Former MT House Majority Leader charged with possession and intent to distribute meth

BILLINGS - Michael Lange, the former Republican House Majority Leader for the Montana Legislature, denied federal charges Tuesday that alleged he possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Lange, 56 years old, pleaded not guilty...

Helena man charged with 5th DUI

HELENA - A 65-year-old Helena man was charged in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court with his fifth DUI following a crash on Monday. Robert John Eklund was arrested Monday afternoon after officers said he...

Helena man faces life in prison for allegedly dealing heroin

HELENA - A helena man faces life in prison for allegedly dealing heroin. Ryan William Hill was arrested Saturday during a traffic stop on Canyon Ferry Road and Wylie Drive. Hill allegedly gave deputies a false...

Number of DUIs and officers to make arrests both down last year

HELENA - The total number of Driving Under the Influence citations given out by Helena police in 2016 was down significantly from the year before.  That number could be related to an officer shortage...

More details on the Safeway robbery stopped by the off-duty cop

DILLION - It didn’t matter that a Utah police officer was off duty and on vacation when he witnessed a Dillon pharmacy being robbed at gunpoint Sunday morning. He sprung into action and managed to...

Neighbor friend discovers what appears to be a murder-suicide in Idaho

PRESTON, IDAHO - A neighbor discovered what Police say appears to be a murder-suicide over the weekend in Preston, Idaho. Jim Goodsell made a horrible discovery of the bodies of a father and his three...

Suspects arrested in Big Timber manhunt identified

BIG TIMBER - The suspects arrested Monday in Big Timber after allegedly assaulting an officer while trafficking drugs on Interstate 90 were identified Tuesday. Ronald Andrew Smith, 36, and Jairo Sebastian Veladiaz, 32, are being held...

Trial for convicted arsonist delayed

HELENA - The trial for a convicted Helena arsonist has been delayed until May. Frederick James Maw is accused of setting a fire on the Triple Eight Ranch in April of 2016. Maw claimed the fire...

State educates seniors about scam prevention

HELENA - Senior citizens who’ve been scammed out of their money is a growing problem nationwide.  Friday at Touchmark Senior Living, the Montana State Auditor’s office held a scam prevention program. The Touchmark residents learned...

Missoula man allegedly shot in head, police continue to investigate

MISSOULA - A man was shot at a downtown Missoula parking garage early Saturday morning. Missoula Police responded to reports of shots fired on the top floor of the Central Park Garage on West Main Street...

Remington class-action settlement to fix trigger mechanism could be rejected

HELENA - A massive settlement offering to fix the trigger mechanism on millions of Remington Arms Co.’s bolt-action rifles is now in the hands of a federal judge – but he expressed deep skepticism...

Montana man sentenced to 40 years for Arlee Murder

POLSON (AP) — A former Montana man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for his role in the beating death of his 18-year-old nephew in Arlee. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Stephen Seese killed 18-year-old...

Townsend man sentenced for embezzling the thousands from federal government

TOWNSEND - A former Broadwater County Official was sentenced for stealing more than $34,000 from the federal government. William Donald Fleiner, the former disaster and emergency services coordinator for Broadwater County, was sentenced Wednesday in...

Trial delayed for Helena man accused of raping a 7-year-old

HELENA - The trial for a Helena man accused of raping a 7-year-old child at a local health club has been delayed. Andrew James Hohn was arrested June 28 and charged with two counts of...

Trial delayed in death of baby on Montana reservation

HELENA (AP) — A federal judge has pushed back the murder trial of a Montana woman accused of killing a 13-month-old girl and putting her body in dumpster on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Janelle...

Video helps arrest two suspects for sporting goods burglary

HELENA - A 19-year-old suspect was busted for breaking into a local sporting goods store. Joshua Patrick Gretsch was arrested Monday and charged with the recent burglary of Montana Outdoor Sports. Helena Police said video surveillance...

Two Great Falls suspects charged with felonies after car chase Saturday

GREAT FALLS - Judd Anthony Daniels, Jr., has been charged with more than 20 felonies after leading law enforcement officers on a car chase through Great Falls on Saturday night. Owen Jade Hawley is facing a...

Montana City man charged with assault on a 3-year-old

HELENA - A 32-year-old Montana City man is charged with assaulting a three-year-old child. Michael James Fletcher appeared, via video, in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court Monday. Fletcher  is charged with felony assault on...

Two suspects in custody after high-speed chase connected with Great Falls shooting

GREAT FALLS - The Great Falls Police Department has released additional information about Saturday evening’s high-speed car chase of two men believed to be connected to a shooting in Great Falls. The two men arrested Saturday...

Man who stole $21,000 cash out of truck sentenced to 3 years in DOC...

HELENA - The man who stole $21,000 in cash was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday. Prosecutors say the victim in the case reported the cash missing from his truck last February after...

Helena man admits he stole almost $300,000 from his mom

HELENA - A Helena suspect admits in court on Thursday that he stole nearly $300,000 while acting as a caregiver for his mother. Between 2011 and 2015, prosecutors say Kevin Todd Vinson stole $292,000 from...

Caregiver pleads guilty to felony theft from a 92-year-old dementia patient

HELENA - A former caregiver accused of exploiting a 92-year-old dementia patient pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars. Kayla Dawn Pennington pleaded guilty to felony theft Wednesday morning in district court. She was originally charged...

Helena man takes plea deal for child endangerment charges

HELENA - A Helena man pleads guilty to soliciting sex from a 16-year old girl in district court Thursday In a plea agreement, Robert Gerald Ziems pleaded guilty to an amended charge of criminal endangerment. Homeland...

Suspect from Aaron’s building crash charged with DUI and child endangerment

GREAT FALLS - Lisa Marie Skunkcap is facing several charges after crashing a car into a Great Falls business on Wednesday evening. It happened at about 5:35 p.m. when the car Skunkcap was driving crashed into...

Car chase suspects scheduled for court

HELENA - The two suspects who allegedly stole a car and led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase in January are scheduled for trial this spring. Shayfer Edlin is accused of felony theft, while...