Law And Order
WHITEFISH — A 34-year-old Whitefish man was arrested on suspicion assault with a weapon after someone shot at two people on a motorcycle over the weekend.
HAMILTON — A 55-year-old man is charged with four felony sex crimes, including an allegation that he raped and 11-year-old girl and got her pregnant.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a boy.
BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man has pleaded guilty to his role in helping an attempted rape suspect after the man fled police custody.
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.
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.
HAVRE — A former juvenile probation officer in north-central Montana has pleaded not guilty to raping the mother of a juvenile he was supervising.
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.
LANDER, Wyo. — A judge has set a November trial date for a former director of the Pioneer Museum accused of stealing materials from the Lander institution.
WASHINGTON — What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls "taming the prince" — making executive power compatible with democracy's abhorrence of arbitrary power — has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in America than at any time since the Founders, having rebelled…
WASHINGTON — U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa, revolted by the police-state arrogance of some elected prosecutors, has stopped a partisan abuse of law enforcement that was masquerading as political hygiene.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Federal government lawyers are opposing a request from Catholic organizations in Wyoming for a court order to block the birth control coverage requirement in the federal health care overhaul.
MISSOULA — A Montana judge denied a woman's attempt to withdraw her guilty plea Thursday as she faces sentencing on a murder charge for pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park.
SIDNEY — A defense expert testified Monday that a Colorado man is unfit for trial in the murder of a Montana teacher because he is easily confused and displays the intelligence of an 11-year-old, leaving him unable to understand the case against him.
CHICAGO — When corporate America downsizes, the pink slips usually come with a lot of fine print.
WASHINGTON — The law is supposed to solve problems, not create them. Laws should provide for as much clarity as possible, not expand the realms of ambiguity and subjectivity. Laws ought to bring about the practical results their promoters claim they’ll achieve. And at its best, the law can h…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A child sex sting operation by the Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has resulted in federal felony charges against five men.
WASHINGTON — At what point do breakdowns in discipline put the country's nuclear security in jeopardy?
BISMARCK, N.D. — One of two men accused of conspiring to kill a South Dakota man in North Dakota was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.