Missoula Area News

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Weather Forecast: Mild Halloween | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 30, 2014

Dry conditions should carry us through late Friday before a big change this upcoming weekend. Look for partly to mostly cloudy skies Thursday with highs in the low 50s.

11 men sentenced for online child porn group | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 30, 2014

A Montana man who created an online bulletin board that allowed members to exchange child pornography is one of 11 men from eight states who were recently sentenced to between 15 and nearly 19 years in federal prison.

Man pleads guilty to breaking into Markus Kaarma's home | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 30, 2014

One of the men accused of burglarizing the residence of Markus Kaarma ten days before the shooting death of a German exchange student changed his plea to guilty as part of plea deal.

Downtown Missoula Mercantile under contract | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 30, 2014

The vacant Missoula Mercantile in downtown Missoula is now under contract.

Markus Kaarma defense team files motion to have witness give statement | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 30, 2014

Markus Kaarma's defense team filed a motion asking Missoula District Judge Ed McLean to intervene to get a statement from a witness who they say is critical to their case.

New tenants may soon come to Missoula Mercantile building | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 30, 2014

The historic Mercantile Building in downtown Missoula will soon - it's hoped - be opening it's doors once again.

Counterfeit money circulates through Lake County | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 29, 2014

Law enforcement officials warn businesses to look out for counterfeit money after some phony bills starting show up at businesses and banks in Lake County.

Money approved to expand Grant Creek Trail | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 29, 2014

The Missoula City Council has approved $90,000 for the Grant Creek Trail bicycle and pedestrian path.

Missoula woman facing embezzlement charge | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 29, 2014

A Missoula woman faces two felony charges for allegedly embezzling more than $37,000 from the 4B's holding corporation.

Alleged University of Montana rape investigated | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 29, 2014

University of Montana Police are investigating an alleged rape that happened early Tuesday morning.

Missoula standoff suspect in custody | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 29, 2014

A Missoula man is in custody following a two and a half long standoff with local law enforcement.

Weather Forecast - Wednesday morning showers | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 29, 2014

Rain showers will linger into late morning with a return of some sunshine by late Wednesday afternoon. Highs today will be about average for late October, in the upper 40s and low 50s.

Missoulians to decide $42M million bond question | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 29, 2014

Is a $42 million bond measure on the ballot in Missoula County an investment for the community or not? Voters are being asked to vote on the Parks and Trails Proposition.

Kalispell Hospital Officials Dispel False Ebola Rumor - Flathead Beacon

October 29, 2014

Officials with Kalispell Regional Medical Center are trying to dispel a false rumor on social media and online that the hospital received a patient with “Ebola-like symptoms” last week.

Zinke Says Lesson Learned in Travel Expense Audit - Flathead Beacon

October 29, 2014

Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke said Tuesday that he learned a lesson after being cited for lapses of judgment in a Navy evaluation.

Game #9: Montana Hosts Sac State in Must-Win Game | Make it Missoula

October 28, 2014

The 11th/12th-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies (5-3/3-1 BSC) host the Sacramento State Hornets (1-3/4-4) in a Big Sky Conference game, Saturday, Nov. 1, with kickoff at 12:10 p.m. (Mtn.) in Washington-Grizzly Stadium (25,217).

Outside Money Dries Up in Montana Senate Race - Flathead Beacon

October 28, 2014

Campaign ads paid for by outside interest groups usually reach their peak the week before a U.S. Senate election, but they’ve all but dried up in Montana’s top race this year between Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Amanda Curtis.

Volleyball: Richardson Named Big Sky Player of the Week

October 28, 2014

After leading the Montana volleyball team to a pair of important home-court victories last weekend, redshirt junior Capri Richardson was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week Monday.

House candidate Zinke releases military record | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 28, 2014

Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke has produced a military record that opponents have been calling for since this summer.

Weather Forecast - Showers this afternoon | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 28, 2014

Clear skies overnight are making for a very chilly start to Tuesday, with most locations waking up in the 20s.

Annual Maroon-Silver Scrimmage Slated for Wednesday, Oct 29th

October 27, 2014

First-year mentor Travis DeCuire’s 2014-15 University of Montana Grizzly basketball team makes its public debut Wednesday, Oct., 29, playing in the annual Silver-Maroon Scrimmage in Dahlberg Arena, with tip-off slated for 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for the scrimmage.

Volleyball: Griz Make it Two Straight, Win 3-1 over Sac State

October 27, 2014

One night after giving Jerry Wagner his 100th win, the Montana volleyball team put its coach on the road to 200 with a 3-1 victory over Sacramento State Saturday night at the West Auxiliary Gym in Missoula.

SOCCER: Widner's Late Goal Gives Grizzlies Outright Title (PHOTO GALLERY)

October 27, 2014

Freshman Hallie Widner’s goal in the 83rd minute was the match’s only scoring and gave the Montana soccer team a 1-0 victory over Northern Colorado Sunday afternoon at South Campus Stadium in Missoula.

Crews knock down structure fire near Frenchtown | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 27, 2014

Fire crews knocked down a structure fire on Loiselle Lane, off of Mullan Road near Frenchtown, early Sunday night.

Man shot in hunting accident north of Butte | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 27, 2014

A 56-year-old man was accidentally shot and critically injured by a hunting companion who was unloading a gun.

Snow, fun come early to Caras Park | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 27, 2014

Snowfall came early to Caras Park as snowboarders hit the rails at the Treasure State Shred Fest.

Farmers market fading into fall in Missoula | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 27, 2014

The Clark Fork Farmers Market is taking i's tents down and closing up shop for the season as winter approaches.

Weather Forecast - Lingering rain showers | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 27, 2014

Scattered rain and snow showers will continue through early Monday morning.

Griz Fall to Cal Poly 41-21 | Make it Missoula

October 26, 2014

Quarterback Chris Brown rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns to lead the host Cal Poly Mustangs to a 41-21 Big Sky Conference victory over the 7th-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies Saturday evening in Alex Spanos Stadium.

Man drunk at time of shooting death of Lake County boy | KAJ18.com | Kalispell, Montana

October 26, 2014

A man is facing a negligent homicide charge in what authorities say was an accidental shooting of a 3-year-old boy on Wednesday evening

Colleague Questions Supreme Court Candidate's Skills for Court - Flathead Beacon

October 26, 2014

A former co-worker of Montana Supreme Court candidate Lawrence VanDyke is questioning whether the ex-solicitor general has the experience and temperament for a seat on the state’s highest court.

Debate Rages Over Forest Log Supply - Flathead Beacon

October 26, 2014

A dark cloud overshadowed this year’s public tour of the valley’s forest products industry, as logging officials and forest managers expressed frustration over the lack of access to timber.

Weather Forecast: Unsettled weather moving in | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 26, 2014

Cloud cover has stifled temperatures from reaching the 60s today. We are currently ahead of a cold front which will sweep through Western Montana tonight through early Sunday.

Extra sandwich signs may stay in Downtown Missoula | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 26, 2014

Signs are pointing to yes, for sandwich boards to stay on the street corners in Downtown Missoula.

Weather Forecast: Beautiful Saturday, another system Sunday | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 25, 2014

We're seeing a few showers across west central Montana as of early Friday afternoon in somewhat of a thin band. That band will lift northward into the evening taking the showers with it. From the south, drier and clearer air is building in.

Monte makes good with young Griz fan | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 25, 2014

You may recall our story about a few weeks ago when during the University of Montana homecoming parade, two-year-old Berkley Smith missed out on a high five from Monte leading to tears.

Western Montanans gear up for hunting season start | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 25, 2014

Hunters across Montana are gearing up for rifle season with a positive outlook on the horizon for those looking to harvest a deer or elk.

Girlfriend of Missoula murder suspect charged | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 25, 2014

The girlfriend of a man charged with the murder of transient appeared in Missoula Justice Court on Friday to face obstruction charges.

Attorneys File New Petition in Barry Beach Case - Flathead Beacon

October 25, 2014

Attorneys for Barry Beach, who is serving 100 years without the possibility of parole for the 1979 beating death of a high school classmate, are asking the Montana Supreme Court to order him resentenced with consideration for the fact that he was 17 at the time of the offense.

Student Organizes Haunted House to Benefit Missoula Food Bank

October 24, 2014

This October, a local student will transform his home and invite the community to enjoy a haunted hallway in hopes of raising awareness about local hunger, and food for Missoula Food Bank.