BC-MT--5 Things to Know in Montana-Wednesday/341
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
FUNERAL FOR THREE FORKS FIRE CHIEF:
A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Three Forks for fire chief Todd Rummel, who died last Thursday in a collision that also killed a family of five from Townsend. The service will be held at the town's high school. Investigators say they are being meticulous in their effort to determine what caused the fiery crash between the fire engine and pickup truck.
1.3M TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS OF COMPUTER HACK:
Montana officials are notifying 1.3 million people that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who broke into a state health department computer server. Officials say there's no evidence any information was stolen since the breach was discovered in May.
Chippewa Cree LEADERS PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO CORRUPTION CHARGES:
Two Chippewa Cree tribal leaders have been indicted on charges they took cash and vehicles as kickbacks on lucrative business contracts awarded for work on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation in north-central Montana. Chippewa Cree Business Committee member John "Chance" Houle and former chairman Bruce Sunchild pleaded not guilty. The charges are the latest in an ongoing federal investigation into corruption on Montana's Indian reservations.
BLACKFEET PROGRAM LEADERS SENTENCED:
The leaders of a Blackfeet Indian youth project have been sentenced to prison terms for their roles in defrauding the federally funded program. Francis Onstad, Delyle "Shanny" Augare both received prison sentences in excess of three years in U.S. District Court in Great Falls after previously pleading guilty in agreements with prosecutors. The judge ordered them both to pay $1 million in restitution. Two program employees received lesser sentences.
SNAKE RIVER CANYON JUMPS DELAYED:
Two daredevils hoping to succeed where Evel Knievel failed 40 years ago will face a delay due to television scheduling as they prepare to jump a canyon in southern Idaho. The dates for the Snake River Canyon jumps were pushed back to late September or October