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News Minute: Here is the latest Montana news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst filed a motion this week requesting a judge to allow the Missoula County Jail to determine whether Augustus Standingrock and Tiffanie Pierce should be allowed to visit the jail's law library, saying the pair accused of killing and dismembering two people in a basement have become a danger to jail guards, themselves and other inmates.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Two Republicans seeking to challenge U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in 2018 are chipping in large sums of their own money to jumpstart their campaigns. Federal Election Commission filings show Big Sky businessman Troy Downing loaned his campaign $350,000 and state Sen. Al Olszewski loaned his campaign $100,000. The loans make up most of the candidates' receipts to date. State Auditor Matt Rosendale has raised the most from outside sources among Republicans, with $434,000 in contributions.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A man was shot and critically injured after pointing a shotgun at two police officers as he sat in a vehicle outside a Billings motel. Police Chief Rich St. John said the suspect did not fire at the officers, but refused numerous orders to drop the weapon before raising and swinging the shotgun toward the officers. The officers were placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting was being investigated. The suspect's name has not been released.

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A newly-ordained Roman Catholic priest's fishing gear was stolen from a vehicle parked outside a church in Butte. The Rev. Kirby Longo told the Montana Standard the thieves also cleaned out his glove compartment and middle console. Longo says he may have left the back window open after he finished loading his gear for a planned fishing trip on Wednesday. He had to cancel the trip.

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