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Monday
Jul252011

Wolf battle back in Molloy's court

(MISSOULA)- The on-going struggle over Endangered Species Protection for wolves in the Northern Rockies heads back to court, as conservation groups argue Congress overstepped its authority de-listing the wolves this spring.

Congress added a rider to an appropriations bill last April, telling the Interior Department to lift protection for the wolves in Idaho and Montana, effectively nullifying Judge Donald Molloy's order restoring ESA protection last August.

Several conservation groups want Molloy to declare the Congressional action unconstitutional under the Separation of Powers section of the Constitution. Attorneys will make those arguments in federal court in Missoula Friday morning.

KPAX TV has the full story.

Monday
Jul252011

Total of vandalized cars continues to climb

(MISSOULA)- And the total continues to grow. KPAX TV is now reporting that more than 100 vehicles both inside and outside the city were hit with spray paint during that weekend vandalism spree.

The cars were tagged with orange and black paint in a broad area extending from Target Range and South Avenue west to the airport.

Here's the latest from KPAX

Monday
Jul252011

Missoula cops up number of vandalized cars

(Missoula)- Missoula Police now estimate as many as 35-cars will have to be fixed after a weekend vandalism spree.

The cars were hit with paint on either Friday or Saturday night and police are trying to find the suspects.

More from the Missoulian.

Monday
Jul252011

Man killed in Virginia City crash

(Virginia City)- A 70-year old man was killed and two children were hurt after a truck skidded and rolled near Virginia City on Sunday.

As with a fatal crash near Dillon later Sunday night, Montana Highway Patrol troopers say neither the man, nor the children were wearing seat belts.

KPAX TV has more on the story.

Monday
Jul252011

Glacier identifies motorcycle crash victim as Alberta man

(WEST GLACIER)- Glacier National Park rangers now say it was an Alberta man who was killed when his motorcycle crashed over the weekend.

The accident happened 10-miles east of Lake McDonald Lodge on the busy Going-to-the-Sun highway.

Rangers say 70-year old Richard Fish from Cardston, Alberta was riding east near the Logan Creek comfort station when he lost control of his bike, skidding into the on-coming traffic. Fisher was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.

The National Park Service is investigating the accident, with assistance from the Flathead County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office and the Montana Highway Patrol.