GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Great Falls man who is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of a Cascade County sheriff's deputy also faces charges that he tried to assault two other officers and endangered two motorists during an Aug. 14 chase. Adam Sanchez Jr. is being held on $5 million bond in the death of Deputy Joe Dunn.
POPLAR, Mont. (AP) - Tribal officials say eastern Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation is feeling the adverse effects of the drilling boom on the nearby Bakken oil fields. Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux tribes chairman says crime has increased but the reservation isn't seeing the economic gains of neighbors in North Dakota and far eastern Montana.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The U.S. government has offered to buy land parcels in Montana from American Indians who have fractional ownership interests and give the land back to the tribes. The Interior Department said it made offers totaling $19.2 million to 2,500 individual owners of land on Montana's Northern Cheyenne reservation. The voluntary program is part of a $3.4 billion settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by Elouise Cobell of Browning.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A Whitefish woman who stabbed her husband in the chest during an argument, causing fatal injuries, has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide. Sentencing is set for Oct. 30 for AnnMari Newton. Prosecutors say they will recommend she be sentenced to 20 years.
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