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  • Student death reported on Montana Tech campus

    Published On: Jan 26 2015 10:30:17 PM MST
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    BUTTE, Mont. -

    Montana Tech administrators report a student died intentionally in a parking lot Monday, and was found by another person who happened to be passing by. 

    Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich said around 3 or 4 p.m. a passerby found a 19-year-old man in his car in the parking lot behind the new energy building on campus. 

    The man was alone and Skuletich said he had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

    The name of the student has not been released. 

    The school will have full-time licensed counselors on staff tomorrow for student support. 

    Montana has a suicide prevention lifeline.  If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-TALK.

  • Advisory issued for missing teens

    Published On: Jan 27 2015 02:26:33 PM MST
    BUTTE, Mont. -

    The following is a press release from the Montana Department of Justice:

    The Montana Department of Justice has issued a Missing Endangered Person Advisory at the request of Butte Silver Bow Law Enforcement.

    Four male juveniles went missing from the Georgetown Lake area last night after one of the juveniles threatened suicide.

    The boys are believed to be driving a maroon 2000 Dodge pick-up Montana license plate number 130398A and are possibly enroute to a cabin in the Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho area.

    The missing juveniles are:
    Austin Lee, a white 15 year old male, 6 feet tall, 190 lbs with blue eyes and brown hair
    Adam Reighard, a white 17 year old male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 115 lbs with hazel eyes and blonde hair
    Hunter Velock, a white 15 year old male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 145 lbs with blue eyes and blonde hair
    Taran Bennett, a white 16 year old male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 140 lbs with blue eyes and blonde hair  

    A poster with photographs of 3 of the boys is available at http://dojmt.gov  

    Please contact Butte Silver Bow Law Enforcement if you have any information on these missing juveniles at (406) 497-1130.

  • Montana man found dead in Yellowstone park

    Published On: Jan 26 2015 03:33:52 PM MST
    Updated On: Jan 26 2015 05:43:34 PM MST
    Yellowstone National Park

    The body of a Montana man was found along a groomed ski trail in Yellowstone National Park.
    Park officials say snowshoers called 911 at around noon on Saturday after spotting what they thought was a body along a trail in the northern part of the park.
    Rangers responded to the area, about 8.5 miles east of Mammoth Hot Springs, and located the body of 52-year-old Merik Morgan of Belgrade, Montana.
    Initial indications are that Morgan died of hypothermia, but his death is still under investigation.

  • SUV crashes into house in Missoula

    Published On: Jan 26 2015 07:19:19 AM MST
    Updated On: Jan 26 2015 10:15:35 AM MST

    Robert E. Gibson

    MISSOULA, Mont. -

    Police are investigating a crash in Missoula, after an SUV slammed into a home.

    An 18-year-old male driver crashed into a garage, and then a home, after losing control of the vehicle. Police say speed is a factor

    The driver and a female passenger are in the hospital.

    The crash happened at Garrett and Arcadia at 11:00 p.m. Sunday night. 

  • Missoula man charged with assaulting 3-year-old

    Published On: Jan 27 2015 10:01:43 AM MST
    Updated On: Jan 27 2015 10:02:14 AM MST
    MISSOULA, Mont. -

    A 25-year-old Missoula man is charged with assaulting his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter, causing black eyes and bruising.
    Nickelous Eric Hopfner made an initial appearance in Justice Court Monday. He did not enter a plea to felony assault on a minor and his bail was set at $20,000.
    Prosecutors say someone called 911 on Saturday to report the girl had black eyes. The girl said Hopfner punched and hit her.
    The girl's mother told officers she noticed the child's bruises on Jan. 20 or 21, but did not seek medical attention because the girl was not in discomfort and the injuries appeared to be healing.
    Court records say Hopfner denied injuring the girl and said he was out of state. However, texts on his phone indicated he was in Missoula.

  • Elk pass through backyard in Colorado

    A herd of elk passed through a backyard in a town just outside Denver.  You can see at least three dozen animals pass right by the back porch.  The elk were calm, walking slowly across the snow-covered grass.  This is in the town of Evergreen, west of Denver.

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