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1 Killed, 1 Injured in SE Montana Crash
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 39-year-old Colorado Springs, Colorado, man was killed and another man was injured in a pickup truck crash in southeastern Montana, about 31 miles southeast of Broadus.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the pickup drifted off the left side of Montana Highway 59 at about 9:20 a.m. Thursday. The driver corrected to the right and lost control of the pickup, which rolled.

The patrol says it's not clear which man was driving. The injured man, a 33-year-old from Colorado Springs, was taken to the hospital in Miles City.

Officers believe drug use was a factor in the crash.

The victim's name hasn't been released.

(Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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Argument Over Fire Pit Leads to Stabbing
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A man who apparently was upset about his neighbor's fire pit has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing the neighbor in the arm.

Billings Police Sgt. Shane Winden tells The Billings Gazette the 28-year-old victim took himself to the hospital. His wounds were not life-threatening.

Officers arrested 43-year-old Robert Green on suspicion of assault with a weapon, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest just after 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Winden says Green was screaming and yelling at his neighbor about the fire pit. When the neighbor knocked on Green's door to talk to him about it, Green opened the door and lunged at him with a novelty sword that had a pointed tip.

Officers had to use a stun gun on Green when he would not move away from the sword.

(Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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Butte Man Burned While Working on Motor Home
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A 42-year-old Butte man suffered severe burns on his face and upper body when he poured gas into a motor home's carburetor while someone else turned the ignition.

Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff Ed Lester tells The Montana Standard that the man was taken to the hospital in Butte and later flown to a burn unit for treatment of potentially life-threatening injuries. He did not know the man's condition on Friday.

Lester says the man was working on the motor home engine Thursday afternoon when the flaming gasoline was propelled at him, burning his face, chest, arms and hands.

The man was able to put the flames out by rolling in the nearby dirt with the assistance of a man who was working on the motor home with him.

The injured man's name was not released.
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CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - While U.S. Sen. John Walsh visited with local newspapers in an attempt to move past the plagiarism scandal that broke last week, candidates for Montana's lone U.S. House seat laid out their ideas on energy and agriculture policy. Here is a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns.

WALSH PLAGIARISM CASE:

Sen. John Walsh, who is trying to keep the seat he was appointed to in February, talked with the Billings Gazette and Montana Standard newspapers this week about allegations that he used others' work without attribution in a 2007 research paper to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College. Walsh said he hopes voters will consider his entire career when choosing between him and his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, in November.

"I'm very hopeful that Montanans will look at my overall career and not just this one serious blemish," he told the Gazette.

In the meantime, the Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing the plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College. The school's investigation begins Aug. 15, and a college official said he didn't think the investigation would take long.

ZINKE PUSHES FOSSIL FUELS:

Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke laid out an energy plan that emphasizes coal, oil and natural gas and opposes tax breaks that would subsidize the wind industry. He said government regulations are holding back companies seeking to extract fossil fuels. Zinke wants to streamline mining approvals and block the Obama administration's plan to reduce greenhouse gases from coal power plants. Zinke also wants to export more Montana coal and natural gas.

"With fracking, with coal, with the technologies available, we have that opportunity as a country to be energy independent," Zinke said. "We have to take it."

Democratic candidate John Lewis presented an energy plan in June that emphasizes renewable energy development and includes tax credits for coal mining on Indian lands. Lewis said Zinke's plan ignores Montana's promising wind power industry and other renewables like solar power.

"Let's invest in jobs and think about the long-term future, rather than draw a line in the sand and focusing just on our extractive industries," he said.

LEWIS OFFERS AGRICULTURE PROPOSALS:

Lewis pushed a plan he says would help sustain the state's agriculture industry. His proposal calls for increased funding for loan programs for beginning farmers and ranchers and greater investments in agriculture research and development. Lewis also says he will push the Obama administration to keep open local offices of the Farm Service Agency that are threatened with closure. And he wants Congress to address delays in agriculture shipments by rail through a pending transportation bill.

"It's about supporting a huge component of our economy - one in five jobs in Montana," Lewis said. "We can all agree: Let's invest in these things. We're not trying to prop up anyone. The industry is there. It's already strong."

Although Zinke didn't respond to the issue, his spokeswoman, Shelby DeMars, said Lewis' support from environmental groups puts him on the side of rising fuel costs, increased government regulation and restrictions on the use of public lands.

ZINKE, POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE HAVE COMMON VENDORS:

Federal Election Commission filings show that Zinke's campaign and the political action committee he founded have six vendors in common, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported this week. Federal law bars coordination between candidates and PACs, but DeMars said there is no coordination between the campaign and the Special Operations For America PAC.

The PAC has spent $175,000 in support of Zinke's bid for Congress since he stepped down as chairman of the group last year. Paul Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center, which previously filed a complaint alleging coordination between Zinke and Special Operations For America, said the use of the same companies doesn't amount to wrongdoing.


Associated Press writers Matt Brown in Billings and Matt Volz in Helena contributed to this report.

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East Helena Infant Injured, Parents Arrested
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 26-year-old East Helena man has been arrested on suspicion of felony assault on a minor after his 8-week-old son suffered fractured ribs and bruises on many parts of his body.

The Independent Record reports Shane Gabriel Burson was arrested Thursday after the infant was treated at a Helena hospital.

The baby's mother, 25-year-old Patricia Ann Harris, was arrested on suspicion of felony criminal endangerment. Charging documents say she left her son in Burson's care when she knew he had been convicted of second-degree assault on an 8-month-old baby in Washington state and had found injuries on the baby after leaving him with Burson while she went to work.

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House Rented by Cat Hoarder to be Demolished
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Butte-Silver Bow County health officials have determined that a rental house where officers found nearly 100 cats living in filthy conditions is not livable and ordered it demolished.

Assistant health director Dan Powers tells The Montana Standard the house was in such disrepair it couldn't be cleaned to make it habitable.

Powers says the owner, who has been cooperative, will have to pay for the demolition work, which will cost between $5,000 and $10,000.
The renter, 54-year-old Douglas Den Billman, faces seven counts of felony animal cruelty. He has not yet appeared in court on the charges.

Prosecutors say Billman confined the cats, failed to meet their general care needs and eventually abandoned them. About 50 of the cats rescued from the house were spayed or neutered last week.

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Man Charged with Raping Billings Motel Maid
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 24-year-old man is charged with raping a motel maid in Billings.

The Billings Gazette reports Darren Jon Longhair appeared in Justice Court Thursday, where he was charged with sexual intercourse without consent. He did not enter a plea. Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez set Longhair's bail at $50,000 and he was taken into custody.

Charging documents say Longhair asked the maid to inspect his room on July 24 so he could get his room deposit back. She told officers he ripped her clothes off and sexually assaulted her.

Court records say the maid gave police the license plate number of the vehicle her attacker was driving and identified him from a photo lineup. Motel records showed Longhair had rented the room.

(Copyright 2014 New Media Broadcasters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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Teen Killed, Man Injured in Crash in SE Montana
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 16-year-old South Dakota boy was killed and a Washington state man was injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 212 in southeastern Montana, near the town of Alzada.

The Montana Highway Patrol says a Chevy Cruze driven by a 31-year-old man from Tacoma, Washington, struck farm equipment being pulled by a Chevy Silverado at about noon Thursday.

The Cruze swerved into the opposite lane, hitting another pickup head-on, killing the teen, who is from Belle Fourche (bel-FOOSH'), South Dakota. His name has not been released.

The driver of the Cruze was injured and taken to a hospital in South Dakota.

The driver of the Silverado, a 43-year-old man from Belle Fourche, South Dakota, was not injured.

(Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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Washington Man Dies in Montana Motorcycle Crash
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A 43-year-old Washington state man has died in a motorcycle crash in central Montana.

The Montana Highway Patrol responded to the crash on Montana Highway 80 near Stanford at 7 p.m. Thursday, but officers have not determined when the crash happened.

The patrol says the man from Kennewick, Washington, was southbound when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. The motorcycle went into a slide and rolled, killing the rider. His name has not been released.

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Washington Man Dies in Montana Motorcycle Crash
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A 43-year-old Washington state man has died in a motorcycle crash in central Montana.

The Montana Highway Patrol responded to the crash on Montana Highway 80 near Stanford at 7 p.m. Thursday, but officers have not determined when the crash happened.

The patrol says the Michael John Pullum from Kennewick, Washington, was southbound when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. The motorcycle went into a slide and rolled, killing the rider.

(Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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Yellowstone-Area Grizzly Conflicts Decline in 2013
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Conflicts between humans and grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone region dropped last year. But that wasn't enough to reverse a long-term trend of more potentially dangerous interactions as populations of both bruins and people increase.

A new report shows 252 grizzly run-ins documented during 2013 by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team. Almost two-thirds occurred in northeast Wyoming.

They ranged from bears attacking livestock and damaging property in search of food, to surprise backcountry encounters. Six people were injured by grizzlies - the same as 2012.

Study team leader Frank van Manen said conflicts decreased from an average of 270 over the prior three years. That's almost double the number of conflicts seen on average between 1992 and 2009.

The region also includes portions of Montana and Idaho.

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