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News Minute: Here is the latest Montana news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MDT

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife officials want to prohibit state hunters from shooting bison in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park where dozens of hunters can congregate for the chance at an easy kill. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said the area near Gardiner known as Beattie Gulch has become unsafe as hunter numbers increased. It's used by bison to migrate out of Yellowstone in winter in search of food at lower elevations. Hunters harvested hundreds of bison there in recent years.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Police in Montana say a 20-year-old woman has been killed and two other people, including a 16-year-old boy, suffered serious injuries following a head-on collision. Billings Police Sgt. Ben Milam said in a Sunday statement that speed and alcohol appeared to have contributed to the accident in the city's Heights neighborhood. The victims' identities were not released.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities have launched a criminal investigation into claims that a high school athletic trainer sexually abused at least 18 student athletes under the guise of boosting their athletic performance. Attorney General Tim Fox said state investigators will assist Custer County officials looking into allegations made in a lawsuit filed Friday against James E. "Doc" Jensen of Miles City. Jensen has acknowledged some of the allegations and offered an apology after they were first reported.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A lawyer says four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program have filed paperwork to dismiss their cases. An attorney for the tribal members says the terms of the settlements include no admission of wrongdoing. Allegations involving more than a dozen tribal members from the Navajo Nation and Crow Tribe of Montana have been settled. One case remains in Washington state. A spokesman for the church declined comment.

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