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Billings Man Pleads Guilty in Trailer Fire Deaths
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The second of two men charged after four people died in a mobile home fire last April has acknowledged his role in their deaths.

The Billings Gazette reports Robert Eric Bottenhagen pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts of negligent homicide during a hearing before District Judge Gregory Todd. The state will recommend a 60-year prison sentence.

Bottenhagen's co-defendant, 22-year-old Zaccary John Kern, pleaded guilty in February to accountability to the crimes.

Prosecutors said Bottenhagen and Kern set fires to towels and an apron in the kitchen of a Lockwood trailer and left after being unable to put out the fired. They did not try to awaken the four victims or call the fire department.

The fire resulted in the deaths of 33-year-old Amber-Marie Byers, 25-year-old Donovan Fogle, 25-year-old Brandi Hansen Moats and 28-year-old Troy Saylor.

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Billings Robbery Suspect Shot and Killed
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A suspect in a Billings armed robbery was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop.

Police Chief Rich St. John says the officer was looking for a suspect in a robbery in which a 61-year-old man was shot in the arm late Sunday. The victim had identified the shooter.

At about 11 p.m. Monday, the officer spotted a car with the suspected shooter in the back seat. He stopped the car and opened the back door to talk to the suspect.

St. John says the suspect failed to obey the officer's orders and made a threatening movement that prompted the officer to draw his weapon and fire several shots.

The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he died.

The names of the suspect and the officer have not been released.

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Fiscal Impact of Ballot Initiative Questioned
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Attorney General Tim Fox is asking the state Supreme Court to order a new fiscal note for a ballot initiative that seeks to expand the Medicaid program in Montana.

Fox says he agrees with opponents that the fiscal note prepared by the state budget director wrongly includes $100 million in federal revenue unrelated to the implementation of Initiative 170.

Gov. Steve Bullock says the purpose of the Healthy Montana Initiative is to "fully utilize available federal funds to provide health coverage for uninsured Montanans." He said because the initiative calls for the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid, the fiscal note must include all the federal funding for medical care.

The Secretary of State approved the ballot initiative last month and supporters have been gathering signatures.

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Man Charged with Assault, Attempted Kidnapping
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The son of a man who drowned while ice fishing on Fort Peck Lake in January is charged with confronting his father's fishing buddy and threatening to kill him.

The Billings Gazette reports 25-year-old Tyler Daniel Gilstrap made an initial appearance in Justice Court Tuesday on charges of assault with a weapon and attempted kidnapping. Bail was set at $25,000.

Charging documents say the victim reported Gilstrap showed up at his home on April 11 and asked him about how his father died. The man said he was telling Gilstrap the story when Gilstrap called him a liar and pointed the gun at his head.

The man told investigators Gilstrap forced him outside and told him to get in the back of his pickup truck, saying "this is where you're gonna die."

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Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash Near Lolo
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A 22-year-old Missoula man has died after a motorcycle crash near Lolo.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the man was speeding northbound when he entered a right-hand curve on U.S. Highway 93 shortly after 11 p.m. Monday. The motorcycle crossed the yellow line, went into the median and struck a concrete barrier and a steel sign support on top of the barrier. The force of the impact broke the support and the driver came to rest on top of the barrier.

The patrol says he died at the scene of blunt force trauma. He was wearing a helmet.

The victim's name was withheld until family members could be notified.

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Man Who Killed Boy While Driving Drunk Cited Again
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Browning-area man who pleaded guilty to backing over and killing a 2-year-old child while driving drunk in 2008 is facing another DUI charge.

The Great Falls Tribune reports David Bear Child was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the April 2008 death of the child.

Bear Child's probation was revoked in December 2011 and he was sentenced to nine months in prison for a second DUI.

His probation officer is again seeking to revoke his probation after Bear Child was cited for drunken driving and eluding police on March 22.

Bear Child made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Holter on Monday. A hearing to consider a revocation of his suspended release is set for Thursday.

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Missoula Hospital Adding OB, Newborn Services
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula says it plans to add obstetrics, newborn and pediatric services as early as next year.

The decision puts Providence St. Patrick Hospital in direct competition with Community Medical Center, which is currently the only provider of birth and newborn care in Missoula.

Monday's announcement comes just weeks after Community Medical Center announced it was being bought out by Billings Clinic and a Tennessee-based hospital group and planned to switch to for-profit status.

St. Patrick also plans to add a level 2 neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU.

Community Medical Center officials said they were saddened by St. Patrick's decision, noting that in 1974 the hospitals decided one NICU was best for the community.

Providence Western Montana chief executive Jeff Fee says changes in health care require organizations like St. Patrick to provide comprehensive services.

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Name of Hamilton Man Killed in Crash Released
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - Ravalli County officials have released the name of a 42-year-old man who died in a weekend pickup rollover west of Hamilton.

Sheriff Chris Hoffman says Joseph Daniel Ward of Hamilton died and a 37-year-old Corvallis man was injured in the crash, which was reported at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

Hoffman said he had no information about the condition of the injured man, who had to be extricated from the pickup.

The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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Officials ID Ballantine Woman Killed in Crash
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Officials in Yellowstone County have released the name of a 38-year-old woman who died in a one-vehicle rollover on Interstate 94 east of Billings.

Coroner Lt. Bill Jones tells The Billings Gazette that Marisa Nielsen of Ballantine died of blunt force trauma to her torso. She was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from her sport utility vehicle during the crash Sunday afternoon.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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T. Rex Gets New Home in Smithsonian Dinosaur Hall
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall after a 3,000-mile journey from Montana.

For the first time, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History will have a nearly complete T. rex skeleton. FedEx is delivering the dinosaur bones Tuesday in 16 crates.

Visitors can get their first look as curators examine each bone over the next six months. But it will take five years for the museum to overhaul its dinosaur hall with the T. rex mounted as the centerpiece of a $35 million gallery devoted to the history of life on Earth.

The T. rex was found in 1988 on federal land and was previously displayed at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont.

Washington's current 103-year-old dinosaur hall closes April 28.

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Unarmed Robbery Suspect Shot and Killed by Officer
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A suspect in an armed robbery was shot and killed by a Billings police officer after authorities say he made a sudden movement during a traffic stop.

Police Chief Rich St. John identified the deceased Tuesday as 38-year-old Richard Ramirez. No weapon was found on Ramirez, who was shot three times.

St. John says the officer was placed on administrative leave. His name will be released later because law enforcement received threats after the shooting.

Authorities say the officer was looking for Ramirez as a suspect in a robbery in which a man was shot in the arm Sunday. The officer spotted a car with Ramirez in the back seat and pulled it over in an alley. After Ramirez made a threatening movement, St. John said the officer drew his weapon and fired.

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Yellowstone Elk Count Marred by Weather
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say the annual count of a major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana was unable to be completed this year.

But scientists from the park and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks say a related study suggests the population size remains similar to the 3,915 elk counted in 2013.

Officials said Monday that weather problems prevented completion of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd survey when it was attempted in February.

The herd peaked at about 20,000 animals in 1992. That was just a few years before gray wolves were reintroduced to the Yellowstone area from Canada after being absent from the region for decades.

Also taking a toll on elk have been hunters, other predators including bears and harsh winters.

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5 Face Charges of Helping Escaped Bozeman Inmate
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Five people have been charged with allegedly helping a man escape from Bozeman police after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape.

The felony obstruction of justice charges were filed Monday.

The allegations stem from the Feb. 1 escape of 28-year-old Kevin Anthony Briggs. He was arrested in Portland, Ore., after a three-week regional manhunt.

Prosecutors allege after Briggs' escaped the Law and Justice Center he went to the nearby apartment of Tristan Anacker and Andrew Kranker. Charging documents say Cedric Standish-Codding cut off Briggs' handcuffs and leg restraints, gave him a coat and $23.

Prosecutors say Sherry Jackson threw the restraints in a dumpster and monitored news coverage of the escape and that William Michael Smith gave Briggs a ride to Missoula.

None of the five have entered pleas.

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Ballantine Woman Dies in Crash East of Billings
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Ballatine woman died in a weekend rollover crash on Interstate 94 east of Billings.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the woman was westbound between Huntley and Billings at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday when she lost control of her sport utility vehicle. The SUV fishtailed, went off the road and rolled.

The 38-year-old woman was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the SUV. She died at the scene.

Her name wasn't immediately released.

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Billings Man Convicted of 10 Rape Counts
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Billings man has been found guilty of breaking into four women's residences last year and repeatedly raping three of them during hours-long attacks in which they were threatened with weapons and forced to bathe.

Jurors deliberated just over three hours Monday before returning guilty verdicts on all 27 charges filed against 42-year-old Toby Griego.

Prosecutors showed jurors images from Griego's cellphone taken in the women's residences during three of the attacks. Griego took a picture of himself, as well.

Four women testified about being attacked by Griego. He did not testify.

Defense attorney J. Thomas Bartleson said during closing arguments that there was no DNA or trace evidence connecting Griego to two of the 10 rape charges and that the state did not prove the robbery charges.

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Bison Meeting Cancelled; Plan Timing Uncertain
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The prospects for a state-wide bison conservation plan in Montana are uncertain after wildlife officials cancelled a public forum on the issue.

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim said Monday that livestock interests and wildlife advocates had complained about the format of the forum scheduled for April 15 and 16 in Lewistown.

Aasheim says the agency decided the meeting would have been counterproductive. He says it's now uncertain if the conservation plan can be completed by the end of 2015 as earlier anticipated.

Wildlife officials have struggled for years to reconcile bison restoration efforts with worries about disease and bison competing with livestock for grazing space.

Bison, or buffalo, once numbered the tens of millions in North America before overhunting drove them almost to extinction in the 1800s.

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Bullock Seeks Disaster Declaration Over Flooding
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Gov. Steve Bullock is asking President Barack Obama to issue a federal disaster declaration for Montana due to widespread flooding and ice jams last month.

Bullock's letter, dated Friday, explains that unusually high amounts of precipitation fell over the winter and cold weather allowed thick ice to develop on rivers and streams so when the snow melted quickly in early March, it caused ice jams and flooding.

Bullock says the flooding caused widespread damage to roads, culverts, bridges and public buildings. He says the cost of responding to the recent flooding have exceeded the state's resources.

Fifteen counties declared an emergency or a disaster; seven towns declared an emergency while the Crow, Northern Cheyenne and Blackfeet reservations also sought assistance.

Federal funds are not available to pay for private property damage.

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John Lewis Raises $300K for US House Campaign
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Democratic U.S. House candidate John Lewis has raised about $300,000 since the beginning of the year.

The former aide to ex-U.S. Sen Max Baucus is making his first run for political office for the open House seat that Republican Rep. Steve Daines is leaving to campaign for Senate.

Lewis released his fundraising totals Monday for the first three months of 2014. He is the first House candidate to do so.

Lewis says he received contributions from individuals in each of Montana's 56 counties. He also received $116,000 from political-action committees.

He has raised nearly $700,000 since announcing his candidacy last year and spent more than $180,500 over that period.

His campaign has more than $511,000 in the bank.

Lewis faces former state Rep. John Driscoll in the Democratic primary.

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Man Dies in Crash Near Hamilton
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - A Hamilton man died and his passenger was injured in a weekend rollover crash near Hamilton.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the 42-year-old man was driving his pickup on a rural road northwest of Hamilton when he lost control of the truck at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

The pickup rolled down an embankment and came to rest on its top. The driver died at the scene.

A 37-year-old man was taken to the hospital in Hamilton.

Neither man was wearing a seat belt.

The victim's name was being withheld while family members were notified.

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Missoula Coal Train Protesters Cited
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Seven people who protested the movement of a coal train through Missoula were cited for disorderly conduct after sitting near the railroad tracks, forcing the Montana Rail Link train to slow down.

More than 20 people from the Blue Skies Campaign and 350-Missoula held the protest at a city railroad crossing Sunday afternoon.

MRL officials called police, who arrived shortly before the train got to the crossing.

Sergeant J.C. Denton told the protesters that officers supported their right to protest, but said those who were near the tracks were a public safety hazard and would be charged if they didn't move away.

As the train arrived at the crossing, Denton told the seven protesters they were being cited for disorderly conduct and he asked them to follow him away from the tracks.

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New Group Forms To Plan Knievel Days
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A new nonprofit corporation has been formed to carry out Evel Knievel Days in Butte after previous organizers backed out during a struggle over control of the festival with Knievel's family.

Attorney Rick Orizotti says Evel Knievel Days Inc., was recently formed to plan, promote and conduct Evel Knievel Days in Butte each year. This year's event is set for July 24-26.

Eleven people have been named to the board of directors including Knievel's former wife, Krystal Knievel. They plan to meet this week.

The dispute over the festival began when Kelly Knievel sought a new licensing agreement with Butte-Silver Bow County for the use of his father's name. Organizers with Evel Knievel Week Inc., backed out last week, in part over threats Kelly Knievel made to its executive director.

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No Charges Filed in Fatal Missoula Avalanche
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Missoula county attorney says he won't file charges against four young men who were snowboarding or sledding on Mount Jumbo when an avalanche struck a Missoula neighborhood, killing one person and injuring two.

County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg said Monday there was no evidence of criminal intent or negligence in the Feb. 28 slide.

Sixty-eight-year-old Michel Colville died from injuries she suffered in the avalanche. Her husband, 66-year-old Fred Allendorf, and an 8-year-old neighbor, Phoenix Coles-Scoburn, were buried but survived.

Police recommended against charges. Van Valkenburg says Allendorf and Phoenix's mother told him they wouldn't object if no charges were filed.

Van Valkenburg says the young men might have trespassed on an area closed to protect elk, but he says city prosecutors should decide whether to pursue that.

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Wolf Point to Redraw Districts For School Board
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Wolf Point school district has agreed to redraw its voting districts for school board elections after an ACLU lawsuit argued the districts favored white voters in a predominantly Native American area.

The ACLU said Monday the settlement approved on April 9 calls for reducing the total number of school board members and redrawing districts so they all include nearly the same number of residents.

The ACLU filed the lawsuit after learning that members of the majority white voting district had been electing one board member for every 143 residents, while those in the Native American district had been electing one board member for every 841 residents.

The Wolf Point school website says 80 percent of its students are Native Americans.

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Zinke Raises $460,000 for US House Campaign
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke says he has raised $460,000 since the beginning of the year.

The former state senator from Whitefish is seeking the open House seat that Republican Rep. Steve Daines is leaving to campaign for Senate.

Zinke released fundraising totals Monday for the first three months of 2014.

His campaign says he's raised more than $900,000 since announcing his candidacy last year, without any personal loans from the candidate.

He's spent a little more than half of what he's taken in, with about $424,000 in the bank.

The Democratic primary also features Sens. Elsie Arntzen of Billings and Matt Rosendale of Glendive, former state Sen. Corey Stapleton of Billings and real estate investor Drew Turiano of Helena.

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