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Attorney General Fox Announces Winner of Montana’s Missing Children’s 2014 Poster Contest

Attorney General Fox Announces Winner of Montana’s Missing Children’s 2014 Poster Contest

Today at the Montana WILD Center in Helena, Attorney General Tim Fox presented Allison McJannet, a fifth-grader at Smith Elementary School in Helena, with the 2014 award for the Montana Bring Our Missing Children Home poster contest.

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Montana Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 47 New Officers

Montana Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 47 New Officers

At a ceremony in Helena this morning, the Montana Law Enforcement Academy graduated 47 new officers who will serve 28 different agencies across the state. The Montana Law Enforcement Academy is operated by the Montana Department of Justice, providing basic and advanced training for state, county, city and tribal law enforcement officers throughout the state.

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Montana DOJ Closes Mineral County Justice Court Investigation

Montana DOJ Closes Mineral County Justice Court Investigation

The Montana Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that its investigation into allegations of missing funds in Mineral County Justice Court has been completed, and that there is insufficient evidence to file criminal charges. The announcement marks the end of a year-long investigation conducted by DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at the request of Mineral County Attorney Marcia Boris.

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Attorney General Fox’s Statement on Land Board Vote to Expand Bull Mountain Mine

Attorney General Fox’s Statement on Land Board Vote to Expand Bull Mountain Mine

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, a member of the state Board of Land Commissioners, released the following statement after the board voted unanimously to expand the Bull Mountain coal mine in Musselshell County this morning:

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Attorney General Fox Announces $5.9 Million Pharmaceutical Settlement; Launches New Rx Drug Abuse Prevention Program

Attorney General Fox Announces $5.9 Million Pharmaceutical Settlement; Launches New Rx Drug Abuse Prevention Program

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced today his office has settled a lawsuit with a major pharmaceutical company and will use most of the proceeds to pay for a new prescription drug abuse prevention program, mental health services and mental health programs in the state, and ongoing consumer protection services.

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State, Local Operation Rounds Up 95 Unregistered Sexual or Violent Offenders in Billings

State, Local Operation Rounds Up 95 Unregistered Sexual or Violent Offenders in Billings

The Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office, MSU-Billings Police, the Billings Police Department, and the US Marshals Service today announced the result of a joint operation conducted last week to locate unregistered sexual or violent offenders in Yellowstone County.

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Montana Highway Patrol Commissions Twelve New Troopers

Montana Highway Patrol Commissions Twelve New Troopers

The Montana Highway Patrol commissioned one dozen new troopers Friday at the 56th Advanced Academy Graduation ceremony. The event took place at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel in Helena.

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Child and Family Ombudsman Announced

Child and Family Ombudsman Announced

In February, Attorney General Tim Fox announced that Traci Shinabarger has been hired to develop and implement the State’s new Child and Family Ombudsman Program. The program was created when the 2013 Legislature passed House Bill 76, which directed the Montana Department of Justice to establish the Child and Family Ombudsman Office.

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Law Enforcement Officials Still Seeking Information in Case of Missing Kalispell Woman

Law Enforcement Officials Still Seeking Information in Case of Missing Kalispell Woman

State and local law enforcement officials are asking the public for leads again as the one year anniversary of a Kalispell woman’s disappearance woman nears.

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New Specialty License Plates Available Today

New Specialty License Plates Available Today

Today, Motor Vehicle Division Administrator Brenda Nordlund at the Montana Department of Justice announced that five new Montana specialty license plates and four redesigned specialty plates were released for sale. The plates can be ordered from county treasurer offices.

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