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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Over the objections of prosecutors, a defense attorney is seeking to delay the trial of a Wyoming man in the slaying of a couple on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation. Jesus Deniz Mendoza of Worland is accused of killing a couple and wounding their daughter in July 2015 after the family stopped to help Mendoza on a roadside near Pryor. Federal Defender David Merchant II says experts needed for testimony are not available on January 9.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has selected Magpul Industries as the exclusive maker of ammunition magazines that Marines will use in combat. Magpul is a private company that makes accessories for firearms, including magazines, grips, sights and slings.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The nation's largest railroad has agreed to more thorough inspections and maintenance improvements after a fiery derailment and the discovery of more than 800 potential safety violations across its sprawling network. Details on the agreement between the Federal Railroad Administration and Union Pacific Railroad were obtained by The Associated Press. A Union Pacific train hauling crude oil through Oregon's Columbia River Gorge derailed in early June, sparking a massive fire.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana water and sewer district contends Yellowstone National Park officials are dragging their feet on fixing a problem with arsenic infiltrating its sewage treatment system. The Gardiner-Park County Water and Sewer District has filed a lawsuit against the National Park Service, Yellowstone and others.