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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.
The German family of a 16-year-old exchange student who suffocated after falling into a tree well at the Whitefish Mountain Resort in 2010 has filed a federal lawsuit against the company’s owner, the company that arranged the student exchange and the boy’s host family.
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
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.
A Crow tribal official has pleaded guilty in federal court to trafficking in eagles and migratory bird parts.
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.
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.
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.
Billings-area bankruptcy petitions filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 2012. Address are in Billings unless otherwise noted.
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.
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.
Billings area bankruptcy petitions filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Sept. 1-30, 2012. Addresses are in Billings unless otherwise noted.
Billings area bankruptcies filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court from Aug. 1-31, 2012. Addresses are in Billings unless otherwise noted.
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.
Billings area bankruptcy petitions filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, June 1-30, 2012. Addresses are in Billings unless otherwise noted.
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.
GREAT FALLS — U.S. and Canadian authorities said Monday that a smuggling ring used the remote northern border to move more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine into Canada and 1.3 million tablets of the designer drug Ecstasy into the United States over more than two years.
A Laurel couple whose house was damaged first by Yellowstone River flooding last year and then by the ExxonMobil oil spill, is suing a federal agency over a flood insurance claim.
HELENA — A federal judge Tuesday refused to block Montana’s law forbidding political parties from endorsing a nonpartisan judicial candidate, saying their involvement could transform judicial contests into partisan races.
KALISPELL — Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit to halt pre-commercial thinning on 3,650 acres in the Flathead National Forest in western Montana.