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Published on NewsOK Modified: July 31, 2014 at 6:01 am •  Published: July 31, 2014
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LITTLE SHELL TRIBE PUSHES TO STRIKE OFFENSIVE MAP NAMES:

Leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians say the time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around the state. They are proposing that the state of Montana and other agencies to identify places with the terms and remove them from maps and signs when age or vandalism calls for an update. It would also create an advisory group to determine replacement names

WAR COLLEGE TO MAKE FINAL DECISION ON WALSH:

The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana. Spokeswoman Carol Kerr said Wednesday that the Department of Defense and U.S. Army inspectors general will be notified before the release of the findings, but the authority to take disciplinary action remains with the war college.

WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PEDDLING FAKE DIAMONDS:

A 48-year-old Bozeman woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $111,000 in restitution for selling fake diamonds online. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Georgia Cold pleaded no contest to felony theft in May in a plea agreement that recommended a three-year deferred sentence, but Brown said Tuesday that Cold wasn't taking responsibility for her actions.

JUDGE RULES FOR PIPELINE COMPANY IN LAND CONDEMNATION CASE:

A refining company will be able to continue operating three pipelines that transport crude oil from Canada after a federal judge granted access for the final parcel whose easement had expired. Phillips 66 had negotiated access agreements with about 600 landowners on the Blackfeet Reservation and pursued a condemnation complaint against the holdout landowners of one parcel.

DARBY MAN ARRESTED AFTER MOLOTOV COCKTAIL SCARE:

Darby man faces allegations that another man had to wrestle him to the ground to prevent him from lighting a Molotov cocktail he brought to a southwestern Montana bar. Jack Tony Hatzenbuehler Jr. was arrested early Saturday and appeared before Justice of the Peace Robin Clute on Monday on charges of assault with a weapon and possession of explosives. He is free after posting a $10,000 bond.