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Missoula agencies concerned about rise in transient violence

Missoula agencies concerned about rise in transient violence

MISSOULA — Missoula may be a tourist destination, but a more sinister type of visitor is raising concerns within the community.

August 17, 2014 10:00 amLoading…

Missoula police add interview room for sex assault victims

MISSOULA — Victim interviews in sterile rooms with stark white walls are a thing of the past.

May 23, 2014 7:04 amLoading…

Teenager shot, killed in Missoula garage

A Missoula teenager was shot and killed in a Grant Creek garage early Sunday by a resident of the home.

April 27, 2014 1:22 pmLoading…

Missoula police investigate rape report in UM dorm room

Police investigate rape report in dorm

February 18, 2014 5:53 pmLoading…

Judge denies damages for Missoula police officer claiming sexual harassment

MISSOULA — A summary judgment filed by Ravalli County District Judge Jeffrey Langton last month denied damages in a lawsuit alleging that a female Missoula police officer sexually harassed a male subordinate last year.

November 23, 2013 11:30 amLoading…

UM gives update on Department of Justice requirements

The University of Montana is meeting the demands of an agreement reached earlier this year with the Department of Justice and how it handles cases of sexual assault and harassment, school administrators said Tuesday.

November 06, 2013 9:26 amLoading…

Missoula, UM police undergo training on sexual assault response

Sexual-assault training for officers in the Missoula Police Department and University of Montana Office of Public Safety can’t change preconceived notions of sexual assault in society as a whole, but it will help authorities overcome prejudices while investigating a sexual assault.

September 20, 2013 9:51 amLoading…
Missoula high school's day begins quietly, amid bomb threats

Missoula high school's day begins quietly, amid bomb threats

Under watchful eyes, classes got off to a smooth start at Big Sky High School on Friday morning, easing any concerns stemming from a threatening work of graffiti by a still-unknown student.

September 13, 2013 10:26 amLoading…

Violin ad on Craiglist escalates to violence threat for Missoula CPA

MISSOULA — What started as an exchange of text messages about a violin advertised on Craigslist ended with a death threat recently.

August 25, 2013 8:15 amLoading…
Missoula police chief steps back to focus on DOJ response

Missoula police chief steps back to focus on DOJ response

MISSOULA — Missoula Police Chief Mark Muir has handed the reins of daily operations to Assistant Chief Mike Brady so Muir can focus on the city’s response to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.

August 01, 2013 12:25 pmLoading…

Missoula student makes gun replica in shop, gets disciplined after school

MISSOULA — A student at Hellgate High School in Missoula was detained and disciplined Thursday after he was spotted across the street with a replica of a sniper rifle he’d made in welding shop.

June 07, 2013 7:51 amLoading…

Missoula detective accuses female officer of groping 2nd co-worker

MISSOULA — A Missoula police officer who’s suing the department’s highest-ranking woman for sexual harassment has filed new court papers saying she also grabbed another officer’s butt.

May 22, 2013 7:31 amLoading…

Missoula council wants police updates on sexual assault reforms

MISSOULA — The sheer volume of sexual assault reports to the Missoula Police Department – 350 over the course of four years – shocked City Councilman Dick Haines.

May 19, 2013 7:48 pmLoading…
Pedestrian killed in Missoula

Pedestrian killed in Missoula

Montana Highway Patrol investigator Rob Strauch looks at evidence on the sidewalk Thursday morning along the 600 block of North Fifth Street in Missoula after a woman was killed in the early morning hours by a driver allegedly under the influence of alcohol struck her and another woman as th…

May 17, 2013 7:41 amLoading…
DOJ: Missoula police weaknesses stem from stereotypes about sexual assault victims

DOJ: Missoula police weaknesses stem from stereotypes about sexual assault victims

One woman who reported a gang rape to the Missoula Police Department was told it was “probably just a drunken night and a mistake.”

May 16, 2013 1:57 pm Related Loading…
Prescription drug abuse a 'silent epidemic' in Montana

Prescription drug abuse a 'silent epidemic' in Montana

MISSOULA — Of all the substances Sam Martinez has abused – and there have been many – pills were the easiest to score.

May 05, 2013 9:00 amLoading…
1 year later, DOJ investigation of Missoula sex assault reports ongoing

1 year later, DOJ investigation of Missoula sex assault reports ongoing

MISSOULA — One year ago today, attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice flew from Washington, D.C., to Missoula to announce an investigation into how three local justice agencies handle sexual assault reports.

May 01, 2013 7:57 am Related Loading…

Griz football player charged with underage DUI; coach sanctioned

MISSOULA — A University of Montana football player faces a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge after being stopped while allegedly speeding earlier this month.

April 26, 2013 8:34 amLoading…
Missoula Senior Center fire was arson; 2nd fire at Boone and Crockett

Missoula Senior Center fire was arson; 2nd fire at Boone and Crockett

MISSOULA — An arson fire Friday temporarily closed the Missoula Senior Center, and the Missoula Police Department is looking for suspects in that blaze and another burn that took place the same morning.

April 15, 2013 5:23 pm Related Loading…

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