BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County officials say five residents near Laurel have been evacuated from their homes because of flooding. The flooding is from ice jams in the Yellowstone River. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings and advisories for much of the central and southwestern parts of Montana. The weather service says the flooding threat will continue into the weekend.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park administrators say shipments of wild bison to slaughter are done for the winter after almost 600 animals were removed in an effort to shrink their numbers. The removals were part of an ongoing effort to reduce Yellowstone's herds to about 3,000 animals under an agreement with Montana.
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - The state Department of Justice says a Ravalli County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man southeast of Hamilton after the man, apparently distraught over problems he was having with his girlfriend, pointed a weapon at the officer. The deputy told Division of Criminal Investigation officers that the man walked toward a weapon in the room. The deputy said the man picked it up and pointed it at the deputy.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The U.S. attorney's office says a consultant accused in a scheme to defraud a Blackfeet program for troubled youth has been found guilty of bankruptcy fraud. The jury found Gary Conti guilty of bankruptcy fraud but could not reach a decision on the other 27 counts in the indictment. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris declared a mistrial on the other charges.
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