HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Department of Justice review suggests the state could help prevent child deaths by offering more treatment services for pregnant women and new mothers who are battling drug and alcohol addiction. The Office of the Child and Family Ombudsman reviewed the deaths of 14 children whose cases were the subject of a report to the Division of Child and Family Services. Three accidental deaths involved an infant sleeping in the same bed with their mother, who was using drugs.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming coal company is planning to export coal from its mine in Montana to power two coal-fired plants under construction in Japan. Cloud Peak Energy on Tuesday announced the agreement with Singapore-based JERA Trading to supply the coal over 30 to 40 months beginning at the end 2019. Company officials say the two 540-megawatt plants are being built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industrials and convert the coal into a synthetic natural gas.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A Butte woman has claimed the top prize in the annual Montana Millionaire raffle. Amy Lambert bought her ticket at a Town Pump in Butte. She claimed her after-taxes winnings of $681,000 on Tuesday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Motion-sensing wildlife cameras are capturing photos of everything from snow-loving lynx high in the Northern Rockies to pig-like javelinas that roam the desert. Such cameras are getting smaller, cheaper and more reliable. And increasingly, U.S. scientists are using them to study elusive animals. Researchers with the Wyoming Migration Initiative say remote cameras help them fill in gaps as they track the movement of elk, mule deer and antelope in and around Yellowstone National Park.
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