HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Billings car-dealership owner has proposed a ballot measure that would ban the use and possession of marijuana in Montana, even for medical uses. The proposal by Steve Zabawa would change state law to say any Schedule I drug in the federal Controlled Substances Act is illegal. Zabawa says the proposal aims to eliminate the disparity between federal and state law in possessing and using marijuana, a Schedule I drug.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A woman sentenced to 200 years for killing her husband and his lover in Helena is suing the Gallatin County Detention Center, where she was held before her conviction. 50-year-old Michelle Coller Gable claims she had difficulty walking and standing, but jailers denied her the use of a wheelchair and forced her to use a walker. She is seeking $100,000.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A Sonoma County woman has turned herself in for what she says was her involvement in the 2012 death of her baby daughter in Montana. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that 23-year-old Amanda Gilbert went to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department on Friday and told investigators of her role in the 3-month-old's death.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Browning officials say Blackfeet tribal leaders are mailing false billing notices to residents in an attempt to take over the towns' water, sewer and garbage services. The town filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging fraud and racketeering by the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council. The complaint alleges that a tribal attorney stole the town's utility customer lists.
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