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December 17, 2014 at 6:55 AM

1 man killed, 1 hurt in NW Montana plane crash

The Associated Press POLSON, Mont. —Authorities have identified the pilot killed in a plane crash in northwest Montana as 33-year-old Brett Thoft, of Wasilla, Alaska. In addition, a passenger injured in the crash was identified as Tim Schauss, of Lake County. He is listed in critical condition at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. The small plane crashed in Lake…

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December 15, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Emergency stop in Montana for Seattle to Paris flight

A Delta Airlines Flight 32 from Seattle to Paris with more than 200 people aboard made an emergency landing in Billings, Mont., Monday evening after an “electrical odor” was detected, the Billings Gazette reported. “They smelled an electrical odor on board, so they made a precautionary landing here,” Shane Ketterling, operations supervisor for Billings Logan International Airport,…

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September 26, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Trailer of rotten chicken towed to landfill

The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — An official says an abandoned trailer containing up to 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken has been towed from a truck stop to a western Montana landfill. Alisha Johnson of the Missoula County Health Department says the trailer was towed a few miles along Interstate 90 Friday morning without any problems….

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September 25, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Abandoned Kent-bound truck dripping rancid chicken juice in Montana

The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — A truck dripping rancid juices from thousands of pounds of rotting chickens sat in the heat attracting flies Thursday at a western Montana truck stop, where an Idaho trucking-company employee abandoned it. The driver left the trailer containing approximately 37,000 pounds of frozen chicken near the Flying J Truck Stop, west…

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August 29, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Moses Lake man to be sentenced in Montana for meth trafficking

The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — A Washington state man faces sentencing Friday in federal court on charges he led an interstate meth-trafficking ring that exploited workers in eastern Montana’s oil patch. Robert Farrell Armstrong of Moses Lake, Washington, will appear before U.S. District Judge Susan Watters in Billings. Under a deal with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty in…

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July 21, 2014 at 6:06 PM

2 suspects in Montana shooting arrested in Seattle

The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — A man and a woman suspected in a shooting on Interstate 90 in western Montana have been arrested in a Seattle motel. The Missoula County Attorney’s Office said Monday that 30-year-old Troy Anthony Miller and 34-year-old Katherine Grace Evans were arrested on warrants for attempted deliberate homicide and robbery. Miller and Evans…

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July 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Crews to try to remove Boeing 737 fuselages from Montana river

The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — Crews on Sunday will attempt to remove three Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled down a steep bank and into the Clark Fork River in western Montana after a train derailed. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said Saturday it’s unclear how much of challenge is involved because it’s the first…

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April 28, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Seattle-bound Amtrak train partially derails in Montana

The Associated Press BAINVILLE, Mont. — Amtrak says a train carrying 117 passengers has partially derailed in northeastern Montana, causing minor injuries to one passenger. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says three cars on the 13-car Empire Builder slipped off the tracks at a switch Monday afternoon near Bainville. The passenger train was headed west from Chicago to Portland…

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April 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Montana man dies in Port Townsend capsizing

The Associated Press PORT TOWNSEND — A Montana man died after a small sailboat capsized Sunday near Port Townsend. Police says 57-year-old Stephen I. Halpin of Huson, Mont., was sailing with his wife and another woman in a gathering of dinghies known as SCAMP boats when their vessel overturned. Another sailor picked up the three from the water, and…

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