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Missoula police investigating weekend rape allegation

Missoula police are investigating an alleged rape that occurred at a weekend party.

November 24, 2014 4:18 pmLoading…
Kaarma's defense team makes 3rd attempt to move trial

Kaarma's defense team makes 3rd attempt to move trial

MISSOULA — Markus Kaarma’s attorneys have filed yet another motion requesting his upcoming trial be moved to another county, claiming two stories published in the Missoulian last week have further tainted Kaarma’s reputation to such an extent that an impartial jury cannot be selected from th…

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New program designed to limit underage drinking in Montana

Nearly 50 percent of Montana’s high school seniors consumed alcohol within the previous 30 days, by one study’s estimate.

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Missoula man who forced girlfriend to cut off tattoo back in jail

Missoula man who forced girlfriend to cut off tattoo back in jail

MISSOULA — Not even a month after he was given three years probation for beating his girlfriend and forcing her to cut a tattoo of his name off her chest, Joey Rene Gallegos is back in Missoula County jail for allegedly violating his probation.

November 18, 2014 1:57 pmLoading…
Missoula man who fatally shot 'garage-hopping' teen has criminal past

Missoula man who fatally shot 'garage-hopping' teen has criminal past

MISSOULA — The man accused of fatally shooting a German exchange student in the garage of his Grant Creek home last April has a criminal record, both in Missoula and in Seattle.

November 16, 2014 9:46 amLoading…
Sheriff releases name of Missoula jail inmate who died after fall

Sheriff releases name of Missoula jail inmate who died after fall

MISSOULA — The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the inmate who died last week after falling from a second-story railing in a Missoula County jail pod.

November 12, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…
Prosecutors want more time for response to Kalispell bride's appeal of murder conviction

Prosecutors want more time for response to Kalispell bride's appeal of murder conviction

MISSOULA — Prosecutors are asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for more time to respond to a Kalispell bride’s appeal of her second-degree murder conviction.

November 10, 2014 1:47 pmLoading…
Missoula woman's brutal attack, recovery featured on NBC's 'Dateline'

Missoula woman's brutal attack, recovery featured on NBC's 'Dateline'

MISSOULA — When Missoula native Karen Lange belted out “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the time-honored Pendleton Roundup in September, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

November 07, 2014 6:50 amLoading…
Reviewer: Missoula police make 'exceptional effort' to meet rape response mandates

Reviewer: Missoula police make 'exceptional effort' to meet rape response mandates

MISSOULA — More rape victims appear to be willing to work with the Missoula Police Department on their investigations since the city signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to improve its response to sexual assaults, according to a report submitted Thursday to the city.

November 06, 2014 3:09 pm Related Loading…
Coroner's inquest panel deliberates on strip-club shooting death

Coroner's inquest panel deliberates on strip-club shooting death

MISSOULA — A coroner's inquest jury is deliberating whether to file charges against Michael Gordon, who fatally shot an unarmed Louisiana man in the parking lot of a Missoula strip club on Labor Day.

November 03, 2014 11:53 amLoading…

No changes at Missoula County jail, despite inmate's 2009 death

MISSOULA — There have been no changes in policy and no one has been disciplined or fired at the Missoula County jail, despite the 2009 death of Heather Holly Wasson, who died in a seizure brought on by alcohol withdrawal about 36 hours after she was jailed for a probation violation.

November 01, 2014 9:08 pmLoading…

Missoula man accused of brutally raping friend

MISSOULA — The Missoula County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Missoula man accused of brutally raping a friend last April.

October 31, 2014 7:11 amLoading…
No jail time for man who pepper-sprayed woman, dog

No jail time for man who pepper-sprayed woman, dog

MISSOULA — His victim spent five hours in the emergency room, suffered chemical burns on her eyes, and now experiences anxiety every time she smells chili powder.

October 30, 2014 8:55 amLoading…
Girlfriend of Missoula hash oil explosion suspect charged

Girlfriend of Missoula hash oil explosion suspect charged

MISSOULA — The girlfriend of a Missoula man who is accused of causing an explosion while trying to make hash oil in a University of Montana apartment earlier this month has been arrested and is facing felony charges.

October 27, 2014 1:47 pmLoading…
Transient accused of Missoula murder held on six-figure bail

Transient accused of Missoula murder held on six-figure bail

MISSOULA — Several months after he allegedly murdered a local homeless man, transient Kevin Joseph Lino has been brought back to Missoula and is being held in the Missoula County jail pending $250,000 bail.

October 24, 2014 9:35 amLoading…
Transient accused of murder under bridge returns to Missoula

Transient accused of murder under bridge returns to Missoula

MISSOULA — Kevin Lino, who is accused of murdering a local homeless man in July, was booked into the Missoula County jail Wednesday morning and is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Justice Court on Thursday afternoon.

October 22, 2014 12:21 pmLoading…

Montana man jailed after alleged threats to ex-partner, dog

MISSOULA — A Missoula man is facing several felony charges after allegedly threatening his former partner and her dog with a butcher knife in an attempt to win her back.

October 20, 2014 12:09 pmLoading…
Missoula District Court: Registered sex offender denies new count of child sexual abuse

Missoula District Court: Registered sex offender denies new count of child sexual abuse

MISSOULA — A registered sex offender who prosecutors say solicited sex online from a teenage boy, denied a felony sex charge Thursday in Missoula District Court.

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Coroner's inquest set for Nov. 3 in Missoula strip club shooting

Coroner's inquest set for Nov. 3 in Missoula strip club shooting

MISSOULA — The Missoula County attorney has set a date for the coroner’s inquest that will determine if charges are filed against Michael Gordon, the 27-year-old Missoula man who fatally shot another man in the Fox Club parking lot on Sept. 1.

October 17, 2014 9:24 amLoading…
Man gets 34 months in prison for threat to bomb Billings, Missoula courthouses

Man gets 34 months in prison for threat to bomb Billings, Missoula courthouses

MISSOULA — A Montana man who threatened to bomb the Missoula and Billings federal courthouses over a $692 debt will spend the next 34 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

October 15, 2014 12:26 pmLoading…
Woman who drove getaway car after Missoula cop's shooting gets deferred sentence

Woman who drove getaway car after Missoula cop's shooting gets deferred sentence

MISSOULA — The Missoula woman who played a minor role in a drug rip that left an undercover police officer and another defendant wounded last November will not spend any more time in jail.

October 15, 2014 10:32 amLoading…
Rachelle Jo Kolden

Rachelle Jo Kolden

Rachelle Jo Kolden appears in Missoula County District Court on Tuesday.

October 15, 2014 10:15 am
UM explosion suspect previously injured making hash oil

UM explosion suspect previously injured making hash oil

MISSOULA — The Missoula man who allegedly caused an explosion at a university apartment Sunday afternoon in an attempt to extract hash oil from marijuana will remain in Missoula County jail pending $50,000 bail.

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Bail set at $50K for man charged in Missoula drug explosion

Bail set at $50K for man charged in Missoula drug explosion

MISSOULA — A Missoula man arrested after a drug-related explosion in a University of Montana-owned apartment faces five felony charges.

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Woman who drove getaway car after Missoula cop's shooting gets deferred sentence

Woman who drove getaway car after Missoula cop's shooting gets deferred sentence

MISSOULA — The Missoula woman who played a “minor role” in a drug rip that left an undercover police officer and another defendant wounded last November will not spend any more time in jail.

October 14, 2014 4:39 pmLoading…
UM explosion suspect's Facebook page reveals marijuana business

UM explosion suspect's Facebook page reveals marijuana business

MISSOULA — Missoula police on Monday released the name of the man involved in an explosion at a two-story University of Montana student housing complex Sunday afternoon, and his Facebook page revealed a brisk marijuana business.

October 14, 2014 6:27 am Photos

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Suspect en route back to Missoula to answer charges in murder of homeless man

Suspect en route back to Missoula to answer charges in murder of homeless man

MISSOULA — Kevin Lino, the transient man accused of sadistically murdering a local homeless man this past summer, is on his way to Missoula County.

October 13, 2014 2:43 pmLoading…

Missoula man pleads not guilty to Facebook threats

MISSOULA — A Missoula man who was charged with 34 felonies for allegedly stalking a woman on Facebook in September has pleaded not guilty in District Court.

October 10, 2014 10:23 amLoading…

Missoula casino robbed overnight; suspect at large

MISSOULA — Police are searching for a man who apparently robbed a Missoula casino at gunpoint and fired his gun inside the store before fleeing early Tuesday.

October 07, 2014 2:28 pmLoading…
Prosecutors call for coroner's inquest into fatal Missoula strip-club shooting

Prosecutors call for coroner's inquest into fatal Missoula strip-club shooting

MISSOULA — Missoula County prosecutors have declined to file charges in the shooting death of Christopher Hymel, the 23-year-old Louisiana man who was killed in the Fox Club Cabaret parking lot over a month ago.

October 06, 2014 1:47 pmLoading…

2nd trial set for Missoula man accused of using bear spray on hiker, dog

MISSOULA — The second trial for a Missoula man charged with using bear spray on a woman and her golden retriever last October in Pattee Canyon is scheduled for Nov. 3.

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Missoula man accused of 12 sex crimes turns himself in

Authorities confirmed Friday that the 28-year old man accused of harassing and sexually assaulting nine different women in Missoula and on the University of Montana campus worked for the university in the fall of 2013 when most of the incidents occurred.

September 19, 2014 2:34 pmLoading…

Frenchtown man caught in sex sting pleads not guilty

MISSOULA — A Frenchtown man charged with felony attempted child prostitution has pleaded not guilty.

September 19, 2014 9:54 amLoading…

Missoula transient accused of threatening woman with machete

MISSOULA — A 22-year-old homeless man, who was staying at the Poverello Center, is facing a felony assault with a weapon charge for allegedly threatening a woman with a machete in a downtown parking garage Wednesday evening.

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Woman pleads not guilty to kidnapping, robbing, leaving man for dead along I-90

Woman pleads not guilty to kidnapping, robbing, leaving man for dead along I-90

MISSOULA — The 34-year-old woman accused of robbing a man and leaving him for dead near Interstate 90 in July has denied felony charges of robbery and kidnapping.

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Officials ID man accused of 12 sex crimes in Missoula, at UM

MISSOULA — The Missoula County Attorney’s Office has requested a warrant for the arrest of Jeremy St. Goddard, who is accused of harassing, assaulting and sexually assaulting nine different women in Missoula and on the University of Montana campus.

September 18, 2014 9:23 amLoading…

Homeless man pleads not guilty to downtown Missoula rape

MISSOULA — A 51-year-old homeless man accused of raping a woman in a Missoula alley in early August pleaded not guilty in Missoula County District Court Wednesday morning.

September 17, 2014 2:33 pmLoading…
Sheriff's office now says murder suspect is fighting return to Missoula

Sheriff's office now says murder suspect is fighting return to Missoula

The transient accused of murdering a Missoula homeless man is not waiving extradition and is not on his way back to Missoula, as previously reported by the Missoula County Sheriff’s Department.

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Missoula's Roxy Theater has changed with the times

Missoula's Roxy Theater has changed with the times

If the Roxy was a character in a film, the theater would be a vixen with her lips painted red. And like any intriguing character, she would have the uncanny ability to reinvent herself time and time again.

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Smokejumpers: Selfless heroes synonymous with Missoula

Smokejumpers: Selfless heroes synonymous with Missoula

Time is of the essence when smokejumpers throw themselves out of airplanes and parachute into the burning unknown – putting their lives at risk to contain flames burning in isolated regions of the West.

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Man accused of torture, murder under Reserve Street Bridge extradited back to Missoula

Man accused of torture, murder under Reserve Street Bridge extradited back to Missoula

MISSOULA — The transient accused of torturing and shooting to death a 36-year-old man under the Reserve Street Bridge in July is expected to arrive in Missoula County by the end of the week to face those charges.

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Missoula man faces 34 felonies for alleged Facebook threats

MISSOLA — A man facing 34 felony counts for violating an order of protection is wanted by Missoula law enforcement after allegedly contacting his victim repeatedly on Facebook last week.

September 15, 2014 3:05 pmLoading…
Bonner man acquitted of child sex charges

Bonner man acquitted of child sex charges

After a two-day trial and several hours of deliberation Thursday, a Missoula jury exonerated Chad Lee Briggs, a 36-year-old Bonner mechanic who was one of seven people accused of attempting to have sex with a 12-year-old girl during a December sex sting.

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UM receives $1.5M from Missoula couple to train teachers in gifted education

UM receives $1.5M from Missoula couple to train teachers in gifted education

The University of Montana received a $1.5 million boost Friday, making UM’s College of Education and Human Sciences the gifted-education hub of Montana and the Northern Rockies.

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Murder trial in foreign student's shooting remains in Missoula

Murder trial in foreign student's shooting remains in Missoula

MISSOULA — Missoula County District Judge Ed McLean has denied a second request by defense attorneys to move the trial of a Grant Creek man charged with killing a German exchange student in his garage earlier this year.

September 11, 2014 3:02 pmLoading…
Police seek man accused of assault outside Missoula Walmart

Police seek man accused of assault outside Missoula Walmart

MISSOULA — Missoula police are searching for Sean Marceau, a Missoula man who was allegedly involved in a Sunday evening assault in the Super Walmart parking lot.

August 27, 2014 2:10 pm
Alleged attack in Walmart parking lot likely will leave 70-year-old blind in one eye

Alleged attack in Walmart parking lot likely will leave 70-year-old blind in one eye

MISSOULA — Les Gapay winces while his nurse peels away the bandage and gently lifts his swollen eyelid to apply ointment to his bloodshot eye.

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Accused I-90 shooting accomplice held on $500K bond

MISSOULA — The 34-year-old woman who allegedly left a man for dead after her partner shot him twice near Interstate 90 earlier this summer is back in Missoula County and will remain in jail pending a $500,000 bail.

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1 dead, 2 seriously injured in Highway 93 crash

WHITEFISH — A two-vehicle crash north of Whitefish on U.S. Highway 93 has left two people in serious condition and a 23-year-old woman from western Montana dead.

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2 face charges in Missoula pipe bomb incident

2 face charges in Missoula pipe bomb incident

MISSOULA — Missoula police arrested three people after a bomb sighting at a residence near Playfair Park on Tuesday prompted the evacuation of several nearby homes and the partial closure of Spartan Drive.

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