April 2017 12
The Latest: Standoff trial jury adjourns, to return Monday LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury in Las Vegas ended a half-day of deliberations without a verdict in the trial of six men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff with government agents near Cliven Bundy’s ranch in April 2014. A court official said […]
Butte marks opening of $30M water treatment plant BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — State and local officials say a new $30 million water treatment plant means Butte will have some of the cleanest drinking water in the nation. The Montana Standard reports the Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant south of the city will treat water […]
Yellowstone starts opening roads on Friday YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park on Friday will begin opening select roads that had been closed over the winter within the park. Roads opening at 8 a.m. Friday include Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris, Norris to Madison, Madison to Old Faithful, Madison to the […]
Worker hit, killed in construction zone on Interstate 90 BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a worker was hit and killed by a vehicle in a construction zone on Interstate 90 in southern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the woman, whose name and age have not been released, was run over near Livingston […]
State launches online boater invasive species training BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Training courses and certification that will allow boaters to bypass decontamination stations at two Montana reservoirs is now available online. The Billings Gazette reports the state has been stepping up its efforts to keep Montana waters safe following last fall’s discovery of invasive mussel […]
Montana man guilty of kidnapping, sexually assaulting girl GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Montana man of kidnapping a 4-year-old girl from a park and sexually assaulting her. The Great Falls Tribune reports 21-year-old John Lieba, of Wolf Point, was convicted Tuesday of kidnapping, aggravated sexual abuse and assault resulting […]
Montana lawmakers seek to change fracking disclosure rules HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature is one vote away from passing a bill to change the disclosure requirements for chemicals used in energy production. The measure passed an initial House vote 70-30 on Monday. It faces a final vote before it goes to Democratic […]
Maryland Zoo’s 2 grizzly bear cubs get names: Nova and Nita BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore now has names for its two grizzly bear cubs that came to the zoo from Montana. The zoo says in a statement that the orphaned bear sisters are now Nova and Nita. The zoo says […]
Farm Rescue nonprofit expanding into Nebraska, its 6th state BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Plains farm aid nonprofit that has steadily grown since being launched in North Dakota a dozen years ago is expanding into its sixth state. Farm Rescue will provide free haying and hay-hauling help to Nebraska farmers in need this year, […]
Remote control boat launches successfully in toxic pit BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A remote-controlled boat has been successfully launched into a former Montana open-pit mine where thousands of snow geese died last fall. The Montana Standard reports Wednesday’s launch in the Berkeley Pit came after a failed attempt last week due to mechanical errors […]
- 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....