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Jun 12, 2012 10:50 AM by Mark Thorsell - KPAX News

Tuesday morning Montana news headlines

MISSOULA- Missoula Police are trying to sort through the details of an early Tuesday morning assault where a man claims he might have been attacked with a "machete". But investigators are still working to determine exactly what happened.

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MISSOULA- A mother whose daughter was hit and killed near Target Range School 18 months ago wants the driver to pay. Montana Highway Patrol crash investigators found the driver was not at fault, but attorneys representing the girl's mother believe they now have evidence to prove otherwise. They filed a lawsuit Monday.

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WEST GLACIER- Glacier National Park officials say they still aren't sure that the famed Going to the Sun Road will open this weekend after recent heavy snowfall. Park managers say the exact opening date for the road is still uncertain as plow crews slice through, not only last winter's snow, but additional snow that's fallen in recent storms.

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POLSON- The Montana Attorney General's Office says it found no merit to the misconduct allegations made against the Lake County sheriff and some of his employees. Various employees are accused of illegally copying computer information, lying on a search warrant and obstruction of justice, according to press releases. The Montana Department of Criminal Investigation investigated the allegations which were made by three sheriff's office employees.

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LIBBY- A Libby woman who caused a standoff with law enforcement in March could undergo a mental evaluation this week. Gloria Sprinkle, 53, is charged with assault with a weapon and criminal endangerment.

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COLUMBIA FALLS- Montana's largest water park is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Big Sky Water Slides in Columbia Falls is open for the 2012 summer season with the water park boasting 10 water slides, a whirl pool, kid's pool, a beach volleyball course and more.

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The Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 on Monday night to win the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup. The win marks the first Stanley Cup for the Kings in franchise history.

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Chrissy Kohler's StormTracker Weather Center forecast: We're going to start off the day on very much the same note we ended yesterday on, with lots of sunshine! But we're going to flip-flop things and increase the clouds through the day today. We also have the chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Temperatures will finally be right around normal for this time of year with highs in the low to mid 70s!

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