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Montana Seeks Federal Grant to Process Untested Rape Kits
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is applying for a federal grant to pay to process untested rape kits that had been stored by local law enforcement agencies.
Members of the Montana Sexual Assault Evidence Task Force met Friday in Missoula and said the FBI will test 300 of the unprocesse…
BLACKFEET-CRITIC ARRESTED
Blackfeet release man jailed for criticism
(Information in the following story is from: Flathead Beacon, http://www.flatheadbeacon.com)
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Blackfeet tribal member has been released after spending five days in jail over Facebook postings critical of the tribe's governi…
Missoula County Deputy Fired
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula County sheriff's deputy has been fired due to information uncovered during an investigation of a complaint that he was having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
Sheriff Carl Ibsen on Thursday announced the firing of Deputy Larry Schwind…
Three Blackfeet Tribal Leaders Indicted
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Three Blackfeet tribal leaders have been indicted on charges they held illegal big-game hunts on the northwestern Montana reservation for country music stars including Josh Thompson and Justin Moore. Supporters of Jay St...
Victim Sues Runaways
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho woman has filed a lawsuit against two teenage runaways from a northwestern Montana boarding school who brutally attacked her after she offered them a ride. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Vera Gadman filed the lawsuit Oct...
Convicted Medical Pot Provider Asks for a New Trial
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Helena medical marijuana provider convicted of eight federal drug and weapons crimes is asking a judge to set aside the jury's verdict and order a new trial.
 
Chris Williams was convicted last month for his role as co-owner of Montana Cannabis, which distributed…
FBI Investigating Death of Browning Man
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the apparent beating death of a Browning man. The Great Falls Tribune reports the bureau says a Browning man died at a Kalispell hospital on Tuesday after being assaulted the previous Saturday in Browning...
New Jersey Shooting
There was a shooting in suburban New Jersey early this morning, resulting in the deaths of at least three people in a supermarket. Our national team is working on this story.
Do YOU Know The Answer
'll be giving away a brand new hard copy of author Peter de Jonge's latest read, "Buried On Avenue B" this afternoon (Thursday) at 4:30 on my "Puffman Musical Trivia" segment to the first caller who can answer my "Musical Trivia" question. Bestselling author James Patte…
UPDATE – Retired Racehorse
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Ravalli County sheriff's office says a retired racehorse found dead on a ranch near Hamilton was not shot as it initially appeared, but the cause of death is not clear. Undersheriff Perry Johnson tells the Ravalli Republic the 22-year-old horse had an injury…
Ronald Smith Clemency Hearing concludes
The clemency hearing for Ronald Smith concluded this afternoon in Deer Lodge at the Powell County Courthouse.  Ronald Smith was convicted of a double murder in 1982 and had requested that Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer grant him clemency, effectively trading his death sentence for life witho…

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