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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Lawsuit: Montana high school trainer sexually abused student athletes

An athletic trainer at a Montana high school sexually abused at least 18 student athletes decades ago under the guise of boosting their athletic performance, according to a lawsuit filed …


Jehovah’s Witnesses accused of mishandling abuse in Montana

Two women who say they were sexually abused as children have alleged that the Jehovah’s Witnesses failed to report their abuser to authorities in Montana and instead punished him internally …


Native American bones will be turned over to tribes

The University of Idaho and U.S. Forest Service’s Boise National Forest say they’ve identified human remains from Native Americans in their holdings that will be turned over to present-day tribes.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Missoula Independent ceases operations

Early Tuesday morning, Missoula Independent staffers came to their doors only to find them locked and a sign taped to the glass: The Independent has closed its office and ceased …


‘Plaid Shirt Guy’ believes he was asked to leave Trump rally because he wasn’t enthusiastic or cheering

While Trump railed against “deep state operatives” and praised Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing at a rally Thursday night in Montana, the focus began to shift to 17-year-old Tyler Linfesty. The …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Montana father, son invent one-handed reel for paralyzed friend

Frank Ewalt – a Billings City Council member, small businessman, 25-year teacher of hunter education and retired firefighter – has turned his inventive expertise to making a motorized fishing reel …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

Lawmakers seek answers for why Native American women vanish

Ashley’s disappearance is one small chapter in the unsettling story of missing and murdered Native American women and girls. No one knows precisely how many there are because some cases …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

At Montana rally, Trump lauds Kavanaugh progress, decries ‘meanness’

President Donald Trump on Thursday praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s progress toward winning confirmation to the Supreme Court but decried the “anger and the meanness on the other side,” blasting Democrats’ …


Montana Sen. Tester talks up Trump to defuse GOP challenge

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester unveiled a new television ad Wednesday promoting his collaboration with President Donald Trump as the Montana Democrat sought to inoculate himself against conservative critics ahead of …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

U.S. agency gives initial OK to Hecla mine tied up in Montana court

U.S. officials on Tuesday announced approval of the first phase of a silver and copper mine beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area, yet it’s uncertain when work could begin because …


Montana ‘hoot owl’ restrictions lifted

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will lift afternoon and evening fishing restrictions Friday on the Sun River west of Great Falls in the wake of recent cooler water temperatures.


Tobacco-funded group starts Montana anti-initiative ad blitz

A group funded by the tobacco industry has launched a massive ad blitz against a ballot initiative to fund Montana’s Medicaid expansion program and other health programs by raising the …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, considering 2020 White House bid, now says he supports assault weapons ban

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Sunday that he supports an assault weapons ban, in a signal that the moderate Democrat is seeking to appeal to progressives as he tests the …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 2:11 p.m.

Idaho woman gets probation in Montana sex trafficking case

A 38-year-old Idaho woman has been sentenced to five years on federal probation in a sex trafficking case.


Montana governor touts ability to win in Trump country

Montana’s Democratic governor was in Iowa on Thursday railing against money’s corrupting influence in government and talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he continued to deflect …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

A Pearl Jam poster depicting a dead President Trump draws controversy in Montana Senate race

In their bid to unseat Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Republicans have seized on a new controversy: an apocalyptic poster depicting a dead President Trump that promoted a Pearl Jam concert …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 11:29 a.m.

Trial underway in case of Idaho woman charged with Montana homicide

A trial is underway in northwestern Montana in the case of an Idaho woman charged with killing her former boyfriend on a rural road near Yaak in January 2017.


Montana woman immigrated from Germany, tied world-famous trout flies for decades

An abusive father, daily bombings and three weeks of walking without food as a young World War II refugee tarnished the early years of Anna Patterson’s life, but you wouldn’t …


Agreement reached in Anaconda Superfund cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency says an agreement has been reached over the cleanup of a century’s worth of smelting waste in the southwestern Montana town of Anaconda.


Official: Russian hackers targeted 2016 Montana election

Montana’s top elections official said Friday that Russian hackers unsuccessfully probed the state’s election systems for weaknesses in 2016, an acknowledgment that contradicts his staff’s previous comments that Montana was …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Former Carroll College coach Bob Petrino Sr. dies in Montana

Longtime Carroll College football coach Bob Petrino Sr., the father of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino and Idaho coach Paul Petrino, has died at his home in Montana. He was …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Report: Spokane VA medical center employee charged in Montana child sex assault case

A man employed in the surgical department of Spokane’s Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center was arrested last week in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a child in Montana.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

Montana searches for probationer, woman in danger

A state judge has issued a $500,000 warrant for the arrest of a probationer who is believed to have left northwestern Montana with a woman who may be in danger.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Man says he left baby after car crash because he was heavy

A man told investigators he left a 5-month-old baby boy in the woods after a weekend car crash because the baby was very heavy, court records said.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

‘This is what we call a miracle’: A faint cry reveals a baby abandoned in the cold Montana mountains

Montana authorities say a 5-month-old infant survived about nine hours being buried under sticks and debris in the woods.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Trump urges ouster of Tester; takes ‘Pocahontas’ jab at Warren, again

In a campaign stop that was both political and personal, President Donald Trump targeted Democrat Jon Tester on Thursday in a bid to get more Republicans elected to the Senate …


Trump likely to campaign against Tester next week in Montana

The White House says President Donald Trump will make a stop in Montana next week.


Montana woman with machete hides behind ex-boyfriend’s door, then rapes him, police say

Samantha Ray Mears, 19, faces six charges after police say she forced her ex-boyfriend to have sex with her at machete-point, damaged his property and fled just as they were …


Montana tribe can’t account for $14.5 million

Montana’s Crow Indian Tribe has been unable to account for $14.5 million it received for transportation programs, marking the second time in less than two years the tribe has been …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Trapped campers, swimming bears in Montana as floods hit U.S.

Helicopters rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days, as severe storms swept the Rockies …