Accidents And Disasters
Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.
“The Season of Migration”
JACKSON, Wyo. — A paraglider who crashed within the boundary of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has died.
VAUGHN — The driver of a pickup truck was killed when the pickup was struck by a train at a rural crossing northwest of Vaughn.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson town councilors want landowners involved with a huge landslide to help pay to stabilize it. But the landowners are balking, saying it’s a problem for the whole town.
GREAT FALLS — A Montana man faces trial next month on charges he illegally killed three grizzly bears near his residence last summer.
KALISPELL — The winter storm that moved through Montana Sunday and Monday continued to cause trouble on Tuesday.
BUFFALO, Wyo. — A 46-year-old man died in a weekend house fire in northern Wyoming.
HAMILTON — A 40-year-old Stevensville man was found dead in a car that crashed off U.S. Highway 93 south of Hamilton and into an empty irrigation ditch.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — A Laramie man faces criminal charges following a boating accident that killed his son this summer.
BELGRADE — Authorities say the driver of a 5,500-gallon fuel tanker suffered burns to his hands and face after his vehicle and an above-ground tank caught fire west of Belgrade.
MISSOULA — A police officer in Deer Lodge has killed a man after responding to a report of suicide threat at a residence.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — A judge in Gillette has ordered a 26-year-old man to stand trial in district court on a charge that he caused a traffic fatality while driving drunk.
MISSOULA — A Corvallis asphalt company and its owner must pay $20,000 in fines and restitution for the 2012 death of an employee.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Investigators say a haul truck driver who died at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek mine last June was not wearing a seat belt when he drove through a berm into a spoil pit.
“Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story”
RIVERTON, Wyo. — A 73-year-old woman involved in a three-vehicle crash in Riverton has died, and investigators are now treating the case as a vehicular homicide.
MISSOULA — A Missoula County sheriff's deputy was uninjured after crashing a department pickup truck on icy U.S. Highway 93 South during rush hour Monday morning.
BOZEMAN — A 55-year-old Bozeman man was injured when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a four-lane road in a spot without a crosswalk or traffic lights.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely happened upon a bear feeding on a deer.