GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Cascade County prosecutors say a 40-year-old Great Falls man deliberately swerved his vehicle to strike and kill a sheriff's deputy, who was standing outside of his patrol car. Adam Sanchez Jr. made an initial court appearance today. He is charged with killing Deputy Joe Dunn on Aug. 14. Prosecutors want to increase Sanchez' $2 million bail.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An analysis of Rep. Steve Daines' campaign-finance reports finds the Republican Senate candidate has received contributions from donors in 47 states, and only about a third of the contributions come from Montanans. Lee Newspapers of Montana reports about $1.6 million of the $5 million Daines had raised by the end of June came from individual Montanans.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Amanda Curtis has selected as her Senate campaign manager a lobbyist and community organizer for an environmental group and an organization that advocates for rural voters. Clayton Elliott is the first campaign staffer hired since Curtis became a candidate in the race against U.S. Rep. Steve Daines and Libertarian Roger Roots. Elliott is registered as a lobbyist for the Northern Plains Resource Council and the Montana League of Rural Voters.
NELIGH, Neb. (AP) - Organizers say nearly all the $50 tickets for a Willie Nelson and Neil Young concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have been sold. The group Bold Nebraska says more than 6,500 of the 7,000 tickets for the Sept. 27 concert had been sold since Wednesday. The TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast. The concert will be held on a farm near Neligh that's in the proposed path.
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