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Articles with the Tag: Courts

Judge seeks to implement drug court by summer Judge seeks to implement drug court by summer

Lake County District Court Judge James A. Manley is trying to make a difference in the lives of drug users and the community at large. A $360,000 grant from the U.S. Justice Department is expected to come in the spring and could be implemented by summer, he said. Manley wants to use those funds to set up ...

County may withdraw from hearing tribal cases, public meeting set

POLSON — Lake County Commissioners will hold a public meeting about Public Law 280 at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 in room 211 of the Lake County Court house. The public will hear both sides of the financial issues surrounding the federal law that defines criminal jurisdiction of Tribal members within the reservati...

Court briefs for Jan. 4, 2017

Polson man charged with 7th DUI POLSON — Murnice Edwin Myers pleaded not guilty to DUI in District Court Dec. 28. Myers was stopped at the intersection of Highway 93 and Pablo Light Road in Pablo because his taillights were out. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and could not blow an acc...

Briefs for Jan. 4, 2017

Boardmembers needed POLSON — Polson Rural Fire District has two openings on its Board of Trustees. Each vacancy is for a three year term. All interested parties must reside within the boundaries of the Polson Rural Fire District. The filing deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 6, 2017. The election will be ...

Polson grads return as school officers Polson grads return as school officers

POLSON — Two Polson High School graduates are giving back to the community and that entails working in law enforcement at local schools. Nate Lundeen, 39, works in Polson schools, while Brian Hines, 30, is in Ronan and Pablo. The men rotate between various schools in those areas throughout the week....

Judge rules FJBC election valid

POLSON – District Court Judge James Manley ruled on Tuesday, Dec. 13, that the winning candidates in the Flathead Joint Board of Control election are to be seated at the earliest possible date. He stated that the May 3, 2016, FJBC election results to seat three new commissioners were certified by th...

Seese pleads guilty, testifies regarding nephew’s death Seese pleads guilty, testifies regarding nephew’s death

POLSON – A man implicated in the beating death of his 18-year-old nephew in Arlee in February pleaded guilty and testified in district court Wednesday.     Stephen Seese, 23, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty as part of a plea agreement. Seese pleaded guilty to accountabi...

Juvenile charged in fatal hit-and-run

PABLO — A 17-year old Ronan resident has been charged with negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident that allegedly caused the death of a 3-year-old boy shortly after 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, in Pablo. Chasen Kiaran Curley was charged in what was described as a hit and- run in...

Man who shot, killed Polson teen sentenced to six months in jail Man who shot, killed Polson teen sentenced to six months in jail

THOMPSON FALLS — A 27-year-old man will serve six months in the Sanders County Jail as part of a six-year deferred sentence for killing 16-yearold Polson resident Aunika Corrigan on June 25, 2015. Jonathan Ross Gray was sentenced for negligent homicide on Friday in Sanders County District Court by J...

Kassandra Seese gets 20 years for negligent homicide, 15 years suspended Kassandra Seese gets 20 years for negligent homicide, 15 years suspended

POLSON – A woman involved in the death of 18-year-old Richard Warner was handed a 20-year sentence on Nov. 23 with all but five years suspended. Kassandra Seese, 24, was sentenced by District Court Judge James A. Manley to the Department of Corrections for accountability to negligent homicide in ...


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