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BOZEMAN, Mont. - The GoGallatin alternate transit challenge is starting Monday in the Gallatin Valley and will run through June 23 in an effort to get people using alternate transit besides a single-person car. 

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A Montana woman charged with torturing and killing her 12-year-old grandson in early 2020 has pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide in an agreement that calls for her to spend the rest of her life in prison. Patricia Batts was charged in the death of James “Alex” Hurley at her house in West Yellowstone. The boy had been living with Batts and her husband following the death of the boy's father, who was Batts' son. Gallatin County prosecutors alleged Alex was beaten and tortured by family members and denied food. Investigators found cellphone videos of the family torturing the boy. Batts entered her plea on Friday and her sentencing is set for July 11 in Bozeman.

BOZEMAN, Mont. – While summer tourists begin crowding the streets of downtown Bozeman, several new building projects and over a dozen new businesses are calling Main Street home giving the local economy a much-needed boost from last year’s COVID-19 pandemic summer.


Rory McIlroy says the PGA Tour's collaboration with Saudi Arabia's wealth fund makes him feel like a sacrificial lamb. McIlroy has been the strongest anti-Saudi voice during the disruption brought on my LIV Golf. He was among those left in the dark on the agreement that merges the business end of the PGA Tour, European tour and the Public Investment Fund. McIlroy says Saudi Arabia was going to keep spending money in golf. He says the tour is better off having them as a minority investor instead of trying to keep up and battling in court over lawsuits.

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Pope Francis has had three hospitalizations since he was elected pope in 2013, and underwent major surgery as a young man to have part of one lung removed. In between, the 86-year-old pontiff has suffered from bouts of sciatica, or nerve pain, that have made walking and standing difficult. More recently, he strained his knee ligaments and had a small fracture in one knee that have forced him to use a wheelchair and walker for over a year.

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