Posted: Jul 5, 2012 8:52 AM by Mark Thorsell - KPAX News
MISSOULA- The Anaconda woman who was pulled from the river near Bonner on Wednesday has passed away. Missoula County Sheriff's Department Sargent Bill Burt confirmed with Montana's News Station that the victim, whose name has not been released, has died. No other information has been released at this time.
EVERGREEN- A Flathead Valley man is sitting behind bars after crashing his car into an Evergreen home. Flathead County dispatchers say that at around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday a 54-year-old man was reportedly driving drunk when he lost control of his car and drove into a house on the corner of Helena Flats road and Cynthia Drive.
MISSOULA- Missoula Police are looking for the people who broke into three northside homes, and say that at one home, the owners were asleep during the burglary. Police said residents of homes on the 800 block of Defoe Street and 1400 and 1700 blocks of Stoddard Street reported the thefts
ARLEE- The weather was perfect for a parade on the Fourth of July and the streets of Arlee were lined for their annual Independence Day celebration. Folks looking for outdoor excitement on Wednesday just needed to head to Arlee where one of the main attractions was the 53rd Annual 4th of July Parade that kicked off with a flyover provided by two F-15 jets.
BIGFORK - For many business owners, the Fourth of July parade kick starts a busy summer season. Each year, 5,000 visitors attend the town's Fourth of July parade and sales at Bigfork's local shops have picked up over the last month, and especially this week.
GREAT FALLS- The Missoula Osprey could not keep up with the Great Falls Voyagers on Wednesday night, falling 9-5. The Voyagers scored five runs in their final three at-bats to take control of the game in the later innings, and jump into a first-place tie with the Billings Mustangs, who lost to Helena on Wednesday. The Osprey stay one game off the pace despite the setback.
Chrissy Kohler's StormTracker Weather Center forecast: A ridge of high pressure is strengthening over the Northern Rockies and that's bringing us sunshine and heat. Highs today will top out in the 80s across the board. We are seeing a few of the high, wispy clouds moving through the Missoula and Bitterroot valleys due to a plume of moisture moving up out of the desert southwest. We have the very slim chance for an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon in the extreme southwestern part of the state, but it is something to be aware of.