Montana Senate Moves to Strike Anti-Gay Language in Law
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Senate is backing a measure to strike an obsolete state law that criminalizes gay sex.
Autopsy Confirms Officer’s Shot Killed BB-Gun Toting Man
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An autopsy has confirmed that a police officer's gunshot killed a 32-year-old Billings man who authorities say was reaching for a BB gun during a confrontation.
20 Year Old Montana Man Who Died at North Dakota Oil Rig Identified
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified a Montana man who died after an incident at an oil drilling rig in western North Dakota.
Judge Rules Schweitzer’s PSAs Didn’t Break the Law
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A state judge has upheld the dismissal of an ethics complaint against former Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
Harrison Student Arrested for Bringing Guns to School
HARRISON, Mont. (AP) - Madison County sheriff's deputies arrested a 14-year-old student from Harrison after two guns, including one that was loaded, were found in his backpack on school property.
Reluctant Thief Suffers Remorse During Robbery, Leaves Only With Pizza For Hungry Family
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A man who apparently summoned the courage to rob a Montana pizza restaurant changed his mind as the clerk started to hand him money, broke down crying and ended up leaving with a pizza to feed his hungry family.
$50,000 Arrest Warrant Issued For Three Forks Man Facing Rape Charge
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A judge has issued a $50,000 arrest warrant for a Three Forks man suspected of raping a 14-year-old girl.
[UPDATE] Body Found Believed to be of Kidnapping Victim
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a body found near Shepherd may be that of an Illinois man kidnapped from a Billings hotel room.
Jail Time Could be Cut for Some Minor Offenses
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A measure to eliminate jail time for some fist-time misdemeanor offenses, leaving just fines in place, is cruising through the Montana state Senate.
Montana Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.7 Percent
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.7 percent in December, a rate the state hasn't seen in nearly four years.
Ryan Leaf Kicked Out of Drug Treatment Center and Into Prison
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a central Montana drug treatment center to the state prison in Deer Lodge.
Bill Set to Define Marijuana DUI Proposed
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A state representative from Missoula is introducing a bill to revise Montana's DUI law to account for people driving under the influence of marijuana.