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Attorneys for former tribal leader seek exoneration through release of Cebull emails

Attorneys for former tribal leader seek exoneration through release of Cebull emails

Civil rights attorneys have moved to exonerate a former chairman of the Crow Indian Tribe of a bribery conviction by obtaining unreleased emails from a federal judge who has been reprimanded for sending racist correspondence.

November 26, 2014 2:57 pm Photos

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Judge in gay marriage case known for calm professionalism

Judge in gay marriage case known for calm professionalism

CASPER, Wyo. — Gay marriage supporters gathered in downtown Casper on Wednesday, hoisting signs with slogans such as “Marriage is a civil right.”

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Ups and Downs:

SAINTS success. A sellout Tuxedos and Tiaras crowd of 1,000 helped raise more than $1 million for St. Vincent Healthcare’s new Medical Surgical Center of Excellence. The 36th annual SAINTS fundraiser, organized by St. Vincent Foundation volunteers, set a record high.

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2 separate trials and more charges in Lame Deer murder

2 separate trials and more charges in Lame Deer murder

A U.S. District Court judge has separated the trials of two people accused in the slaying of 21-year-old Hanna Harris, whose body was found in a ditch south of the rodeo grounds in Lame Deer in July 2013.

September 03, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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No prison time for Criswell in pain pill conspiracy

No prison time for Criswell in pain pill conspiracy

A physical therapist and former University of Montana basketball player was sentenced to four years of probation and six months in a residential drug treatment center over a conspiracy to steal pain medication from patients

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State asks court to uphold Montana’s ban on same-sex marriages

State asks court to uphold Montana’s ban on same-sex marriages

HELENA — The state of Montana asked a federal judge on Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four gay and lesbian couples challenging Montana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

July 17, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Susan Watters sworn in as new federal judge

Susan Watters sworn in as new federal judge

District Judge Susan Watters was confirmed Dec. 12 by the U.S. Senate as a federal judge. Watters becomes the first woman in Montana to be appointed as a U.S. district court judge. Read more: bit.ly/18UqXax

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Downtown post office turns 100

Downtown post office turns 100

The first woman through the front doors of the downtown post office in Billings on Tuesday breezed through the lobby so quickly she hardly noticed the giant sheet cake and ruby-red punch bowl framed by black balloons.

September 17, 2013 5:32 pm Video Photos

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Crow tribal official pleads guilty in bird trafficking case

A Crow tribal official has pleaded guilty in federal court to trafficking in eagles and migratory bird parts.

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Gunshot victim pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Gunshot victim pleads guilty to federal drug charges

A man who was accused of having $10,000 worth of methamphetamine at his home in Lockwood pleaded guilty to two felony counts in U.S. District Court on Monday.

July 22, 2013 5:44 pm Photos

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Jury finds defendants guilty in Bakken oil scam

Jury finds defendants guilty in Bakken oil scam

The four remaining defendants in a Bakken oil leasing scam that duped unwitting investors across the country out of hundreds of thousands of dollars were found guilty on most charges on Wednesday by a Montana jury.

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Casper women plead no contest in Spice illness case

CASPER, Wyo. — Two Casper women pleaded no contest Tuesday to a Spice distribution conspiracy that authorities uncovered when four Wyoming people became ill last year.

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Bankruptcies

Billings-area bankruptcy petitions filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 2012. Address are in Billings unless otherwise noted.

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Bankruptcy trustee drills into casino developer's bank box

Bankruptcy trustee drills into casino developer's bank box

Acting on a tip about hidden assets, a U.S. bankruptcy trustee in Billings drilled through the lock on a safe deposit box at Stockman Bank and found $77,250, including $36,000 in cash.

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Former Crow tribal employees arraigned in corruption case

Former Crow tribal employees arraigned in corruption case

In what was almost entirely a family affair, the former head of the Crow Tribe Historic Preservation Office and six others were charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Billings with defrauding the tribe of more than $500,000.

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Bankruptcies

Billings area bankruptcy petitions filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Sept. 1-30, 2012. Addresses are in Billings unless otherwise noted.

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Bankruptcies

Billings area bankruptcies filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court from Aug. 1-31, 2012. Addresses are in Billings unless otherwise noted.

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Rehberg signs brief challenging efforts to remove Whitefish Jesus statue

Rehberg signs brief challenging efforts to remove Whitefish Jesus statue

WHITEFISH – U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., offered up his latest vote of support for the Jesus statue on Big Mountain this week by becoming the lead signer on a legal brief that challenges an atheist group’s efforts to have the historic statue removed.

August 31, 2012 9:55 am Photos

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Bankruptcies

Billings area bankruptcy petitions filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, June 1-30, 2012. Addresses are in Billings unless otherwise noted.

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Casper spice suspect remains jailed

CASPER, Wyo. — A woman suspected of selling the synthetic marijuana that sickened a Casper teenager should remain jailed pending trial, a federal magistrate ruled Tuesday.

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