This one has played out over the course of three decades. Someone killed 17-year-old Kim Nees in Poplar in 1983. Barry Beach was convicted on the basis of his confession to police in Louisiana after a lengthy interview.
He recanted his confession and has maintained his innocence since. That was hardly [...]
The 2011 Legislature may be over, but a bunch of bills await action. Gov. Brian Schweitzer took care of one of them Saturday when he signed a bill creating a statewide “24-7″ program to fight drunken driving. Matt Gouras of the Associated Press has this one:
The program requires repeat DUI offenders [...]
There was a flurry of activity in the Legislature today, including the Senate’s approval of the so-called 24/7 plan to deal with the Montana DUI issue.
The Associated Press has the story:
The Montana Senate is endorsing Attorney General Steve Bullock’s proposal to crack down on repeat drunken driving offenders.
Lots of stuff happening today in Helena that could end up affecting cops and courts.
Missoulian State Bureau reporter Chuck Johnson (@c_sjohnson) just posted this on Twitter:
Senate Judiciary Chairman Terry Murphy says he doesn’t think Senate will pass House bill repealing medical marijuana law.
And a news release from Attorney General Steve [...]