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 By The Associated Press    State News    July 22, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 23

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JUDGE CENSURED OVER RAPE VICTIM COMMENTS: The Montana Supreme Court censured District Judge G. Todd Baugh over comments suggesting a 14-year-old rape victim... Full story

 
 State News    July 21, 2014

Ex-Missoula lawmaker sentenced for illegal securities sale

HELENA (AP) — A former state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to selling securities in Montana without a license has been given a six-year deferred sentence and ordered to repay his victims the nearly $336,000 they lost. District Judge Mike Menahan... Full story

 
 State News    July 21, 2014

Mom captured after baby tested positive for meth

BUTTE (AP) — A woman who fled a Montana hospital after she and her newborn tested positive for methamphetamine was arrested Monday in Utah. Her baby is safe, state officials said. The more than monthlong search for Michelle Renee Yallup, 29, and... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 21, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 22

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JUDGE TO BE CENSURED OVER RAPE VICTIM COMMENTS: The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday will publicly reprimand a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist... Full story

 
 State News    July 18, 2014

NorthWestern CEO: $900 million dam plan is solid

HELENA (AP) — NorthWestern Energy CEO Bob Rowe is telling state regulators that the company's $900 million plan to purchase 11 hydroelectric dams and charge the cost to its electricity customers is solid. Rowe said Thursday the dams are an... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN    State News    July 18, 2014

Fox fights to uphold MT gay marriage ban

HELENA (AP) — Montana's attorney general asked a federal court Thursday to uphold the state's constitutional same-sex marriage ban in response to a lawsuit that seeks to overturn it. Republican Attorney General Tim Fox in documents filed in... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    July 18, 2014

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

HELENA — This week largely has been about the numbers as candidates filed second-quarter fundraising reports and information came out about their personal assets. Here's a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's... Full story

 
 State News    July 17, 2014

Supreme Court: Man must explain self-defense claim

GREAT FALLS (AP) — A Great Falls man must testify at his deliberate homicide trial if he wants to argue he shot a Fairfield man in self-defense, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled. Tuesday's ruling came in the case of Martin Lau, who is charged... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 16, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 17

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. MONTANA DROUGHT Gov. Steve Bullock has announced a pilot project meant to better manage the impacts of drought in Montana. Bullock says a new partnership will... Full story

 
 State News    July 15, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 16

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. HEALTH OVERHAUL About 30,000 more Montanan are enrolled in a health insurance plan than were before the new federal health plan's enrollment period took place.... Full story

 
 State News    July 14, 2014

Minn. fugitive seeks 'political asylum' in Montana

BILLINGS (AP) — A convicted sex offender who absconded from supervision in Minnesota told a judge he wanted to seek "political asylum" in Montana because his parole officers are violating his constitutional rights. The Billings Gazette reports... Full story

 
 State News    July 11, 2014

BNSF train derails near Worden; 13 cars off tracks

BILLINGS (AP) — A BNSF Railway spokesman says the company is investigating the cause of a coal train derailment in which 13 cars came off the tracks in southeastern Montana. BNSF spokesman Matt Jones said the loaded train originated at the Decker... Full story

 
 State News    July 11, 2014

Man gets 15 years for hitting public defender

BILLINGS (AP) — A California fugitive who hit his Montana public defender in the head during an extradition hearing, possibly causing permanent injuries, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Assistant Public Defender Erik Moore lashed out at... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    July 11, 2014

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — This week, candidates have been busy introducing legislation and laying out their campaign platforms. Here's a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns: BILLIONS FOR COAL:... Full story

 
 State News    July 11, 2014

Montana tops federal corruption prosecutions

GREAT FALLS (AP) — Montana has had more corruption prosecutions than any other federal court district in the nation in recent months, mainly because of an effort to target fraud in tribal programs, the state's U.S. Attorney's Office says. According... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 9, 2014

5 things to know about Montana today

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. AGREEMENTS SIGNED TO SET UP LAND BUY-BACK PROGRAM IN MONTANA: The U.S. government has signed agreements to extend a $1.9 billion land buy-back program to three... Full story

 
 State News    July 7, 2014

Tough task pulling fuselages from Montana river

MISSOULA (AP) - Removing three Boeing 737 fuselages from the Clark Fork River in western Montana following a train derailment could take until Tuesday. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost says... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 7, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 8

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. DAM SALE PUBLIC HEARING BEGINS: Montana regulators are holding a public hearing to help determine whether a $900 million proposal by NorthWestern Energy to... Full story

 
 State News    July 3, 2014

Train derails in western Montana; 3 cars in river

MISSOULA (AP) — A freight train derailed in western Montana, sending three cars carrying aircraft components down a steep embankment and into the Clark Fork River. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost says 19 cars from a westbound train... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 2, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 3

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JUDGE-OBAMA EMAIL BILA group of American Indians wants a court to preserve and eventually release an investigative file containing inappropriate emails sent by... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 1, 2014

5 things to know about Montana for Wednesday , July 2

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. RAPE SUSPECT FACES NEW DRUG CHARGE: A Bozeman man who is charged with trying to rape a former girlfriend in February and then escaping from police custody for... Full story

 
 State News    June 30, 2014

Democrats file election complaint against Zinke

HELENA (AP) — The Montana Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission seeking an investigation into connections between U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke and the super PAC he founded. The complaint filed Monday says... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    June 30, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 1

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. NEW TRIAL DATE IN EXCHANGE STUDENT SLAYING: The trial date for a Missoula man charged in the shooting death of a German exchange student has been moved up to... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    June 27, 2014

Judge Baugh: Suspension over remarks unwarranted

HELENA (AP) — A judge facing suspension for saying a 14-year-old rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" says he believes the penalty isn't warranted. Judge G. Todd Baugh (baw) of Billings proposed Friday in a written response to... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    June 27, 2014

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

HELENA — The candidates in Montana's U.S. Senate race traded jabs this week over campaign donations from politicians blocking the North Fork Watershed Protection Act. Here's a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in... Full story

 

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