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Tourist plunges to his death in Montana’s Glacier Park while taking photos

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Officials with Montana’s Glacier National Park say a visitor who was taking photographs of the scenery fell into a creek, was swept into a culvert and plunged off a steep cliff to his death. Continue reading

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American student stuck in China jail for days is freed, family says

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A U.S. lawmaker says Chinese authorities have released an American college student who was arrested in their country a week ago after reportedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother in a fare dispute. Continue reading

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Montana earthquake: 5.8 magnitude quake strongest in 20 years

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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake that rocked western Montana early Thursday morning was the largest quake to hit the area in the past 20 year, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Continue reading

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Montana earthquake: 5.8 magnitude earthquake felt in region

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The U.S. Geological Survey tweeted early Thursday that a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit western Montana at about 12:30 a.m. local time. Continue reading

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Montana dam blocked again over threat to endangered fish

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A judge on Wednesday blocked construction of a $59 million irrigation dam because of the potential threat to an ancient fish species in Montana’s Yellowstone River just three months after he lifted a previous injunction on the project. Continue reading

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Montana woman fatally injured by dogs while doing yard work

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A Montana woman has suffered fatal injuries after being mauled by two dogs over the weekend. Continue reading

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Dozens hurt in deck collapse at Montana lodge during funeral

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Dozens of people were injured, some critically, after a second-story deck collapsed at a Montana lodge Saturday during a funeral, officials said. Continue reading

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Montana election: Gianforte, Quist, and what to know about the race

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Montana is holding a special election on Thursday for the state’s congressional seat. Here’s what to know about what’s going on. Continue reading

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Montana deputy killed on duty is honored

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Hundreds of people gathered in Montana to honor the life of Mason Moore, who was fatally shot in the pursuit of a suspect. Continue reading

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Officer fatalities grow as Montana deputy is killed on duty

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The death of a Montana deputy shot early Tuesday brings the total number of U.S. law enforcement officers who have died this year to 51. Continue reading

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Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout

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A sheriff’s deputy was killed in a shootout with two suspects during a traffic stop early Tuesday near Three Forks, Montana. Continue reading

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Missing Montana woman feels like ‘idiot’ for getting lost in woods for a week

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A missing hiker says she feels like an “idiot” for getting lost in the Montana wilderness for six days. Continue reading

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Prosecutors: Woman used meth, didn’t seek care for girl

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Federal prosecutors say a Montana woman abused a 13-month-old girl in her care, used methamphetamine while the girl was unconscious and, when she stopped breathing, put her body in a bag and threw it in a trash can before going home to sleep. Continue reading

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Officials rescue 2 black bear cubs after mom hit by pickup

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Game wardens have rescued two black bear cubs orphaned after their mother was struck and killed by a pickup truck on a road through Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. Continue reading

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Sessions expands program to combat crime on tribal lands

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced plans to allow more tribal nations to tap into national information systems to fight crime and bolster relationships with Native America. Continue reading

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Diocese filing for bankruptcy to settle sex abuse claims

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A Montana Roman Catholic diocese is filing for bankruptcy protection as part of a settlement with 72 people who filed sex abuse claims. Continue reading

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Library book stolen 35 years ago returned with $200 donation

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A book swiped from a Montana library more than 35 years ago has been returned — with an apology and cash. Continue reading

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Police: ‘No apparent reason’ for shooting on Vegas Strip bus

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A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire “for no apparent reason” as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor, police said. Continue reading

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The Latest: Police: ‘No apparent reason’ for Vegas shooting

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The Latest on a fatal shooting on a bus along the Las Vegas Strip (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Montana man identified as Las Vegas Strip shooting victim

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Authorities say a Montana man was shot and killed on a Las Vegas bus before the gunman barricaded himself in the vehicle, shutting down the Strip for hours. Continue reading

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Montana fire department rescues dog who got his head wedged in wheel

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A curious puppy named Blaze ended up in a precarious situation Monday when he ended up getting his head stuck in a tire wheel and needed the help of the local fire department. Continue reading

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Rabbis plan response to white supremacist threats in Montana

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Orthodox Jewish rabbis said Wednesday they will counter white supremacists’ harassment of the Jewish community in the Montana town of Whitefish by sending students to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp and by mailing a Torah to every Jewish family … Continue reading

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Mountain lions killed after mauling 2 dogs in Montana

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State wildlife officials killed a female mountain lion and three kittens after they killed two dogs on the northwestern edge of Missoula, near a school bus stop in the Grant Creek area. Continue reading

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Lost poodle reunited with family after car crash in Montana

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A toy poodle who ran away after a car crash in eastern Montana has been reunited with its owners after managing to survive in severe winter weather for over a week. Continue reading

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Man charged, name written in blood at burglarized home

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A 31-year-old man is charged with breaking into two Billings homes, including one where his last name was written on the wall in his own blood. Continue reading

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Montana ski town roiled by white supremacist ‘troll army’

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The Montana ski resort town of Whitefish is an unlikely flashpoint between white supremacists and residents trying to preserve the small town’s reputation as a welcoming vacation destination. Continue reading

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Montana avalanche buries Idaho skier, killing him

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An avalanche in southwestern Montana killed a skier over the weekend. Continue reading

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Montana incest sentence ‘reprehensible’ but no way to appeal

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Montana’s attorney general’s office says it cannot find legal grounds to challenge a “reprehensible” 60-day jail sentence for a man who raped his 12-year-old daughter. Continue reading

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Yellowstone dam, fish bypass OK’d; court approval needed

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Federal officials have approved a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana’s Yellowstone River but construction can’t proceed until a judge signs off. Continue reading

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Attorney: Oil patch murderer needs treatment, not prison

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An attorney for a mentally disabled man serving a 100-year prison term for killing a high school teacher in the Northern Plains’ oil patch asked the Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday to vacate his sentence and place him under the custody of state health… Continue reading

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Rifle discharges at Montana gun show, injuring 2

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Authorities say a bolt-action rifle was fired during a gun show in Billings, Montana, injuring a man and a young girl. Continue reading

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Grizzly bear mauls, seriously injures Montana elk hunter

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Montana wildlife officials say a female grizzly bear protecting her two cubs attacked and seriously injured an elk hunter. Continue reading

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Invasive mussel larvae found for first time in Northwest

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Officials from across the Northwest hope it’s not too late to contain invasive mussels found for the first time in Montana. Continue reading

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US cancels energy leases in Montana area sacred to Blackfeet

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U.S. officials cancelled 15 oil and gas leases on Wednesday in an area bordering Glacier National Park that’s considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada. Continue reading

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Oregon man reportedly dies trying to ‘hot pot’ in Yellowstone hot spring

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An Oregon man who died after falling into a scalding Yellowstone National Park hot spring in June was looking for a place to “hot pot,” the forbidden practice of soaking in one of the park’s thermal features, officials said. Continue reading

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The Latest: APNewsBreak: Victim’s mom doesn’t blame police

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The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Wyoming man during a confrontation with police in Billings, Montana, (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Continue reading

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Child rape suspect bolts from court before conviction; arrest warrant issued

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A judge has issued a nationwide arrest warrant for a 79-year-old Montana man who fled from court in Kennewick just before a jury found him guilty of raping a young boy for several years. Continue reading

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Rape sentence of 1,503 years a contrast to controversial Montana case

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A Fresno man was sentenced to 1,503 years in prison for raping his teenage daughter over a four-year period. Continue reading

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Montana judge sparks outrage with no prison time for incest

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A judge’s decision not to order prison time for a Montana man who raped his 12-year-old daughter has sparked national outrage and a call to close the loophole in state law that allowed for the lenient sentence. Continue reading

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Petition: Impeach judge who issued 60-day incest sentence

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An online petition calling for the impeachment of a Montana judge over the sentencing of a 40-year-old man to 60 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter has more than 30,000 signatures. Continue reading

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Dinosaurs roar into Montana governor’s race with new ad

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Dinosaurs have roared into Montana’s race for governor with a renowned paleontologist who consulted with Steven Spielberg on the “Jurassic Park” movies saying the Republican candidate would spend taxpayer money on private schools that teach creationism… Continue reading

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Montana police cite student over clown threat statement

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Police in Missoula have cited a 15-year-old boy with disorderly conduct after a clown threat was posted on social media. Continue reading

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Dakota Access pipeline work resumes near site of protest

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Construction on the four-state Dakota Access pipeline resumed Tuesday on private land in North Dakota that’s near a camp where thousands of protesters supporting tribal rights have gathered for months. Continue reading

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Former Montana State student sues over bad roommate

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A former Montana State University student has filed a lawsuit alleging the university failed to protect him from a roommate who stole his money and engaged in unspecified sexual behavior described as disturbing. Continue reading

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County considers what to do with stored human remains

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Lewis and Clark County is trying to figure out what to do with dozens of decades-old body parts still stored on county property after the longtime coroner died. Continue reading

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Montana hiker survives 2 attacks by the same bear, sheriff says

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A hiker in Montana managed to survive a “Revenant”-style series of attacks — apparently by the same bear — and even drove himself to the hospital for treatment over the weekend, investigators said. Continue reading

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Students wear ‘White Power’ shirts to homecoming activity

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Officials at a Montana high school say two students were told to change out of shirts that said “White Power” on the front of one and “Redneck” with a picture of the Confederate battle flag on the other. Continue reading

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Hunts threaten population of Yellowstone bison, group says

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Wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to look again at whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park threaten the survival of one of the last genetically pure populations of the na… Continue reading

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Bataan Death March survivor, artist Ben Steele dies at 98

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Bataan Death March survivor, artist and educator Ben Steele has died in Montana. Continue reading

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Ben Steele, Bataan Death March survivor, dies at 98

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Ben Steele, a survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March during World War II, has died in Montana. He was 98. Continue reading

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