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Missoula teen 'just having fun' fires air gun at motorists, daycare

Missoula teen 'just having fun' fires air gun at motorists, daycare

MISSOULA — An 18-year-old motorist who allegedly said he was “just having fun” when he pointed an air gun at other motorists and toward a day care center faces felony charges in Missoula County Justice Court.

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Several workers file lawsuits against Missoula County health center

MISSOULA — The allegations sound like something out of the HBO movie “Horrible Bosses.”

May 27, 2013 9:00 amLoading…

Moose defending calf attacks woman, dogs near Missoula

MISSOULA — A moose that kicked a woman trying to save her dogs on Blue Mountain on Thursday night will not be put down, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Friday.

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Plea offer revoked for son of woman accused of running over Missoula officer

Plea offer revoked for son of woman accused of running over Missoula officer

MISSOULA — Stephen Roy Goodman, who pleaded guilty to hiding his mother after she allegedly ran over a Missoula police officer with her car, had a plea agreement all worked out.

May 24, 2013 7:41 am Related Loading…

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.

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Bail set at $200K for Missoula man accused of driving drunk, killing pedestrian

Bail set at $200K for Missoula man accused of driving drunk, killing pedestrian

MISSOULA — Bail was set at $200,000 Thursday for the Missoula man accused of driving drunk and swerving onto a Northside sidewalk, killing a woman walking there with her sister.

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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…
Missoula man charged with hitting 2 sisters on sidewalk, killing 1

Missoula man charged with hitting 2 sisters on sidewalk, killing 1

A man accused of driving drunk and swerving onto a Missoula sidewalk, killing a woman who was walking there with her sister, is scheduled to appear in Missoula County Justice Court this afternoon.

May 16, 2013 8:37 am Related Loading…
Deal reached in University of Montana sex-assault probe

Deal reached in University of Montana sex-assault probe

Department of Justice attorneys sang the University of Montana’s praises Thursday for its efforts to address problems surrounding sexual assault, even as DOJ documents painted a damning picture of how assault cases involving UM students all too often were handled.

May 09, 2013 11:31 am 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.

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Former Griz QB Washington gets prison for federal drug charges

Former Griz QB Washington gets prison for federal drug charges

MISSOULA — Jason Washington, a former University of Montana quarterback turned businessman and medical-marijuana entrepreneur, was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison on federal drug charges.

May 02, 2013 7:16 am Related Loading…
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 DeShields, other man plead not guilty to disturbance

Griz DeShields, other man plead not guilty to disturbance

MISSOULA — A University of Montana basketball player pleaded not guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge in connection with a weekend ruckus at a downtown bar, while a second player — a graduating senior — postponed his own court appearance in the same incident until next week. A third man arr…

April 29, 2013 10:18 pm 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 man sentenced for fatal crash

Missoula man sentenced for fatal crash

MISSOULA — A young Missoula man who crashed a car on Hillview Way while driving drunk and on drugs, killing two friends and severely injuring a third, must serve five years in the Department of Corrections.

April 25, 2013 1:34 pmLoading…

Missoula judge keeps $150K bail for man accused of assaults, kidnapping

MISSOULA — A Missoula County District Court judge refused Tuesday to lower the bail for a man accused of holding a knife to a woman’s throat and kicking her broken leg, and also threatening to kill another woman and rape and kill her children.

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Missoula man sentenced for church, car break-ins

Missoula man sentenced for church, car break-ins

MISSOULA — A 19-year-old Missoula man received a handful of suspended sentences Tuesday in connection with several Christmastime church burglaries, but will serve time in the Department of Corrections in another case.

April 23, 2013 1:25 pm Related Loading…
Montana Legislators OK bill giving domestic violence victims choice for mediation

Montana Legislators OK bill giving domestic violence victims choice for mediation

MISSOULA — A bill approved by the Montana Legislature gives victims of domestic violence – both physical and emotional – the power to choose whether they want mediation in family law cases.

April 22, 2013 10:27 pm Related Loading…
Lolo man accused of assaulting wife, stabbing friend, high-speed DUI

Lolo man accused of assaulting wife, stabbing friend, high-speed DUI

MISSOULA — A 28-year-old Lolo man stands accused of punching his wife of two weeks, threatening her with a gun, stabbing a friend who intervened, and then driving drunk and speeding as he took his friend to the hospital, according to court documents.

April 22, 2013 6:21 pm Related Loading…
Missoula woman faces 6th drunken driving charge

Missoula woman faces 6th drunken driving charge

MISSOULA — A 49-year-old Missoula motorist who allegedly was too drunk to stand when police stopped her vehicle faces her sixth DUI charge.

April 21, 2013 10:47 pm Related Loading…

Missoula man pleads guilty to rape of 13-year-old girl

A Missoula man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl during a night of drinking and three-way sex pleaded guilty Thursday to a single count of sexual intercourse without consent.

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Former Griz coach, player charged with assaulting pregnant girlfriend

Former Griz coach, player charged with assaulting pregnant girlfriend

MISSOULA — A former University of Montana wide receivers coach and football player was ordered held on $100,000 bail Thursday after being accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.

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Jury: Jason Christ guilty of intimidation for threatening Missoula store

Jury: Jason Christ guilty of intimidation for threatening Missoula store

MISSOULA — One-time medical-marijuana entrepreneur Jason Christ was convicted Thursday of intimidation in connection with a 2010 telephone call in which he cursed Verizon employees and threatened to bomb their store.

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Man pleads guilty to 2003 Missoula County rape case

Man pleads guilty to 2003 Missoula County rape case

MISSOULA — A man who was supposed to go on trial Thursday in a decade-old Missoula County rape case has pleaded guilty instead.

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Police await toxicology results in Missoula pedestrian death

The Missoula Police Department’s investigation into the death of a pedestrian  is awaiting the results of toxicology tests performed on the woman whose car struck and killed the 18-year-old Hellgate High School athlete.

April 17, 2013 11:26 pmLoading…
Lolo man jailed for killing pedestrian on Missoula street

Lolo man jailed for killing pedestrian on Missoula street

MISSOULA — Brian Holm is behind bars.

April 16, 2013 2:16 pmLoading…
Alleged shooter arrested after Missoula road rage incident

Alleged shooter arrested after Missoula road rage incident

MISSOULA — A man accused of shooting what appeared to be a handgun with a silencer – but that turned out to be an air gun – during an alleged road rage incident faces a felony charge of assault with a weapon.

April 15, 2013 5:20 pm Related Loading…
Judge orders Lolo man to start serving 15-year sentence for killing

Judge orders Lolo man to start serving 15-year sentence for killing

MISSOULA — Brian Holm must report to Missoula County District Court within the week to launch the 15-year prison sentence imposed after a jury convicted him of killing a pedestrian 2 1/2 years ago while driving drunk and on prescription drugs.

April 10, 2013 7:55 amLoading…
Man accused of assaulting women with knife, kidnapping 1 in Missoula

Man accused of assaulting women with knife, kidnapping 1 in Missoula

MISSOULA — A man accused of holding a knife to the throat of a woman in a wheelchair and kicking her broken leg, and then threatening to kill another woman and rape and kill her children was being held Wednesday in the Missoula County jail on a suggested $50,000 bail.

April 03, 2013 2:51 pm Related Loading…
'He saved my life,' girlfriend says of teenager killed on Missoula road

'He saved my life,' girlfriend says of teenager killed on Missoula road

MISSOULA — On the first day of spring break, Chance Geery and his girlfriend walked downtown to browse in secondhand stores, then hit McDonald’s for lunch before strolling back home along the sidewalk on Mullan Road.

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Man found guilty of Missoula DUI fatality seeks to delay prison

Man found guilty of Missoula DUI fatality seeks to delay prison

MISSOULA — Once again, Brian Holm is trying to delay his date with Montana State Prison.

March 29, 2013 9:22 amLoading…

Missoula police: No racial profiling when black men handcuffed

MISSOULA — A Missoula Police Department investigation determined that racial profiling was not involved on March 11, when police stopped and briefly handcuffed two black men.

March 29, 2013 8:08 amLoading…

Man shot in Lolo trailer charged with burglary, assault

MISSOULA — A 38-year-old Lolo man who was shot in the head after allegedly barging into another man’s trailer on St. Patrick’s Day was charged Tuesday with burglary and assault.

March 27, 2013 9:44 amLoading…

Sexual assault 'all of our problem,' lecturer says at UM

MISSOULA — Rape is among the most personal of crimes. But preventing it should involve the entire community, according to Victoria Banyard.

March 26, 2013 8:38 amLoading…
Anti-government extremist David Burgert's fate remains a mystery

Anti-government extremist David Burgert's fate remains a mystery

MISSOULA — Anti-government activist David Burgert, long a jabbing thorn in the side of law enforcement authorities, confounded them by vanishing into the woods.

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Man once accused of Florence hair salon murders jailed on probation violation

Man once accused of Florence hair salon murders jailed on probation violation

MISSOULA — A man once accused of fatally slashing the throats of three women in a Florence hair salon was back in court this week, accused of violating the terms of his probation in a federal drug case.

March 16, 2013 9:25 am Related Loading…
Complaint filed with Missoula police alleges racial profiling

Complaint filed with Missoula police alleges racial profiling

MISSOULA —A man who was stopped by Missoula police after a Monday evening robbery has filed a complaint with the police department, alleging racial profiling.

March 15, 2013 8:00 am Related Loading…
Crowd throws flowers into Clark Fork in support of victims of sexual violence

Crowd throws flowers into Clark Fork in support of victims of sexual violence

MISSOULA — Despite sleet and rain, thunder and lightning, more than 100 people lined the Higgins Avenue Bridge on Wednesday evening to toss flowers into the icy waters of the Clark Fork River as a gesture of support for victims of sexual violence.

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Jury issues not guilty verdict in rape trial of former UM quarterback

Jury issues not guilty verdict in rape trial of former UM quarterback

MISSOULA — Applause and sobs rang through a Missoula County courtroom Friday as former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson was found not guilty of sexual intercourse without consent.

March 01, 2013 3:50 pm Photos

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Verdict reached in Jordan Johnson rape

Verdict reached in Jordan Johnson rape

MISSOULA - A Missoula County District Court jury has reached a verdict and is returning to the courtroom in the rape trial of former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson.

March 01, 2013 10:08 am Related Loading…
Defense witness says no PTSD for Johnson accuser

Defense witness says no PTSD for Johnson accuser

MISSOULA — Doctors dueled over a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder Thursday during the final day of testimony in the rape trial of former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson.

February 28, 2013 12:42 pm Related Loading…
Jordan Johnson to jurors: She never said no

Jordan Johnson to jurors: She never said no

MISSOULA — The woman who accused former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson of raping her never said no the first and only time they had sex, Johnson testified Wednesday.

February 27, 2013 8:49 am Photos

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Johnson recounts meeting woman accusing him of rape

Johnson recounts meeting woman accusing him of rape

MISSOULA - Jordan Johnson took the witness stand in his own defense Monday and told a seven-woman, five-man jury how he met the woman who says the former University of Montana quarterback raped her.

February 26, 2013 12:31 pm Related Loading…
Johnson takes stand, describes meeting accuser

Johnson takes stand, describes meeting accuser

MISSOULA — Jordan Johnson took the witness stand in his own defense Monday and told a seven-woman, five-man jury how he met the woman who says the former University of Montana quarterback raped her.

February 25, 2013 1:39 pm Related Loading…
Physician to Johnson jury: No evidence of non-consensual sex

Physician to Johnson jury: No evidence of non-consensual sex

MISSOULA — An expert witness testifying for the defense Friday in the Jordan Johnson rape trial told jurors that, after reviewing records in the case, he found "no medical evidence the intercourse they had that night was non-consensual."

February 22, 2013 11:57 am Related Loading…
Video of Johnson's interview with detectives played at rape trial

Video of Johnson's interview with detectives played at rape trial

MISSOULA — Jordan Johnson told Missoula police detectives who interviewed the former University of Montana Grizzlies quarterback after he was accused of rape that he’s not the kind of person who would do something like that.

February 21, 2013 3:02 pm Photos

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UM dean: Alleged rape victim sobbed in her arms

UM dean: Alleged rape victim sobbed in her arms

MISSOULA — A University of Montana dean choked up on the witness stand Wednesday as she described a meeting with a student who had told her earlier that she had been raped by Grizzlies quarterback Jordan Johnson.

February 20, 2013 8:04 am Related Loading…
Nurse details accuser's injuries in UM rape trial

Nurse details accuser's injuries in UM rape trial

MISSOULA — The nurse practitioner who performed a medical examination on the woman who said she was raped by former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson testified Friday that the woman’s injuries were consistent with “sexual trauma.”

February 15, 2013 11:55 am Related Loading…
Expert witness testifies at UM rape trial

Expert witness testifies at UM rape trial

MISSOULA — People who have been raped, especially by acquaintances, behave in all sorts of ways that might not seem to make sense, an expert witness testified Thursday in the rape trial of former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson.

February 14, 2013 10:35 am Related Loading…
Woman recounts alleged rape by Jordan Johnson

Woman recounts alleged rape by Jordan Johnson

MISSOULA — The woman who says former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson raped her a year ago testified Wednesday that she enjoyed making out with Johnson that night — up to a point.

February 13, 2013 2:20 pm Related Loading…

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