DOJ investigating use of taser on 84-year-old man

HARLOWTON - The Montana Department of Justice has been asked by the Wheatland County Attorney and Sheriff’s Office to investigate the use of a taser on an 84-year-old man during a traffic stop last week. According...

Rindal sentenced for animal cruelty charges

TOWNSEND - A former Broadwater County woman will spend time behind bars for mistreating more than two-dozen horses. Three years to the day after Broadwater County law enforcement officers seized nearly 30 starved horses from...

Daniels pleads not guilty to 20 charges in connection with GF car chase

GREAT FALLS - Judd Anthony Daniels, Jr., appeared in court in Great Falls on Thursday to face the 20 criminal charges in connection with a police chase and crash in February. Daniels pleaded not guilty...

Sexual assault investigation of Anaconda b-ball players passed to Ravalli County Attorney

HAMILTON - The Hamilton Police Department has completed their investigation into a reported sexual assault involving two Anaconda High School basketball players. Their findings in the case were passed on to the Ravalli County Attorney’s...

Ziems gets a deferred sentence for soliciting sex with 13-year-old

HELENA - A 21-year-old Helena suspect accused of trying to arrange a sexual encounter with an under aged girl in Kalispell has been given a deferred sentence. Robert Gerald Ziems was given a six year...

Great Falls man faces animal cruelty charges

GREAT FALLS - Robert Kirby of Great Falls is facing six counts of animal cruelty and three counts of unlawful disposal of dead animals. This comes after the horses died on his property north of Great...

UPDATE: Porter facing arson and theft charges for O’Haire Motor Inn & Sip ‘n...

GREAT FALLS - Jeremy Porter has been arrested in connection with Tuesday night's fire at the O'Haire Motor Inn and Sip 'n Dip in Great Falls. The fire broke out in a large van in the...

Scam Alert: don’t fall for W-2 scams

HELENA – The Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection released a statement on Wednesday saying the office has received reports of businesses being scammed by specifically targeting employees. The OCP reports that the scams are particularly...

Burglary reported at R-B Drive In

HELENA - A burglary was reported at a Helena Drive In restaurant early Wednesday morning The owner of Helena's R-B Drive In said her business was burglarized early Wednesday morning. Maureen Doubek said two individuals smashed...

Hardin man extradited to face sexual assault charges in Virginia

HARDIN - A man wanted for sexually abusing a pair of teenagers in Virginia has been extradited to face charges. Timothy Michael Bush, 47, was arrested by the Big Horn County under sheriff in February on...

Helena woman charged with meth possession

HELENA - A female suspect has been charged for possession of meth after she tried twice to force her way into a home. Olivia Diane Stewart was arrested Monday on two counts of violating an...

2 students claim Frenchtown choir teacher assaulted them

FRENCHTOWN - The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed Tuesday that a second Frenchtown High School student has come forward claiming a Frenchtown choir teacher assaulted her. MCSO spokeswoman Brenda Bassett confirmed to MTN Tuesday that...

Missoula police chase ends with arrest

MISSOULA - An early Tuesday morning police pursuit in Missoula ended with a person in custody. Authorities deployed stop sticks to stop the silver vehicle on Russell Street just south of the intersection with North Avenue. The...

Miles City man convicted in house-flipping scam

HELENA (AP) — A Miles City man has been convicted of embezzling $1.9 million from people who invested in his "house flipping" company. Richard Brandt told investors that he was going to buy, remodel and...

Helena man charged with 4th DUI

HELENA - A Helena has been charged with his fourth DUI while allegedly speeding through a construction zone. Kevin Xavier English was arrested early Sunday morning for driving 64 mph in a 45 mph construction zone. Investigators saID English...

Helena man charged with felony child endangerment

HELENA - Darren James Alexander was arrested in Helena on Sunday after he was allegedly seen passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle at the corner of Euclid and Dearborn with a child inside. Witnesses...

Convicted rapist Marceau has died

Montana State Prison inmate Merlyn Lee Marceau died on March 18 at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, following an extended illness. Marceau was 64 years old. Marceau was sentenced in Flathead County in 1997 for sexual...

Jury finds man guilty on felony kidnapping charges

HELENA - After five hours of deliberation and a five day trial, a Helena jury delivered a guilty verdict for a man on four of six felony charges related to a violent attack on...

Helena man faces felony charges after Thursday morning stabbing

HELENA - A Helena man accused of stabbing another man appeared in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court Friday afternoon on a felony charge. Andrew Lake, 37, faces a felony assault with a weapon charge after allegedly...

Libby man charged with multiple felonies after fatal crash

LIBBY - A 26-year-old Libby man is behind bars and facing multiple felony charges following a head-on collision that killed a Lincoln County woman and injured two children on Tuesday morning. Lincoln County Sheriff Robby Bowe...

Man stabbed in Helena, suspect arrested

HELENA - Helena Police Department has reported that there was a stabbing in Helena early Thursday morning. Lieutenant Cory Bailey said at approximately 1:44 a.m. officers responded to the 200 block of Rodney street where there was...

Crime Stoppers new app – easy way to report crime tips

HELENA - Helena Crime Stoppers recently announced it has a new way for people to submit tips about crime in the area. A new app called P3, available on both Google and Apple operating systems,...

Flathead woman pleads guilty to drug charges; accountability to murder charge dropped

KALISPELL - A Flathead Valley woman accused of ordering the murder of a 34-year-old Kalispell man pleads guilty to a felony drug charge, but won't face accountability to murder. Flathead County prosecutors dropped that charge...

Spring time could mean a rise in theft

HELENA - Longer days and warmer nights means crime could rise because often time’s criminals change their tactics in the spring. According to Helena police, an increase in car break-ins is likely.  Vehicles parked outside...

Missoula man who led police chase in Great Falls identified.

(UPDATE) GREAT FALLS - The Great Falls Police Department has named Adam Royarvid Smith as the man who led police on a chase in Great Falls on Wednesday morning. Authorities said that Smith is a parole/probation absconder...