Gov. signs bill to close Montana Developmental Center; Author faces heckler at forum about book on Missoula rapes
Gov. signs bill to close Montana Developmental Center HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The governor has signed a bill to close the Montana Developmental Center and move most of the 53 people with severe intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, and personality disorders to community-based settings. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock signed the measure Wednesday, saying although […]
Inquest set for fatal officer-involved shooting | Visitors travel far to see Yellowstone bison moved
Inquest set for fatal officer-involved shooting A coroner’s inquest will be held Dec. 8 in the death of 47-year-old man shot by a Ravalli County Sheriff’s deputy in March. The county attorney will empanel a jury to review evidence and determine if the shooting was justified under Montana law. Lonnie Gene Roberts was shot and […]
A 34-year-old Montana man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the kidnapping and robbery of a suspected drug dealer that ended with the man’s death. The Billings Gazette reports District Judge G. Todd Baugh on Wednesday sentenced James Adam Walker to 45 years in prison with five suspended for the January 2013 […]
Bitter cold temperatures to continue into Thursday, Authorities still try to solve 12-year-old slaying
National Weather Service forecasters say dangerous cold weather will persist across much of Montana into Thursday morning.Forecasters say eastern Montana temperatures could reach 10 to 20 below zero. Wind chill warnings were issued in western and northeast Montana.Some of the most extreme temperatures were expected for Cooke City and surrounding mountain valleys, where temperatures could […]
Montana man dies in avalanche while skiing BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A southwestern Montana man died in a backcountry avalanche over the weekend. Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Coroner Jerry Thomas says 46-year-old Ron Russell was backcountry skiing Saturday morning outside Anaconda when he was overtaken by an avalanche. The Montana Standard reports Russell was able to […]
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