AP-MT--Montana News Digest, MT
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MONTANA SECRETARY OF STATE
HELENA — Secretary of State Corey Stapleton is scheduled to testify before a legislative committee about two contracts his office awarded to a former Republican Party chairman and his wife.
TODAY IN BRIEF:
— NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE-HYPOTHERMIA — A 25-year-old Harlem woman has been arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide in an apparent hypothermia death south of Havre.
— MONTANA-CORRECTIONS CUTS — The state Department of Corrections is cutting 22 positions to trim its budget ahead of the 2019 legislative session.
— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-MONTANA FIREFIGHTERS — Seventy-three Montana firefighters are traveling to California to help battle the deadly wildfires there.
— HOMELESS SHELTER-SOBER — A Montana homeless shelter has changed its cold weather policy, requiring those seeking shelter during inclement weather to be sober in order to be admitted.
— GOLD COIN THEFT — Police in Montana are searching for two men suspected of stealing about $13,000 worth of gold coins from a Billings coin shop.
CARROLL-VAN DIEST RETIRES
HELENA — Carroll College football coach Mike Van Diest announced his retirement Monday after 20 seasons and six NAIA national championships. Van Diest’s teams posted a 203-54 record during his tenure, winning 14 Frontier Conference titles and going undefeated in 2005, 2007 and 2010. SENT: 520 words, photos.
SPORTS IN BRIEF:
— PRESENTATION COLLEGE-MONTANA ST — Keljin Blevins scored 26 points, on 12-of-15 shooting, and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to help Montana State beat NAIA Presentation College 83-68 on Sunday night.
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