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Man killed by Missoula officers refused to give up gun

Sep. 20, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Court records say a man who was killed in Missoula on Sept. 2 had refused efforts by police officers to take away his gun. Records indicate 35-year-old Steven Cole Gill was shot inside a recreational vehicle by officers responding to a report of drug activity. Investigators found a...

Federal agency says Montana needs to replenish 911 account

Sep. 18, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission says Montana needs to return $2 million to the state's 911 account. The Missoulian reported Tuesday that the funds generated from 911 fees were placed in a state account holding $12 million in 2017. State lawmakers transferred $2 million from the...

Missoula police officers involved in fatal shooting ID'd

Sep. 13, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Missoula police have released the names of two officers involved in a fatal shooting earlier this month. Sgt. Travis Welsh said Friday officers Chris Proper and Eric Weber remain on paid administrative leave while the Sept. 2 shooting death of 35-year-old Steven Gill is investigated....

Montana university system regents approve $1.6B budget

Sep. 13, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University officials in Montana have approved a $1.6 billion budget, an 8% increase from last year. The Missoulian reported Thursday that a Montana University System Board of Regents' committee unanimously approved the all-funds budget Thursday. School officials say the approval...

Montana revenue comes in above projections for 2019

Sep. 12, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A new report says Montana collected more revenue than expected over the 2019 financial year that ended June 30. The state Legislative Fiscal Division's report paints a brighter financial picture for the state that was facing a budget shortfall just two years ago. Montana Public Radio...

Female grizzly euthanized for getting grain from buildings

Sep. 11, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials euthanized a female grizzly bear and relocated two of her three cubs after they broke into structures in the Seeley-Swan Valley to get grain. Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the grizzly was killed on Tuesday because it lost its natural foraging...

Kalispell woman pleads guilty to drug distribution

Sep. 11, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 66-year-old Kalispell woman who was initially charged with murder-for-hire has pleaded guilty to a federal drug distribution charge that carries a longer potential prison sentence. The Missoulian reports Judith Johanna Cossette pleaded guilty Monday to selling Oxycodone tablets to...

University of Montana daycare reopens after asbestos cleanup

Sep. 11, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A daycare center has reopened at the University of Montana more than eight months after it was shut down because of asbestos contamination. The Missoulian reports the center for school employees' toddlers and preschoolers has returned to McGill Hall after being housed in the College...

Montana woman pleads no contest in car accident killing 1

Sep. 10, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman suspected of running over and killing a man while driving has pleaded no contest. The Daily Inter Lake reports that 46-year-old Heidi Long entered the plea Monday in Kalispell Municipal Court. Long was charged with one misdemeanor count of careless driving involving...

Sneed, Knight lead Montana to 61-17 win over North Alabama

Sep. 8, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Dalton Sneed got the third quarter started for the Montana Grizzlies, and Jerry Louie-McGee finished it. Louie-McGee's cut-back 74-yard punt return capped a 24-point third quarter for the Grizzlies, who ran off 45 straight points in a 61-17 victory over North Alabama on Saturday...