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Missoula man accused of 12 sex crimes turns himself in

Authorities confirmed Friday that the 28-year old man accused of harassing and sexually assaulting nine different women in Missoula and on the University of Montana campus worked for the university in the fall of 2013 when most of the incidents occurred.

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Hardin man accused in murder to plead guilty

Hardin man accused in murder to plead guilty

A Hardin man charged in the 2013 fatal stabbing of a St. Xavier man whose body was found in the Bighorn River near a boat ramp at the Two Leggins fishing access on the Crow Reservation is expected to admit to murder charges.

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Suspicious liquid leads to lockdown in Hardin schools; sheriff's office investigating

The Big Horn County Sheriff’s office on Friday was still investigating an incident at Hardin High School involving a suspicious liquid substance that sent all schools into lockdown for 90 minutes Thursday.

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Montana's unemployment rate increases to 4.7%

HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment right rose slightly to 4.7 percent in August.

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Bullock outlines options to reduce CO2 emissions without shutting down plants

Bullock outlines options to reduce CO2 emissions without shutting down plants

HELENA — The Bullock administration Friday unveiled five options for how Montana can meet proposed federal rules to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions — and none includes shutting down or curtailing existing coal-fired power plants.

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State delays decision on wolf management stamp after hunters protest

State delays decision on wolf management stamp after hunters protest

Montana wildlife officials have delayed a decision on a wolf management stamp after the proposal ran into resistance from hunters.

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Carlyle sells Mountain Water to Canadian utility

Carlyle sells Mountain Water to Canadian utility

MISSOULA — Mountain Water Co. is slated to be acquired by a Canadian utility as part of a sale agreement with Western Water Holdings of the Carlyle Group, according to a news release Friday from the potential purchaser, Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. of Ontario.

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Bismarck couple rescues dog from 2-on-1 attack

Bismarck couple rescues dog from 2-on-1 attack

BISMARCK, N.D. — On Thursday afternoon, Jane Veitz of Bismarck got a phone call from Pinehurst Veterinary Hospital. Chance, her nearly 10-year-old border collie had made it through surgery and could be picked up later in the afternoon.

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Butte transient enters not guilty plea in dagger stabbing case

BUTTE — A homeless man accused of stabbing another man in the chest with a dagger last month pleaded not guilty in Butte district court Thursday morning.

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Frenchtown man caught in sex sting pleads not guilty

MISSOULA — A Frenchtown man charged with felony attempted child prostitution has pleaded not guilty.

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Accused shooter from California is no-show at hearing

BUTTE — A 37-year-old California man accused of shooting another man in the leg failed to show up for his arraignment hearing Thursday morning in Butte district court.

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Helena man calls police, gets arrested for having meth

HELENA — A Helena man was arrested on drug and probation-violation charges Wednesday after calling police to report that three people had tried to break into his motel room.

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Missoula transient accused of threatening woman with machete

MISSOULA — A 22-year-old homeless man, who was staying at the Poverello Center, is facing a felony assault with a weapon charge for allegedly threatening a woman with a machete in a downtown parking garage Wednesday evening.

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Making a splash: $50M and 27 years later, efforts to curb water runoff are saving Silver Bow Creek

Making a splash: $50M and 27 years later, efforts to curb water runoff are saving Silver Bow Creek

MISSOULA — Flush a toilet in Butte, and the water is treated before it ends up in Silver Bow Creek. But raindrops and melted snowflakes trickle in untreated — and all that water picks up sediment, heavy metals and mine waste along the way.

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Lewis says Zinke wants to cut Medicare; Zinke disagrees

Lewis says Zinke wants to cut Medicare; Zinke disagrees

HELENA — Returning fire with fire, Democratic House candidate John Lewis is airing a new TV ad that accuses Republican Ryan Zinke of backing a plan to cut Medicare, while protecting tax breaks for billionaires and out-of-state corporations.

September 19, 2014 9:21 am Video

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Bullock leads trade mission to China

Bullock leads trade mission to China

HELENA — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is embarking on an eight-day trade mission to China.

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Butte man denies animal cruelty charges

Butte man denies animal cruelty charges

BUTTE — A 54-year-old Butte man has denied animal cruelty charges filed after Butte-Silver Bow County health officials found nearly 100 cats abandoned in a house in deplorable conditions.

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No foul play suspected in death of man near Missoula footbridge

No foul play is suspected in the death of a man found late Thursday afternoon near the Van Buren Street footbridge, according to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office.

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Boulder Lake: Lake sits on quieter side of Rattlesnake

Boulder Lake: Lake sits on quieter side of Rattlesnake

GOLD CREEK — In the northern reaches of the Rattlesnake Wilderness, Boulder Lake provides solitude not found closer to the main trailhead on the edge of Missoula.

September 19, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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New sugar beet harvester has wow factor

New sugar beet harvester has wow factor

HARDIN — On his second lap around his sugar beet field south of the Crow cutoff, Brett Nedens looked up from his harvester’s controls and realized he was again being followed.

September 19, 2014 6:00 am Video Photos

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Daines proposes East Rosebud Creek protections

Daines proposes East Rosebud Creek protections

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., introduced a bill Thursday to protect East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County under the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

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Priest removes gay couple from volunteer posts in Lewistown Catholic church

Priest removes gay couple from volunteer posts in Lewistown Catholic church

On Aug. 6, four days after the Rev. Samuel Spiering arrived as the new administrator of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lewistown, he met with parishioner Paul Huff to ask him if he and his partner, Tom Wojtowick, had gotten married.

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FWP abandons wolf donation stamp

Proposed administrative rules to establish a voluntary management stamp to enable anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf program won't be adopted this year, state wildlife officials said on Thursday.

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State water plan meetings scheduled

After dozens of public meetings, hundreds of submitted comments and input from the a diverse group of water users and stakeholders, the draft 2015 Montana State Water Plan is available for review.

September 18, 2014 3:21 pmLoading…
Upgrade to historic Yellowstone ranch energy system OK'd

Upgrade to historic Yellowstone ranch energy system OK'd

The National Park Service has approved a plan to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy production systems at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch, which is a National Register Historic District.

September 18, 2014 2:47 pmLoading…

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