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West accused of clubbing man in Eureka store

January 17, 2020 at 10:03 am

Authorities arrested a Eureka man after he allegedly struck, unprovoked, another man in the head with a billy club inside a local convenience store on New Year’s Eve. Kenneth Lee West, 60, faces an ...

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Libby man arrested after kicking Amtrak employee

January 17, 2020 at 9:31 am | Western News A Libby man faces assault and resisting arrest charges for allegedly attacking an Amtrak employee after being denied entry onto a train New Year’s Eve. Libby police officers began searching for Tho...

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Butte man in district court for seventh DUI charge

January 17, 2020 at 9:30 am | Western News A Butte man with a history of driving under the influence faces multiple charges in Lincoln County District Court after authorities say he crashed his vehicle while driving drunk on U.S. Highway 2 in...

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McCormick pleads guilty after reaching deal with prosecutors

January 14, 2020 at 11:07 am | Western News Christopher Lee McCormick, 52, pleaded guilty to a strangulation charge in Lincoln County District Court as part of a deal with prosecutors late last month. Authorities arrested McCormick on Oct. 19...

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Sheriff’s office incident log

January 14, 2020 at 11:00 am | Western News The law roundup is compiled from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office incident log. It is not meant to serve as an exhaustive account. Jan. 7 2:24 a.m. Public safety Authorities investigated a re...

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Mental health center returns to county

January 14, 2020 at 10:59 am | Western News More than two years after state budget cuts forced the Western Montana Mental Health Center out of Libby, the organization is returning to Lincoln County. Officials hope to see a 24-hours-a-day, sev...

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Officials seek to protect residents from asbestos cleanup costs

January 14, 2020 at 10:11 am | Western News The cleanup remedy ought not need a remedy. That’s one premise of a plan drafted by the EPA to guide the monitoring and maintenance of two “operable units” of the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site where...

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City council delays action on proposed Flower Creek projects

January 14, 2020 at 10:08 am | Western News Libby City Council held off on several proposed improvements to the Flower Creek area Jan. 6 after residents voiced concern about the effect of construction on the municipal water supply. Councilor...

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