- Author faces heckler at forum about book on Missoula rapes Updated: May-06-15 11:19 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A Missoula audience gave the best-selling author of a book about the city's mishandling of rape cases a standing ovation Wednesday and then booed a heckler who had elbowed his way to the stage and called Jon Krakauer a liar.
- Governor signs bill to close Montana Developmental Center Updated: May-06-15 8:26 pm
HELENA, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Wednesday to close the Montana Developmental Center and move most of the 53 people with severe intellectual disabilities, mental health issues and personality disorders to community-based settings in the next two years.
- incentives to improve Montana broadband to cease this summer Updated: May-06-15 7:59 pm
HELENA, Montana - In the state with some of the slowest broadband speeds in the nation, Montana lawmakers refused this year to pick up where federal stimulus programs are leaving off in funding improvements to the state's Internet, phone and cable services.
- Montana governor signs bills to preserve Indian languages Updated: May-06-15 7:08 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's governor signed bills Wednesday aimed at encouraging schools to develop American Indian language immersion programs and preserving Indian languages.
- Judge agrees to settlement in sexual harassment case Updated: May-06-15 5:28 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A Montana judge agreed to settle a sexual harassment complaint filed by his former court reporter and plans to resign on Jan. 1.
- August trial set for Hamilton man in child rape case Updated: May-06-15 3:06 pm
HELENA, Montana - An August trial date has been set for a Hamilton man charged with sexually assaulting his girlfriend's daughters last spring, but defense attorneys are arguing the case should be dismissed due to the lack of a speedy trial.
- Former police chief seeks damages in wrongful firing lawsuit Updated: May-06-15 9:52 am
COLSTRIP, Montana - The city of Colstrip and its mayor are defendants this week in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former Colstrip police chief Larry Reinlasoder.
- Former Youth Services counselor gets 15 years for rape Updated: May-06-15 5:05 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A former Youth Services counselor has been sentenced to 15 years with 10 suspended for raping a pregnant 17-year-old who was under his supervision.
- With new standardized tests, educators worry about scores Updated: May-06-15 3:14 am
WASHINGTON - Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.
- Feds offer exit plan for Montana town's asbestos cleanup Updated: May-05-15 7:37 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A long-delayed U.S. government cleanup plan for a Montana community where asbestos contamination has sickened thousands would leave the deadly material in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere - stirring worries among residents and state officials about future exposures.
- Convicted murderer charged with bringing drugs to Missoula Updated: May-05-15 7:20 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A convicted murderer from Seattle now faces charges of transporting a large quantity of methamphetamine to Missoula with plans to sell it.
- Montana unlikely to meet test participation requirement Updated: May-05-15 6:29 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's top education official said on Tuesday the state is unlikely to reach the required participation rate in student achievement tests this year.
- Montana governor vetoes public land task force bill Updated: May-05-15 6:08 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's governor vetoed a bill Monday he said would have created a task force to study the transfer or sell-off of public lands.
- Victims of Havre stabbings are MSU-Northern students Updated: May-05-15 5:45 pm
HAVRE, Montana - Three Montana State University-Northern students were badly injured in a weekend stabbing at an off-campus apartment, Havre police said.
- Montana Supreme Court rejects Beach request for new sentence Updated: May-05-15 4:45 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a re-sentencing request from a man convicted of killing his high-school classmate in 1979 when they both were teenagers.
- New law will increase some highway speed limits to 80 mph Updated: May-05-15 4:00 pm
HELENA, Montana - Speed limits on rural interstate highways in Montana will increase to 80 mph this fall, but the cost of a speeding ticket will go up, too.
- Police officers on leave while departments investigate fight Updated: May-05-15 3:57 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Billings and Laurel police departments are investigating an off-duty fight between two officers that put a Laurel officer in the hospital.
- Idaho authorities identify Montana woman killed in ATV crash Updated: May-05-15 1:19 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Eastern Idaho authorities have identified the Montana woman who died in an all-terrain vehicle crash at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes.
- Grandmother gets 20 years for 1-year-old's overdose death Updated: May-05-15 1:13 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A Great Falls woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for causing the overdose death of her 1-year-old grandson in 2013.
- Victim of central Montana crash identified Updated: May-05-15 12:04 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Authorities have released the name of a 21-year-old man who died in a one-vehicle crash in central Montana.
- Bear spray available for rent, purchase at Yellowstone Updated: May-05-15 10:13 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Bear Aware is making its pepper power spray available for purchase or rent at Yellowstone National Park starting May 23.
- Man dies in motorcycle crash west of Kalispell Updated: May-05-15 9:31 am
KALISPELL, Montana - A man died after his motorcycle crashed into a roadside ditch on a county road west of Kalispell.
- Malta man killed in weekend crash Updated: May-04-15 6:11 pm
HELENA, Montana - A 20-year-old man was killed in a weekend crash on U.S. Highway 191 near Malta.
- Billings man sentenced for huffing, crashing car into house Updated: May-04-15 5:41 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A Billings man who crashed a car into a house after huffing canned air has been given an eight-year suspended sentence.
- Owner of energy lease near Glacier urges judge to act Updated: May-04-15 2:43 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A Louisiana company is asking a judge to resolve its lawsuit challenging the government's suspension of an oil and gas lease near Montana's Glacier National Park so the company can begin drilling this summer.