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Report: Half of Montana highway fatalities weren't wearing seatbelts

In more than half of the fatal car crashes on Montana roadways in 2013, the deceased were not wearing seatbelts.

August 18, 2014 6:52 amLoading…
300 tickets available for Missoula McCartney concert

300 tickets available for Missoula McCartney concert

MISSOULA — An extra 300 seats have opened up for Paul McCartney’s much-anticipated performance at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Tuesday.

August 01, 2014 7:26 pm Photos

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Moose spotted in Missoula neighborhood

Moose spotted in Missoula neighborhood

MISSOULA — A moose wandered into the lower Rattlesnake neighborhood Wednesday morning, an unusual urban wildlife sighting for Missoula residents more accustomed to deer, bears and raccoons – even elk.

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Frenchtown 10-year-old's stir-fry recipe earns her lunch with first lady

Frenchtown 10-year-old's stir-fry recipe earns her lunch with first lady

FRENCHTOWN — A Frenchtown youngster’s tofu stir-fry earned her a trip to the nation’s capital and lunch with the first lady.

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Storms cut search for missing Flathead Lake kayaker Wednesday

Storms cut search for missing Flathead Lake kayaker Wednesday

POLSON – Expected severe thunderstorms cut short Wednesday’s search efforts on Flathead Lake for a Polson doctor missing since Saturday.

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Kayak found in Flathead Lake; crews narrow search for missing Polson doctor

Kayak found in Flathead Lake; crews narrow search for missing Polson doctor

POLSON – The kayak of a Polson doctor missing on Flathead Lake since Saturday may have been found as early as Saturday afternoon, and new information about the kayak’s location has helped searchers narrow their scope.

July 22, 2014 12:51 pmLoading…
Montana's child well-being rankings down over last year

Montana's child well-being rankings down over last year

Montana fared worse this year than last in terms of child well-being and remains last when it comes to children’s health rankings, according to the new National Kids Count Data Book.

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Schafer Meadows

Schafer Meadows

A plane approaches Montana’s only wilderness airstrip at Schafer Meadows. Aircraft shuttle people and gear to the popular whitewater rafting area during peak season on the wild Middle Fork of the Flathead River, which typically runs from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July.

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Schafer Meadows: Fly in, float out of Great Bear Wilderness

Schafer Meadows: Fly in, float out of Great Bear Wilderness

Pilots often make multiple approaches at Montana’s only wilderness airstrip to avoid elk, deer and other wildlife grazing in their flight path.

July 17, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Montana Natural History Center finishes work on two-year renovation project

MISSOULA — After beginning in a University of Montana basement more than 20 years ago, the Montana Natural History Center has completed work on its Hickory Street building that will serve the organization’s space needs well into the future.

June 03, 2014 5:19 pmLoading…
Missoula boy who had brain surgery at age 2 raises $1K for children's shelter

Missoula boy who had brain surgery at age 2 raises $1K for children's shelter

MISSOULA — Several years ago, Zane Goicovich and his family needed help from the community when he underwent brain surgery. Now, the 8-and-a-half-year-old is returning the favor by raising more than $1,000 for Watson Children’s Shelter through Bike for Shelter.

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Woman dies after being pulled from Missoula house fire

A 67-year-old Missoula woman died late Sunday from injuries sustained in a house fire that likely was caused by cigarette smoking.

May 12, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Student shot in Missoula remembered as generous soccer fanatic

Student shot in Missoula remembered as generous soccer fanatic

MISSOULA — Diren Dede was genuine, generous and a good friend, several Big Sky High School students and soccer teammates shared Monday.

April 29, 2014 7:58 am Photos

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Missoula hospital to add OB, newborn, pediatric services

MISSOULA — Providence St. Patrick Hospital will begin offering comprehensive women’s and children’s services – including a neonatal intensive care unit – as early as 2015, the hospital announced Monday.

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Community Medical Center will be 5th for-profit hospital in Montana

MISSOULA — If a deal between Billings Clinic and RegionalCare Hospital Partners to purchase Community Medical Center is approved after a monthslong regulatory process, the Missoula hospital will become one of nearly 1,070 for-profit hospitals nationwide.

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Sister of worker killed in Missoula fire asks prosecutor to review case

Sister of worker killed in Missoula fire asks prosecutor to review case

MISSOULA — The Missoula County attorney is reviewing the death of an auto shop worker in a workplace fire last summer to determine if criminal charges are warranted.

April 06, 2014 2:17 pmLoading…
Missoula medical center to merge with Billings Clinic

Missoula medical center to merge with Billings Clinic

MISSOULA — Billings Clinic and Regional Care Hospital Partners will purchase Community Medical Center, which will become a for-profit hospital.

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Frenchtown student suspended, cited in youth court for bomb threats

Frenchtown student suspended, cited in youth court for bomb threats

FRENCHTOWN — A Frenchtown Junior High student was suspended and cited for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct Monday after administrators determined he was responsible for multiple bomb threats at the school.

March 24, 2014 5:17 pmLoading…
Attorneys: Newlywed must show remorse at murder sentencing

Attorneys: Newlywed must show remorse at murder sentencing

MISSOULA — Does pushing your husband off a cliff to his death warrant serving life in prison? Or 10 years? Or somewhere in between?

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Newlywed murder case unusual for federal court; sentencing is Thursday

Newlywed murder case unusual for federal court; sentencing is Thursday

MISSOULA — Does pushing your husband off a cliff to his death warrant serving life in prison? Or 10 years? Or somewhere in between?

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Boy buried in Jumbo avalanche tried to 'lick, bite' way out

Boy buried in Jumbo avalanche tried to 'lick, bite' way out

MISSOULA — A week after an avalanche buried him in his Missoula backyard, 8-year-old Phoenix Scoles-Coburn appeared on the “Today” show in New York on Friday.

March 07, 2014 12:26 pm Photos

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Planes fly amid Missoula blizzard, coffee and cross-country skis hot items

Planes fly amid Missoula blizzard, coffee and cross-country skis hot items

Despite Friday’s blizzard conditions, it was business as usual most of the day at the Missoula International Airport.

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For western Montana ranchers, blizzard complicates calving

For western Montana ranchers, blizzard complicates calving

If he had known how nice January was going to be, he would have let the bull in with the cows a month earlier, Dick Mangan said Friday as he watched the blizzard conditions outside his dining room window on Kona Ranch Road.

February 28, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Life of Troy Mine extended to 12 years

Life of Troy Mine extended to 12 years

MISSOULA — When production resumes at the Troy Mine, there will be enough reserves to keep mining for 12 years, Revett Minerals Inc. announced this week.

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Dogs and their humans learn the wintry craft of skijoring

Dogs and their humans learn the wintry craft of skijoring

MISSOULA — Any dog weighing more than 30 pounds will do, if you’re looking for a pooch to pull you on cross-country skis.

January 12, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Man charged in bridge jump that injured inner-tuber in Missoula

Man charged in bridge jump that injured inner-tuber in Missoula

MISSOULA — A Missoula man has been charged with negligent endangerment after allegedly not looking upstream before jumping from a bridge and seriously injuring a man floating down the Clark Fork River last July.

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Big Sky Brewing Co. not a stranger to dealing with trademark infringement

Big Sky Brewing Co. not a stranger to dealing with trademark infringement

MISSOULA — Big Sky Brewing Co. has no intention of playing the role of David versus Goliath in its trademark fight against the nation’s largest brewer, one of the Missoula brewery’s founders said.

January 04, 2014 9:46 pmLoading…
Missoula will see stable, subtle growth

Missoula will see stable, subtle growth

MISSOULA – Missoulians can expect more of the same when it comes to the 2014 economy, subtle growth.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Construction business changes with the times

Construction business changes with the times

MISSOULA — Before construction began its uptick after the Great Recession, James Schafer was busy carving a niche and growing the business he launched in 2007.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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More testimony, report will factor into Graham murder sentence

More testimony, report will factor into Graham murder sentence

MISSOULA — Jordan Linn Graham shocked a packed courtroom Thursday afternoon by pleading guilty to second-degree murder just before closing arguments were set to begin, but testimony in the case has not finished.

December 13, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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Kalispell newlywed pleads guilty to husband's murder

Kalispell newlywed pleads guilty to husband's murder

MISSOULA — A Kalispell newlywed accused of deliberately pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park pleaded guilty to second-degree murder early Thursday afternoon.

December 12, 2013 12:33 pm Photos

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Brother: Bride lied repeatedly about man's death

Brother: Bride lied repeatedly about man's death

MISSOULA — Friends of a Kalispell newlywed accused of pushing her husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park recounted Tuesday how little emotion she showed after finding his body.

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Attempt to thaw pipes with torch apparently starts trailer fire in Missoula

MISSOULA — A trailer on the 2200 block of South Fifth Street caught fire after its occupant attempted to thaw pipes using a propane torch shortly after noon Saturday.

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Prosecutors: Kalispell bride threatened to kill parents

Prosecutors: Kalispell bride threatened to kill parents

MISSOULA — A Kalispell newlywed accused of pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park made comments a month prior to their wedding that she could kill her parents, according to court documents.

November 27, 2013 1:08 pmLoading…
OSHA cites Missoula auto shop for 9 violations in worker's death

OSHA cites Missoula auto shop for 9 violations in worker's death

A Missoula auto body shop faces $51,100 in fines and nine OSHA violations after an August fire that killed one of its workers and seriously injured another.

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Judge calls blindfold theory in Glacier death 'rank speculation'

Judge calls blindfold theory in Glacier death 'rank speculation'

A Kalispell bride accused of pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park in July may have blindfolded him first, prosecutors contended in U.S. District Court on Friday.

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Federal judge denies motion to dismiss murder charge against Kalispell bride

Federal judge denies motion to dismiss murder charge against Kalispell bride

A Kalispell woman accused of murdering her newlywed husband took the witness stand Friday, admitting that she pushed him off a cliff in Glacier National Park, but insisting “it was instinct” sparked when he grabbed her arm during an argument.

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After 5 months, premature baby weighs in at nearly 8 pounds

After 5 months, premature baby weighs in at nearly 8 pounds

MISSOULA — Zeyda McAfee has two birthdays — one three months before her due date, and one on the day she left the hospital to join her family at home.

November 11, 2013 9:21 am Photos

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UM's Fallen Soldier monument dedicated as state’s official Iraq, Afghanistan war memorial

UM's Fallen Soldier monument dedicated as state’s official Iraq, Afghanistan war memorial

MISSOULA — Michelle Torres makes a special stop when she comes to Missoula to visit her children and grandchildren.

October 27, 2013 10:26 am Photos

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Meadow Hill students crunch into Bitterroot apples to celebrate local, healthy foods

Meadow Hill students crunch into Bitterroot apples to celebrate local, healthy foods

MISSOULA — Two o’clock Thursday afternoon was Crunch Time at Meadow Hill Middle School.

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Hundreds attend national conference on mental illness

MISSOULA — What makes people associate mental health stigmas with themselves?

October 24, 2013 10:10 pmLoading…
Montana Meth Project launches prescription drug abuse campaign

Montana Meth Project launches prescription drug abuse campaign

MISSOULA — A new campaign to tackle the issue of prescription drug abuse among Montana teenagers is set to kick off Friday at the University of Montana’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy.

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Trial date set in Kalispell newlywed's death

Trial date set in Kalispell newlywed's death

MISSOULA — The trial of a Kalispell woman accused of pushing her newlywed husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park has been set for December. During a hearing Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy denied lawyers’ requests to push the trial to February, and instead set 22-year…

October 15, 2013 1:57 pmLoading…
Missoula man dies in Clark Fork River near Milltown

Missoula man dies in Clark Fork River near Milltown

A 64-year-old Missoula man died while floating the Clark Fork River near Milltown on Friday.

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Kalispell bride's indictment includes 3 charges in husband's death in Glacier Park

Kalispell bride's indictment includes 3 charges in husband's death in Glacier Park

MISSOULA — A Kalispell bride knowingly killed her husband of eight days with premeditation and malice, according to a grand jury indictment filed in U.S. District Court on Thursday.

October 03, 2013 8:09 pmLoading…

Retired park ranger recalls 1983 murder in Glacier

MISSOULA — Visitors on Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road had a gruesome view the morning of July 12, 1983.

September 15, 2013 1:00 pmLoading…
Newlywed's attorney: Husband's death in Glacier an accident

Newlywed's attorney: Husband's death in Glacier an accident

MISSOULA — A newlywed accused of pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park remained on house arrest Friday, despite efforts from prosecutors to return her to jail, while her lawyer said the fatal fall was an accident.

September 13, 2013 10:04 pmLoading…
Jordan Linn Graham, of Kalispell, who is accused of killing her husband

Jordan Linn Graham, of Kalispell, who is accused of killing her husband

Jordan Linn Graham, of Kalispell, who is accused of killing her husband in Glacier National Park last July, gets into a car after a federal court hearing in Septemebr.

September 13, 2013 10:06 pm

Federal judge affirms release of woman accused of killing new husband

MISSOULA — U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy reaffirmed an earlier ruling, allowing a Kalispell woman to remain free as she fights federal prosecutors' accusations that she pushed her husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park eight days after their wedding.

September 13, 2013 6:36 pmLoading…
Newlywed accused of 2nd-degree murder released from jail

Newlywed accused of 2nd-degree murder released from jail

MISSOULA — A Kalispell newlywed accused of pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park should be released from custody and undergo a mental health evaluation pending trial, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch concluded Thursday.

September 12, 2013 7:40 pmLoading…

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