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  • Supreme court sends man back to Havre for another murder trial

    Tim Leeds and Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    A Havre man is back in state District Court to face a charge that he murdered his brother in 2013. Shane Johnson was convicted of negligent homicide in 2014 in the shooting death of his brother, Travis Johnson, a year before. The Montana Supreme Court sent the case back to Havre for another trial. State District Judge Matthew Cuffe, who appeared via video, read Johnson, who appeared via video from the Hill County Detention Center his rights in a hearing this morning and said a trial would be held in the last part of May or...

  • Park Board hears about beaver monitoring

    Tim Leeds and Rachel Jamieson|Updated Jul 12, 2019

    The Hill County Park Board heard an update Monday about ecological monitoring at Beaver Creek Park, including work looking at the beaver population there. Lou Hagener, who has been working with people on monitoring different aspects of the park, said he has been working on identifying how many beaver dams are in the park and what their impact is. Hagener said he started a survey in May as he had been looking at the stream health through various methods along with beaver monitoring and trying to find a way to monitor both....

  • Whooping cough found in Blaine County

    Tim Leeds and Rachel Jamieson|Updated Jun 21, 2019

    Following the diagnosis of whooping cough, or pertussis, in Big Sandy, Blaine County Health Department has announced the highly contagious respiratory disease has been diagnosed in that county as well. The health department issued a release saying three cases of pertussis were diagnosed there. Blaine County Health Supervisor Jana McPherson-Hauer said the three cases were of various ages and some of the infected have been vaccinated for the disease, but not all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that...

  • Whooping cough diagnosed in Big Sandy

    Tim Leeds and Rachel Jamieson|Updated Jun 20, 2019

    Chouteau County Health Department has updated information on a person diagnosed with whooping cough in Big Sandy. A representative of the department this morning said the person is an infant younger than 1 year old. The infant was not immunized and is being treated as an isolated case. The family has traveled out of the area and is being treated. Though pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is not a curable disease, it is treatable with prophylaxis treatment then antibiotics. After a certain period of antibiotics, the...