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Smith River Victim Identified
A Billings man who died in the Smith River south of Great Falls on Monday has been identified as 44-year-old Chad NewBreast. The river was running high and fast, and investigators believe that the two-man boat rounded a corner on the river and hit a large rock, causing the boat to capsize...
Secretary Zinke Pays Respects Back on the Hi Line
He met with tribal leaders. He met with area ranchers impacted by last summer's wildfires. And, he talked about the importance of reorganizing the Department of Interior workforce. But most importantly, he paid his respects to the family of a Navy SEAL he served alongside in the US military.
Homicide Suspect Arrested in Big Horn
The Billings Gazette reports that a Washington homicide suspect was arrested early Saturday morning after a foot chase outside a Hardin gas station by two members of the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office. 36-year-old Jacob Ozuna was booked into the Big Horn County Jail at about 4 a...
Green Party Ballot Case Continues
KULR reports the Montana Democratic Party’s challenge to the Green Party’s place on the ballot in this year’s election is focusing on how to verify voter signatures. A hearing on the lawsuit was held Thursday and will continue on Thursday, May 24th...
Billings Man Held in Anaconda Murder
Q2 reports that a Billings man is in custody, suspected in a 64-year-old Anaconda woman’ death. Shelley Schafer was found murdered in her home on Tuesday and Butte police believe 53-year-old Troy Johnson may be responsible. Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkell said Shafer died in her re…

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