GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A federal aviation official says a plane with four people aboard has crashed about 30 miles southeast of Great Falls, but there was no immediate word on injuries. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer (KEN'-iht-zur) says the plane crashed this afternoon in the vicinity of U.S. 89. Kenitzer says he did not know what type of plane it was.
ENNIS, Mont. (AP) - Search crews have located the body of a 19-year-old Montana State University student who went missing while swimming in a lake in southwestern Montana. Madison County sheriff's Sgt. Phil Fortner says the body of Trevor Ball of Helena was found in Ennis Lake just before 12:30 p.m. today. He died of accidental drowning.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An appellate court has affirmed a lower court ruling that approved the bankruptcy reorganization of an entity formerly controlled by Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its Aug. 26 ruling that Blixseth lacked legal standing to appeal the reorganization plan for BLX Group. The members-only ski and golf resort near Big Sky is under new ownership.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Officials in western Montana have identified a man who was shot to death during an argument outside a Missoula strip club. The Missoula County sheriff's office says 23-year-old Christopher Hymel of Madisonville, Louisiana, died shortly after 1 a.m. yesterday after being shot in the chest outside the Fox Club Cabaret. Police say the shooting is being investigated and no arrests have been made.
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