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People gather around candles and a picture of Selena Not Afraid at a nighttime vigil.
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The sheriff leading an investigation into a 16-year-old Crow girl’s disappearance and death has requested assistance from the state Division of Criminal Investigation.

A woman uses chalk to write the words "No more missing women".words 'No more missing sisters' at Vancouvers Womens Memorial March
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Montana’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force is extending the deadline for tribal colleges to apply for a grant to start a missing persons database. That’s after no one applied the first time around.

The Johnson & Johnson company has agreed to pay nearly $117 million in a multi-state settlement, including Montana, over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products.

Members of Montana's Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for their second meeting in Great Falls August 10.
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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced his agency will host a second missing persons training, this time for people living and working in eastern Montana.

Left: Misty LaPlant, Right: Tina Chamberlain
Montana Department of Justice

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced Monday he’s hired two specialists to help address the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women.

The director of a private therapeutic treatment center for kids in northwestern Montana says he plans to appeal the state’s suspension of his license to operate.

Tuesday, state health officials removed more than two dozen kids from the Ranch for Kids in Rexford with a court order, citing “egregious, chronic, and persistent child abuse.”

7 p.m.:  This story has been updated with quotes from a DPHHS official.

The Montana State Health Department has removed 27 children from a youth treatment facility in northwest Montana called the Ranch for Kids, citing, “serious allegations of egregious, chronic, and persistent child abuse and neglect."

The Lincoln County District Court ordered the removal of the children from the ranch Tuesday, pending a full investigation.

The wives of two men shot multiple times in March on roads in the Missoula area gave updates on their husbands’ recoveries Wednesday.

Montana Highway Patrol trooper Wade Palmer, who was shot three times, successfully completed another surgery on June 17 to repair his skull, his wife Lindsey Palmer said.