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Court won't block campaign laws before election

Court won't block campaign laws before election

HELENA — A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a request that would have allowed certain tax-exempt groups to release campaign-related ads in Montana before Tuesday's election without disclosing their donors or spending.

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Federal hearing will consider Wyoming gay marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal court hearing next week could enable same-sex couples to begin getting marriage licenses in Wyoming.

October 09, 2014 8:15 pmLoading…

Butte man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Butte man has admitted to trafficking more than 2 ounces of meth.

April 15, 2014 2:31 pmLoading…
New citizens welcomed in naturalization ceremony

New citizens welcomed in naturalization ceremony

Edenia Sarmiento Looten came to the United States from the Philippines 34 years ago. She has lived in Georgia and California and three years ago moved to Montana to join her sister in Malta.

February 20, 2014 4:17 pm Photos


Panel says Cebull sent hundreds of inappropriate emails

Panel says Cebull sent hundreds of inappropriate emails

A federal judicial panel investigating former U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull over a racist email involving President Barack Obama found the judge sent hundreds of other inappropriate messages.

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Woman admits to stealing $41,000 in Social Security payments

A woman admitted Friday in U.S. District Court in Billings to stealing more than $41,000 in Social Security benefits for a Roundup woman who had died.

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Jerome Mancuso

Jerome Mancuso

Jerome Mancuso arrives for sentencing on cocaine charges in federal court on Friday.

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Naturalization ceremony

Naturalization ceremony

Glenda Anne McCarthy, a teacher at Senior High School in Billings, smiles at a comment made by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull during a naturalization ceremony Thursday. McCarthy is a native of Australia and now a U.S. citizen.

February 16, 2012 4:20 pm
prostitution ring

prostitution ring

Myong Suk "Suzie" McFarland walks across the street to the Federal Courthouse in Billings on Wednesday for her sentencing on promoting prostitution and money launderng.

February 01, 2012 4:45 pmLoading…
Worker raise steel on the five-story federal courthouse

Worker raise steel on the five-story federal courthouse

Worker raise steel on the new federal courthouse. The building will house U.S. District Court, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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New federal courthouse

New federal courthouse

Workers raise steel on the new federal courthouse down the street from the asbestos-contaminated James F. Battin Courthouse, at right, located a block north of the construction site.

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Federal courthouse construction

Federal courthouse construction

Much of the steel structure is in place as work on the the five-story, 146,000-square-foot federal courthouse continues. The building is scheduled for completion in December 2012.

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Q & A: Can children go to federal court?

Children who are 12 years old and younger are not allowed into federal court. The only exception is during naturalization ceremonies or by permission of the court.

January 25, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…

Dale Wayne Eaton lawyers petition court

CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for Wyoming death row inmate Dale Eaton have filed a 300-page petition in federal court claiming he didn't get a fair trial.

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Eaton lawyers allege errors

CHEYENNE -- Lawyers representing Wyoming's lone death row inmate are seeking subpoenas to help them investigate their claims that both the original prosecutor and defense lawyer mishandled his first trial.

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Death row inmate asks feds for attorneys

Convicted murderer Dale Wayne Eaton has filed a request for the Wyoming U.S. District Court to appoint an attorney for him while his case is under review by the Wyoming state courts.

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Mother, daughter, man charged in meth case

A mother, daughter and a third person all denied federal methamphetamine trafficking charges this week.

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Wyoming man fined for mouthing off in federal court

A federal judge today sentenced a Wyoming man who provoked a confrontation with a federal prosecutor in Billings to five days of time served, one year of supervised release and a $1,800 fine.

February 02, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

5 Rainbows arrested after melee with officers

CHEYENNE - About 400 members of the Rainbow Family threw rocks and sticks at ten federal officers on Thursday night as they tried to arrest one member of the group at its annual gathering in western Wyoming, the U.S. Forest Service reported. The agency said five members of the group were arr…

July 04, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

Rainbow gathering inspires odd jurisprudence

FARSON - More than 100 participants in the annual Rainbow Family of Living Light "Gathering of the Tribes" near Big Sandy made appearances at a temporary federal court at the fire station here this week.

July 03, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

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