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Former Butte Central Band Director Charged With Rape

The former Butte Central music teacher and band director is charged with providing alcohol to female students at a state basketball tournament in Hamilton earlier this month and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

CBS Seattle–03/27/2015

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73-Year-Old Gets 75 Years For Trying To Reclaim Former Ranch

A 73-year-old man who threatened from behind bars to forcibly take back the western Montana ranch he lost in a 1979 divorce has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for intimidating and stalking its owners.

CBS Seattle–03/26/2015

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Senate Advances 80 MPH Highway Speed Limit Proposal

Montana senators have endorsed the only surviving bill to raise highway speed limits.

CBS Seattle–03/25/2015

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Transient Pleads Guilty To Campground Beating Death

A transient has admitted killing a Butte man at a southwestern Montana campground last summer.

CBS Seattle–03/25/2015

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Former Alaska Fish Board Nominee Charged In Montana

A former nominee to the Alaska Board of Fisheries has been charged with misdemeanor wildlife violations in Montana.


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Bozeman Democrat Proposes Studying Coal Phase-Out

Montana senators are considering studying the potential effects of phasing out coal mining in the state.

CBS Seattle–03/18/2015

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Court Officials Ordered To Preserve US Judge’s Racist Emails

Federal judicial officials must preserve hundreds of racist and inappropriate emails that prompted Montana’s former chief U.S. district judge to step down, under a Wednesday court order in a case brought by attorneys for American Indians intent on challenging the judge’s past rulings.

CBS Seattle–03/18/2015

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Montana’s House Narrowly Endorses Proposal To Update Immunizations

Lawmakers have narrowly endorsed a bill to add the chickenpox vaccine to those required for public school students and remove any exemptions to the law.

CBS Seattle–03/12/2015

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Washington Bill To Study Impacts Of Closing Montana Coal Plant

Washington lawmakers say they want to study the impacts of closing a huge coal-fired power plant in southeastern Montana that provide powers to the Northwest.

CBS Seattle–03/12/2015

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Great Falls Boy Injured In Fall From 3rd Story Window

A young boy was injured after falling out of a third-story apartment window in Great Falls.

CBS Seattle–03/12/2015