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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.

September 05, 2013 7:21 pm Photos

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Prosecutor: Judge may have erred in rape sentence

Prosecutor: Judge may have erred in rape sentence

A Yellowstone County prosecutor says he believes a state judge erred in giving a 30-day prison sentence to a former teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl who later committed suicide.

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Former Wyoming player pleads guilty in bar fight

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A Wyoming basketball player accused of kicking a man in the face during a bar fight has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge.

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Second suspect charged in Bismarck homicide

Second suspect charged in Bismarck homicide

BISMARCK, N.D. — Authorities have charged a second person in the death of a Sioux Falls, S.D., man who investigators believed was lured to a Bismarck home and hit with a hammer before his legs were dismembered.

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Missoula man sentenced for raping girl at UM

MISSOULA — An 18-year-old Missoula man has been sentenced to five years with the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl during a night of drinking.

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Violent and property crimes increased in 2012, BPD report shows

Violent and property crimes increased in 2012, BPD report shows

Violent and property crime in Billings have increased for the second year in a row, according to the Billings Police Department’s 2012 annual report, which was released Tuesday.

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Wyoming Supreme Court upholds life sentence for man convicted of sex abuse

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a sentence of life without parole for a Rock Springs man convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.

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