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

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A District Court judge in Missoula has denied a motion to move out of Missoula County 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.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A legislative working group says the scientific modeling used in the state's water-rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is "reasonable." The Legislature's Water Policy Interim Committee could use the report to present a compact during the 2015 Legislative session. The 2015 session is the final chance for lawmakers to approve the compact.

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, fired a shot near a house and, according to his 6-year-old daughter, threw the gun out of the car while they drove over a bridge. The Ravalli Republic reports Timothy Strickland was charged with three felony counts. Strickland has not enter a plea.

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