Good news for Kalispell firefighters. Here’s the early version from the AP:
The city of Kalispell and the International Association of Fire Fighters Union have reached a contract that will prevent seven layoffs the city said would be needed to pay for the raises and additional benefits included in a new contract approved [...]
This story by the Missoulian’s Tristan Scott should come with a warning label because its details are so disturbing.
Tyler Michael Miller of Kalispell has admitted to the Christmas Day shooting deaths of Jaimi Lynn Hurlbert, 35, and her 15-year-old daughter, Alyssa Burkett.
He also promises to kill again if given the [...]
There was a lot of alleged family dysfunction ion the docket Missoula and Ravalli county courts yesterday:
In Missoula County Justice Court, a Ronan woman saw her babies taken away – and got a $100,000 bail from Justice of the Peace John Odlin besides – after being accused of driving 15 miles in [...]
There’s a regular smorgasbord of Cops and Courts news in the Missoulian this weekend, from features, legislative action, a near-tragedy and a sad fatality. Here’s a summary:
Tough tryouts: Next time you hear a snide comment about cops and doughnuts, tell folks to take a look at Joe Nickell’s story on the physical [...]
Two words for this guy – no, not those two. Although they’d apply, too.
Alas, as the Associated Press reports, Conrad Joseph Old Horn Jr. never learned that the only acceptable behavior on Valentine’s Day involves those things.
Prosecutors say Old Horn was drunk on Feb. 14, when he [...]
“It’s our own personal hell on Earth. I’m still in denial. I still don’t believe it. I think I would literally go insane if my heart and my mind simultaneously grasped what has really happened.”
Dawn Hurlbert, whose daughter, Jaimi Lynn Hurlbert, and granddaughter, Alyssa Burkett, were allegedly shot to death Christmas Day [...]
Relatives of a mother and daughter shot to death expressed their outrage after the accused killer’s appearance in court today. The Missoulian’s Tristan Scott has the story, below:
KALISPELL – The Kalispell man charged in a Christmas Day double homicide pleaded not guilty Thursday in Flathead County District Court, exchanging occasional glances with an acquaintance seated one row behind him while the victims’ grieving family members solemnly observed the court proceeding.
Tyler Michael Miller, who had his name legally changed from Tyler Cheetham, remains jailed without bond for the gunshot deaths of Jaimi Lynn Hurlbert, 35, and her 15-year-old daughter, Alyssa Burkett. The Flathead County Attorney’s Office is deciding whether to seek the death penalty.
Miller, 34, appeared for the arraignment hearing before District Judge David Ortley. He wore blue jail-issue pants and a matching t-shirt that revealed his kaleidoscopically tattooed arms, and sat beside his attorneys, Nicole Ducheneaux and Nicholas Aemisegger. Stealing occasional glances at the unidentified friend sitting behind him and sometimes smiling, Miller was mostly silent during the proceeding, though once, while being read his rights, he asked the judge to pause for a moment while he consulted his attorney.
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“I guess it’s for the readers to decide if it’s special treatment or not.”
District Judge Russell Fagg (at right) in Billings, on his decision to interrupted the preparation of Christmas Eve dinner with his family to sign an order that allowed the pregnant daughter of a deputy prosecutor to avoid spending [...]
Here’s the whole cautionary tale in the Missoulian:
BILLINGS – Billings police say a man accused of sticking a pistol in his girlfriend’s mouth accidentally shot himself in the buttocks after he shoved the gun down the back of his pants.
Court records allege 27-year-old Johnathan William Hartman and his girlfriend had [...]
Here’s a terrific example of how people can look out for one another – even when they’re strangers.
Hats off to employees at the Hawthorn Inn by the airport, who grew concerned about a woman who was checking in last night. Her head was bleeding, her eye was swollen and she wasn’t [...]