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Judge Halts Pipeline Construction
The Glasgow Courier reports a federal judge in Great Falls on Thursday halted construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and vacated a 2017 presidential permit issued by the U.S. State Department. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris wrote that the State Department’s analysis …
Cascade Prison Damage Report
The July riot at the Cascade County Detention Center caused over $22,000 in damage, according to court documents. Inmates broke sprinklers, cell doors, ceiling tiles, cameras, and covered vents to stop pepper spray from being released, according to a combination of witness interviews and about 20 mi…
Knife Attack at Walmart
Stephen Andrew Freeman has been charged with assaulting a woman with a pocket knife at a Great Falls Walmart on Sunday. Police were called to the store on 10th Avenue just after 4 p.m. A bystander had disarmed Freeman and subdued him until police arrived...
State Fair Worker Faces More Assault Charges
The Thomas Carnival worker accused of sexually assaulting four females at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls, initially charged with two misdemeanor counts, now faces two similar felony assault charges. Roberto Garcia pleaded not guilty to the two misdemeanor counts on August 3rd...
Sex Assault at State Fair
MTN News reports that an employee of the Thomas Carnival at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls was arrested this week on suspicion of sexually assaulting an off-duty female police officer, while she was on a ride he was operating. Roberto Garcia also faces a second sexual assault charge, but no d…
West Nile Mosquito detected
The Cascade County Weed & Mosquito Division said it has detected its first West Nile Virus-positive mosquito sample of the year. The sample was collected approximately six miles north of Great Falls on July 12th, and was confirmed to be West Nile Virus positive by the lab at the Montana Depa…

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