Lawsuit over accommodations for disabled inmates settled HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state Department of Corrections and the ACLU of Montana have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act at the Montana State Prison. The Department of Corrections has agreed to provide reasonable accommodations for inmates with […]
Cannons, laser, radars planned to keep birds from toxic pit HELENA, Mont. (AP) — After thousands of snow geese died in the toxic water of a former open-pit mine in Montana last fall, the companies responsible for the pit are bringing out the big guns. Literally. Montana Resources and BP-owned Atlantic Richfield Co. are […]
First Half (joined in progress) Paul Panisko- Play by Play. John Thatcher- Color. Second Half. Story from Buttesports.com By Bruce Sayler This part of the Frontier Conference college women’s basketball marathon boiled down to the sprints. A fast start, exhausting attack and relentless defense ignited Montana Tech’s 78-54 win over Carroll on Tuesday night in […]
Montana House Races to Meet Mid-session Deadline HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House is racing to beat a mid-session deadline to consider a final slate of bills before adjourning for a break later this week. The state Senate broke Friday for a weeklong recess and will return next Monday to wade through a […]
House supports bill calling for child abuse prevention plan HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House has endorsed a bill that would require the state health department to work with other organizations to develop a plan to prevent child abuse and neglect. The House supported the bill 71-28 Monday after some discussion over whether […]
Justice Department wants another state morgue in Billings BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Department of Justice would like to have a state morgue in Billings as part of its effort to improve medical examiner services for the eastern part of the state. DOJ spokesman Eric Sell tells The Billings Gazette that the agency has […]
Legislative panel OKs bill to close loophole in incest law HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A legislative committee has unanimously endorsed a bill meant to close a loophole in Montana law that allows 16- and 17-year-olds to be charged with incest involving a parent. The measure approved Wednesday clarifies that a person who is younger than […]
First Half Play by Play, Paul Panisko. Color, John Thatcher Second Half Story from Buttesports.com By Bruce Sayler Butte High won on the boards, but not on the scoreboard, which produces the only stat that really matters to competitors like players and coaches. Top-ranked Bozeman escaped the Butte Civic Center with a 42-38 Eastern […]
Colstrip owner pushes for tax break to keep plant units open HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers say Talen Energy is pushing for a tax reduction to keep two units of the Colstrip power plant open until 2022. House Speaker Austin Knudsen said Tuesday that two of the four units of the coal-fired power […]
- Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigationWASHINGTON (AP) -- House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday....
- Rights group: Coalition isn't protecting Mosul civiliansBAGHDAD (AP) -- A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militant group alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said Tuesday....
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- Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-runBANGKOK (AP) -- The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, and into the gated estate of one […]