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ILLUSTRATION: Crime lab

ILLUSTRATION: Crime lab

September 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Interactive map: Laws against homosexuality around the world

Interactive map: Laws against homosexuality around the world

A look at laws on homosexuality around the world. Seventy-six countries have laws banning homosexual acts.

August 01, 2014 4:51 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: State law prohibits cities from banning discrimination

The city of Billings is considering a non-discrimination ordinance similar to those adopted by Missoula, Helena, Butte and Bozeman. It is my opinion that the foregoing self-government cities acted in excess of their legal authority. My purpose is to point out how the enactment of such an ord…

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Authorities again arrest brother of man killed by Billings police officer

Authorities again arrest brother of man killed by Billings police officer

Jason Lee Ramirez, the brother of a man shot to death by a Billings police officer last month, was arrested Thursday.

May 01, 2014 10:21 pm Photos

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Legal Briefing: As construction season begins, be aware of Montana contract law

As the construction season gets underway, it is important for both contractors and project owners to remember special Montana laws that affect building contracts.  One of those laws is the Prompt Payment Act, which generally applies to any construction contract valued in excess of $400,000.

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Buxton man admits to grow operation, intent to sell pot

Buxton man admits to grow operation, intent to sell pot

A Buxton man changed his plea Thursday morning to guilty for felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute.

March 29, 2014 8:44 amLoading…

Man who killed his children up for parole

KALISPELL — A Kalispell man convicted of his killing his 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son 20 years ago will have a parole hearing in April.

February 01, 2014 4:23 pmLoading…

Arrest warrant issued in baseball bat attack

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Butte man accused of playing a part in an attack on several people with a baseball bat and pool cue last month.

January 31, 2014 10:11 amLoading…

Hired hand charged with stealing, selling grain

GREAT FALLS — A hired hand from Cut Bank is charged with selling $450,000 worth of grain over the past three years despite not owning any cropland.

December 26, 2013 9:40 amLoading…

Juvenile murder convicts could get break

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man convicted of murder as a juvenile may have a way out of life imprisonment. If he is successful, other Wyomingites in similar circumstances may follow him.

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Natrona County defendant to represent himself in stabbing trial

Natrona County defendant to represent himself in stabbing trial

CASPER — In a rare move, a Natrona County defendant has decided to proceed with his criminal trial by representing himself.

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Court rules on BIA officer's embezzlement case

HELENA — An appellate-court panel Friday upheld a bribery conviction for the former Fort Peck superintendent for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, but reversed four other convictions involving her role in a loan fraud scheme.

July 05, 2013 3:20 pmLoading…

Fox, 2 other attorneys general, say Internet sales tax is unconstitutional

State Attorney General Tim Fox is teaming up with his counterparts in two other states without sales taxes to fight the Internet sales tax bill before the U.S. House.

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Guest opinion: Federal-tribal crimefighting partnership pays off

The Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions report released this week by the Department of Justice previews a new era of partnership between the federal government and American Indian tribes. The report documents an unprecedented level of collaboration with tribal law enforcement, reg…

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Man charged in string of robberies faces additional burglary charge

Man charged in string of robberies faces additional burglary charge

A Billings man already facing multiple charges in connection to a string of robberies and attempted robberies this week is also now facing a felony aggravated burglary charge.

June 07, 2013 5:57 pm Related Loading…
Fair housing legislation unlikely to resurface, bill co-sponsor says

Fair housing legislation unlikely to resurface, bill co-sponsor says

CASPER, Wyo. — Residents at the Skyler Inn in Casper weren't happy when they were told they had seven days to vacate their rooms at the soon-to-close hotel.

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Natrona County judge rejects plea deal for knife charges

CASPER, Wyo. — A proposed plea agreement for a man facing two aggravated assault charges was rejected Thursday, a rare move by Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking.

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Defendant to plead guilty in Crow corruption case

Defendant to plead guilty in Crow corruption case

The youngest defendant in a corruption case on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation has reached a deal with prosecutors and intends to plead guilty on an alternate set of charges, according to court papers and attorneys in the case.

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Cabin burglaries suspect pleads not guilty

CASPER — A third man has pleaded not guilty to charges associated with a string of Casper Mountain cabin burglaries, following the lead of two co-defendants who pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.

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New problems emerge on Wind River Reservation after Cobell settlement

New problems emerge on Wind River Reservation after Cobell settlement

CASPER, Wyo. — Mary Alice Addison is raising her five grandchildren. Her daughter died too young.

April 03, 2013 10:35 pm Photos

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