BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin said Friday that a photo she posted on Facebook of herself with members of an anti-government group is her way of showing support for another...
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Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin says a photo she posted on Facebook appearing to...
Prosecutors to appeal judge’s ruling in Bundy case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors will appeal a judge's dismissal of felony conspiracy and weapons charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth White wrote in papers filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that "the solicitor general has authorized the government's appeal."
Final defendant sentenced in Bundy ranch standoff in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's bodyguard in confrontations with U.S land management agents became the last of 19 defendants from 11 states to be sentenced on Tuesday in an armed standoff nearly five years ago.
Brian "Booda" Cavalier, 47, of Mesa, Arizona, was told he won't serve any more time than the 20 months he spent in federal custody between his arrest in early 2016 and his guilty plea in October 2017 to two charges of conspiracy to impede and injure a federal officer.
Bundy son suing US officials for Nevada standoff prosecution
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rancher's son now campaigning as an independent for Nevada governor filed a lawsuit Wednesday against current and former U.S. government officials, alleging malicious prosecution after a 2014 armed standoff with federal land agents.
No prison for Arizona man in Nevada rancher standoff case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona man won't serve prison time for his federal convictions in a 2014 armed standoff involving Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and U.S. land management agents.
Blaine Cooper's attorney, Matthew Lay, said Cooper was sentenced Thursday in Las Vegas to 20 months already spent in custody before and after pleading guilty in August 2016 to conspiracy and assault on a federal officer.
Ohio man sentenced to time served in Nevada ranch standoff
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Ohio man who was an internet voice during a Nevada ranching family standoff with federal agents in 2014 has been sentenced to time spent in federal custody for his guilty plea to a conspiracy charge.
Peter Santilli's attorney, Chris Rasmussen, said Thursday that Santilli would return to Cincinnati and resume his journalism career following sentencing Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Rasmussen says his client spent about 14 months in custody following his arrest in early 2016.
2 Idaho men to stay free after time served in Bundy standoff
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two men from Idaho have been sentenced to no more time behind bars for pointing assault-style weapons toward heavily armed federal agents during an April 2014 standoff near Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy's ranch.
Scott Drexler and Eric Parker were sentenced Thursday in Las Vegas after pleading guilty last October to misdemeanor obstruction. They avoided a third trial with the chance of more time in federal custody.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Idaho man to serve 14 years in prison for his role in a 2014 standoff near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy.
U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro in Las Vegas sentenced 51-year-old Todd Engel on Thursday after he was found guilty last year of obstruction and traveling across state lines in aid of extortion.
Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump.
The pardon is raising concerns that it will encourage others to actively oppose federal control of public land, which is a sensitive issue in the U.S. West where the federal government owns almost 50 percent of the land.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah militia group leader who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a federal cabin in Arizona was ordered to be released on time served Monday after spending two years in jail.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge's decision not to let federal prosecutors reopen the criminal case against Cliven Bundy, his sons and supporters in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents could amount to the final act in the case, a lawyer for the Nevada rancher and states' rights activist said Friday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah militia group leader pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to blow up a federally owned cabin in Arizona in what prosecutors call a case of domestic terrorism.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — State legislators have rejected efforts to pursue a presidential pardon for a New Hampshire man in prison for his role organizing armed backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after a 2014 standoff.
The New Hampshire House on Thursday has voted down the resolution for Gerald "Jerry" DeLemus.
Oregon standoff defendant sentenced to time served
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to time served and two years of supervised release for his role in the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Joseph O'Shaughnessy was sentenced Thursday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A leader of two high-profile armed standoffs with U.S. agents whose Bundy ranching family has decried federal ownership of public land says he'll mount an independent campaign for Nevada governor.
Ryan Bundy said Thursday that he doesn't think other candidates running to replace term-limited Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval would properly protect states' rights.
Bundy: Judge did US government a favor by throwing out case
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Southern Nevada rancher and state's rights activist Cliven Bundy said Friday a judge in Las Vegas did the U.S. government a favor last month when she threw out his criminal case stemming from an armed standoff with federal agents at his Bunkerville ranch in April 2014.
- Idaho State JournalIdaho Lt. Gov. poses with protesters in support of standoff prisonerMarch 3, 2019
- The Washington TimesLarry Klayman, Cliven Bundy attorney, urges federal prosecutors to forgo appeal in Bunkerville caseDecember 23, 2018
- Daily Inter LakeBundy's Whitefish visit met with protestsOctober 14, 2018
- Daily Inter LakeAmmon Bundy to speak at Whitefish eventSeptember 30, 2018
The Latest: Bundy: judge who dismissed his case did US favor
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's speech to the state convention of the Independent American Party of Nevada (all times local, PST):
Southern Nevada rancher and state's rights activist Cliven Bundy says a U.S. judge in Las Vegas did the federal government a favor last month when she threw out his criminal case stemming from an armed standoff at his Bunkerville ranch in April 2014.
Bundy to speak to Independent American Party of Nevada
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Southern Nevada rancher and state's rights activist Cliven Bundy has agreed to give the keynote speech on Friday at the Independent American Party of Nevada's state convention in Sparks.
Party officials announced Tuesday Bundy's wife, Carol, and son, Ryan, also plan to attend the convention Friday and Saturday at the Nugget Casino and Resort.
Government challenges dismissal of Cliven Bundy’s case
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to reconsider the dismissal of the criminal case against a Nevada rancher who led a 2014 armed standoff with government agents.
States' rights activist Cliven Bundy and his sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy have a right to their beliefs but don't have a right to obstruct federal law enforcement officers, wrote Dayle Elieson, the interim U.S. Attorney in Nevada, in a court filing Wednesday.
Prosecutors to drop last charges in Clive Bundy Nevada standoff case
Federal prosecutors moved Wednesday to dismiss the charges against four low-level figures in the 2014 Nevada standoff, including two Bundy brothers, but it wasn't all good news for the Bundy ranching family.
Cliven Bundy received a minute-long standing ovation when he arrived in the Old Paradise School on Saturday.
Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It all began with the tortoise.
In 1990, federal officials listed the Mojave Desert species as threatened across its range, touching off a series of new regulations and initiatives aimed at saving the long-lived reptile.
One of the people caught up in the effort to save the tortoise was a Bunkerville rancher named Cliven Bundy, who didn't take kindly to being told to limit the number of cows he was grazing on public land in northeastern Clark County.
Two weeks after the charges against him were dropped, anti-government activist Cliven Bundy will speak in Paradise.
Our View: Abuses against Bundy inexcusable, but justice prevailed
The strange case of Cliven Bundy, acquitted of federal charges in a land use dispute, is lending plenty of evidence to those looking to end the authority of the U.S. government over western lands.
Standoff rancher draws advocates’ ire, supporters’ cheers
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada rancher who led a 2014 armed standoff with government agents spoke Wednesday saying that it's up to people in states, not the federal officials, to manage vast expanses of rangeland in the U.S. West.
To conservative followers, the plainspoken 71-year-old Cliven Bundy is an icon. He told them he's angry after spending nearly 23 months in jail before and during a trial that ended in mistrial three weeks ago. He was freed Monday.
The Latest: Bundy says sheriff has land authority, not feds
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of federal charges against the Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed standoff against U.S. land management agents (all times local):
The Nevada rancher and states' rights figure who was freed after federal charges were dismissed in an armed standoff with government agents says the county sheriff and the governor are the only authorities he recognizes.
Rancher: States, not feds, should manage range lands in West
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada rancher who had his charges dismissed in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents insisted Tuesday that it's up to the states, not the federal officials, how to manage vast expanses of rangeland in the U.S. West.
Some watching Cliven Bundy's case think his message will find more traction under President Donald Trump, who has moved to open public lands to industry, than it did under former President Barack Obama.
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Cliven Bundy emerges free, defiant after Nevada case tossed
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up his cattle in 2014 walked out of a courthouse in Las Vegas a free and defiant man Monday, declaring that his fight against U.S. authority is not over.
Cliven Bundy: ‘We’re Not Done With This’
The Latest: Rancher Cliven Bundy walks out a free man
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the federal criminal case against a Nevada rancher accused of leading 2014 armed standoff against U.S. land management agents (all times local):
The Nevada rancher who was accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities has walked out of a federal courthouse in Las Vegas as a free man.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. judge in Nevada dismisses charges against rancher Cliven Bundy and his 2 sons.
US judge in Las Vegas may dismiss ranching standoff case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. judge who declared a mistrial last month could end the much-watched criminal prosecution of a Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro's decision on Monday is sure to echo among states' rights advocates in Western states where the federal government controls vast expanses that some people want to remain protected and others want open for grazing, mining and oil and gas drilling.
Bundy mistrial draws Sessions probe, calls for broad review
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A mistrial in the federal prosecution of a family of ranchers who led an armed standoff against government agents prompted Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into the case and renewed calls for a broad review of U.S. attorneys in Las Vegas.
Bundys looking to clear charges, not start next land fight
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A mistrial marked a major step this week in favor of a family of ranchers accused of leading armed standoffs in two states to oppose U.S. control of vast stretches of land in the American West.
But states' rights activist Cliven Bundy and his sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy are not clear of legal troubles and say they are not gearing up for another fight in a decadeslong dispute with the government over management of public lands.
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Mistrial in Nevada standoff is latest defeat for prosecutors
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. judge in Nevada dealt another defeat Wednesday to federal prosecutors trying to punish leaders of armed standoffs meant to oppose federal authority over vast swaths of land in the American West.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro in Las Vegas declared a mistrial in the long-awaited case against states' rights figure Cliven Bundy, his sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy and self-styled Montana militia leader Ryan Payne.
The Latest: Mistrial declared in 2014 Nevada armed standoff
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the case against a Nevada rancher accused of leading 2014 armed standoff with U.S. agents (all times local):
A U.S. judge has declared a mistrial in the case against a Nevada rancher accused of leading a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents in a cattle grazing dispute.
Investigator alleges misconduct in armed Nevada standoff
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lead investigator with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management who looked into how his agency handled an armed standoff with ranchers in Nevada is alleging misconduct in a whistleblower memo, a newspaper that obtained the document reported Friday.
4 more in standoff case in Nevada freed to home detention
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Four more defendants in an armed standoff involving government agents in Nevada in 2014 have been granted pretrial release to home detention, including another two sons of rancher and states' rights figure Cliven Bundy.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen on Monday accepted an arrangement worked out between prosecutors and defense lawyers and said Mel Bundy, Dave Bundy, Joseph O'Shaughnessy and Jason Woods could be released ahead of trial.
Montana man in Oregon refuge and Nevada standoff cases freed
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Montana man who took part in the occupation of an Oregon national wildlife refuge and is standing trial in an armed standoff with federal agents outside a Nevada ranch was released Friday from jail to house arrest in Las Vegas.
Ryan Payne kissed his fiancé, hugged friends and prayed with supporters after he emerged from the U.S. District Courthouse after 22 months in federal custody. He declined to speak with reporters.
Oregon refuge standoff figure free on house arrest in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rancher's son at the center of an armed standoff with government agents near his family ranch in Nevada in 2014 and a takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016 was released Thursday from federal custody in Las Vegas.
Ammon Bundy, 42, was greeted by his wife and six children while friends cheered as he walked out of the federal courthouse.
His first words after 22 months behind bars were about family and American freedoms and his reasons for opposing federal power.
Nevada rancher refuses judge’s offer of release during trial
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge offered to release a rancher and states' rights figure from custody during his trial on charges involving an armed standoff that stopped a government cattle roundup three years ago in Nevada.
But Cliven Bundy refused to leave jail while others are still behind bars awaiting trial in the case.
Nevada rancher refuses judge’s offer of release during trial
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday offered to release a rancher and states' rights figure from custody during his trial on charges involving an armed standoff that stopped a government cattle roundup three years ago in Nevada.
But Cliven Bundy refused to leave jail while others are still behind bars awaiting trial in the case.
The Latest: Lawyer: Militia leader’s goal was protest safety
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of rancher Cliven Bundy, two sons and a co-defendant an armed standoff against government agents (all times local):
A lawyer says a militia leader standing trial in Las Vegas drove to Nevada to help a rancher in a grazing dispute with the federal government because he believed people were in danger and he had to help.
The Latest: 6th defendant takes plea in Bundy standoff case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial in Nevada of rancher Cliven Bundy, two sons and a co-defendant an armed standoff against government agents (all times local):
An Arizona man who has been jailed for 20 months awaiting trial on 11 charges in an armed standoff involving Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Vegas to a single felony conspiracy count.
Videos lead defense opening in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury got a first look Tuesday at videos of confrontations involving armed federal agents and Bundy family members that rancher Cliven Bundy's lawyer said provided a catalyst for an April 2014 gunpoint standoff and a trial now underway in Las Vegas.
Bundy son released to halfway house during Las Vegas trial
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's eldest son has been ordered released to a halfway house during trial stemming from a 2014 armed standoff against government agents in a public lands cattle grazing dispute.
U.S. attorney's office spokeswoman Trisha Young said Monday that Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro granted Ryan Bundy's release ahead of openings Tuesday for what is expected to be a four-month proceeding.