Three people are dead after a plane crash near St. Ignatius on Thursday afternoon. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said the plane did not come from a local airport.

A 61 year-old transient is in jail on $25,000 bond after appearing in justice court charged with three felony charges of sexual assault on a minor.

The Montana DPHHS has confirmed the first two cases of West Nile Virus in humans and one in a horse in Montana.

A 40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms after noon in western Montana, with highs in the low to mid 80's.