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Judge asked to toss statements in Sherry Arnold murder

Judge asked to toss statements in Sherry Arnold murder

A Montana judge will decide whether a suspect's alleged confession to his involvement in the slaying of a woman jogging through her town in the Bakken oil patch should be suppressed because the defendant is mentally disabled.

August 28, 2014 11:10 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

A school bus soon will resume its afternoon route taking McKinley Elementary students to downtown motels where they are staying with their parents. Another bus will transport children from the Montana Rescue Mission Women’s and Family Shelter to Washington Elementary. All around Billings, ch…

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Gazette opinion: Dear federal government, just send help to Bakken

Gazette opinion: Dear federal government, just send help to Bakken

Dear Attorney General Eric Holder (and federal lawmakers),

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Judge: Defendant in Sidney teacher's murder fit for trial

Judge: Defendant in Sidney teacher's murder fit for trial

A mentally disabled Colorado man is fit to stand trial in the killing of a Montana teacher who disappeared after going out for a morning jog, according to a Friday ruling from a state judge in a case that has highlighted the social changes brought by an oil boom sweeping the Northern Plains.

May 16, 2014 5:27 pm Photos

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In Eastern Montana, a confluence of federal promises to farmers, fish stirs concern

In Eastern Montana, a confluence of federal promises to farmers, fish stirs concern

SIDNEY — In this frontier farm town of sugar beets and oil wells, spring arrives with the turn of an iron wheel.

May 04, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Yellowstone Bank expands into Bakken

Billings-based Yellowstone Bank officials said Friday they will make their first big move into the Bakken region, acquiring the Sidney branch of 1st Bank.

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Coroner identifies Sidney man who died in crash

William Bradley Carnduff, 29, has been identified as the Sidney man who died in a motorcycle crash Monday.

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Man dies in motorcycle crash near Sidney

A man was killed and another injured after being thrown from a motorcycle near Sidney on Monday night.

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Laurel softball downs Sidney, Glendive

Paige Hodges pitched a five-hitter and hit a home run in leading Laurel past Sidney 14-4 on Friday in Eastern A softball.

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Sidney girl dies in North Dakota crash

BISMARCK, N.D. — A 16-year-old Sidney girl died in a crash in McKenzie County.

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Montana District Judge Richard Simonton

Montana District Judge Richard Simonton

Montana District Judge Richard Simonton addresses the prosecution during a competency hearing for murder suspect Michael Keith Spell on Tuesday in Sidney.

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Defense attorney Al Avignone

Defense attorney Al Avignone

Defense attorney Al Avignone, right, speaks with Richland County Attorney Mike Weber, center, at the competency hearing for murder suspect Michael Keith Spell last spring. 

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Sidney teacher's murder case hinges on mental disability

Sidney teacher's murder case hinges on mental disability

SIDNEY — Sharply divergent images of a Colorado man charged with killing a Montana teacher during a random abduction attempt emerged during a hearing Tuesday to determine whether the suspect is fit for trial.

March 25, 2014 10:15 am Photos

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Sidney's Ryder Peterson celebrates

Sidney's Ryder Peterson celebrates

Sidney’s Ryder Peterson celebrates his win in the 171-pound class with coach Guy Melby at the 2013 state wrestling tournament.

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Ups and Downs

Addicted to oil. Drug dealers continue to target the Bakken region, drawn by the booming economy and potential customers with high-paying jobs. Last week, the last of 10 suspects in a large methamphetamine ring pleaded guilty; all await sentencing in U.S. District Court.

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End of the line for Sidney Mayor Bret Smelser

End of the line for Sidney Mayor Bret Smelser

SIDNEY — In the City Council chambers of this Bakken boom town hangs a crude map of Montana dividing the east’s oil revenue makers from the west’s oil revenue takers.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jail cells full to overflowing in Bakken oil country

Jail cells full to overflowing in Bakken oil country

GLENDIVE — Sheriff Craig Anderson scans the inmate roster for Dawson County Detention Center and sees real problems. There’s an inmate charged with murder and another for petty crime. He can’t put them together, but he’s four inmates over capacity, so he can’t easily keep them apart.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ups and Downs:

Armed robberies. Three West End businesses reported robberies in which a gunman got away with undisclosed amounts of cash.

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Beartooth drilling protest continues

Beartooth drilling protest continues

A Denver energy company will begin drilling an oil well near Belfry — and possibly use hydraulic fracking — this spring, despite protests in Billings on Wednesday by about 80 opponents.

December 11, 2013 5:38 pm Video Photos

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US attorney: 12 indicted in Bakken drug ring

A dozen people have been indicted on federal charges alleging they were involved in a ring that distributed methamphetamine in the Bakken oil patch along the North Dakota border, and in other cities and towns across Montana, authorities said.

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