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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula police officer shot and killed a man early Wednesday during a pursuit following a domestic violence report. Missoula County sheriff’s spokeswoman Paige Pavalone says the officer shot the man shortly after 3 a.m. No officers were injured. Pavalone says the initial call came in shortly after 2 a.m., but […]
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2014. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 31, 1904, New York’s Times Square saw its first New Year’s Eve celebration, with an estimated 200,000 people in attendance. On this date: In 1514, physician Andreas Vesalius, who wrote and illustrated the first comprehensive books […]
GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — An eastern Montana man who pleaded guilty to helping a murder suspect destroy or hide evidence and failing for months to tell officers what he knew about the death has been sentenced to four years in prison. KXGN reports 33-year-old Joel Grimes of Savage was sentenced Monday to 10 years in […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The “Today” show likes Garth Brooks so much, they’re keeping him all morning. Brooks will appear on the “Today” show on January 8 during all four hours. It’s the first time in the 62-year history of the show a guest has done that.
Gov. announces staffing changes, hires new senior advisor | Montana, Wyoming both claim gains in water case
Montana, Wyoming both claim gains in water case CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Montana Attorney General’s Office says it sees some areas of victory in an official’s recent recommendation on how the U.S. Supreme Court ought to rule to resolve a dispute over allocation of water on the Tongue River. Monday’s report by special master […]
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — An Arizona man is charged with stabbing a Montana police officer in the leg as officers tried to take the suicidal man into custody. The Great Falls Tribune reports 33-year-old Jason Richard Corbitt of Bullhead City, Arizona, made an initial court appearance Tuesday on three counts of felony assault on […]
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines will move to the U.S. Senate next week and will take the oath of office as part of the 114th Congress. The Montana Republican will serve on the Senate Committees for Energy and Natural Resources, Commerce, Indian Affairs and Appropriations. Daines says his role on those committees […]
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Helena attorney Mark Staples has been appointed to the state Board of Pardons and Parole. Gov. Steve Bullock appointed Staples, effective Jan. 1, to replace Mike McKee of Hamilton, who resigned as chairman on Dec. 17. Staples’ appointment must be approved by the state Senate. Bullock spokesman Mike Wessler said the […]
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2014. There is one day left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 30, 1922, Vladimir I. Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which lasted nearly seven decades before dissolving in Dec. 1991. On this date: In […]
NASHVILLE (AP) — Lee Greenwood might have to do more than just warm up his voice for his next gig. He will sing “God Bless the U.S.A.” outdoors at the NHL Winter Classic at Washington’s Nationals Park on Thursday as the Blackhawks take on the Capitals. Greenwood will perform during the second intermission. The game […]
- Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected statusTACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Mexican man who spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was released from custody Wednesday pending deportation proceedings....
- Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperationWASHINGTON (AP) -- Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel's probe of Russian interference in last year's election. They made a point of putting themselves at arm's length from the House investigation marked by partisanship and disputes....
- 12 killed, 3 hurt when church bus and truck crash in TexasUVALDE, Texas (AP) -- A small shuttle bus carrying Texas church members home from a retreat collided head-on with a pickup truck, killing 12 people and injuring three others Wednesday on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas, officials said....
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