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YAAK HOMICIDE-TRIAL

LIBBY — A trial is underway in northwestern Montana in the case of an Idaho woman charged with killing her former boyfriend on a rural road near Yaak in January 2017. Ezra Skinner testified this week that his wife, Sarah Carpenter, shot and killed 31-year-old Travis Gillett after drugging, binding and abducting him from Pondera, Idaho. SENT: 440 words.

IN BRIEF:

— PURSUIT-FATAL CRASH — A brief law enforcement pursuit of a reported reckless driver near Libby ended in a fiery crash that killed a 31-year-old Missoula man.

— MONTANA-INSURANCE RATES — Montana Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale says he's finalized next year's rates for companies that sell health insurance policies through the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange.

— PURSUIT-FATAL CRASH — A brief law enforcement pursuit of a reported reckless driver near Libby ended in a fiery crash that killed a 31-year-old Missoula man.

— TONGUE RIVER DROWNING-SEARCH — Officials continue to search the Tongue River in southeastern Montana for a reported drowning victim.

— TALC PLANT LOCKOUT — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock gave his support to a group of 35 unionized employees of the talc-milling plant in Three Forks who have been locked out of their jobs for a week. (With AP Photos)

— TEACHER-ASSAULT — Helena Public Schools officials say they will review hiring policies following the resignation of a recently hired teacher, who was previously sentenced for misdemeanor assault against a student in Missoula.

— CARNIVAL ACCIDENT — Authorities say a girl was injured when she fell from a carnival ride at the Western Montana Fair.

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