Montana News

Apr 1, 2011 8:53 PM by Alex Schwier (KPAX Media Center)

Friday evening news headlines

MISSOULA - Missoula's county commissioners and three environmental groups filed a joint lawsuit against the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), saying it did not addressed all potential impacts before granting Imperial Oil permits to move more than 200 oversized loads along Montana highways.

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KALISPELL- A sentencing will be continued for a Kalispell man who was found guilty of holding his wife hostage, and shooting at police. Zachariah Torres was found guilty in January of 4 felony charges of assault on a peace officer.

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KALISPELL- Flathead County Judge Katherine Curtis told the attorney of a teen convicted of murder, there will be no more delays before sentencing. 17 year old Justine Winter was convicted last month of two counts of deliberate homicide after crashing her car into a pregnant woman and her child in 2009.

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BILLINGS - The first of 800 horses owned by rancher James Leachman, will go on the auction block in less than 24 hours. Auctioneer Rick Young of Rick Young and Sons says he hopes to sell one horse every 60 seconds at the old Leachman corral, east of Billings.

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STORMTRACKER WEATHER CENTER- We're in for some big changes this weekend as a strong and very moist Pacific system moves across the northern Rockies. The majority of our moisture will fall on Saturday. Highs will start off on the warmer side, but a powerful cold front will move across western Montana throughout the day.

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