Montana

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Court Stops Mont. Judge From Undoing Rape Sentence

Montana’s Supreme Court on Friday blocked a judge from resentencing a former teacher who got 30 days in prison for raping a 14-year-old student, a sentence widely criticized after the judge said the victim was “older than her chronological age.”

09/06/2013

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New Hearing Ordered In Montana Rape Case

A former teacher sent to prison for 30 days for raping a student is set to return to court Friday because the sentence may have been illegal, but the move has failed to quiet criticisms of the judge overseeing the case.

09/04/2013

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SC Man Describes Being Hurt, Trapped After Crash

A South Carolina man was trapped in a rental car with a broken neck and other injuries for more than a day after the vehicle went off a forest road and rolled down an embankment in western Montana.

08/06/2013

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Mont. Man Reunited With Bird He Lost In A Divorce

A Great Falls man who lost his macaw in a divorce more than five years ago has been reunited with the bird, thanks to an observant friend.

04/22/2013

Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Montana Lawmakers Vote To Strike Down Law Criminalizing Gay Sex

The woman who led the court battle to strike down a Montana law that made gay sex illegal knows that having the unconstitutional law struck from the books is a symbolic act.

04/11/2013

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Man Sorts Through Dog Poop To Retrieve $500

Wayne Klinkel had to sort through his dog’s poop to retrieve $500.

04/09/2013

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Montana Senate Backs Bill To Allow People To Salvage Roadkill For Food

Elk, deer, antelope and moose: If Montana residents can scrape it up, they can eat it.

CBS Seattle–03/22/2013

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Police: Man Made Up Story About Kids In Order To Get Free Pizza

A Montana man whose tearful reluctance to rob a pizza restaurant earned him free food apparently made up the sob story that gained him the clerk’s sympathy.

02/01/2013

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Reluctant Thief With Hungry Family Gets Pizza

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.

01/24/2013

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Opponents Seek To Derail Montana Coal Line

Opponents of a railroad that would open Montana’s coal fields to new mining have asked federal officials to halt their review of the proposal, alleging it would be much larger than disclosed with impacts stretching to the West Coast.

01/12/2013

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