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Regional Headlines: Campaign Finance Ruling; Jury Selection in Griego Trial Starts; Pipeline Explosion Investigation

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Here are some stories making headlines around the region:

Montana Leaders React to SCOTUS Campaign Finance Ruling - Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling in the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission immediately sparked controversy. The divide comes between people who say there is too much money in campaigns and caps on donations equal the playing field, and people who say it's their First Amendment right to donate as much money as they want. http://bit.ly/1loGebF

New Amtrak Schedule Could Be Permanent - Officials are trying to keep the Empire Builder passenger train running on time. Amtrak says that freight traffic along the rails has caused the Empire Builder to be "unacceptably late." http://bit.ly/OehlDc

Jury Selection in Griego Trial Starts Today - Jury selection began Wednesday for the man accused of raping several women last spring and summer. It was May 2013 when we first heard about the hunt for a suspect in several sexual assaults in Billings. Several weeks later Police Chief Rich St. John said they were looking for a serial rapist. http://bit.ly/1dOJBJ9

Investigation into Williams Northwest Pipeline Explosion Could Take Weeks - Up to 20 workers employed at the Williams Northwest Pipeline facility in Plymouth are not on the job but local, state and federal agencies are on the scene investigating. http://bit.ly/1gpnbsh

UPDATE: SPD Determines Stephen Corkery Responsible For At Least 10 Armed Robberies - The Spokane Police Department has determined Stephen Corkery, who was shot and killed after a standoff with Spokane Police on March 26th, was responsible for at least 10 armed robberies in recent months. Additionally, MCU detectives are investigating Corkery's connection to another armed robbery that occurred at the Yokes on Indian Trail on March 18th. http://bit.ly/1gQa0FR

 

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