Homicide last night?
Posted by Mrs.B (+249) 10 years ago
Has anyone heard what happened last night? I just seen on facebook there may have been a double homicide? I hope not, but was wondering if it's true.
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Posted by Vicki Waddington (+7) 10 years ago
As far as I have heard, there was no one killed. There apparently was an incident, but no deaths.
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Posted by Mrs.B (+249) 10 years ago
Well that's good that there where no deaths.
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Posted by snorkie (+103) 10 years ago
I must live under a rock. Never heard a darned thing about this one.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 10 years ago
I love when people yell, "FIRE!" in a movie theater. Nice.
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Posted by Melita (+340) 10 years ago
As do I, but when things happen, it is also nice to actually hear about it. I'm not a gossip- just would like to know what's going on in this community...
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 10 years ago
Wow, there was a fire in the movie theater? Bummer.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
this thread is a perfect example of that game where you whisper into the persons ear the rumor that someone whispered to you...and when you get to the end of the circle, the story is completely different LOL...
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Posted by Mrs.B (+249) 10 years ago
Melita, that's exactly why i posted it. Not to gossip, i just was worried because a town this small 9 times out of 10 you know the person. I heard a couple stories and thought someone on here might know what actually happened. Thanks
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Posted by Cynthia A. (+196) 10 years ago
if this is not a gossip thread, can you not wait for the police report section of the newpaper on Monday?
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 10 years ago
Mrs. B - No one is questioning your curiosity and concern. If someone was shot/shot at/shooting at someone/murdered, I would definitely want to know about it as soon as possible.

Where you might have been more tactful was in your labeling of the thread. "Homicide" is a strong word and is bound to evoke an unnecessarily emotional response.

Rewording the title to something like, "Does anyone heard of a possible shooting?" still solicits the information you're seeking, but doesn't elicit such a visceral, sky-is-falling, OMGWTFinterrobang, less-than-ideally-informed reaction.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2042) 10 years ago
So did something happen or not?
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Posted by boxdmc (+89) 10 years ago
The media in this town is very reluctant to report on anything criminal or negative (other than politics) wise that will not positively show up in the Billings Gazzette or is the generic police report "a Miles City man was arrested on suspicion of DUI." I'm not sure if this is a media problem, a police report info release problem or a combo. Therefore asking what is going on is warranted imo. As Brian stated rewording the question would be a more tactful approach.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17317) 10 years ago
yes, something did happen last night.....the soul of Miles City was forever killed by redneck voters......of course, being the cow capitol, it took 5 days for the tough old bird to die after being stabbed to death by idiots.

GO GLENDIVE!!!!!!
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Posted by Larry (+155) 10 years ago
I love this place. If the majority of the people rule and dont follow your thinking, you call them all idiots. Comeon now.
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Posted by Mrs.B (+249) 10 years ago
The only reason i said homicide is because that's what i read on facebook. I did'nt know what kind of weapon if any where involved. I will keep that in mind though. The way i word things that is. I really did'nt mean to offend anyone.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 10 years ago
There's definitely a conflict-of-interest there (in regard to crime reporting at the Star), boxdmc.
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Posted by brittany_95 (+338) 10 years ago
[This message has been edited by brittany_95 (11/14/2011)]
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
As you may have noticed, there was no report of a homicide in Miles City. Not in the local paper, not in the Billings paper, not on the local radio stations, not on the Billings televisions stations. Why not?

There was no homicide.
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Posted by Mrs. M (+710) 10 years ago
There was an incident where a firearm was discharged. (where upon the wild rumors) I am not sure the Star sends anyone down to the police station to check their log daily or even regularly.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17317) 10 years ago
I am still rooting for Glendive. Last bastion of sanity in eastern Montana.

I have even heard that you stupid turds are burning down the Fort Keough bridge. WTF?
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Posted by Wayne White (+255) 10 years ago
WOW FU
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Posted by Mike Willson (+203) 10 years ago
I am sure you must be a lifer at Mental Ward!! (just snuck on a computer!!)
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1606) 10 years ago
Gunnar,

That is a waste of adjectives since there is really negligible difference between a stupid turd and a smart one. Or in the immortal lyrics of Part Sifunkel:

I am a turd, I am a turd island.
And a turd has no brain,
A turd island never dies...

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Posted by Steve Craddock (+2743) 10 years ago
Kudos to Mrs. B. She may have unintentionally used a word that some found alarming, but she INtentionally kept her cool in the face of the criticism that followed.

Methinks most of us MC.commies could learn a thing or two about civility from her.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17317) 10 years ago
Well, Frank, as usual, is correct. I mock Aaron Bruce's grammer, then I go use a ridiculous phrase such as stupid turds.

Kind of like calling someone an idiotic moron, eh?

I am ashamed of myself, and wish to apologize.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2042) 10 years ago
So was there a homicide?
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Posted by mare (+73) 10 years ago
No there was no homicide.Someone discharged a handgun in the 700 block of north 4th Friday night. The cops where called and the person that discharged the handgun got in his suv and had the cops chase him out onto the interstate where he rolled his suv.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
The rumor mill rolled along as usual, turning a minor incident into a federal case. I remember when a chunk of the basement ceiling fell down at the high school and within the hour, the whole building had blown up and there were dozens of dead students.

Grain of salt, people, grain of salt.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 10 years ago
Yes, there was a homicide.

This thread was killed sometime yesterday.

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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 10 years ago
*crickets*
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 10 years ago
*tumbleweeds*
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 10 years ago
Dirt nap thread twitches
No worries! Brian's Haiku
Rectifies problem
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Posted by Mrs.B (+249) 10 years ago
Thank you Steve. There really is no point in all the negativity on this site. It's pointless. I don't know if people feel safe behind the screen of there computers and that's why they do it or they are super bored and have nothing better to do. No sweat off my back. It takes way more to get me goin that comments on a web site.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
It takes way more to get me goin that comments on a web site.


The existence of this thread proves that this is not true.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17317) 10 years ago
This thread is like a cold pig iron spike thrust between my temple from ear to ear. And it has generated me hatemail.

Please, everyone, listen to the ever-so-wise Brian Reed.
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Posted by Matt Smith (+794) 10 years ago
Gunnar,

It's not the threads fault you got hate mail.

I'll bet it has to do with you insulting people who live here routinely.

Just a thought...
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4460) 10 years ago
Nah, that was a stupid turd move if I ever saw one.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 10 years ago
This thread is like a cold pig iron spike thrust between my temple from ear to ear. And it has generated me hatemail.

Please, everyone, listen to the ever-so-wise Brian Reed.


This. +1
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