- Correction: Interior Secretary-Montana story Updated: May-04-16 2:25 pm
HELENA, Montana - In a story May 3 about Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's visit to Montana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Land and Water Conservation Fund historically received $900 million annually. The fund is authorized to receive $900 million annually, but the actual amount varies from year to year.
- Man wants to withdraw guilty plea in Great Falls homicide Updated: May-04-16 10:52 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A man awaiting sentencing for shooting a Great Falls man to death last September is asking District Judge John Kutzman if he can get a new attorney, withdraw his guilty plea and get a second opinion on a psychiatric evaluation.
- Montana Rail Link furloughs dozens of employees Updated: May-04-16 1:51 am
MISSOULA, Montana - The Montana Rail Link has recently furloughed 36 employees and that number is expected to grow with the downturn of the coal industry.
- Montana defends campaign finance law ahead of elections Updated: May-03-16 4:29 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana attorneys on Tuesday defended the state's new campaign finance disclosure law against a gun-rights organization that wants parts of it struck down before next month's primary elections.
- Man pleads guilty for fire at Habitat for Humanity ReStore Updated: Apr-29-16 9:55 am
HELENA, Montana - A 32-year-old Helena man has pleaded guilty to setting the fire that caused more than $500,000 in damage to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Helena last summer.
- PSC considers changing rules governing power shut off Updated: Apr-27-16 3:08 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Public Service Commission is considering changing the administrative rules governing when utilities can shut off electric service for non-payment during the winter, including shortening the five-month moratorium to three months so customers can't accrue overwhelming overdue bills.
- Bureau of Reclamation investigating after boy's death Updated: Apr-26-16 9:44 am
HELENA, Montana - A Bureau of Reclamation safety team is investigating after a dock stored at a Canyon Ferry Lake boat launch partially collapsed and pinned a 3-year-old Butte boy, causing fatal injuries.
- Butte boy dies after being crushed by boat dock Updated: Apr-25-16 7:37 pm
HELENA, Montana - A 3-year-old Butte boy has died of injuries suffered when part of a metal boat dock fell on him at a fishing access site on Canyon Ferry Lake near Helena.
- Montana state agencies trying make deal on 16 state parks Updated: Apr-24-16 4:37 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Montana State Parks and Recreation Board is asking Fish, Wildlife and Parks director Jeff Hagener to put together a committee to explore what to do with 16 state parks that have limits on them because they were purchased in part with federal dollars. The money came with strings attached, and it could jeopardize future funding.
- Progressive era inspired Clean Air, Clean Water acts Updated: Apr-23-16 2:05 am
MISSOULA, Montana - When Leon Billings was first asked to join a Congressional subcommittee on pollution, he was not interested.
- Ex-deputy sentenced for brandishing gun at party Updated: Apr-22-16 4:42 am
HELENA, Montana - A former Lewis and Clark County sheriff's deputy charged with hitting and pulling a gun on a man while drunk at a party has received a deferred sentence.
- GOP lawmakers seek to ground state aircraft for campaigning Updated: Apr-21-16 5:38 pm
HELENA, Montana - Three Montana lawmakers say they will introduce legislation next year to prohibit the use of Montana's government-owned airplane for campaign purposes.
- Spring snow storm causes travel problems, power outages Updated: Apr-15-16 5:44 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A late spring storm that brought occasionally heavy snow to areas of central and western Montana made travel hazardous along Interstate 15 and downed power poles, causing several outages, before moving off to the east.
- Boy dies from injuries in backhoe accident near Helena Updated: Apr-15-16 1:31 am
HELENA, Montana - Officials say a toddler has died from his injuries after being pinned between a backhoe and a pickup truck near Helena.
- Helena man accused of killing 2 brothers denies charges Updated: Apr-14-16 11:09 pm
HELENA, Montana - A Helena man accused of killing his upstairs neighbors because he thought they were being too loud has pleaded not guilty to two counts of deliberate homicide.
- Residents, anglers seek to restrict Boulder River access Updated: Apr-13-16 7:51 pm
HELENA, Montana - Restrictions aren't needed along a stretch of the Boulder River near Big Timber, Montana fisheries officials said, despite residents' and anglers' protests that the river is being degraded by too many commercial floaters.
- Judge rules for PSC in dispute over executive pay disclosure Updated: Apr-12-16 4:33 pm
HELENA, Montana - A Montana judge has rejected a telephone company's claim that its executives' pay is a confidential trade secret.
- Helena woman claims $230K Montana Cash jackpot Updated: Apr-12-16 11:11 am
HELENA, Montana - A Helena woman has claimed a $230,000 Montana Cash jackpot from the Feb. 24 drawing.
- Race for White House gives Montana rare chance at relevance Updated: Apr-08-16 6:33 pm
HELENA, Montana - Few remember the last time a Republican presidential candidate stumped through Montana in advance of the state's primary election. But these days, expectations are swirling across the northern Rockies that a GOP candidate or two might make a rare appearance in the state.
- Campaign regulator finds auditor filed late reports Updated: Apr-07-16 4:32 pm
HELENA, Montana - State Auditor Monica Lindeen violated campaign rules by missing filing deadlines following the 2012 elections, but she and her chief counsel did not improperly use the services of an office employee for their campaigns, Montana's campaign regulator said Thursday.