Archives for December 2016

Stabbing Victim Accused Of Molesting Children

A Great Falls woman accused of stabbing a man said at her arraignment on Thursday that she did it because she believed the man had molested two children. Tracy Lynn Bossie entered a not guilty plea to a charge of assault with a weapon. Bossie has two sons, and called one of them after the incident to tell him she had stabbed the man. She will go on trial on May 1st.

Burglary Suspects Captured

Two burglary suspects were arrested Wednesday after a brief manhunt in Lewis and Clark County. It started when a person in the 4000 block of Little Wolf Creek Road came home just in time to see two burglars coming out of his home. He fired at them, reportedly in self defense. One suspect was wounded. One suspect was captured when a Wolf Creek resident reported a man matching the description of one of the suspects trying to get into their home. Officers captured him in a snowbank. The second suspect was captured near the scene of the shooting.

High Wind Watch Issued

High winds sometimes result in power outages, and you might want to be prepared for the power to go out tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for an area including Helena from this afternoon until 11 a.m. Friday. The watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event that could impact travel, or even lead to property damage. Wind speeds are expected to increase this afternoon, with sustained winds reaching 35-45 mph. Wind gusts could top 80 mph in some areas late today and into Friday morning.

Carbon Monoxide Victims Expected To Recover

Five people taken from a home where a man died from carbon monoxide poisoning are expected to make full recoveries. All of them were taken to St.Peter’s Hospital in Helena on Saturday night by emergency responders. Responders were called to thehouse in the 18 hundred block of 8th Avenue for reports of people feeling ill from possible poisoning. 28 year old Kevin Fauntleroy died. The fire department said the acceptable level of carbon monoxide in the air is 35 parts per million, and there were sections in the house where the carbon monoxide levels were 1,700 per million.

Lottery Winners To Be Chosen Tomorrow

The Montana Millionaire Lottery game is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Tomorrow, they’re announcing the winner of the one million dollar cash prize, as well as three $100,000 and five $10,000 cash prizes. Tickets for the annual Lottery Game went on sale on November 1st, and all 150,000 of the $20 tickets have been .

White Supremacists Plan March

The Whitefish Police Department plans to release an update today on their response to purported plans for an armed march through that community by white supremacists. Plans for the march were published Friday on a white supremacist web site called “The Daily Stormer.” The website says more than 200 marchers are expected for the event, planned for the second week in January. It says the march targest Jews, Jewish businesses and everyone who supports either.

School Board Mulls Expulsion For Teens Accused In High School Arson

The Helena School Board is considering whether to expel the teenagers arrested in connection with a fire at Helena High School on November 7th. Superintendent Jack Kopps says his office will recommend that two of the teens be expelled for a year. The fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages, and the three face criminal charges. They have denied being involved in setting the fire.

Winter Storm On The Way

No need to dream about a white Christmas here in Helena, you can count on one. In fact another winter storm is about to begin, and it’s expected to drop significant show just in time to snarl things up for holiday travelers. If you’re planning a road trip, officials are urging you to get where you’re going before tomorrow in order to avoid the worst of the storm. Here in Helena, we could see another 8 inches.

School Bus Tips Onto Side

A school bus went over an embankment and tipped onto its side in Whitefish on Wednesday afternoon. There were about 35 kids on that bus when the driver lost control on a snowpacked gravel road. Just one of those students had to be taken to the hospital. Students were able to get out of the bus through the rear exit door.

Curtis May Seek Zinke’s Seat

More candidates have come forward hoping to fill the congressional seat being vacated by Representative Ryan Zinke. Zinke, has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to become U.S. Interior secretary. Amanda Curtis, a Butte schoolteacher and former U.S. Senate candidate, has become the first Democrat to say she may run for the seat. More than a half-dozen Republicans either are considering the race or said to be considering it.