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Randy Weaver, participant in Ruby Ridge standoff, dies at 74

May. 12, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Randy Weaver, patriarch of a family that was involved in an 11-day Idaho standoff with federal agents 30 years ago that left three people dead and helped spark the growth of anti-government extremists, has died at the age of 74. His death was announced...

2 killed in Montana crash of airplane built from kit

May. 02, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A single-engine airplane built from a kit crashed in a field northwest of Kalispell over the weekend, killing both people on board, Flathead County officials said. An area resident reported the crash at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sheriff Brian Heino said. ...

After brain surgery, Montana man returns to playing guitar

Mar. 19, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Jim Stroud lay on a surgery table strumming his guitar. Awakened for a brief period during a seven-hour brain surgery Stroud needed to play while a surgeon monitored his brain. The moment was part of a more than a decade-long journey for the Whitefish...

Widllife officials remove cougars that killed bighorn sheep

Mar. 13, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Three now-dead cougars that found their way onto Flathead Lake’s Wild Horse Island handily hunted down its bighorn sheep herd to as few as 35 of the prized Rocky Mountain ungulates. Although an initial sum, it’s the lowest sheep count on the isle in at...

Montana man sentenced to 100 years for killing wife

Mar. 09, 2022 12:04 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A western Montana man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for killing his wife in December 2020 by beating and strangling her and throwing her down a flight of stairs. Bradley Jay Hillious, 35, was sentenced Tuesday for the death of Amanda Hillious,...

Whitefish man gets 6 years in prison for elaborate fraud

Mar. 06, 2022 08:15 AM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — In order to convince the wealthy Whitefish philanthropist Michael Goguen to fund bogus covert military operations across the globe, Matthew A. Marshall spun one elaborate deception after another while portraying himself as a high-ranking intelligence official on a hero’s...

Coal plant closures help reduce pollutants that cause haze

Feb. 21, 2022 08:20 AM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Due in part to newly shuttered coal plants and modern industrial controls, state environmental officials expect significant reductions through 2028 in at least two major pollutants that haze up an otherwise clear Big Sky. Myriad regulations and benefits...