Montana

Catholic diocese files for bankruptcy protection

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena filed for bankruptcy protection Friday as part of a proposed $15 million settlement for hundreds of victims who say clergy members sexually abused them over […]

01/31/2014

Jordan Graham leaves the Federal Courthouse in Missoula, Mont., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 after the first day of her murder trial. (AP Photo/Missoulian, Kurt Wilson)

Woman in newlywed murder case to plead guilty

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A newlywed bride accused of deliberately pushing her husband to his death in Montana’s Glacier National Park has agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder. News of the plea agreement for […]

12/12/2013

Jordan Graham leaves the Federal Courthouse in Missoula, Mont., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 after the first day of her murder trial. (AP Photo/Missoulian, Kurt Wilson)

Brother testifes that bride lied repeatedly about man’s death

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The teenage brother of a Montana woman on trial for murder in the death of her new husband broke down Tuesday on the witness stand as he described his anger over […]

12/10/2013

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Shrugging off winter’s bite in N. Dakota oilfields

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some people were choosing to stay indoors as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains, but the prospect of temperatures not cracking single digits had a different effect on the […]

12/05/2013

Stacey Rambold stands in a courtroom after sentencing by Judge G. Todd Baugh in Billings, Mont., for the rape of Cherice Moralez. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Paul Ruhter, File)

Montana appeals teacher’s rape sentence

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The Montana attorney general’s office on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to throw out a 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl, saying the punishment was […]

11/30/2013

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A circus, music and scary things for the weekend

If you haven’t heard of them you may want to check out Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes who will perform under a Big Top featuring a circus, in-the-round performances, beer gardens and a farmers […]

10/18/2013

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Roadkill permits? You can go online for that

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Salvaging roadkill for the dinner table is not only legal starting this month in Montana, but state officials plan to let drivers who accidentally kill big game to simply print out […]

10/10/2013

Buffalo Bills free safety Aaron Williams (23) intercepts a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

10 photos from the past week

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly Associated Press photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments the AP editors think you […]

10/04/2013

Stacey Rambold stands in a courtroom after sentencing by Judge G. Todd Baugh in Billings, Mont., for the rape of Cherice Moralez. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Paul Ruhter, File)

Ex-teacher freed after 30-day term for rape draws outrage

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana high school teacher was released from prison Thursday after completing a 30-day sentence for raping a 14-year-old student, a term that is under review by the state’s high […]

09/26/2013

The Rim Fire burns in the Stanislaus National Forest Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Modesto Bee, Andy Alfaro)

Wildfire burns out of control near Yosemite

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control forest fire threatening about 2,500 structures near Yosemite National Park was one of more than 50 active, large wildfires dotting the western U.S. on Wednesday. The remote blaze in […]

08/21/2013

In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 photo, traffic on U.S. Highway 12 near Lolo, Mont., retreats to safety from the West Fork II fire that grew from less than 100 acres Monday morning to about 3,500 acres and burned both sides of the highway. (AP Photo/Missoulian, Kurt Wilson)

Hot, dry summer pushes wildfire spending past $1B

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires burning in Oregon, Idaho and Montana are taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise […]

08/20/2013

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Hitchhiking cat ‘Mata Hairi’ headed home to Oregon

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A well-traveled cat named “Mata Hairi” will soon be reunited with her owner after spending nearly 10 months traveling thousands of miles with a hitchhiker who rescued her from the rain. […]

06/17/2013

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