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Man gets life sentence for sexual assault

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A Stevensville man who was discharged from the military and later spent 18 months in prison for sex crimes against young girls has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a girl over a two-year period and soliciting a 13-year-old girl via text.

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Convicted murderer dies at Montana State Prison

Convicted murderer dies at Montana State Prison

DEER LODGE — A man convicted of shooting his brother to death in Missoula in 1980 has died at the Montana State Prison.

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Grand jury doesn't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

Grand jury doesn't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

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State senator arrested for DUI; claims harassment

State senator arrested for DUI; claims harassment

GREAT FALLS — Tribal law-enforcement officers arrested a Democrat state senator and Blackfeet leader for driving under the influence, a charge he says has since been dropped and was politically motivated.

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Media groups seek transcript from debtor's exam

Media groups seek transcript from debtor's exam

Details of a debtor’s examination of Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth should be made public despite a federal judge’s decision to close the proceedings, media organizations in Montana argued Monday.

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GOP to decide on joining closed primaries case

HELENA — Montana Republican Party members plan to meet in early January to decide whether to join a lawsuit seeking to allow only registered Republicans to vote in GOP primaries.

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Arraignment set for man charged in motel fire

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A 58-year-old man accused of setting a Gillette motel on fire with about 60 people inside in September is scheduled for an arraignment hearing Wednesday.

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Anaconda man gets life in prison for incest

Anaconda man gets life in prison for incest

ANACONDA — An Anaconda man will spend the rest of his life in prison for incest, following a sentencing hearing Friday in Anaconda district court.

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Prosecutor gets investigative report on Campbell County sheriff

Prosecutor gets investigative report on Campbell County sheriff

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A special prosecutor is reviewing a state investigative report into how the Campbell County sheriff handled his son's drunken driving arrest.

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Tribal appeals court upholds 2013 election

HAVRE — The chairman of the Chippewa Cree Tribe — who was suspended more than 18 months ago and re-elected months later — was sworn in to office Thursday afternoon.

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Teen convicted of killing guard in jail cell

GERING, Neb. — A Wyoming teenager has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a jail guard he strangled when she entered his cell at a juvenile detention facility in Nebraska.

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Campbell County sheriff resigns amid state investigation

Campbell County sheriff resigns amid state investigation

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall announced his resignation Wednesday. The move comes in the midst of a state investigation into an allegation that he tried to suppress his son's arrest on a drunken-driving charge.

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Wyoming man sentenced in fatal crash denied shorter term

Wyoming man sentenced in fatal crash denied shorter term

CASPER, Wyo. — A judge says he won't reduce the sentence of a 22-year-old man who's serving time for a car crash that killed two of his friends in Casper.

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Crime scene photo on phone leads police to suspect

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Police tracking down a suspected killer came across a telling piece of evidence that led to an arrest: A cellphone, logged into a man's Facebook account, with a news photo of the crime scene as the background screen.

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Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a judge to resentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion killing.

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Deferred sentence for helping rape suspect who escaped Bozeman jail

Deferred sentence for helping rape suspect who escaped Bozeman jail

BOZEMAN — A 20-year-old Bozeman man has been given a three-year deferred sentence for helping hide an escaped rape suspect from law enforcement, despite knowing the man was being sought.

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Lawyer: Wyoming teen didn't intend to kill Nebraska jailer

GERING, Neb. — The attorney for a Wyoming teenager accused of attacking a Nebraska jailer says his client didn't intend to kill the woman.

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Wyoming woman to stand trial in bus wreck that killed 3

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A judge has ordered a bus driver to stand trial on three felony counts of aggravated vehicular homicide in an accident that killed three Gillette men earlier this year.

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Trial for woman shot in SWAT standoff postponed

KALISPELL — The trial for a Columbia Falls woman who was shot by a sheriff's deputy after she allegedly pointed a gun at law enforcement officers has been postponed.

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2 pounds of pot found during traffic stop

CASPER, Wyo. — Two Montana men were arrested in Casper after police say they found two pounds of marijuana in a duffel bag in their car.

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