BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — When Republican Ryan Zinke first ran for Congress, the former Navy SEAL faced false accusations amplified by Democrats that his military career had ended in disgrace.
After winning in 2014 and two years later getting picked as President Donald Trump's interior secretary, Zinke is seeking a return to Congress and facing a near-identical smear campaign — this time from the right wing of his own party.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — State environmental officials unlawfully approved a large copper mine in central Montana despite worries that mining waste would pollute a river that’s popular among boaters, a state judge ruled.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A former Colorado resident pleaded guilty Thursday to deliberate homicide for fatally stabbing his girlfriend last year, soon after they moved to Montana.
Ronald Walter Roberts, 47, has been jailed since his arrest in the June 12, 2021 death of Carmen Edwards, 38.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Legislature's proposal to change the way Supreme Court justices are elected in Montana is unconstitutional and cannot appear on the November 2022 ballot, a state judge has ruled.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Butte bail bondsman and another man are charged with deliberate homicide in a fatal shooting that happened while the men tried to take one of the bondsman's customers into custody for failing to show up for a court hearing, Butte-Silver Bow County prosecutors said.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Authorities in Montana say they are investigating the apparent drowning of a 14-year—old boy at a hot springs resort pool.
Butte Silver-Bow Sheriff Ed Lester says the incident happened Friday at Fairmont Hot Springs west of Butte.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — An 84-year-old man was struck and killed after his vehicle was involved in a crash on a snowy highway in southwestern Montana, the Montana Highway Patrol said Thursday.
The Kalispell man's sport utility vehicle was involved in one of two crashes that happened Wednesday afternoon near the Fairmont exit on Interstate 90, about three miles (five kilometers) south of Anaconda, the patrol said.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana men face charges in the alleged murder of a 42-year-old man in Butte.
William Harris died Sunday night following a reported shooting at a house in the western Montana city.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A company that turned mining waste into roofing materials at a Montana plant was fined and ordered to conduct medical monitoring of workers on Friday, after pleading guilty to a criminal charge that it exposed employees to arsenic.