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JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES-CHILD ABUSE
HELENA — The Montana State Supreme Court has cleared the way for a civil trial against Jehovah’s Witnesses, whose elders are accused of not reporting the sexual abuse of two children in their congregation in the 1990s and early 2000s.
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BILLINGS — The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane — a key contributor to climate change that’s released in huge amounts during drilling on U.S. and tribal lands. A replacement rule from the Interior Department rescinds mandates for companies to reduce gas pollution, which Trump administration officials say already is required by some states. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 550 words, photos.
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— YELLOWSTONE-GEYSER TRESPASS — A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser may also have broken the rules by sitting next to a different thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park.
— MOTHER KILLED-PSYCH EVAL — A 44-year-old woman charged in her mother’s beating death in Great Falls has been found unfit to stand trial due to mental illness.
— HOMICIDE CARJACKING-SENTENCE — A Montana man who is serving a 100-year prison sentence for a homicide has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for brandishing a gun during a carjacking.
— ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MONTANA — U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale’s campaign says President Donald Trump’s eldest son will campaign for the Montana Republican next week in Bozeman.
— BUDDHISM PROFESSOR-ASSAULT — A University of Montana associate professor of Buddhism and yoga is charged with misdemeanor assault for reportedly punching a bouncer at a country music concert.
— MONTANA LAND TRANSFERS — The state Land Board has approved two deals that put more grazing and forest land under state control.
— BILLINGS SHOOTING-SENTENCE — A Billings man has been sentenced to 55 1/2 years in prison for firing a gun at a car last summer, hitting a woman in the head.
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