On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on a bill to abolish the death penalty in the state.
This week will bring a variety of different weather features.
House Bill 477 would create a new criminal offense of “leaving a firearm accessible to a child.” A person could be fined up to $1,000 if they left a gun unsecured, a child got it and fired it, and it caused death or serious injury to the child or another person.
Authorities say 2-year-old Alexander Morsette was taken by his mother, 18-year-old Rosemary Hemry. The advisory says Hemry is known to use drugs, and possibly abused the child.
The boxcar was a thank-you gift, in response to Americans donating food, clothing and other supplies to aid recovery in France and other European countries after World War II.
The event was initially scheduled for Jan. 5 and 6, but there wasn’t enough snow in Helena at that time, so it was postponed. Organizers announced several weeks later that they would be able to reschedule it for this weekend.
The three members of Montana’s congressional delegation reacted to President Trump’s Friday announcement that’s he’s declaring a national emergency to divert federal money to build a southern border wall.
The most prominent program so far has been pretrial services. Judges are using “Public Safety Assessments” to decide whether a defendant can be safely released before trial.
HELENA – Blocked sidewalks filled with snow can be dangerous for people trying to navigate their way around town and is especially the case for those who use walkers or wheelchairs.
BILLINGS – The man recently charged with a 1998 rape and attempted murder in Billings pleaded not guilty in Yellowstone County District Court on Friday.
GREAT FALLS – Over 400 middle school girls packed the new CMR High School STEM Center on Friday morning to learn more about women in STEM.
MISSOULA – Drivers will be kept off an 11-mile stretch of Interstate 90 east of Lookout Pass Saturday as crews try to cut the risk of more avalanches coming down on the freeway.
GREAT FALLS – The University of Providence Board of Trustees voted Thursday to approve the recommendation to close several of the university’s programs.
GREAT FALLS – Detectives with the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office arrested Virgil Wolfe on dozens of child sex abuse charges.
BILLINGS – Twenty-nine people from 18 countries were welcomed into America at a naturalization ceremony in Billings Thursday. Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is given to a foreign citizen.