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Fake cop busted in Florida

PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA (AP) - Sheriff's investigators in Pasco County, Florida have arrested a man after a video showed him pretending to be a police officer and yelling at a motorist. The man, identified as...

Restaurant owner sentenced in Great Falls for bank fraud

GREAT FALLS - Kenneth James Hatzenbeller, the former owner of several restaurants in Great Falls and across Montana, was sentenced in Great Falls on Wednesday to 30 months in prison for bank fraud. He was...

Former MT Tech football player shot dead in Reno apartment, 2 wounded

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada authorities say former NFL linebacker Ryan Jones was shot dead over the weekend in a Reno apartment and two other people suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Reno Police Department spokesman...

Questions remain after Seattle Police shoot and kill pregnant woman

SEATTLE (NBC) - Seattle police released dashcam footage Monday of an incident in which officers shot and killed a pregnant woman Sunday. The incident happened just before 10 a.m. Sunday at a Solid Ground housing...

Attorney: Edwards intends to return to work

GREAT FALLS - Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards intends to return to duty, according to a press release from his attorney, Nathan Hoines. In the press release issued Hoines said he had advised Edwards to not make...

Lame Deer woman sentenced for deadly crash

BILLINGS - Ethel Brady of Lame Deer, with eight convictions for driving under the influence, will spend four years in federal prison for a crash that killed a man and injured several others. Brady, 39...

Sheriff: Lawmen ‘desperately’ searching for killer inmates

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two guards and got away. "My biggest worry is...

LeCou found guilty of killing 3 people

RED LODGE - The jury found Robert “Jim” LeCou guilty of all three counts of deliberate homicide on Monday. His sentencing is set for Aug. 16. In closing arguments at trial for the man accused of killing three...

Gianforte sentenced in court on assault charge

BOZEMAN - U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte got a six-month deferred sentence Monday and a $300 fine for assaulting a reporter on the eve of his election last month – and, in court, turned to personally...

Gianforte to plead guilty to assault charge

HELENA (AP) — A Montana prosecutor says Greg Gianforte will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected last month the state's only congressman. Gianforte will appear Monday in Gallatin County...

Dr. Ibsen’s assault charge dismissed

HELENA - The 2015 case of a well-known Helena physician charged with partner family member assault has been dismissed. The misdemeanor charge against Dr. Mark Ibsen was dismissed by the Lewis and Clark County Attorney’s...

Charges re-filed against Great Falls arson suspect

GREAT FALLS - Arson charges have been re-filed against Rodney Earl Phillips in Great Falls. The fire on Monday night at 118 9th Street South did not cause any serious injuries, but displaced two residents of...

Day 2 of triple homicide trial: witnesses at say they heard shots

BILLINGS - Several residents of Belfry heard the gunshots that claimed the lives of three people in April of 2016, but no one suspected it was anything criminal. After learning that Karen LeCou, Sharon and Lloyd...

Prosecutors: Man used brother-in-law’s gun in triple slaying

RED LODGE - The man accused in last year's triple slaying of a Belfry family used one of the victim’s gun and had another victim purchase the ammunition, said Carbon County prosecutors at the...

Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Elizabeth Mary Lamey

MONTANA - The United States Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for Elizabeth Mary Lamey. Lamey, 41, is wanted by the Montana Violent Offender Task Force based on a warrant...

3 men accused of attacking fellow inmate in jail

HELENA -  Three Lewis and Clark County jail inmates have been charged with attacking another inmate Thursday. Adam Russell Freeman was accused of walking into another unidentified jail inmates cell Thursday afternoon, asking about the man about his charges...

Gopher pleads not guilty to several charges

GREAT FALLS - Carmen Thane Gopher, alleged to have caused several crashes in Great Falls prior to a stand- off with authorities in April, pleaded not guilty to several charges on Thursday. Prosecutors alleged that Gopher was involved in...

16-year-old girl accused of hacking Uber driver to death

LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl walked out of a suburban Chicago Walmart holding a machete and knife she'd stolen, climbed into an Uber car and began hacking at the driver, prosecutors said...

Suspect charged with felony for hit-and-run that sent woman to hospital

HELENA - A felony charge was filed against the suspect allegedly involved in Tuesday’s crash on Highway 200 that left one woman seriously injured. Devon Scott Richie was arrested following the crash a few miles...

Charges against Hoenjet and Murphy have been dismissed

GREAT FALLS - Two Great Falls men had charges of kidnapping and torturing dismissed in Cascade County District Court on Tuesday. Brian Murphy and Robert Hoenjet had been charged with aggravated kidnapping and assault with...

$25,000 reward for information regarding wolf shooting death

GREAT FALLS - Yellowstone National Park is now offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever was responsible for shooting a wolf on the north side of...

Body recovered in Flathead Lake believed to be murder victim

KALISPELL - A body was pulled from the water in the Flathead on Memorial Day. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said that at about 6 p.m. on Monday the body of an adult male was...

Police identify suspect charged with deliberate homicide

GREAT FALLS - The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has identified Pamela Jean Courtnage as the suspect being held in the Missoula County Jail on a charge of deliberate homicide for the the "suspicious death" investigation in Great Falls. On...

Meth bust leads to prison sentence for Missoula man

MISSOULA - A Missoula man who was busted for meth and illegal weapon possession during an FBI raid of his home will do time in federal prison. Jonathan Farran, 33, was sentenced in federal court on Friday. In November,...

Montana man sentenced for intentionally hitting cyclist

LIBBY (AP) — A northwestern Montana man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for intentionally hitting a bicyclist with his vehicle. District Judge Matt Cuffe sentenced 29-year-old Brian Norvell to 30 years in...