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Man accused of killing wife, 2 others blames intruder

A man accused of killing his wife and two of her relatives in a tiny Montana town has told authorities that a stranger must have broken into the house they …


Two hospitalized after falling from hotel under construction

Two workers were hospitalized after a gust of wind caused them to fall from a hotel under construction in Billings.


Montana State University cancels speech by bin Laden shooter

Montana State University has canceled a scheduled speech by the former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden.


Western Montana man went missing during Idaho camping trip

Officials in northern Idaho are searching for a 64-year-old Montana man who went missing during a weekend camping trip near Grangeville.


Ex-Navy SEAL who says he killed bin Laden charged with DUI in Montana

Montana authorities have filed drunken driving charges against the former Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden.


UPDATED: Fri., April 8, 2016, 8:35 p.m.

Montana triple slaying suspect arrested in Nine Mile Falls

Police have arrested a man they believe shot three people to death in a small town in southern Montana.


Montana bull sold at auction for $350K

A Montana bull has sold for $350,000 at auction.


Police investigating apparent triple homicide in Montana

Authorities say they are investigating the discovery of three bodies in a southern Montana home as a homicide.


Plan approved to allow bison outside Yellowstone year-round

The federal, state and tribal agencies that manage Yellowstone National Park bison have agreed to let the animals stay in parts of Montana year-round.


UPDATED: Wed., April 6, 2016, 5:55 p.m.

Crow Tribe elder remembered as a ‘great man in two worlds’

A funeral is planned Wednesday on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation for the man who was tribe’s the last surviving war chief, Joe Medicine Crow.


Montana invites PayPal after firm spurns North Carolina

Montana officials sought to capitalize on North Carolina’s loss and announced Wednesday that they would be courting PayPal to open an operations center.


Trial in Oregon refuge standoff case will be in September

The federal judge overseeing Oregon’s wildlife refuge standoff case scheduled a September trial on Wednesday and reinforced her decision to send Ammon and Ryan Bundy to Nevada next week for …


FBI arrests another defendant in Oregon standoff

Federal authorities have arrested a Montana man accused of taking part in the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge.


Montana governor looking for new Colstrip owners

Montana’s governor is looking for a new ownership structure for one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West to stave off its partial closure.


$3 million renovation to Glacier Park lodge underway

A $3 million renovation to the historic Lake McDonald Lodge at Glacier National Park is underway, marking the first overhaul of the building in nearly 30 years.


Montana Rail Link worker dies in train collision

Police officials say a Montana Rail Link worker died in its Missoula rail yard when a train collided with another vehicle.


Lawsuit challenges approval of Spokane company-sponsored Montana copper, silver mine

Environmentalists are challenging U.S. Forest Service approval of a $500 million copper and silver mine in northwest Montana, citing concerns from state officials that it could drain surrounding waterways and …


Suicide prevention a growing priority in Western states

Throughout the interior West, states in a belt from Montana to New Mexico are looking for ways to lower their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates, although gun-specific initiatives are a touchy topic.


Police can lie about reason for traffic stop, court rules

A federal appeals court has ruled it was OK for a Montana Highway Patrol trooper to lie about the reason for a traffic stop made during a 2012 drug sting.


Ted Cruz wants John Kasich off Montana ballot

Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is trying to knock Republican opponent John Kasich out of Montana’s June 7 primary by questioning the signatures the Ohio governor’s campaign submitted to qualify for …


Native American ‘code talker’ Gilbert Horn Sr dies at 92

Gilbert Horn Sr., a World War II veteran honored for his service as a Native American code talker, has died of natural causes. He was 92.


Weber State wins Big Sky, advances to NCAA tournament

Jeremy Senglin scored 20 points and top-seeded Weber State beat second-seeded Montana 62-59 in the Big Sky Conference tournament championship game Saturday night and earned an NCAA tournament berth.


Montana GOP asks Supreme Court to close primary elections

Montana Republicans seeking to prevent non-GOP voters from participating in their primary elections are making a long-shot appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.


3 dead in crash on Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls

Emergency officials say 3 people have died in a crash on the Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls.


Man charged with killing girlfriend, telling her ex via text

Authorities say a Montana man gunned down his girlfriend and then sent a text message about the killing to her ex-husband and others.


Billings man gets 80 years for fatal shooting

A Billings man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for shooting another man to death during an argument in April.


Yellowstone bison start to head to slaughter

Yellowstone National Park has started shipping its famous wild bison to slaughter in response to concerns by the livestock industry over a disease carried by the animals.


Human remains found in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park officials are investigating after human remains were found in the northwestern corner of the park.


U.S. seeks end to Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

The federal government is proposing to lift threatened-species protections for hundreds of Yellowstone-area grizzlies, opening the door to future hunts for the fearsome bears across parts of three states for …


Billings man pleads guilty to raping 2-year-old girl

A 27-year-old Billings man has pleaded guilty to raping a 2-year-old girl, causing severe internal injuries that required surgery to repair.