June 13 Regional News Briefs

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Man killed, another injured in Glacier park rollover crash

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A man was killed and another person was injured in a rollover crash in the southeastern part of Glacier National Park near the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. National Park Service officials say a 40-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died at the scene of the crash early Wednesday, and the injured passenger was hospitalized. The driver, 19-year-old Leo Hagan, of East Glacier Park, has been arrested on DUI charges. Officials did not say how many people were in the vehicle but noted all were Montana residents from nearby communities. It’s unclear if Hagan has hired an attorney who can speak on his behalf. No other information was released.

Flathead tribes offer $10K reward for info on missing woman

MISSOULA (AP) — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to criminal charges in the case of Jermain Charlo, who has been missing for a year. The 23-year-old Dixon resident was last seen in Missoula on June 16, 2018. Her case is among many that helped lead to more organized efforts in searching for missing Native Americans. The Montana Legislature created a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons task force, which met for the first time on Tuesday, and passed another bill requiring the Department of Justice to hire a missing persons specialist. The tribal council had offered a $1,000 reward for information on Charlo’s whereabouts. Her family asked for an increased reward. Council members also authorized spending $2,600 for another six months of maintaining a missing persons billboard with Charlo’s information.

Vice president, Interior secretary visit Yellowstone

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt are visiting Yellowstone National Park. They plan to tour Old Faithful Thursday before Pence speaks to employees about rebuilding infrastructure in U.S. national parks. The visit comes a day after Pence appeared in Billings to campaign for Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and speak about combating Montana’s methamphetamine problem. The vice president heard stories of violence and child abuse linked to meth as he spoke with treatment providers, law enforcement, tribal officials and recovering addicts in Billings. Daines, a first-term senator, is running for re-election next year. Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins is the first Democrat to run against him.