintage political commercials in its basement shelves, most of former U.S. Sen. Lee Metcalf. The old reels, some preserved as VHS tapes, are part of a collection of more than 400 old movies given […]
The Latest: Large Montana coal plant to close 2 units BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A large Montana coal plant serving utility customers across the Pacific Northwest has agreed to shut down two of its four units and limit how much it pollutes in the meantime under a deal with environmentalists. A consent decree detailing […]
Suspect charged in Helena man’s shooting death HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 20-year-old Helena man. The Independent Record that Austin Lee Kroll-McLaughlin is facing charges of deliberate homicide and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. The 18-year-old suspect is accused of shooting […]
Donald Trump poses tough decisions for Montana GOP stalwarts HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has consistently voted Republican in past presidential elections, but fissures are now developing within the state GOP over Donald Trump’s bid for the White House. In an op-ed in the Washington Post last week, former Gov. Marc Racicot said he […]
Court orders Montana resort founder freed from jail HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ordered the release of the founder of a Montana club for the ultra-rich who has spent the last 14 months in jail for contempt of court. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday granted Yellowstone Club […]
East Helena man charged with elder exploitation HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A 53-year-old East Helena man is charged with stealing more than $400,000 from an elderly woman over the past 13 years. The Independent Record reports the theft was discovered when the 81-year-old woman was about to be evicted from her nursing home. Ernest […]
- 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....