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Man shot by Billings police outside motel identified

BILLINGS - The man shot by Billings police outside the Lazy KT Motel in October has been identified in revocation documents filed in Yellowstone County District Court. Roderick Lee Little Bear, 36, had just been...

Great Falls man sentenced for involvement in 2016 shooting

GREAT FALLS - A Great Falls man has been sentenced for his involvement in a shooting in June 2016. Tyler Christianson was sentenced to 10 years with seven suspended for one count of criminal endangerment...

Billings man booked on 8th DUI charge

BILLINGS - A crash in a residential Billings neighborhood has resulted in an eighth drunken-driving charge for a Billings man. Thomas Darold Hamell, 55, made his initial appearance Monday in Yellowstone County Justice Court on...

19 year-old charged in bowl assault

HELENA - A 19 year-old suspect is charged with assault with a weapon after a violent incident on Sunday. Natalie N. Smith is accused of entering a residence on the 1300 block of Logan Pass...

Charges filed in East Helena Saturday standoff

HELENA - An East Helena suspect arrested over the weekend following an armed standoff with a SWAT team is held in jail on $40,000 and charged with four felonies. Prosecutors say Stryker N. Miller pointed...

Missoula man arrested after vehicle, foot chase

MISSOULA - A man is facing multiple felony charges after leading Missoula County Sheriff's deputies and Missoula Police officers on a chase. The incident occurred on Friday after police conducted a traffic stop on North Russell Street. Officers asked...

Great Falls man charged with assault and kidnapping

GREAT FALLS - Elias Joseph Rodriguez has been charged in Great Falls with three felonies and one misdemeanor after he allegedly fired a gun at a vehicle, and held a person under threat while...

LCSO: Domestic violence suspect fires gun as SWAT team attempts arrest

HELENA- The Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff says a man wanted for an alleged domestic disturbance fired a gun two times as law enforcement officers attempted to arrest him just before midnight on Saturday. Stryker...

Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

The Cascade County Sheriff's Office says that scammers are again targeting people in and around our community. Sheriff Bob Edwards shared the following information on Thursday: It has been brought to my attention that another scam...

Special Report: Sexual assault at Montana Women’s Prison

BILLINGS - When she was sentenced to the Montana Women’s Prison for forgery and drug possession two decades ago, Chanda Kline knew she would pay for her crimes with her freedom. She did not expect...

Helena man charged with theft and burglary

HELENA - A Helena suspect is charged with four felonies, including using another person's Paypal account to steal money. Ronnie J. Valverde is charged with two counts of burglary, along with theft and tampering with...

Former Helena teacher appears in Justice Court on rape charge

HELENA- A former Helena teacher faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if she is convicted of rape for allegedly having sex with a student. Rene Elena Carter appeared in Lewis and Clark Justice...

Kalispell man stabs himself in neck during traffic stop

KALISPELL - A Kalispell man pulled over for routine traffic stop is now in the hospital after he stabbed himself in the neck. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry reported around 9 a.m. Thursday that a...

Teen charged in 7th Avenue Gym fire remains in juvenile detention

 HELENA - The teenage boy accused of starting a fire at the 7th Avenue Gym last week will remain in juvenile detention in Great Falls, after a judge denied his attorney’s request to release...

Drug raid prompts ongoing concern in Missoula neighborhood

MISSOULA - Two men appeared in federal court Wednesday on drug trafficking charges in connection with an early morning raid on a Missoula area home this week. In the Canyon Creek neighborhood west of Missoula,...

Ireland faces new felony charge

HELENA - A Helena suspect charged with kicking in doors at two apartments on Sunday is now charged with a felony. County prosecutors have added a charge of assault with a weapon against Gregory M....

Michigan father says bone fragments found in Missoula shed are not from his 3...

MISSOULA - The father of three missing boys in Michigan says the bones found in Missoula this fall are not the remains of his children. A cleaning crew found a box containing skeletal remains in...

Two men arrested for robbing Billings casino at gunpoint

BILLINGS - Billings police have arrested two men suspected of robbing a casino. The robbery happened at about 11:48 p.m. Monday when a male suspect entered Dotty's Casino at 4010 Montana Sapphire Dr. with a...

Man sentenced for Montana meth ring

GREAT FALLS - The United States Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday that Michael Lira of Billings was sentenced to 150 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Brian...

$500,000 bail upheld for Bozeman stabbing suspect arrested in East Helena

BOZEMAN - A suspect arrested in East Helena last week appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Tuesday to face a charge of attempted homicide for a recent stabbing in Bozeman. Jonathan Meyer, 20, was...

Helena man accused of stalking, breaking doors

HELENA - A Helena man is accused of breaking down doors while allegedly stalking a woman. Gregory M. Ireland is charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief after an incident Sunday. Ireland allegedly kicked in doors at two...

Bozeman man charged after woman jumps from moving vehicle to escape assault

BOZEMAN - Garrett Patrick Grahl of Bozeman is accused of kidnapping and assault after a woman came into a Four Corners store, claiming she had jumped from a moving vehicle after being struck repeatedly...

Inmate in Montana State Prison dies

DEERLODGE - A Montana State Prison inmate has died. Joe Edward Gordon died on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, Montana of an extended illness. He was 61 years old. Gordon...

Law enforcement battling rising property crime in Billings

BILLINGS - Property crime can be found in towns of any size, but Billings is witnessing a rise. Whether it's burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, or arson, as many as 17 of these crimes happen here...

Helena man arrested for fifth DUI charge

HELENA - A 58-year-old Helena man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of his fifth DUI. Vernon Leppink is charged with the felony DUI charge, and driving with a revoked license, a misdemeanor. According to court documents,...