Few things get Missoulians more riled up than rules involving dogs. Or, more specifically, leashes.
Some want dogs to be able to run free, everywhere, all the time. Others want them leashed – tightly – everywhere, all the time.
Last night, City Council said dogs can run free some of the [...]
Never thought we’d end up writing about ourselves in the Missoulian crime blog – until we ended up victims of a theft.
Turns out that at least a couple of people who write for Examiner.com, a hyper-local news aggregator site, aren’t doing much writing at all, other than to change a phrase or [...]
There’s been a couple of interesting, in-depth stories about the legal system in the last two days. One, by the New York Times’ Rich Oppel Jr., focuses on the sharp drop in felony cases going to jury trials – because prosecutors increasingly get plea agreements by threatening to file more serious charges that [...]
This just in from the Associated Press:
HELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer has been fined $4,100 in a three-year-old ethics case.
The state commissioner of political practices previously had found that Schweitzer broke ethics laws when he appeared in a public service radio advertisement during his 2008 re-election campaign.
Schweitzer has argued the [...]
While Cops and Courts usually sticks to western Montana issues, regular readers know we sometimes venture farther afield when something particularly interesting grabs our attention.
Today, it’s The Denver Post’s follow-up story on the arrest of fugitive siblings [below, right] Lee Grace Dougherty, 29; Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26 [center], and Ryan Dougherty.
The three [...]
The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary and felony theft case in which unknown persons broke into the “Ooh La Latte” coffee shop located in the Montana Harley Davidson parking lot. This crime occurred late in the evening of Aug. 3 The suspect or suspects took several items including an espresso [...]
The decision came down just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. As the Missoulian’s Kim Briggeman reports:
A District Court judge has upheld a request by Missoula County and three conservation groups to stop the Kearl Module Transportation Project – and its trucking of giant oilfield equipment modules through western Montana.
Judge Ray Dayton of [...]
Everybody please have a safe and happy Fourth of July.
Yesterday, we posted here about some really extensive vandalism in Hamilton.
Today, two teenagers are being held in the Ravalli County juvenile detention center in connection with those incidents.
According to Ryan Oster of the Hamilton Police Department, officers obtained evidence and statements indicating that the juveniles were connected to the [...]
It doesn’t get much bigger than the long-awaited news that Osama bin Laden has been brought to justice. The Associated Press adds some details about the mission that killed the Al Qaeda leader:
A U.S. official says Osama bin Laden went down firing at the Navy SEALs who stormed his compound.
An official [...]