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News Minute: Here is the latest Montana news from The Associated Press

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KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A family of grizzly bears that had eaten from a garden in the Creston area and walked through yards has been captured and relocated to a remote area on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Wildlife officials say the 6-year-old sow and two cubs were captured by tribal biologists earlier this year and moved to the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir. But within weeks the bears had swum across the reservoir and moved into the Flathead Valley.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A judge in Missoula has denied a motion to move the trial of a man charged with shooting a German exchange student in his garage in April. The judge's ruling says any potential jurors who could not set aside their opinions can be identified and challenged during jury questioning. Markus Kaarma has pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide.

MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) - A 50-year-old Miles City man has been killed at a train crossing in the city. The Custer County Sheriff tells the Miles City Star that authorities received a call Sunday from someone reporting it appeared there was a body on the railroad tracks. The coroner declared George Kuper dead at the scene.

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - A 41-year-old Stevensville man faces charges alleging he threatened several people with a gun and fired a shot near a house. The Ravalli Republic reports Timothy Strickland was charged with three felony counts. Strickland has not enter a plea. His 6-year-old daughter threw the gun out of the car while they drove over a bridge.

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