DENVER (AP) - The cold weather gripping parts of the country is expected to remain into next week, with lows dipping to minus 30 in parts of Montana. National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bernhardt said the last extended cold period in Montana he could recall was in the winter of 1996. The cold spot will be Havre, with lows expected to dip to minus 30 between today and Saturday.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Wintry conditions in northeast Oregon have halted a megaload of oil refinery equipment heading to Canada for a second night. The giant rig parked south of Pendleton early Tuesday after a storm that blanketed area roads in snow and ice kept it from moving Tuesday night.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A judge has delayed a January trial in the killing of a Montana teacher after state health officials requested more time for a competency evaluation on Michael Keith Spell. The judge did not set a new trial date. Spell of Parachute, Colo., could face the death sentence if convicted in the 2012 murder of Sidney High School teacher Sherry Arnold.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho. (AP) -Rocky Mountain Power officials say electricity has been restored to more than 53,000 customers after a technical problem caused an outage across the region. A spokesman says about 49,000 Idaho customers were affected. And Bonneville Power asked the Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative to cut power in the Teton, Island Park and West Yellowstone, Mont., areas.
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