'Heartbreaking'-- DOJ Reviews 2017 Montana Child Fatalities
The Montana Department of Justice released a report today documenting child fatalities in situations where there was a report of possible child abuse and neglect to the Montana Child and Family Services Division of DPHHS.
Montana Morning State Headlines for Wednesday, January 17
$100,000 bond requested for Missoula man accused of multiple knife attacks.
Missoula Man Held on $70,000 Bond For Knife Attack
29 year-old Christopher Stickney is being held in the Missoula County Jail on $70,000 bail after allegedly attacking another man with a long bladed steak knife.
Montana State Prison Opens New Addiction Treatment Center
Today, January 16, the Montana State Prison officially replaced the long-running “Boot Camp” program with a new facility focused on treating drug and alcohol addiction
Rosendale Refuses Pay Hike While Governor Bullock Accepted His
Montana’s Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Matt Rosendale passed up a 3.7 percent pay increase in 2017, while the governor and other agency heads accepted their raises.
2017 Montana Human Trafficking Cases Jumped More Than 25 Percent
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox says there has been a marked increase in the number of human trafficking cases in Montana over the past year.
Homeless Man Reportedly Beats Missoulian Unconscious
Missoula police were called to the scene of a beating Sunday, after a call came in reporting that a pedestrian had been knocked unconscious.
Montana Morning State Headlines for Tuesday, January 16
Montana health officials say the flu is widespread across the state, where 12 people have died.
Questions as Ravalli County Shifts Moves to Three Commissioners
Ravalli County currently has five County Commissioners, but will be shifting back to three in 2019.
FEMA Denial of $44 Million in Fire Costs Won't Burn MT Budget
Governor Steve Bullock’s request of $44 million dollars for State fire suppression costs from last summer’s historically expensive fire season has been denied.
Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst Running for Reelection
Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst has announced that she is running for her second term and officially filed for reelection on Friday.
Utility Scams Return with Winter Weather – NW Energy Comments
When the weather turns cold, scammers hit the phone lines to demand immediate payment with the threat of turning off the power.
Hockey Tournament Cancelled Due to Western Montana Ice Conditions
The Montana Pond Hockey Classic was supposed to occur this coming Friday and Saturday (January 19, 20) up near Kalispell, but deteriorating ice conditions in Western Montana led officials to cancel the event.
Montana's 2013 Emergency Alert System Mistake, Featuring Zombies!
Hawaii recently dealt with an accidental Emergency Alert for a missile attack, but not too long ago Montana had one for zombies!
Montana Morning State Headlines for Monday, January 15
Murder charges filed against Gallatin County man for allegedly shooting his estranged wife and death and severely wounding her roommate.
Safe Kids Missoula Presents Video Competition for Teens
Safe Kids Coalition Coordinator Kira Huck said on Friday that Safe Kids Worldwide is presenting the ‘Take it From a Teen’ video challenge.
County Attorney Addresses Why Some People Are in Jail for Months
The U.S. Constitution guarantees a speedy trial for anyone accused of a crime. Why, then are some suspects kept in jail for months at a time before being tried?
First Steps Initiative' Hopes to Reduce Montana Child Fatalities
On Friday, January 12, Montana DPHHS announced that a new program called the “First Years Initiative” would be putting to use nearly $300,000 of federal funds
Half of Missoula Felony Cases This Week Involved Partner Assault
The Missoula County Attorney’s office clipped along at a fairly average pace this past week, filing ten new felony charges. Sadly, half of the crimes involved assault.
Montana Morning State Headlines for Friday, January 12
Gallatin County man in jail on $1 million bail for allegedly shooting his estranged wife to death and wounding her roommate.