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US Two people were injured in a 30-vehicle pileup in Montana

02:16  28 february  2021
02:16  28 february  2021 Source:   cnn.com

States remain split on guns in capitols after armed protests

  States remain split on guns in capitols after armed protests HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In the past year, insurrectionists have breached the U.S. Capitol and armed protesters have forced their way into statehouses around the country. But the question of whether guns should be allowed in capitol buildings remains political, and states are going in opposite directions. In Montana, a new state law signed Thursday allows anyone with a permit to bring a concealed firearm into the statehouse, reversing a decades-long policy banning guns inside the Capitol and fulfilling a longtime hope of Republicans who took control of the governor's mansion as well as the Legislature this year.

Two people suffered critical injuries in a 30-vehicle pileup outside of Billings, Montana, on Saturday

a car parked in a parking lot: Ice on an interstate bridge probably caused the wreck, the Montana Highway Patrol said. © Montana Highway Patrol Ice on an interstate bridge probably caused the wreck, the Montana Highway Patrol said.

The victims jumped from the Yellowstone River Bridge during the accident to avoid being hit by one of the cars, the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) tweeted. They are expected to recover.

Officials believe the cause of the crash was ice on the bridge, according to MHP.

The crash occurred on I-90 westbound near the I-94 split in Lockwood, about six miles northeast of Billings. I-90 WB is shut down starting at that split while troopers investigate the crash, MHP tweeted.

Capitol Riot Adds to Garland’s Agenda as Senate Weighs DOJ Pick

  Capitol Riot Adds to Garland’s Agenda as Senate Weighs DOJ Pick (Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden introduced Merrick Garland as his choice for attorney general six weeks ago. Since then, the deadly riot at the Capitol spawned criminal charges against some participants and the Senate’s Republican leader has predicted Donald Trump may yet be prosecuted for inciting the attack. The insurrection has only added to a roster of politically charged issues that Garland will be asked about when he finally has his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday and Tuesday.

A special weather statement was issued by the National Weather Service in Billings early Saturday afternoon stating a heavy line of snow showers was observed moving into the area at 15 mph. The statement warned the affected roads included I-94 and I-90 and that conditions could deteriorate rapidly.

NWS reported light snow and mist in the Billings area since Saturday morning, with temperatures around 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the morning and a high of 32 degrees.

a car parked in a parking lot: Two people were hurt after jumping from a bridge to avoid being struck by a vehicle, authorities said. © Montana Highway Patrol Two people were hurt after jumping from a bridge to avoid being struck by a vehicle, authorities said.

Joe Montana's new pro football league, and what he thinks of Johnny Manziel .
Every few years, you'll see a group of football people and entrepreneurs create a new league to either compete or provide complementary entertainment to the NFL. Not that any other entity is going to go head-to-head with the 800-pound gorilla anymore -- the days of the…The newest league to try its luck is the Fan Controlled Football league, an indoor league created by Project Fanchise, which really got rolling in 2016 when Project Fanchise purchased an expansion team in the Indoor Football League for the 2017 season. Fan involvement was the predominant idea, with the idea that fans could gain equity in the league and even call the plays.

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