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Murder investigated in Missoula

MISSOULA - Authorities are investigating what's being called a homicide case in Missoula. The incident happened on Thursday evening in the 1900 block of Strand Avenue. Missoula Police spokesman Sgt. Travis Welsh said a search warrant...

Helena man charged with a felony for allegedly trying to hit another person with...

HELENA - A Helena suspect is accused of trying to run over another individual with a pickup truck. Michael James Cooper was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies and charged with...

Billings man admits to New Year’s Eve killing

GLASGOW -  A Billings area man could be facing 80 years in prison after admitting to the murder of a Glasgow woman whose body was found on a road. Jay Donald Witkowski, 29, appeared Wednesday in a...

2 men who escaped Butte pre-release center arrested after crashing van into building in...

BILLINGS - Billings Police report that a pair of inmates wanted for walking away from the Butte pre-release center on Tuesday were arrested in Billings on Wednesday after crashing a stolen vehicle into a...

One stabbed, no arrests in MontanaFair altercation

BILLINGS - One person was stabbed at the MontanaFair late Tuesday night, according to Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder. Deputies responded to a disturbance near the Heritage Center around 11:30 p.m. where they found one...

Fugitive sought for dumping radioactive oilfield waste

BILLINGS (AP) — Federal officials say a fugitive who escaped custody in Wyoming four years ago is being sought for the illegal dumping of radioactive oilfield waste in North Dakota. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Two men charged with raping woman in Big Sky

BOZEMAN - Two men have been charged with raping a woman in Big Sky. Authorities say the two men met a woman at a Three Forks-area bar on Thursday, offered her a ride home and...

FBI says no comment on suspects of triple murder; BOLO alert subject arrested

BILLINGS - The FBI said on Monday that no arrests have been made in connection with the murder of three people in Lodge Grass, but the man who was the subject of BOLO alert...

6 people face felony charges in Bozeman drug bust

BOZEMAN - Six people involved in a dangerous drug investigation appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court Monday. Sean Jones, Matie Anderson, Coy Lyon, Alec McAndrew, Mikel Johnson and Lyndale Stewart were all arrested on the 2400...

Two juveniles charged with starting grass fire north of Three Forks

BOZEMAN - Two juveniles suspected of starting a fast-moving grass fire near the Clarkston area have been charged, according to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. Fire officials say the blaze, north of Three Forks, is under...

Whitefish Police continue to investigate bear spray playground incident

WHITEFISH - Police say the investigation of an incident at a park in Whitefish is ongoing. Multiple children were taken to a hospital after someone used pepper spray on the playground and in the bathrooms. Whitefish Police Department...

Man accused of car-ramming in Charlottesville remains jailed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia will remain in jail - at least until he has...

Billings man accused of murdering infant boy

BILLINGS - A Billings man was arrested Thursday for the alleged murder of an infant boy whose death was caused by multiple blunt force traumas, according to the autopsy report. Jason Badger, 30, is being held at...

North Dakota woman pleads not guilty to Anaconda arson

ANACONDA - A North Dakota woman pleaded not guilty this week to charges accusing her of arson in Anaconda last month. Charging documents alleged that 48-year-old Kellie Jeannette Olson attempted to start a fire at a residence...

Whitefish playground closed after equipment gets bear-sprayed

WHITEFISH (AP) — A northwestern Montana playground was closed after someone discharged bear spray on the equipment and in the restrooms. Assistant Whitefish Police Chief Brad Kelch says the incident was reported Thursday morning when...

Sheriff warns of jury scam

HELENA – A jury scam is has been reported by the Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards and he says to be on alert for possible fraudulent calls. The sheriff’s office released a press release Friday...

Mendoza sentenced to life for killing 2 who stopped to help him on road

BILLINGS - Before handing down a life sentence to the Wyoming man who executed a Pryor couple in 2015, a federal judge called the killer a “ticking time bomb” that was just waiting to go...

Man charged with pushing stolen car into river in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Wilson Percic Harvey is facing criminal charges for stealing a car and pushing it into the Missouri River in Great Falls. The incident happened on Wednesday evening. Court documents stated that a police...

Montana court upholds sentence of man who killed deputy

GREAT FALLS - The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and life sentence of a man who ran down and killed a Cascade County sheriff's deputy while fleeing officers in 2014. Adam Sanchez, Jr.'s appeal...

East Helena man sentenced to prison on drug and firearm charges

GREAT FALLS - On Tuesday an East Helena man was sentenced to prison on drug charges. Robert William Stubbins of East Helena was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years supervised release. A press release...

Video shows murder scene engulfed in flames

BILLINGS - New video released by the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday shows flames ripping through the Lodge Grass house where three people were shot to death on Friday. The house burned to the...

Billings couple allegedly abuses son for 3 years

BILLINGS - A Billings couple starved, burned, and tied their 3-year-old son up with rope and duct tape, according to charging documents filed in Yellowstone County District Court. Cornelius Mitchell, 49, and his wife, Julie, 40,...

Triple murder scene destroyed by fire

LODGE GRASS - The Lodge Grass home where a triple murder occurred last week was destroyed in a fire early Tuesday. FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Travis Burrows said the one-story house was burned "to the ground." Big Horn...

Judge sets bail for man involved in festival shuttle crash

MISSOULA (AP) — A drunken man who was kicked out of a popular food and music festival believed that others aboard the shuttle to Missoula had kidnapped him, so he grabbed the wheel and...

Fatal hit-and-run suspect faces a second charge

HELENA - Lewis and Clark County prosecutors say they are filing another charge against a suspect allegedly involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash. Devon Richie was arrested at the end of May and charged with...