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Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as protest site turns tense
ND man gets 19 years for killing co-worker, dumping body in field
Winning in court, losing on the ground: uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights
1 killed, 1 injured in crash near Wahpeton
Woman accused of chasing 11-year-old with stun gun
crime and courts
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Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
Montana motorcycle driver killed after striking semi truck trailer
A 43-year-old Sidney, Mont., man driving a motorcycle was killed Tuesday afternoon near the Montana-North Dakota state line after he struck the trailer of a semi truck that was trying to make a left turn on Highway 58. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported that a man on the 2003...
August 28, 2013 - 9:57am
January 8, 2013
Montana judge sets trials in teacher Sherry Arnold's murder
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana judge has set trial dates for the two men accused in the murder of Sidney high school teacher Sherry Arnold. Michael Keith Spell and Lester Van Waters, Jr. have pleaded not guilty to charges they grabbed Arnold from a Sidney street, killed her and...
January 8, 2013 - 12:00am
December 12, 2012
National Guard soldier laid to rest: Linde remembered as prankster, family man
SIDNEY, Mont. -- More than 600 people gathered Tuesday to celebrate the life of North Dakota National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Darren Linde, who...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
July 16, 2012
Slain Montana teacher case delayed until 2013
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A state judge has delayed legal proceedings against two men accused of murdering a Montana teacher after defense attorneys said they need more time to prepare their case. In a Monday order, Judge Richard Simonton delayed a hearing that had been scheduled...
July 16, 2012 - 6:35pm
June 26, 2012
New defense attorneys picked in Sherry Arnold case
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A new team of defense attorneys has been appointed to represent one of two suspects charged in the murder of a Montana high school teacher. State District Judge Richard Simonton appointed Alfred Avignone, Lisa Banick and Eric Brewer as the public defenders...
June 26, 2012 - 4:46pm
April 28, 2012
Murder charges filed in kidnapping case of Montana teacher Sherry Arnold; Death penalty sought
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Prosecutors on Friday filed murder charges and said they intend to seek the death penalty against two men accused of...
April 28, 2012 - 12:00am
April 27, 2012
Prosecutors to seek death penalty for 2 men allegedly involved in killing Montana teacher Sherry Arnold
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Prosecutors filed murder charges Friday and said they intend to seek the death penalty against two men accused of kidnapping a Montana teacher whose body was buried in a shallow grave discovered after two months of searching. Lester Van Waters Jr., 48, and...
April 27, 2012 - 3:35pm
March 30, 2012
Now we lay her down to rest: Hundreds attend funeral for slain Montana high school teacher Sherry Arnold
SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) -- Residents of a tight-knit eastern Montana town called for justice Friday as they mourned a high school teacher who was...
March 30, 2012 - 11:25pm
Thousands expected to remember kidnapped Montana teacher at today's service
SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) -- Sidney officials are expecting thousands of people to gather today for the funeral of a high school teacher who was kidnapped at random and strangled in January. Funeral services for Sherry Arnold were set in the Sidney High School gymnasium where the 43-year-old...
March 30, 2012 - 1:05pm
March 22, 2012
Teacher Sherry Arnold's body likely found in North Dakota
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Authorities said Wednesday they found a body outside Williston believed to be that of a missing teacher allegedly snatched...
March 22, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
Montana kidnapping suspects plead not guilty
February 29, 2012 - 12:00am
February 18, 2012
Filing: Sherry Arnold choked
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- An affidavit filed in the kidnapping of a Montana school teacher describes a crack-fueled, seemingly random abduction of 43-year-old Sherry Arnold, who was allegedly choked to death and then buried in a shallow grave on a North Dakota farmstead. The affidavit...
February 18, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Kidnap suspects returned to Mont.
SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) -- Two men charged in the kidnapping of a high school math teacher were extradited Tuesday to Montana, where they appeared in court less than a mile from where Sherry Arnold disappeared during her morning run. Sidney City Judge Gregory Mohr told Lester Van Waters,...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am
February 14, 2012
UPDATED: Feb. 28 court date for men in Montana kidnapping
SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana judge has set a Feb. 28 court appearance for two men suspected in the disappearance of a high school math teacher who's believed to be dead. Forty-seven-year-old Lester Van Waters Jr. and 22-year-old Michael Keith Spell appeared in a brief hearing...
February 14, 2012 - 9:25am
February 9, 2012
ND gov allows extradition of Mont. kidnapping suspects
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- North Dakota's governor has signed papers authorizing the extradition of two men held in the kidnapping of a Montana teacher who is presumed dead. A spokesman said Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed documents late Tuesday authorizing the extradition of 22-year-old...
February 9, 2012 - 12:00am