Butte Silver Bow authorities have released the identities of a murder suicide that occurred on Monday as 41 year-old Keith Peck and his wife, 36 year-old Amanda Peck.

Missoula City Council approves the fiscal year 2017 budget that includes an increase of just under four percent.

Missoula and Ravalli Counties lead the state in wage increases at just over seven percent.

Sunny and continued hot in western Montana, highs near 90.