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Crow Reservation curfew continues after triple-slaying laid to drugs, gang activity

The Japan Times

LODGE GRASS, MONTANA – Drugs and gang activity were factors in a residential shooting that killed three people and injured two others on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation, the tribe's chairman said. Friday's shootings in the town of Lodge Grass involved methamphetamine, Crow Tribal Chairman Alvin Not Afraid Jr. said. He did not elaborate, the Billings Gazette reported Sunday ( Levi Flinn, a Crow Agency spokesman, said he did not have additional information on Sunday. "Drugs have a devastating effect on our communities, and yesterday's incident is a reminder of that," Not Afraid told local news media late Saturday.

England v West Indies: Tourists recall Sam Billings & Dawid Malan for T20 series

BBC News

England have recalled Sam Billings and Dawid Malan for the three-match Twenty20 series against the West Indies starting on Tuesday, 5 March. All-rounder Ben Stokes and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler will be rested. Opener Jason Roy will also miss the series to return home for the birth of his first child. Roy will leave the tour after the fifth and final match of the on-going one-day international series against the Windies. The Surrey batsman scored 123 from 85 balls in the first game to help England reach their 360-run target.

San Bernardino County hotshot firefighter killed while battling Montana wildfire

Los Angeles Times

Montana's worst fire season in years is expected to scorch the drought-stricken landscape well into fall. Montana's worst fire season in years is expected to scorch the drought-stricken landscape well into fall. A 29-year-old San Bernardino National Forest firefighter who was a member of an elite hotshot crew was killed this week while battling a wildfire in Montana, authorities said. Brent Witham, of Mentone, died Wednesday in a "tree-felling" accident while battling the lightning-caused Lolo Peak fire in western Montana, the Missoula County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Witham was struck by a falling snag, or dead tree, the Missoulian newspaper reported.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Working on Lease for Montana Prison

U.S. News

The Bureau of Indian Affairs says it could secure a lease in coming months to operate a vacant Montana prison, which closed after the agency dropped its previous contract with the detention facility.


U.S. News

American Indian tribal members and their descendants have until Nov. 27 to ask for their share of the remainder of $3.4 billion in settlement money awarded to Native Americans after a major class-action lawsuit against the federal government.