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SCOTT SHINDLEDECKER

The Western News

Scott Shindledecker is the editor of The Western News. He covers public safety, city, county, sports and outdoors news. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in journalism. He has been the sports and outdoors editor for the Courier-Express newspaper in DuBois, Pa., and worked for Hagadone Montana newspapers in Northwest Montana. He can be reached at 406-293-4124 or sshindledecker@thewesternnews.com.

Recent Stories

Man who allegedly ran over trooper pleads not guilty
March 29, 2023 2 a.m.

Man who allegedly ran over trooper pleads not guilty

A man with seemingly nothing to lose, Jason Allen Miller reportedly told a female passenger in his truck that he was not going back to prison shortly before he allegedly ran a Montana Highway Patrol trooper over last month near Rexford.

Injured trooper says there's a long and difficult road ahead
February 27, 2023 5:30 a.m.

Injured trooper says there's a long and difficult road ahead

When Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Kate Johnson wheeled her husband and fellow Trooper Lewis Johnson into a conference room Sunday afternoon at Logan Health it was a welcome sight.

December 28, 2022 7:40 a.m.

Man nabbed in chase has a long criminal history

A man who was stopped in a high speed chase earlier this month on Highway 2 in West Glacier has a long criminal history in Flathead and Lincoln counties.

Columbia Falls man charged after allegedly threatening baby
December 1, 2021 7:30 a.m.

Columbia Falls man charged after allegedly threatening baby

A Columbia Falls man with a lengthy criminal history is charged with threatening an 8-month-old baby during a recent incident.

FWP commision approves more liberal wolf hunting, trapping regs
August 25, 2021 6:25 a.m.

FWP commision approves more liberal wolf hunting, trapping regs

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved several new wolf hunting and trapping regulations last week.

August 12, 2021 7:25 a.m.

Wanted man taken into custody after pursuit on Highway 206

A wanted man is in custody after a police chase and standoff Wednesday morning on Montana 206 near Columbia Falls.

Man jailed after spraying wife with bear spray
August 4, 2021 7:45 a.m.

Man jailed after spraying wife with bear spray

A Columbia Falls man was taken to jail after he allegedly sprayed his wife in the face with bear spray.

July 15, 2021 9:50 a.m.

U.S. Highway 2 closed beyond West Glacier due to homicide investigation

U.S. 2 is closed between West and East Glacier this morning after a lengthy police chase left one person dead early Thursday morning.

June 30, 2021 10:15 a.m.

House shooter reaches plea deal in case

A Flathead Valley man who was implicated in a drive-by shooting on the west side of Kalispell four days before Christmas 2019 has agreed to plead guilty.

June 23, 2021 8:25 a.m.

Columbia Falls man pleads out in sex assault case

A Columbia Falls man accused of two separate sex crimes against a developmentally disabled female and a 6-year-old boy pleaded guilty to one offense Friday afternoon in Flathead County District Court.

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