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'She puts victim's needs first': County victim advocate earns statewide honor

'She puts victim's needs first': County victim advocate earns statewide honor

Angie Fox was speechless as she made her way to the front of Judge Gregory Todd’s courtroom while family, friends and co-workers gave her a standing ovation.

May 06, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Winter storm keeps road crews hopping, sets snowfall record

Winter storm keeps road crews hopping, sets snowfall record

It was midmorning when Lloyd Kelsey went out to the parking lot of Willard's Garage where he works and scraped the 8 1/2 inches of snow off of customers' cars that were awaiting pickup.

December 03, 2013 9:20 pm Photos

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Investigators seek help in case of woman missing since February

Investigators seek help in case of woman missing since February

HELENA — State and Flathead County officials are asking for help in solving the February disappearance of a Kalispell woman whose vehicle was found abandoned near Poplar with her children's pet guinea pigs inside.

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Officers shoot, wound Anaconda man

HELENA — Montana Department of Justice officials say law-enforcement officers shot and wounded a 46-year-old Anaconda man who attempted to run them over in his car.

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Growing technology allows Amber Alert system to expand

Growing technology allows Amber Alert system to expand

HELENA — As kids settle into their new school year, the Montana Department of Justice wants parents to know that the state’s system for locating missing children has been expanding with today’s growing communications technologies.

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Children taken by mom found safe in South Dakota

HELENA — Montana officials say four children who were reported taken without permission by their mother have been found and are safe.

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Stillwater County, state investigate death of man found near Absarokee home on Sunday

Stillwater County and state authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Sunday morning near his home in Absarokee.

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Officer, deputy on leave pending investigation into relationship

A Billings police officer and a Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputy are on paid administrative leave while their respective departments and the Montana Department of Justice investigate reports that they were involved romantically while serving together on a federal task force.

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Toddler's name, cause of death released in murder case near Anaconda

Toddler's name, cause of death released in murder case near Anaconda

BUTTE — The Washington toddler who was found dead near Anaconda Tuesday was killed by blunt-force and sharp-force injuries, according to the preliminary autopsy.

July 10, 2013 1:14 pm Photos

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Cell towers on wheels a temporary fix to Verizon dead zones

Cell towers on wheels a temporary fix to Verizon dead zones

Verizon cellphone users couldn’t use their phones in wide swaths of Montana last week.

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St. Regis man told family he had law officer 'in the crosshairs' before shooting

ST. REGIS — The St. Regis man killed by a Montana Highway Patrol trooper on Wednesday told family members he had a rifle aimed at a law officer while they were searching for him, authorities said Friday.

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Gazette opinion: Audit shows it’s time to tune up school bus policies

Gazette opinion: Audit shows it’s time to tune up school bus policies

Montana taxpayers spend nearly $75 million annually on transporting students to and from public K-12 schools.

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DNA ruling not expected to affect Montana

DNA ruling not expected to affect Montana

HELENA — Montana won’t be affected immediately by a U.S. Supreme Court decision this week that affirmed the right of police in some states to collect DNA samples from arrested persons who had not yet been convicted of crimes.

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Rental scam on Craigslist hits Anaconda property owner

A warning to those looking for a place to rent: scammers have hit Craigslist while targeting an Anaconda landlord’s rental property that’s already rented.

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Man honored for saving motorist's life after fiery crash

Man honored for saving motorist's life after fiery crash

When Rusty Allee pulled an unconscious man from a burning car in April 2012, he didn't think much of it at the time.

May 15, 2013 9:30 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Montana's 2013 session enhances public safety

Looking east from Montana toward Washington, D.C., the view can be grim at times. Congress and the president are too often bogged down in rancorous bickering while solutions to our nation’s most pressing challenges take a back seat to politics. But when it comes to protecting public safety, …

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Butte man sues state, claims gambling probe violated his rights

BUTTE — A Butte man is suing the state’s Gambling Control Division and others claiming his rights were violated in an investigation into illegal gambling at a local bar.

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Immigrants come forward to challenge Montana law

HELENA — Eight men who entered the U.S. illegally but have since become permanent residents say a new Montana law wrongly puts them at risk of being denied services and treats them as second-class people.

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Plains man convicted of stealing Montana workers' comp benefits

PLAINS – For the second time in two weeks, the Montana Department of Justice has obtained a felony conviction involving western Montanans who were robbing the state of workers’ compensation benefits.

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Combing the landfill: Anaconda, Butte officers rake through trash in search for body

Combing the landfill: Anaconda, Butte officers rake through trash in search for body

BUTTE - A large unkindness of ravens circled over the heads of officers as they sifted through weeks-old trash with rakes and shovels in the Butte landfill Wednesday - looking for the body of a missing Anaconda woman.

January 30, 2013 1:22 pm Photos

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