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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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Supreme Court takes up Montana coal tax dispute

Supreme Court takes up Montana coal tax dispute

Montana authorities charged Tuesday that coal sales between mining companies and their own affiliates are subject to manipulation and need to be treated differently from other sales.

November 25, 2014 3:04 am Photos

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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.

November 24, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Woman sues over handling of daughter's rape report

CASPER, Wyo. — A Cheyenne girl and her mother are suing the police department and the school district over the handling of the girl's report that she was raped at school in October 2011, when she was 14.

November 07, 2014 11:50 am

Mead appoints new District Court judge

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Joseph B. Bluemel as the new District Court judge for the Third Judicial District for Lincoln and Uinta counties.

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Wyoming man gets 7 years for for 11th DUI conviction

LARAMIE, Wyo. — An Albany County man has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison after his 11th conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

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Barry Beach attorneys ask Supreme Court for resentencing

Barry Beach attorneys ask Supreme Court for resentencing

GREAT FALLS — Attorneys for Barry Beach, who is serving 100 years without the possibility of parole for the 1979 beating death of a high school classmate on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, are asking the Montana Supreme Court to order him resentenced with consideration for the fact that he…

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Newlywed appeals conviction in husband's death

Newlywed appeals conviction in husband's death

KALISPELL — A Montana woman has appealed her murder conviction for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him off a cliff in Glacier National Park.

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Man gets 10-16 years for fatal Wyoming crash

Man gets 10-16 years for fatal Wyoming crash

CASPER, Wyo. — Randall George unbuttoned his dark gray suit coat in front of a courtroom of 40 people.

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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.

October 23, 2014 1:32 pmLoading…

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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