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Missoula Police Department weekly crime report

1600 block of Agnes Avenue: Unlawful entry to garage. 1200 block of 34th Street: Unlawful entry to residence. 1500 block of Liberty Lane: Unlawful entry to residence. 2300 block of McDonald Avenue: Unlawful entry to residence.


High-speed chase in Missoula ends in crash, suspect arrested

A man wanted for eluding Missoula Police is jailed tonight, and it all came to a dramatic end near the new Bridge Pizza location. Missoula police say, it all started around 6:30 this evening. Officers attempted to pull the driver over, but he took them on a chase through most of the city of Missoula


A Variety of Crimes Occurred in Missoula This Week, Listen Here

The Missoula County Attorney’s Office charged nine new complaints this past week. However, County Attorney Kirsten Pabst says they were in the process of charging four more complaints Friday morning. She went on to explain the types of crimes that occurred.


Montana law enforcement challenged by jump in meth and its guns, violent crime

Brutal crimes, packed jails, sex trafficking and property theft can all be traced to a surge in purified meth filtering into Missoula and other Montana communities from Mexico, a panel of law enforcement officers told Sen. Steve Daines on Thursday.


Kalispell woman indicted on 'murder for hire' charges

A 66-year-old woman pleaded not guilty this week to a federal "murder for hire" charge in U.S. District Court. Judith Johanna Cossette, of Kalispell, was indicted on the charge April 4. Charging documents filed in federal court allege she promised payment to someone to kill another person, between t


Police arrest boyfriend after security footage shows him carrying heavy object consistent with body out of Montana home

After a six-month investigation, police have arrested a Nevada man for the murder of his girlfriend Laura Johnson. According to the affidavit, security footage shows Laura, 49, arriving at the Billings, Montana home she shared with boyfriend Gregg Green around 7:00 p.m. on September 13, 2018. While


2,300 volunteers needed to refurbish Dragon Hollow in Missoula

A popular Missoula playground is in need of thousands of volunteers to help make it a place for children of all abilities to use. Dragon Hollow Executive Director Theresa Cox said her teams been preparing for over a year to make the playground better for all.


Wildfire reported in Southwest Montana

Madison County, Mont. - Crews are responding to a wildfire in Southwest Montana. A Facebook post from Madison County Emergency Management/ Fire Warden indicates crews from Madison County, Jefferson County and the forest service are battling a fire in the area of South Boulder Road.


Former Sentinel principal returns to Missoula as the new MCPS Superintendent

MISSOULA- After three months of deliberation the Missoula County Public School Board of Trustees narrowed their final three candidates down to one, Dr. Robert Watson. After a long day of interviewing three candidates, Robert Watson, Jan Haven, and David Baugh, selected Watson, Thursday.


Northeastern Montana receives first Red Flag warning of the year

GLASGOW - The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning Friday for Northeastern Montana, meaning there is potential for wildfires in the area. According to NWS, the warning is meant for the Glasgow area due to low humidity and hot temperatures, with winds reaching a speed of up to 40 mph. O


Fire Burning On Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge

A 300 acre-wildfire is burning on the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge just north of Stevensville. Mike Granger is fire management officer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Montana. He says the fire is the result of a slash pile burn that got out of control Friday afternoon.


Socotra Music Festival set to open in Missoula with hip hop, RnB twist

The new owners of the annual Socotra Music Festival have shifted this year’s event to include a wider range of music, adding hip hop and RnB to the party’s electronic roots.


Missoula foster parents, former day care owner, plead not guilty to child abuse

A Missoula woman and her husband pleaded not guilty Thursday in Missoula Conty District Court to nine charges apiece related to what investigators described as "horrendous" conditions and abuse of their foster children.


Watson leaving Bozeman schools for Missoula

Bozeman Schools Superintendent Rob Watson will be leaving Bozeman to lead the larger public school district in Missoula. Watson, who has led the 7,000-student Bozeman School District for seven years, was offered Thursday the superintendent’s job at the Missoula County Public Schools.


Scoreboard: High school track and field

Team scores: Bozeman 113, Billings West 87, Helena Capital 61.50, Missoula Sentinel 61, Helena 60, Missoula Hellgate 59, Missoula Big Sky 50, Billings Senior 42, Kalispell Glacier 38, Charles M. Russell 28.50, Kalispell Flathead 28, Butte 24, Billing Skyview 9, Great Falls 2.


Sex trafficking in Montana: Bills crack down on illicit massage parlors

(Montana Free Press) Montana’s prostitution statutes do not criminalize the buying or selling of non-penetrative sex. That means the state’s “illicit massage parlors,” as they’re referred to by law enforcement, weren’t breaking the law if workers provided sexual activity that didn’t involve penetrat


Missoula area Easter Egg hunts 2019

Looking for a fun Easter egg hunt for the whole family? Here are some events this weekend!. (Did we miss one? Email newsroom@abcfoxmontana.com.) Easter Brunch with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, drink specials for the adults at Conflux Brewing, Sunday 10 AM-2 PM.


Redevelopment agency approves TIF funding for townhome project

A local developer’s plans to build eight townhomes off South Catlin Street and the Milwaukee Trail was approved for $122,000 in tax increment financing on Thursday by the Missoula Redevelopment Agency’s board of commissioners.


$20M hotel planned for downtown wins funding assistance for public improvements

Citing benefits to the downtown district, the Missoula Redevelopment Agency’s board of directors on Thursday unanimously approved $1.8 million in tax increment financing to make public improvements to the corner of Pattee and Main streets as part of a $20 million hotel project.


General Public shop to sell clothes, host some shows and art

Shopping online doesn't offer much time for interaction. Allison Reaves, a clothing designer, wanted to make sure The General Public, her new brick-and-mortar shop on West Front Street, can distinguish itself that way. Think First Friday openings, workshops, small concerts and design that's playful