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Jimmy Wilson is now a Dolphin

(MIAMI)- Four years ago he stood accused of murder, with an uncertain future in a California jail cell. 

But today, former UM star Jimmy Wilson has completed his drive to a second chance, signing a 4-year deal with the Miami Dolphins of the NFL.

Wilson's first stint with the Griz ended in tragedy, after he was accused of shooting a man who was assaulting his mother. It took two trials to prove his innocence. He returned to play for the Griz last year and was drafted by the Dolphins in the 7th round last spring. (KPAX photo)

Now, KPAX TV is reporting Wilson has completed his journey back, signing a 4-year deal to play for Miami, starting this fall. Here's the full story from


Judge orders mental check for man involved in Kalispell standoff

(KALISPELL)- A Flathead County judge is ordering a mental evaluation for a 35-year old man who's accused of kidnapping a teenager and keeping police at bay outside a local motel last winter.

Thomas Mulligan kept the 17-year old boy inside the motel room at the Kalispell Super 8 until he was finally surrendered when a SWAT team was called in. (KAJ photo)

Mulligan wants to change his plea to guilty. But KAJ TV is reporting the court wants a mental evaluation to be completed first.


Snow cancels high country race

(SWAN VALLEY)- A high country marathon race that was subject to controversy over its route last year has been sidelined. Not because of environmental groups, but because of snow.

It seems hard to believe that we're almost at the 1st of August and snow would interfere with the Swan Crest 100 ultra marathon. But that's exactly what's happened.

Organizers say there's simple too much snow along the route the course couldn't be properly marked in advance.

The Daily Interlake talked to the race organizer about the cancellation.


Too many wolves? Problem might be not enough hunters

(HAMILTON)- Even as U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy considers whether to declare a Congressional order to lift endangered species protection for wolves in Montana and Idaho, there are no questions today about whether enough hunters care to hunt the shaggy dog cousins.

Attorneys argued this week that Molloy should find the May 5th Congressional rider unconstitutional, saying it violates the Separation of Powers Doctrine. His decision may interfere with the plans of both states to re-implement wolf hunts as a means of controlling pack populations this fall.

But a Bitterroot sportsmen's group wonders whether declining elk numbers will discourage many hunters from even being out in the West Fork of the Bitterroot district, thereby also cutting the number of hunters who would be carrying wolf permits.

The group tells reporter Perry Backus of the Ravalli Republic that could make it difficult for the state to meet its wolf quotas in the Bitterroot district, thereby having further impact on the declining elk population.

Here's Perry's full story.


Gallatin Valley landmark moved

(Trident)- Anyone who was lived in the western end of the Gallatin Valley, especially in the days before the freeway shunted traffic off Highway 10, remembers the railroad depot in Trident as a well-known landmark.

Now that recognizing that landmark might be a little more confusing, after the historic depot was moved west to Three Forks this week.

The depot, which is 100 years old is slated to become a new museum in Three Forks. (KBZK photo)

KBZK has more on the story, including video of the move.