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Pinedale man faces attempted murder charges

PINEDALE — A Pinedale man faces attempted murder charges alleging he attacked three women in their homes over the past four years.

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More charges in chase that included deputy's death

More charges in chase that included deputy's death

GREAT FALLS — A Great Falls man who is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of a Cascade County sheriff's deputy faces charges that he tried to assault two other officers and endangered two motorists during an Aug. 14 chase.

August 28, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Judge to consider key part of sex-abuse settlement

Judge to consider key part of sex-abuse settlement

HELENA — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena is asking a judge to approve an agreement with its insurers that would provide the bulk of the funding for a proposed settlement with hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by clergy.

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Former Montana Army Guardsman pleads guilty to sex crimes

HELENA — A former Montana Army National Guard soldier who fled the country to avoid trial has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of children and bail jumping.

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Krakauer, state seek ruling on University of Montana rape case records

Krakauer, state seek ruling on University of Montana rape case records

HELENA — Attorneys for author Jon Krakauer and the Montana University System are asking a judge to decide whether the state should release documents on how the commissioner of higher education handled a rape case against the University of Montana quarterback.

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2 daughters' views differ on 1970s Wyoming slaying

2 daughters' views differ on 1970s Wyoming slaying

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The daughter of a Missouri woman sentenced for killing her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago said Wednesday that she stands by her mother as she prepares to spend the rest of her life in a remote prison.

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Montana man accused of impregnating 11-year-old

HAMILTON — A 55-year-old man is charged with four felony sex crimes, including an allegation that he raped and 11-year-old girl and got her pregnant.

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Montana Supreme Court: Sentencing enhancement justified in sex crime

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled a Havre man convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl should face a sentencing enhancement due to the girl's age, even if the ages of the defendant and the victim were not on the verdict form.

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Casper man pleads guilty to abusing boy

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a boy.

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Prosecutors say Wyoming man told deputies he shot wife

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Authorities say a Burns man told deputies he shot and killed his wife because she was yelling at their grandchildren.

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Bozeman man pleads guilty, helped escaped suspect

Bozeman man pleads guilty, helped escaped suspect

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man has pleaded guilty to his role in helping an attempted rape suspect after the man fled police custody.

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Drug offenses, assault surge in Bakken counties

Drug offenses, assault surge in Bakken counties

Drug offenses, assault surge

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Bozeman man denies drug charge in attempted rape

Bozeman man denies drug charge in attempted rape

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man charged with trying to rape a former girlfriend in February and escaping police custody for three weeks has pleaded not guilty to possessing a drug that may have been used to knock the woman out.

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Former juvenile probation officer pleads not guilty to raping mother of client

HAVRE — A former juvenile probation officer in north-central Montana has pleaded not guilty to raping the mother of a juvenile he was supervising.

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Former Wyoming police officer enters not-guilty plea

RIVERTON, Wyo. — A former Riverton police officer has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of aggravated assault.

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Judge denies newlywed's request to withdraw guilty plea

Judge denies newlywed's request to withdraw guilty plea

MISSOULA — A Montana judge denied a woman's attempt to withdraw her guilty plea Thursday as she faces sentencing on a murder charge for pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park.

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Defense expert: Suspect in teacher's murder has mental capacity of 11-year-old

Defense expert: Suspect in teacher's murder has mental capacity of 11-year-old

SIDNEY — A defense expert testified Monday that a Colorado man is unfit for trial in the murder of a Montana teacher because he is easily confused and displays the intelligence of an 11-year-old, leaving him unable to understand the case against him.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: No ground for 'stand your ground'

WASHINGTON — The law is supposed to solve problems, not create them. Laws should provide for as much clarity as possible, not expand the realms of ambiguity and subjectivity. Laws ought to bring about the practical results their promoters claim they’ll achieve. And at its best, the law can h…

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ND man gets life in prison for killing SD man

BISMARCK, N.D. — One of two men accused of conspiring to kill a South Dakota man in North Dakota was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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State asks high court to block rape case hearing

State asks high court to block rape case hearing

BILLINGS — Montana's attorney general on Thursday asked the state Supreme Court to block a judge's attempt to resentence a former Montana teacher convicted of raping a student.

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