HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A federal judge in Montana says the First Amendment does not shield a neo-Nazi website publisher from being sued for telling his readers to unleash a "troll storm" that led to anti-Semitic threats against a Jewish woman and her family. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen ruled Wednesday that Tanya Gersh's lawsuit against The Daily Stormer's Andrew Anglin can proceed.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A trial has been set for a Montana man who authorities say admitted to stabbing his father to death. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 38-year-old Tanner Franks, of Bozeman, is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of his 72-year-old father, William Franks, during the week of Thanksgiving last year. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge. A 10-day jury trial in the case is scheduled to start Aug. 5.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Republicans have picked their legislative leaders for the upcoming session with a focus on re-taking the governor's office in 2020. Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to return Scott Sales of Bozeman as Senate president for the session that begins in January. House Republicans elected Rep. Greg Hertz of Polson as the new speaker.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A study released by a Native American non-profit says numerous police departments in cities nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women. In a report released Wednesday, the Seattle-based Urban Indian Health Institute says its researchers found some 500 missing persons and homicide cases involving Native American women in 71 cities.
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