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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Man injured by East Missoula bridge jumper sues county

Man injured by East Missoula bridge jumper sues county

MISSOULA — A man injured by a bridge jumper while floating the Clark Fork River last summer now alleges Missoula County also was at fault for his severe injuries.

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State high court issues landmark decision based on alleged Missoula stalking case

State high court issues landmark decision based on alleged Missoula stalking case

MISSOULA — It’s not like Carrie Jamrogowicz wanted to be close to Missoula Police Detective Stacy Lear. It’s like she wanted to crawl inside her skin and walk around in it, Lear says.

August 17, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
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.

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Prosecutors object to moving trial for killing of German teen

Prosecutors object to moving trial for killing of German teen

MISSOULA — Missoula County prosecutors are objecting to a change of venue request for the trial of Markus Kaarma, the 29-year-old Missoula man who shot and killed an unarmed German exchange student when the teen entered his Grant Creek garage on April 27.

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Ruling: Montana felons can't own firearms after serving time, probation

Ruling: Montana felons can't own firearms after serving time, probation

According to a new judgment from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Montana felons who have completed their sentence and probation will no longer be able to own firearms.

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Transient gets 15 years for beating man in dispute over pork chop

MISSOULA — The transient man who savagely beat another man during an argument over a pork chop will spend the next 15 years in the Montana State Prison.

July 30, 2014 3:03 pmLoading…
Former Griz hoops player accused of selling Adderall pills

Former Griz hoops player accused of selling Adderall pills

MISSOULA — A former Montana Grizzlies basketball player faces felony charges for allegedly selling prescription drugs to undercover Missoula police officers.

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Accused I-90 shooter to appear on attempted murder charges today

Accused I-90 shooter to appear on attempted murder charges today

MISSOULA — They allegedly shot the man twice in a dispute over stolen methamphetamine and money, then left him for dead along Interstate 90 late on July 16.

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Missoula contractor gets 10 years in federal prison, forfeits $6.5M for Bakken fraud

MISSOULA — A Missoula contractor who took millions of dollars from his clients and used it for personal material gain – jewelry, homes, cars and Jet Skis – will spend the next eight years in federal prison and will forfeit $6.5 million in assets to the U.S. government.

July 23, 2014 4:20 pmLoading…
Lawyers: Media portrayed exchange student's shooter as 'cold-blooded killer'

Lawyers: Media portrayed exchange student's shooter as 'cold-blooded killer'

MISSOULA — Attorneys representing Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man accused of killing a German exchange student in Kaarma’s garage last April, are asking a judge to bar the public from viewing pretrial evidence of Kaarma’s “prior bad acts.”

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Missoula County attorney gets national award for stand against DOJ investigation

Missoula County attorney gets national award for stand against DOJ investigation

MISSOULA — Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg received a national award Sunday for his stand against the U.S. Justice Department’s two-year attempt to investigate his office, alleging local prosecutors mishandled sexual assault cases.

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Missoula sheriff: 2 suspects in I-90 shooting arrested in Seattle

Missoula sheriff: 2 suspects in I-90 shooting arrested in Seattle

MISSOULA — The man and woman suspected of robbing and shooting a man before leaving him on the side of Interstate 90 near Turah are now in police custody.

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Missing Flathead Lake kayaker is physician at St. Joseph Hospital

Missing Flathead Lake kayaker is physician at St. Joseph Hospital

POLSON – Robert McDonald, the kayaker who was reported missing on Flathead Lake on Saturday evening, is a doctor at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, hospital CEO James Kiser said Monday.

July 21, 2014 3:35 pmLoading…
State issues warrant for felon fired from Missoula apartments

State issues warrant for felon fired from Missoula apartments

MISSOULA — The Montana Department of Corrections issued a warrant Tuesday for a violent felon who reportedly stole an elderly woman’s car and fled after getting fired from his job at a Salvation Army housing development for senior citizens.

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