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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.

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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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Trial set for Casper man charged in fatal crash

CASPER, Wyo. — A trial date has been set for a man accused driving drunk and causing a fatal crash near Casper.

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Woman files lawsuit alleging rape at Jefferson County jail

Woman files lawsuit alleging rape at Jefferson County jail

HELENA — A former inmate at the Jefferson County jail in Boulder alleges the county created circumstances that "allowed its staff to rape the inmates in their custody."

September 16, 2014 10:05 am

Blackfeet woman sentenced for child abuse

GREAT FALLS — A Blackfeet Reservation woman who pleaded guilty to assault and child abuse after her 8-month-old foster daughter was beaten so badly that the girl suffered permanent injuries has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Missoula man sentenced for sexual abuse

KALISPELL — A 24-year-old Missoula man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to solicit nude photographs from teenage girls in 2011 and 2012 by saying he was a female wedding photographer and wanted them to model for him.

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Brockton man gets 17 years in prison for stabbing

GREAT FALLS — A 51-year-old Brockton man has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for stabbing a younger man to death and keeping the victim's body in a room at his house while pretending to help the victim's family and law enforcement search for him.

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Man accused in Letterman kidnap plot released

Man accused in Letterman kidnap plot released

HELENA — A man who was accused of plotting to kidnap talk show host David Letterman’s young son and nanny nine years ago was released from a Montana prison Thursday, state corrections officials said.

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Groups sue over Bakken crude oil shipments in older rail cars

Groups sue over Bakken crude oil shipments in older rail cars

SEATTLE — Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.

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Wyoming high court again overturns Sheridan murder sentence

Wyoming high court again overturns Sheridan murder sentence

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

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Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state’s legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.

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Man gets probation, helped attempted rape suspect

Man gets probation, helped attempted rape suspect

BOZEMAN — A 20-year-old Bozeman man has been given a three-year deferred sentence for his role in aiding a suspect in an attempted rape after he fled from police.

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Tribal members funneled cash from lending company

HELENA — The Chippewa Cree tribe’s former health director and two former leaders of a tribe-owned online payday loan company secretly received more than a third of the revenues of the company that has made $25 million since 2011, new court documents revealed.

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Court upholds prison for man who bit officer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A district judge acted properly last year when he sentenced a man to serve three to six years in prison because the judge was concerned the man would continue to drive drunk, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

HELENA — Ravalli County Republicans sued the state Monday in an attempt to require voters to register with the GOP in order to participate in the party’s primary elections.

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Man charged in deputy's death pleads not guilty

Man charged in deputy's death pleads not guilty

HELENA — A 40-year-old Great Falls man has pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide in the death of a Cascade County sheriff's deputy who was struck by a vehicle during a law enforcement pursuit.

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Appeals court affirms Yellowstone Club ruling

Appeals court affirms Yellowstone Club ruling

An appellate court has affirmed a lower court ruling that allowed the bankruptcy reorganization of Montana's ultra-luxury Yellowstone Club, turning back another challenge by club founder Tim Blixseth.

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Pinedale man faces attempted murder charges

PINEDALE — A Pinedale man faces attempted murder charges alleging he attacked three women in their homes over the past four years.

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