US Takes Part of Asbestos Cleanup Site Off Superfund List
U.S. officials on Wednesday removed part of a Montana asbestos cleanup site from its Superfund list in the latest sign that the 17-year cleanup is ending.
Police Found Two Assault Weapons, Handgun After Trooper Shooting
Authorities say they found two AR-15-style rifles and a .45-caliber handgun in the SUV that 28-year-old Johnathan Bertsch was driving.
Lawmakers Consider Armed School Marshals, Teacher Retention
A measure that gives rural schools the option of hiring armed marshals is part of a package of education proposals moving through the Legislature.
Groups Want Hunters to Be Required to Carry Bear Spray
The proposal comes after an uptick in encounters during the fall hunting season as grizzly bears are drawn to gut piles left by hunters.
Russia’s Next Move: Secure Foothold in Arctic
President Vladimir Putin said that Russia plans to dramatically increase cargo shipments across the Arctic sea route.
Retired Priest in Montana Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge
A retired Roman Catholic priest in Great Falls has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography.
Montana Prison Lifts Lockdown of Two High-Security Units
Officials say 330 High Side inmates were restricted to their individual cells and that no inmates or staff members were injured at any point during the four-day lockdown.
Population Study Finds Drop in Number of Yellowstone Elk
Wildlife officials say Yellowstone National Park's northern elk herd count is down and that the herd will likely be affected by fewer calves surviving winter.
Snowpack Maintaining Across Much of Montana After Dry March
Snowpack levels are still normal to above normal for central and southern mountain ranges due to record snowfall earlier in the winter.
Montana Prison Compound Locked Down Over Security Issue
Montana State Prison officials have placed the prison's high-security compound on lockdown and canceled inmate visits for the unit this weekend.