- Bigfork woman scores $10K "taxes paid" lottery prizeMichaela Orton of Bigfork has claimed one of the top prizes in the "$10,000 Taxes Paid" Scratch game with a ticket she bought at Ferndale Market.Michaela says that she is not a regular Scratch game player, but one night she and her significant other were feeling lucky.They bought one of each Scratch game in the dispenser and split up the tickets to […]
- Montana job-seekers face challengesHELENA - Montana's unemployment rate is two points lower than the national average, but many job-seekers still struggle trying to find work.Two of them are Chrissy Martin and her husband; they have kids at home and so the reality of being unemployed is at times overwhelming.Chrissy said, "It causes a lot of problems, internal and external in the fa […]
- Bullock signs bill cracking down on child abuse, neglectGovernor Steve Bullock traveled through was in Great Falls on Tuesday for a ceremonial signing of a major piece of legislation.The bill, sponsored by MT State Senator Mitch Tropila(D-Great Falls), creates a new charge of "criminal child endangerment" for crimes such as not seeking medical attention for a life-threatening injury or driving under the […]
- Geyser school celebrates hi-tech gifts from wind farm groupsAfter the installation of 25 wind turbines near the town of Geyser in August, the school reports that the wind farm has had a tremendous impact on students. The entire Geyser community gathered in the school lunchroom on Tuesday to celebrate another year of graduating students, but this year was a little different, as kindergartners through senior […]
- Big Sky Tea Party group claims it was targeted by the IRSHELENA - Outraged over the recent IRS scrutiny of conservative groups, members of the Big Sky Tea Party protested in Helena on Tuesday afternoon claiming that they too were the target of intrusive actions by the IRS.About a dozen protesters were picketing along Last Chance Gulch and outside the IRS office calling for accountability.Big Sky Tea Party Presiden […]
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Well, the situation in Missoula has now bubbled to the surface of national news, with Gwen Florio of The Missoulian interviewed on CNN on Wednesday:
From the Missoulian:
A U.S. Department of Justice investigation into how sexual assault cases are handled in Missoula will review 80 rape reports over the last three years, a federal prosecutor announced Tuesday.
Although University of Montana and city officials pledged their support, Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg denounced that action as an overreach by “the heavy hand of the federal government,” and insisted that his office has done nothing wrong.
- Burglary suspect killed by homeowner may be linked to other crimesA homeowner in the East Helena Valley shot and killed an intruder on Wednesday afternoon.Neither the name of the homeowner or the identity of the deceased is being released at this time.Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's investigators say the alleged burglar may have hit two more homes in the area before he was killed.At around 2:40 in th […]
- Helena Fire Department implements new training systemThe Helena Fire Department is undergoing a new type of desk-top training with the goal of making their firefighting efforts safer. Keith Simendinger, the department's strategic planning and logistics manager, said, "The computer and the technology and the software allow us to put in an incident commander in charge of the scene and see differen […]
- Homeowner shoots burglary suspect near HelenaNEAR HELENA - Authorities say that a homeowner reportedly shot and killed an intruder trying to burglarize his home.The incident occurred at 4276 Canyon Ferry Road.Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Grimmis said that his office received a call at 2:40 p.m. from the homeowner, who said that as he approached his home, he had seen an intruder […]
- Rain and snow tonight, flooding concerns minimalMontana is beginning to feel the effects of a strong spring storm system moving stalled out over the Pacific Northwest.Right now, strong winds are whipping across the plains and in the valleys, downing small trees and power lines in some communities.Those winds will die down during the evening hours, but our attention will then turn to rain and snow.Rain is […]
- Burglary suspect reportedly shot dead by homeownerAuthorities say that a homeowner reportedly shot and killed an intruder trying to burglarize his home.Lewis & Clark County Coroner Mickey Nelson is at the scene.The incident occurred at around 2:40 p.m. at 4276 Canyon Ferry Road.Sheriff's Deputy Jason Grimmis said that his office received a call at 2:40 p.m. from the homeowner, who said that as he a […]
- Gray sentenced in connection with criminal endangerment, drug incidentHELENA - Joshua Gray was sentenced on Wednesday on a charge of criminal endangerment.Gray, 25 years old, appeared by way of video from the Montana State Hospital and was sentenced for charges dating back to April of last year when he was involved in a domestic dispute with his wife, Angelica Melody Gray.He sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound in that inc […]
- Gray admits to 3 of 5 allegations in petition to revoke sentenceHELENA - Angelica Melody Gray, 22-year-old mother of two, has admitted to three of five allegations against her in a petition to revoke a previous sentence.Gray admitted she changed her residence without advising the court.She also admitted to traveling out of state without permission until she was apprehended in California and brought back to Montana.S […]
- Leisle pleads guilty to sexual assault of a minorHELENA - Stanley Leisle of Helena, accused of sexually assaulting a child numerous times, has waived his right to a jury trial.Leisle, 58, cried in court as he changed his plea to guilty of sexual assault of a minor."I don't desire to damage them any more," he told the judge.Leisle faces not less than four years in prison and not more than 100 […]
- Shooting reported on Canyon Ferry DriveAuthorities are at the scene of a reported shooting at a residence north of Canyon Ferry Drive after receiving a report that someone had been shot.Initial reports indicate someone called to say that he caught a burglar and shot the intruder.Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's deputies, the Montana Highway Patrol, and other first-responders have been […]
- FBI offers reward in Bozeman church vandalism investigationThe FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons who vandalized two churches in Bozeman in March and April.The FBI became involved because of the possibility that one or both incidents may be a violation of civil rights.The incidents appear to be related and no arre […]
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