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Wednesday
Jun212017

Searchers still looking for missing man in "The Bob"

Cabin Creek is on the North Fork of the Sun River (CHOTEAU)- Teton County authorities continue to looking for a Pennsylvania man who wandered away from an outfitters camp and is lost in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. 

The man, who is now identified as 21-year old Eric Hellmuth, was with a backcountry outfitter when he vanished from a remote campsite in the Sun River drainage around 2 p.m. Monday afternoon.

The Flathead Beacon reports the sheriff as saying Hellmuth has some outdoor experience, but no real experience in the wilderness. More than a dozen searchers with Teton County Search and Rescue, the Forest Service and outfitters are continuing to search in the area around Cabin Creek.

Wednesday
Jun212017

Montana Tech football star dies in Reno shooting

Montana Tech photo (RENO, NV)- Investigators in Nevada are trying to determine what led to the fatal shooting of a former Montana Tech football star. 

Reno Police say 26-year old Ryan Jones was shot and killed Sunday evening, one of three people that were hit by gunfire. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports police aren't giving many details on what led to the shooting, saying the case remains under investigation. 

Jones, a Reno native, played at Montana Tech in 2011, becoming the first Tech player to ever sign an NFL contract. He had played as a free agent with Baltimore and then the Giants before moving on from football. 

Wednesday
Jun212017

Warmer weather starting to reduce Montana snowpack

(MISSOULA)- While there's still a lot of snow in some parts of Western Montana, warmer temperatures and last week's heavy rains are finally starting to trim back the snow reserves in some basins. 

The region has had a greater than normal snowpack for much of the year, following a long, wet winter. 

Snowpack remains strong in several basins, including the Lower Clark Fork, the Flathead and the Kootenai-Cabinet region, where the amount of snow is still as much as 188% of normal for this time of the year. 

However, last week's heavy rains had a big impacts on the Upper Clark Fork and Bitterroot basins, which have dropped back to less than 25% of normal. 

Other locations, such as the Jefferson and the Upper Rocky Mountain Front are just above 100% of normal for the this point in June. Snowpack also remains well above average in the Upper Yellowstone, although the Gallatin Basin is about half of what would be normal at this point in the season.

Wednesday
Jun212017

Gianforte assumes MT Congressional seat 

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)- For the first time in over 3-months, Montana has a voice in the House of Representatives again, with Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte moving into the open Congressional seat. 

Gianforte takes the oath of office today, as he begins serving out the remainder of Ryan Zinke's term. Zinke left the seat open when he accepted the job at President Trump's Interior Secretary. 

The step comes just over a week after Gianforte was sentenced on charges of assaulting a reporting on the eve of the campaign. Since then, the Republican has been saying he wants to see a return to "civiliity" in government.  

Gianforte won't have much time to get used to the post before having to run again. He's already filed for a re-election bid next year. 

Tuesday
Jun202017

Cascade Co Sheriff plans return to work after assault arrest

Edwards was arrested for an assault that reportedly happened during a conference in Helena last week(GREAT FALLS)- Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards will take some personal time off, but intends to return to work after he sorts out charges in an assault case after he was arrested last week in Helena. 

Edwards is facing misdemeanor charges after he was accused of pushing a girlfriend into a TV stand while attending a conference at a Helena hotel. Although there have been reports of him having a gun at the time, no weapons charges are filed. 

KRTV reports Edwards attorney released a statement yesterday from the sheriff, asking that people keep an "open mind" about the incident, and to respect his privacy while the case is handled. 

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