NEW YORK (AP) — What ESPN calls “a technical issue relating to servers” is the fancy term for what knocked out part of Thursday’s streaming coverage of the Rose Bowl. The problem left would-be viewers on tablets and computers seeing only an error message during the first hour or so of the WatchESPN stream of […]
Montana’s political practices commissioner has ruled that Planned Parenthood violated campaign law by not alerting a legislative candidate she would be the target of an attack ad. The Billings Gazette reported Thursday (http://tinyurl.com/l25ap43) the ad was against Billings Republican Tonya Shellnutt. In an opinion dated Tuesday, Commissioner Johnathan Motl said the law requires anyone running […]
An 11-year-old Great Falls girl has reunited with her classmates for the first time since she was injured in a September plane crash that killed her grandmother. The Great Falls Tribune reports (http://tinyurl.com/mmok4oz) Rachel Lukasik chatted and laughed with students at Sacajawea Elementary School Tuesday. Rachel suffered serious burns over 40 percent of her body […]
Trial date set for former Big Sky coach rape case BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A judge has set a June 23 trial date for a former girls’ basketball coach accused of raping two of his players at Lone Peak High School in Big Sky. Cyle Keith Kokot has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts […]
Montana trial starts in exchange student’s death MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Opening statements began Thursday in the murder trial of a Montana man who said he was defending his home against a prowler when he fired a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. Montana prosecutors contend that Markus Kaarma lured high-schooler […]
Administrators at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula say it was mistakenly added to a shortlist of places to transfer patients with the Ebola virus. The hospital was among four facilities nationwide originally approved to take in Ebola patients. But St. Patrick spokeswoman JoAnn Hoven told the Missoulian (http://bit.ly/1vS6z8N) that the hospital was surprised to find […]
A federal judge has issued a civil fraud judgment against a former chairman of Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Tribe who authorities said lied to claim money in a discrimination settlement. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said Thursday that 56-year-old Patrick Charles Thomas falsely complained he was discriminated against in a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan program. […]
Man faces trial in exchange student’s death MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana prosecutors are set to open their case against a Missoula man who shot and killed a high school exchange student from Germany inside the man’s garage. Markus Kaarma is charged with deliberate homicide in the April death of 17-year-old Diren Dede. If convicted, […]
Scientists have found that, contrary to what many people think, killing wolves does not always reduce attacks on livestock. Researchers at Washington State University found that for every wolf killed in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming over the past 25 years, there was a 5 percent increase in the sheep and cattle killed the next year. […]
Tribal business committee chair denies charges GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The on-again, off-again chairman of the Chippewa Cree Tribe has denied allegations that he defrauded the tribe through exaggerated claims filed by his construction company. The tribe’s business committee raised the allegations over $2.3 million in contracts when it removed Ken Blatt St. Marks […]
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