Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
INVESTIGATION OPENS INTO WALSH PLAGIARISM ALLEGATIONS:
The U.S. Army War College says a group of faculty will investigate whether Montana Democratic Sen. John Walsh plagiarized a research project he submitted in 2007. The college posted a statement on its website that says it determined there was reasonable cause to refer the case to the school's academic review board. Walsh will be allowed to submit material to the review board and attend its initial hearing.
BILLLINGS RAPIST TO BE SENTENCED:
Prosecutors are recommending 23 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for a man they called a "sadistic stalker" who was convicted of 10 counts of rape in Billings. Toby Griego is scheduled to be sentenced Friday after being convicted of repeatedly raping three of them and trying to rape the fourth in their homes.
MAN ACCUSED OF IMPREGNATING 11-YEAR-OLD:
A 55-year-old man is charged with four felony sex crimes, including an allegation that he raped and 11-year-old girl and got her pregnant. The Stevensville resident pleaded not guilty Wednesday to one count of sexual intercourse without consent and three counts of incest. District Judge Jeffrey Langton continued his bail at $1 million.
BODY FOUND IN CLARK FORK:
Police and the Missoula County sheriff's office are investigating after a man's body was found in the Clark Fork River in Missoula. Passers-by reported seeing the body in the water east of the California Street footbridge at about 7 p.m. Wednesday. Officers say the man was a 60-year-old Missoula resident.
2 DIE IN Rocky Boy's CRASH:
Two men were killed in a single-vehicle crash near Rocky Boy on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. The Montana Highway Patrol says the men were ejected when their vehicle ran off the road. The Havre Daily News reports a funeral home identified the victims as 22-year-old Lathine WindyBoy and 19-year-old Jerod Coffee.