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Father of Riverside student who killed herself questions whether bullying played a role

Father of Riverside student who killed herself questions whether bullying played a role

HARDIN — The father of an 11-year-old sixth-grader who hanged herself after allegedly being bullied at Riverside Middle School wants a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death.

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Gazette opinion: What Billings voters can do to fight meth

Gazette opinion: What Billings voters can do to fight meth

Man admits threatening wife with AR-15, exposing children to meth

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North Dakota man sues Cody police official for excessive force

CASPER, Wyo. — A North Dakota man arrested four years ago in Cody claims the city’s current assistant police chief used a stun gun on him while he was handcuffed, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit.

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MSUB students help with law enforcement crisis training

MSUB students help with law enforcement crisis training

Every year since 2007, students from Montana State University Billings’ theater program have helped hundreds of law enforcement officials from across Montana put newly learned skills in dealing with people with mental health or substance abuse crisis events to the test.

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Committee moves bill to restrict police drone use

Committee moves bill to restrict police drone use

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Police in Wyoming would have to get warrants to use drones to gather evidence in criminal cases under a bill that a legislative committee endorsed Thursday.

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Wyoming considers restricting police use of drones

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill to ban law enforcement use of drones without a warrant.

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More charges in chase that included deputy's death

More charges in chase that included deputy's death

GREAT FALLS — A Great Falls man who is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of a Cascade County sheriff's deputy faces charges that he tried to assault two other officers and endangered two motorists during an Aug. 14 chase.

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The challenges of bottling up prescription drug abuse

The challenges of bottling up prescription drug abuse

In Sunday church pews, in the grandstands of the baseball game, in the big box store checkout line, most of the people around you have gotten a prescription for painkillers in the past year.

August 10, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Police to crack down on Frontier Days teen drinking

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Police in Cheyenne are vowing to crack down on teen drinking at next year's Frontier Days after the number of arrests doubled this year.

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Judge: Albany Courthouse security lacking

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A district judge in Albany County says security remains an issue at the county courthouse in Laramie.

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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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Deputy who shot self during training is recovering well

HELENA — The law enforcement officer who accidentally shot himself in the right thigh during a training exercise at Fort Harrison May 28 is back to work and recovering well.

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Laurel fire to hold annual safety day

The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department will host on Saturday its annual Safety Day, featuring more than 60 regional emergency response organizations, hands-on activities, educational sessions and plenty of demonstrations.

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Officer shoots self in leg during gun training

HELENA — A law enforcement officer accidentally shot himself in the leg during firearms training at an Army National Guard shooting range west of Helena.

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Internet crimes task force gets $2M donation

KALISPELL — A venture capitalist whose firm backed startups such as Google, YouTube and Instagram is donating $2 million to help Montana law enforcement officers catch people who are using the Internet to prey on children.

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Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens

Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens

Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens speaks Wednesday during a news conference announcing the release of the 2013 Alcohol and Crime in Wyoming report at the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police leadership conference in Casper.

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Wyoming law enforcement plans to track pot-related arrests

Wyoming law enforcement plans to track pot-related arrests

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming law enforcement officials have begun closely tracking arrests involving marijuana, they said Wednesday, and they plan to take an educational approach toward an expected influx of the drug since its legalization in Colorado at the beginning of this year.

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Man arrested in connection to Lockwood home invasion

Man arrested in connection to Lockwood home invasion

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Lester McFerron, 36, on a burglary charge in connection to a Wednesday home invasion that sent Lockwood Schools into a modified lockdown.

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Man fatally shot by Ravalli County deputy identified

HELENA — The state Department of Justice and the Ravalli County sheriff's office have released the names of a Hamilton man who was shot by a sheriff's deputy, and the deputy who fired the shot.

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U.S. Marshal's task force closed nearly 1,000 cases in 2013

The U.S. Marshals Service's Montana Violent Offender Task Force, designed to track down people accused or convicted of violent crimes across the state, closed almost 1,000 cases in 2013, with more than half of them coming out of Billings.

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