A Lake County man was shot to death in Arlee late Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff Don Bell said the suspect is in custody and two witnesses have been detained.

Montana Department of Justice releases a report on child fatalities where there was a possibility of child abuse or neglect.

The Mineral County Jail has been closed since November causing extra work for Montana Highway Patrol personnel to transport drug suspects to Sanders County.

Freezing rain turning to rain by Thursday afternoon in western Montana with highs near 40.