Feb 11, 2013 2:43 PM by MTN News
Noon news top stories for Monday, February 11, 2013.
- Shooting: A man died after being shot by Billings police officer. The man reportedly reached for what appeared to be a gun, but has now been confirmed to have been a BB gun, a model replica of a Walther P99 handgun. The police officer has been placed on administrative leave as the investigation into the shooting continues.
- Truck Trouble: Emergency crews responded to a wreck involving a semi truck pulling two trailers five miles south of Belfry on Highway 72. The MHP says that the semi failed to negotiate a turn near the Jackson Creek Bridge, sending two trailers full of calcium chloride into the river. No one was injured.
- Search: Search and rescue teams from Seeley Lake are working to reach a stranded snowmobiler who apparently spent most of the night in the backcountry. The Missoula County Sheriff's Department says rescuers were called out around 9 a.m. Monday when the man was able to place an emergency call from his cell phone. Full details aren't available yet, but it appears the man had been stranded near Holland Lake since around 2 a.m.
- Rape Trial: The jury selection process in the rape trial of suspended University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson has ended in a Missoula courtroom. A dozen perspective jurors, along with five alternates, were called at around noon on Monday in Judge Karen Townsend's courtroom.
- Pen Therapy: Great Falls resident and US Air Force captain Jahrod Matlock began making special wooden and bullet pens as therapy for his PTSD, but after some hard work, he has turned it into a business. Click here to read the full story.