Stories tagged: Montana
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Restrictions imposed for North Dakotans hunting in Montana
The recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in deer in Montana means restrictions for North Dakotans who hunt across the border.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
Montana doctor found guilty in overdose deaths of 2 patients
A western Montana pain doctor was found guilty Monday of 22 felonies, including two counts of negligent homicide for the overdose deaths of two of his patients.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Climate activist goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown
An Oregon man goes on trial in Montana Tuesday in the latest criminal prosecution against activists who sought to call attention to climate change by shutting down oil pipelines in …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Jury deliberating case of doctor charged in overdose deaths
A western Montana jury is deliberating the case of a doctor charged with overprescribing opiates, leading to the overdose deaths of two patients.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
Montana man killed in police shooting after car chases
A Montana man has died after being shot by police officers following a car chase. Authorities said the man also rammed into police cars and ignored officers’ orders before being …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Montana U.S. Senate hopeful received California tax breaks
U.S. Senate hopeful Troy Downing has been receiving California tax exemptions for claiming a house near San Diego as a primary residence at the same time the Republican said he …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter’s assault
A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected and claimed that the “liberal media” was “trying to make a story” out …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutiny
The director of Puerto Rico’s power company has resigned amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Montana’s jobless rate remains at 3.9 percent in October
Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent in October, maintaining the level it has been for most of this year.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Montana legislature reaches budget fix without raising taxes
Montana lawmakers have agreed to a plan to address the state’s projected $227 million budget deficit without raising taxes in a complicated mix of interconnected bills that make it nearly …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Montana teacher pleads not guilty to sex assault of student
A Montana high school music teacher has pleaded not guilty to fondling and attempting to kiss a student.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
No charges coming for Montana shooter who killed man on his doorstep
Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher says he doesn’t believe he has the evidence needed to charge a Montana man who shot and killed another man after he appeared in the …
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Montana sheriff resigns over jail funding
The sheriff of a northwestern Montana county has resigned in a dispute with county commissioners over funding for the county jail.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Doctor arrested for 2 deaths, 22 felonies takes stand
A Montana doctor took the stand as he faces two charges of negligent homicide for allegedly prescribing the drugs that caused the overdose deaths of two patients.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Bullock enacts budget cuts; GOP looks to make them permanent
Montana’s governor enacted just over $76 million in budget cuts Tuesday, and Republican lawmakers quickly sought to make them permanent and prevent him from vetoing other changes.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Documents: Puerto Rico utility ignored advice on repair deal
Puerto Rico’s bankrupt electric utility ignored advice from its own lawyers before signing an expanded contract worth $300 million with a tiny Montana company to repair its damaged power grid, …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Montana lawmakers return for deficit-focused special session
Montana lawmakers return to the Capitol this week for a special session to address a projected $227 million budget deficit
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Sen. Daines withdraws endorsement of Alabama’s Roy Moore
Montana Sen. Steve Daines has pulled his endorsement for Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Montana takes public comment on bond rules for wind farms
Montana is taking public comment on new rules that require wind farm owners to post bonds to ensure the towers are taken down when they’re no longer used.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Great Falls man gets 60-year sentence for raping girl
A 40-year-old Great Falls man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for raping a 7-year-old girl – triple the sentence prosecutors recommended in a plea agreement.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Montana lawmakers block planned Medicaid rate cuts
A legislative committee is blocking the state health department from reducing Medicaid provider reimbursement rates as a way to cut $3 million from its budget.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Republicans successful in expanding Montana special session
Republican lawmakers have successfully expanded the scope of Montana’s special session next week to vote on cuts proposed by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and consider additional fund transfers as the …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Drivers pulled over for violations get holiday turkey
Some Montana traffic enforcement officers gave out Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Chronic wasting disease found for first time in Montana deer
Montana wildlife officials say they suspect a deer killed by a hunter in southeast Montana was infected with a potentially fatal disease.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Liberian refugee elected mayor of Helena, Montana
Voters in Montana’s capital city have elected a Liberian refugee as their next mayor.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
China’s largest online retailer to buy Montana beef
China’s largest online retailer has agreed to buy $200 million worth of Montana beef over the next three years – representing as many as 90,000 head of cattle – and …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Officials identify man who died after Montana standoff
A man who first tried to steal ammunition and guns from a Montana Walmart, then engaged police in a standoff at a sporting goods store, eventually exchanged gunfire with officers …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Montana’s 1st woman governor remembered as ambitious, caring
Hundreds of people, including political leaders from both parties, attended the memorial for Montana’s first female governor.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Family frantic after Montana woman reported missing in remote Idaho forest
Mirissa Serrano, who has been missing since Sept. 14, was reportedly last seen with a 61-year-old man she barely knew in a cabin on the southeast side of Lake Pend …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Man dies after gunfight with Montana police during standoff
A man who barricaded himself inside a Montana store that sells firearms and ammunition was found dead Saturday after he was shot in a gunfight with officers, police said.