BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A former Catholic school teacher in Butte who was fired for being pregnant and unmarried is suing the school district. The Montana Standard reports Shaela Evenson filed the lawsuit yesterday saying the firing violated federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy. Evenson became pregnant through artificial insemination and gave birth to a boy on March 7, the first child for Evenson and her partner, Marilyn Tobin.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A 22-year-old Bozeman man has admitted violating his probation by cutting the shackles off a rape suspect who escaped police custody. Cedric Standish-Codding also gave 28-year-old Kevin Briggs some money and a coat. Briggs was arrested three weeks later in Portland, Oregon. Briggs has denied six felony charges that include assaulting and trying to rape his former girlfriend. A trial date has not been set.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Two people were arrested after someone reported seeing a pipe bomb in the garage of a Missoula residence. Missoula Police say the bomb squad evacuated several nearby homes and deactivated the bomb Tuesday afternoon. No other bombs were found on the property. Officers also have questioned a potential witness.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A Kalispell woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she pulled a gun on two store employees repossessing a piece of furniture. Charging documents say two Rent-A-Center employees arrived at Karren Schmiedeke's home in Kalispell on July 31 to repossess furniture she had not paid for. A Nov. 3 trial date was set.
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