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AP-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

July 10, 2018

Montana at 6 p.m.

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MISSOULA — Two Montana sheriff’s deputies tell the story of how they found a baby that had been buried under debris for more than nine hours.



MISSOULA — A 5-month-old infant who miraculously survived more than nine hours being buried under a pile of sticks and debris in the woods of western Montana suffered only minor injuries despite wearing wet and soiled clothes in cold weather, authorities said Monday. The baby boy is otherwise in good condition, authorities said. SENT: 370 words, photos.


HELENA — A Roman Catholic bishop in Montana has criticized four priests who attended President Donald Trump’s rally in Great Falls last week for wearing their black clerical garb while prominently seated in the front row directly behind the president. The priests could be seen in the audience Thursday wearing VIP badges. They clapped as the president joked about the #MeToo movement against sexual assault, called Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts “Pocahontas” and questioned former President George H.W. Bush’s use of the phrase “a thousand points of light” to promote volunteerism, Lee Newspapers of Montana reported. SENT: 540 words, photos.


— KAYAK FATAL — Authorities say a 72-year-old Montana man died after his kayak flipped in the Jefferson River.

— GLACIER PARK-BURNED CHALET — Glacier National Park officials say work has begun to reconstruct a backcountry dormitory that burned in a fire last year.

— MONTANA-PAROLE — Records show Montana’s new parole board is granting inmates’ release sooner after changes were made last year.


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