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AP-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

November 30, 2018

Montana at 6 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

RESERVATION-WOMAN BURNED

BILLINGS — A federal judge has denied a new trial for a man convicted of murdering a woman on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation following accusations that the government withheld evidence in the case. U.S. District Judge Susan Watters said in a Monday ruling that prosecutors properly disclosed the existence of a cellphone with a calendar entry referencing the death of victim Roylynn Rides Horse once they found out about it. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 310 words.

IN BRIEF:

— OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING — Authorities have identified the Missoula police officer involved in the deadly shooting last week.

— CHILD ABUSE-HOT SAUCE — A Montana man has been convicted of assaults on minors for beating his girlfriend’s sons with a belt and rubbing hot sauce in their eyes.

— OFFICER PURSUIT-FATAL CRASH — Officials in northern Montana have identified the 18-year-old man who died in a rollover crash while driving a stolen pickup truck and fleeing law enforcement officers.

— NORTHERN CHEYENNE RESERVATION-DEATH — A 29-year-old Lame Deer man has pleaded not guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a death on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

— LIBBY STABBING-PLEA — A 24-year-old Washington state man has pleaded not guilty to attempted deliberate homicide in a stabbing in northwestern Montana earlier this month.

— YELLOWSTONE BISON — An attorney for a Montana tribe says it’s not accepting a small group of wild bison from Yellowstone National Park because of burdensome conditions proposed by federal officials.

— RECOUNTS REQUESTED — Recounts have been requested in two Montana legislative races from the Nov. 6 election.

— MSU-FACULTY-STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS — A Montana State University task force is surveying campus to determine if romantic and sexual relationships between faculty members and students should be banned.

SPORTS:

FCS PLAYOFFS-QUARTERBACK U

FARGO, N.D. — James Hendricks came to North Dakota State as a highly touted quarterback with monster numbers, eager to follow in the footsteps of Bison stars Carson Wentz and Brock Jensen. When it became clear that Easton Stick was next in line to take over at QB, Hendricks was asked by coaches and others if he would be interested in switching positions. By Dave Kolpack. SENT: 710 words, photos.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

— MONTANA-CREIGHTON — Damien Jefferson scored 18 points, Martin Krampelj added 17 and Creighton shot 60 percent in beating Montana 98-72 on Wednesday night.

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