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Plestina Joins News Staff

John Plestina joined the staff of The Herald-News and The Searchlight as an editor Feb. 25.
Having worked as an editor, reporter and sports writer at daily and weekly newspapers since the 1980s, Plestina brings more than 25 years of experience to The Herald-News and Searchlight.
He recently worked for the newspapers in Roosevelt and Vernal, Utah, as an assistant editor. He has also worked as an editor and reporter at several other newspapers and twice as a daily newspaper sports editor.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 15:25

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Meet New Undersheriff John Summers

About two weeks ago, the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office underwent a realignment of personnel. John Summers was promoted to the undersheriff’s position.
Summers has been with the sheriff’s office since 2008. Prior to 2008, he was with the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice for approximately 17 years.
His training has been extensive. He completed Basic Academy and Federal Law Enforcement Training in Artesia, N.M., in 1997. He completed Montana State Academy in 2008. While with the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice and the Roosevelt County Sheriffs Office, he gained supervisory experience in addition to completing work schedules, setting up coverage for events such as the Wild Horse Stampede.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 15:07

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Man Found Guilty Of Stabbing Three Women In Poplar

After less than an hour of deliberation, a federal jury has found 31-year-old Robert Lewis Burshia guilty of stabbing three women at a residence in Poplar nearly a year ago.
Following 1½-day trial before U.S. District Court Judge Brian M. Morris, the jury convicted Burshia of all four counts in the indictment: three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
At trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Weiss presented evidence that on the evening of March 6, 2013, Burshia appeared at a residence in Poplar where he asked to use the bathroom. Burshia then joined three women at the residence who were sharing a bottle of Black Velvet.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 15:05

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