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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

May 16, 2019

Montana at 6 p.m.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

SUPCO-PARENTAL RIGHTS

HELENA _ The Montana Supreme Court has ruled the state failed to make a reasonable effort to reunite a woman with the son who was taken away from her after he was born in Billings with methamphetamine in his system. Justices ordered the Division of Child and Family Services to work to reunite the woman with her now 2 1/2-year-old son.

TOP STORIES TODAY:

HUNTING GRIZZLIES-CONGRESS

BILLINGS _ Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming and Idaho. Proposed legislation would block grizzly hunting in the Lower 48 states, regardless of the species’ population size, and allow for the reintroduction of bruins to tribal lands. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 570 words, photos.

With: HUNTING GRIZZLIES-CONGRESS-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

_ FATAL HOUSE FIRE _ A 67-year-old south-central Montana man has died in a house fire.

_ MONTANA DOUBLE HOMICIDE-TRIAL _ The prosecution has rested and the defense has begun presenting testimony in the case of a double homicide that was reported to have happened in March 2013 in western Montana.

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