Montanans Await Vote Over Government Shutdown
As millions of Americans await the vote of the U.S. Senate as to whether the country will face a government shutdown, Montana Senator Steve Daines spoke with reporters late Friday afternoon from his office in Washington, D.C.
Missoula Crime: Lots of Assaults and 'Meth in a Cheetos Bag'
From an assault with a bodily fluid and surreptitious visual observation cases to drugs in a snack bag, Missoula crimes kept the courts busy.
Montana Morning News State Headlines for Friday, January 19
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and many others will speak at an event in Paradise, Montana on Saturday.
$50,000 Bail for Man Accused of Armed Robbery – Car Theft
James Wages appeared in Missoula Justice Court on Thursday charged with seven counts of felony car theft, along with the theft of 19 scratch-off lottery tickets at gunpoint.
Lake County Jail at Capacity, Puts 1,600 Felony Warrants on Hold
A report by the National Institute of Corrections indicates that Lake County, Montana needs a new jail, it’s something Sheriff Don Bell has known for a while.
Cliven Bundy to Speak About Western Property Rights in Montana
Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher now famous for a standoff with the Bureau of Land Management in 2014 was released from prison on January 8, and one of his first public appearances will be in Northwest Montana.
Arlee Shooting Victim Identified - Suspect Released From Custody
The victim in Wednesday afternoon’s fatal shooting has been identified. Sheriff Don Bell said the incident occurred just after 3:30 p.m. at a residence in Arlee.
Missoula Ridership up in 2017, Big Growth Expected in 2018
The Missoula International Airport had a good year in 2017, despite expectations that ridership would remain flat through the year.
Montana Morning State Headlines for Thursday, January 18
A Lake County man was shot to death in Arlee late Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff Don Bell said the suspect is in custody and two witnesses have been detained.
Lake County Man Shot to Death at Residence in Arlee
A Lake County man was shot to death late Wednesday afternoon at a residence in Arlee..
Unraveling the Mystery of the Malaise in Montana’s Economy
There was a $224 million shortfall in the Montana budget in 2017, enough to force a special session of the legislature, but where did all the tax monies go to bring the problem about?
Mineral County Jail to Reopen in February, Delayed by Bad Paint
The Mineral County jail has been closed since last November when staffing levels declined to just two jailers and even the Sheriff turned in his badge and quit.
Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott Running for Second Term
After winning one of the most contentious elections in recent memory in 2014, TJ McDermott has filed for a second term as Missoula County Sheriff
'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.