KXLH Evening Top News & Video for Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Four-car crash; Johnson charged; Rattlesnake Fire update; West Nile Virus death; telecommuting push; Montana Chamber of Commerce tour
One person was injured in a four-vehicle crash on North Montana; click here to read more.
Jeffrey Oscar Johnson has been charged with felony assault with a weapon. Johnson allegedly forced someone out of a home at the corner of Beechnut and Lake Helena Drive and attacked the victim physically. When the victim threatened to get a gun, Johnson allegedly got a gun from the residence and pointed it at the victim’s face. The victim told police he believed he was going to be shot. It turns out the gun was a pellet pistol. Bond for Johnson was set at $15,000.
The Montana Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of Dennis Jay Hobbs, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison for raping a woman; click here for more information.
The lightning-sparked Rattlesnake Fire near Canyon Creek is now 100% contained. Crews spent much of Monday mopping-up and patrolling for hot spots. The 582-acre fire broke out on Thursday evening. Click here for more details.
The first death caused by West Nile Virus in Montana in 2016 has been confirmed in McCone County; click here for details.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte is making a push for telecommuting. Following a roundtable discussion on how to market Montana for businesses, Gianforte announced the initiative to bring 1,000 Montanans home during his first term if he is elected. Click here to read more.
Chamber representatives will be in Bigfork on Wednesday and Cut Bank on Thursday as the tour continues.