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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

May 22, 2019

Montana at 6 p.m.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

MONTANA TROOPER SHOT

HELENA _ The doctor treating a Montana Highway Patrol trooper who was shot three times in the head and neck discusses the patient’s progress in a news conference Wednesday with the head of the patrol and the state’s attorney general

TOP STORIES TODAY:

MISSING INDIGENOUS-MONTANA

HELENA — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has his timeline for implementing legislation to improve communication and collaboration among law enforcement agencies as they investigate missing persons cases. Fox said Tuesday the Department of Justice has posted the job description for a missing persons specialist in his office. That person will coordinate with local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies to improve reporting and searching for missing people. He hopes to have that person on board by July 1. The salary range is between $49,600 and $59,550 a year. By Amy Beth Hanson. SENT: 360 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ MONTANA TROOPER SHOT _ A Montana Highway Patrol trooper who was shot three times while investigating a fatal Missoula shooting in mid-March is scheduled to return home this week.

_ TRIBAL OFFICERS-ASSAULT CHARGES _ Two Chippewa Cree law enforcement officers have been suspended after being charged with assault.

_ CROW RESERVATION-BOIL ORDER _ Crow tribal officials have lifted a boil order for the Pryor water system after finding no contamination.

_ CARNIVAL WORKER-SEXUAL ASSAULT _ Prosecutors say a carnival worker accused of sexually assaulting women and a girl at the Montana State Fair last year was arrested after he groped an off-duty police detective who had training as a special victims unit officer.

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