KXLH Evening Top News & Video (Thu Jul 7)

Posted at 5:40 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 19:40:01-04

KXLH Evening Top News & Video (Thu Jul 7)

A man was shot dead in Helena on Thursday morning, and police are still searching for the suspect. Click here for details.

Brad Treat was memorialized by family, friends, and co-workers at Legends Field. The 38-year old Flathead Forest law enforcement officer was killed by a grizzly bear near Glacier National Park earlier this month. Click here to read more.

Jim Randolph Oliver of Helena, convicted of stabbing and strangling a woman last year, was sentenced to 60 years in the Montana State Prison. Oliver was arrested last year for stabbing the mother of his three children in her home. Ashley Kambic spent four days in a coma and a week in intensive care following the attack. She says she’s now permanently disabled because of the injuries she sustained.

Many people drive over Canyon Ferry Dam to go to the lake, but have you ever wondered how it works and how much energy it produces? The Facility Operations Specialist, Ryan Madsen, showed MTN News the dam and explained the history. The Canyon Ferry Dam sits at an elevation of 3,800 feet and was built in 1949. Water from Canyon Ferry Lake feeds into the dam on the Missouri River to create energy for the Western Area Power Authority.