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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

December 14, 2018

Montana at 1:10 p.m.

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MONTANA-BODIES IN BASEMENT

MISSOULA, Mont. _ A Montana man has pleaded guilty to killing two people whose bodies were dismembered and found in acid-filled tubs in a basement. Augustus Standingrock pleaded guilty Friday to charges of deliberate homicide and accountability to deliberate homicide in the 2017 stabbing deaths of 15-year-old Marilyn Pickett and 24-year-old Jackson Wiles. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

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MONTANA RANCHERS ECONOMY _ Officials say Montana ranchers are heading into better economic territory in 2019. The Montana Stockgrowers Association met Thursday in Billings for its annual convention and trade show.

HUNTING-DRONES _ The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved regulations clarifying the use of drones and motion tracking devices by hunters. The Independent Record reports with advancements in technology for hunting, wildlife managers have pushed for a number of restrictions in an effort to maintain a “fair chase” standards and ethics. Also moved sports lines.

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