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KALISPELL — Last week, Evergreen Fire Chief Craig Williams stood in a neighborhood near Malibu, California, and took in a blackened, devastated landscape. “There is a lot of destruction,” he said by phone on Nov. 14 as he and his team of firefighters from Northwest Montana endured a 24-hour-long shift battling the Woolsey Fire, one of nearly a dozen blazes currently burning in California. The Flathead Beacon reported Friday that firefighters from across the West have descended on California as it suffers through the most destructive, and deadly, fire season in the state’s history. By Justin Franz, Flathead Beacon. SENT: 775 words, photo.
OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING — Authorities say a suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Missoula.
YELLOWSTONE DRONE — Yellowstone National Park officials say they’re investigating after a photo was posted online showing one of the park’s geothermal features from a drone, which is illegal.
JUDGE RETIRING — Montana District Judge Jeff Langton is retiring after 25 years on the bench.
MARIJUANA IN RV — A Minnesota couple has pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges after Montana authorities found more than 900 pounds of marijuana in the couple’s recreational vehicle.
AMMUNITION COMPANY-SENTENCING — Two Montana men who ran an ammunition company that illegally dumped lead-contaminated wastewater into city sewers have each been sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine.
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