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Puppy mill owners appear in court amid demonstrators Puppy mill owners appear in court amid demonstrators

POLSON — A couple, both charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty, made their first appearance in Lake County Justice Court Wednesday amid a throng of people demonstrating against puppy mills. Larry August Latzke, 74, and Nadene Marie Latzke, 71, held hands and sat tersely awaiting Justice ...

Help solve Wild Horse Island burglaries Help solve Wild Horse Island burglaries

POLSON — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public to help solve a string of burglaries that occurred late spring on Wild Horse Island. At least five homes were broken into on the Island and items stolen. The property owners of one of the burglarized reside...

Medical marijuana initiative one of four to make Nov. 8 ballot

MONTANA — At least 24 initiatives were filed this spring, hoping to be placed on Montana’s Nov. 8 ballot. Only four passed. One of those was the Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative, I-182, which supporters call a responsible and accountable law regarding medical marijuana. The goal of the ...

Tier 2 sexual offender gets 10-year prison sentence Tier 2 sexual offender gets  10-year prison sentence

POLSON — A Ronan man was sentenced to 10 years in Montana State Prison after photos of young girls, engaged in sexual acts, were discovered on his cell phone by his probation officer. Ronald Melvin Parnell, 43, pleaded guilty May 11 to one count of felony criminal endangerment, amended from felony s...

Seeking closure Seeking closure

The afternoon began with two teenagers meeting up with a man. One of the girls connected with him on a dating website, and the day ended with one girl dead. Aunika Corrigan, 16, of Polson died one year ago on June 25, 2015. Charges of negligent homicide, a felony, were recently filed against Jonathan Ross...

‘Not guilty’ says married couple accused of homicide ‘Not guilty’ says married couple accused of homicide

POLSON —  A married couple denies charges associated with killing a man in Arlee and burying him in their trailer shower under articles of clothing and furniture. Stephen Seese is charged with deliberate homicide, a felony, and he pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Lake County District Court in...

Homicide suspect appears Homicide suspect appears

A man accused of killing his relative and stuffing the body in the shower of the Arlee trailer in which he, his wife and children continued to live in for months after the alleged killing appeared in District Court June 15 for his arraingment. Stephen Seese, 23, is being charged with deliberate homicide for ...

Arlee homicide suspects in custody

ARLEE — Two suspects allegedly involved with the homicide of a man whose deceased body was found in a trailer June 2 in Arlee have been arrested. Stephen Seese, 23, will be charged with deliberate homicide and his wife, Kassandra Seese, 23, is being charged with accountability (deliberate homicide),...

Lake County Justice Court news for May 25, 2016

Justice of the Peace Randal L. Owens dealt with the following cases May 6-19: Tucker Steven Hathaway , 28, pleaded guilty to failing to carry proof or exhibit insurance in vehicle, owner or operator, first offense. He was fined $250 and charged $35 in court costs. The following individuals were fined ...

DOJ grant expands victim services in Lake County DOJ grant expands victim services in Lake County

Victims of domestic violence can get lost in the court system and their abusers may not get the help they need — or the punishment. The problem increases as felony criminal cases rise in Lake County, doubling between 2014 and 2015, and could double again this year. As an understaffed county attempts...

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