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 by a mediator.
Bad news for vehicular homicide defendant: Joshua Jacob-Allen Thielbar, whose public defender tried to keep him out of jail because he’s in a wheelchair, got no slack, as per the story in today’s Missoulian.
Thielbar, 21, is accused of getting drunk and driving down Brooks Street in February, his high-speed progress halted only when his car slammed into one driven by Rachel Millhouse. He’s charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence.
Strange news from Pennsylvania. And finally, from the Associated Press, what’s wrong with this picture?
Authorities say a man who beat charges he threatened his ex-girlfriend immediately attacked the woman outside a central Pennsylvania courthouse.
Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico says the victim had testified against 20-year-old James Allen White shortly before he attacked her Thursday.
Here’s the part prompting the “what’s wrong?” White was released on $25,000 bail on the new charges.
(Image: Kalispell Firefighter Brian Rauch hooks an engine up to a hydrant as he and other firefighters train at Station 62 in Kalispell recently. Photo by TOM BAUER/Missoulian