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Wyoming man denies charges over park shooting

Wyoming man denies charges over park shooting

CASPER, Wyo. — A 36-year-old Casper man has denied charges that he shot another man in the abdomen during an argument about the victim's girlfriend.

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Blackfeet consultant sentenced for kickbacks

GREAT FALLS — A consultant for the Blackfeet Indian tribe who was convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud case and for bankruptcy fraud was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison and ordered to pay $1.7 million in restitution.

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Federal judge dismisses Livingston police lawsuit

BOZEMAN — A federal judge has dismissed a woman's lawsuit against the city of Livingston that claimed one of its police officers assaulted her during a 2009 arrest.

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2 tribes miss deadline to open election offices

GREAT FALLS — Tribal officials on the Fort Belknap and Northern Cheyenne reservations have missed a deadline to open satellite election offices there, after Native Americans from those reservations won a legal settlement to open the offices and improve access to early voting.

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Man sentenced to 15 years in prison in drug case

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge has sentenced a Green River man to 15 years in prison for possession with intent to sell more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in Casper.

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Trial set in Wyoming shooting death

Trial set in Wyoming shooting death

CASPER, Wyo. — A trial date has been set for a 67-year-old Casper man charged with shooting another man in the head in August.

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Federal judge overturns Wyoming gay marriage ban

Federal judge overturns Wyoming gay marriage ban

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is becoming the latest state to reluctantly allow same-sex marriages after a federal judge’s ruling striking down a state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

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Livingston man pleads not guilty in shooting

LIVINGSTON — A 27-year-old Livingston man has pleaded not guilty to attempted deliberate homicide for a shooting that occurred during what prosecutors said was an argument over the victim's wife.

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Wyoming teen shooting suspect faces adult trial

Wyoming teen shooting suspect faces adult trial

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 16-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting a young man in the head at point-blank range as he begged for his life likened the situation to putting down an injured deer, a police detective testified Wednesday.

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Woman pleads guilty to having drugs in diaper bag

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A woman has pleaded guilty to endangering the life of her young son after police in Cheyenne found methamphetamine in a diaper bag during a traffic stop.

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Gay marriages on hold after Supreme Court justice's order

Gay marriages on hold after Supreme Court justice's order

LAS VEGAS — A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Wednesday temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada, dashing plans in Las Vegas to start performing gay nuptials in the self-proclaimed marriage capital of the world.

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Wait to wed: Wyoming gay marriages still on hold

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Uncertainty over whether gay marriage is allowed in Wyoming is keeping same-sex couples from marrying in the state even now that the U.S. Supreme Court is upholding gay marriage.

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9th Circuit strikes down gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada

BOISE, Idaho — A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 other states.

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Bozeman attorneys answer lawsuit against ordinance

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Bozeman City Commission is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to throw out the city's new non-discrimination ordinance.

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1972 Wyoming killing case set for trial

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A Laramie man has pleaded not guilty to killing a 20-year-old woman 42 years ago.

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Judge sentences woman to 8 years in Cheyenne arson

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a woman to eight years in prison for torching a failing restaurant she owned in a Cheyenne hotel two years ago, an act prosecutors say endangered more than 50 people staying there.

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Man gets 5 years for helping escaped rape suspect

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man who pleaded guilty to cutting the shackles off an escaped assault suspect has been sentenced to five years in prison.

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March trial set in Gillette murder case

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Trial is scheduled to start in March for a 22-year-old Gillette man charged in the Thanksgiving 2013 shooting death of another man, apparently during a dispute about rent.

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Woman sentenced to state hospital for killing man

KALISPELL — A 56-year-old Hungry Horse woman has been sentenced to 40 years in the Montana State Hospital for the Valentine's Day 2014 shooting death of her boyfriend.

September 29, 2014 4:15 pm

November trial set in police dog death

CASPER, Wyo. — A November trial has been set in the case of a Mills police officer charged in the death of a police dog left in a hot patrol car in July.

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