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Montana Supreme Court: Sentencing enhancement justified in sex crime

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled a Havre man convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl should face a sentencing enhancement due to the girl's age, even if the ages of the defendant and the victim were not on the verdict form.

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Casper man pleads guilty to abusing boy

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a boy.

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Prosecutors say Wyoming man told deputies he shot wife

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Authorities say a Burns man told deputies he shot and killed his wife because she was yelling at their grandchildren.

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Bozeman man pleads guilty, helped escaped suspect

Bozeman man pleads guilty, helped escaped suspect

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man has pleaded guilty to his role in helping an attempted rape suspect after the man fled police custody.

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Laramie County arrests Burns man in killing

BURNS, Wyo. — A Burns man is under arrest following the fatal shooting of his wife.

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Gazette opinion: Dear federal government, just send help to Bakken

Gazette opinion: Dear federal government, just send help to Bakken

Dear Attorney General Eric Holder (and federal lawmakers),

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2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

DES MOINES, Iowa — The yearslong fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

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Megard video arraignment

Megard video arraignment

At left, 52-year-old Kelly Dee Megard appears by video from the county jail Thursday in Yellowstone County Justice Court, where prosecutors charged him with attempted deliberate homicide and three counts of criminal endangerment in connection to two shootings Tuesday.

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Billings police thwart burglary; 2 men arrested

Billings police thwart burglary; 2 men arrested

Two men were arrested on Tuesday morning after Billings police responded to a call of a burglary in progress in the 2800 block of Colton Boulevard. 

July 15, 2014 1:05 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Leadership needed to reduce returns to prison

Gazette opinion: Leadership needed to reduce returns to prison

About 75 percent of inmates at Montana Women’s Prison arrive addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Drug abuse is at the root of most of their crimes – illegal possession or stealing to support their habits.

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Bridge jumper faces endangerment charge

MISSOULA — Missoula County deputies have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of negligent endangerment after officers say he jumped off a bridge into the Clark Fork River and landed on a man, knocking him unconscious.

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Gazette opinion: Too many inmates return to Montana Women’s Prison

Gazette opinion: Too many inmates return to Montana Women’s Prison

Montana’s only women’s prison is out of space. With a capacity of 194, it had 196 inmates on a recent weekday. Twenty-eight other inmates were being held in county jails, awaiting a bed at the prison on South 27th Street.

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Vet center employee charged with making threat

HAMILTON — An employee of a veterans' service center in Hamilton faces charges that allege he put a note on the center door that appeared to threaten him for testifying against a co-worker who was acquitted of threatening the president.

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Former juvenile probation officer pleads not guilty to raping mother of client

HAVRE — A former juvenile probation officer in north-central Montana has pleaded not guilty to raping the mother of a juvenile he was supervising.

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66-year-old man pleads guilty to DUI No. 9

66-year-old man pleads guilty to DUI No. 9

A 66-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony DUI, adding to the eight prior DUI convictions prosecutors have said he has in Wyoming.

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State finds West Yellowstone chief selectively enforced law

BOZEMAN — The police chief of the town of West Yellowstone selectively enforced the law, violated court orders and, in some cases, either did not know or chose not to follow the law, a state investigation of the police department found.

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Sonic Shooting

Sonic Shooting

Billings Police investigate the scene of a shooting at Sonic Drive-In on Main St. in the Heights on Sunday morning. Main St. was closed for several blocks as police investigate the large crime scene. A suspect is in custody at this time.

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Sonic Shooting

Sonic Shooting

Billings police investigate the scene of a shooting at Sonic Drive-In on Main Street in the Heights on Sunday morning. Main Street was closed for several blocks during the investigation.

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Sonic Shooting

Sonic Shooting

Billings Police Chief Rich St. John delivers a press conference with details about the shooting at Sonic Drive-In on Main Street in the Heights around 8a.m. Sunday morning. Main St. is closed for several blocks as police investigate the large crime scene. A suspect is in custody at this time.

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Sonic Shooting

Sonic Shooting

Billings Police Chief Rich St. John illustrates the scene of a shooting at Sonic Drive-In on Main St. in the Heights on Sunday morning. Main St. is closed for several blocks as police investigate the large crime scene. A suspect is in custody at this time.

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