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Charges dismissed against homicide suspect; Sheriff disagrees with attorney’s findings

POLSON - The Lake County sheriff says he disagrees with the Lake County Attorney’s Office over not filing charges against a Pablo man who shot and killed a man in September. In a press release...

Man detained for firing shots in Missoula hotel

MISSOULA -  Police in Missoula detained a man Wednesday morning after he called 911 to report that he had shot at people who were trying to kill him in the DoubleTree Hotel on East Broadway. Missoula Police Department...

Christensen cross-examined as jury trial continues

HAMILTON - Back in court Tuesday, the former Florence doctor took the stand to address a long list of accusations against him. Chris Christensen faces 22 felony charges, including negligent homicide in the deaths of two...

Driver escapes after Kalispell high speed chase

KALISPELL - Authorities say law enforcement was involved in a high-speed chase earlier this week in Kalispell. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David Mills was driving southbound on Willow Glen at approximately 4:50 p.m. when saw an older...

Frenchtown teacher pleads not guilty to sex assault charge

MISSOULA - A Frenchtown teacher charged with sexual assault says he’s not guilty. Troy Bashor entered the not guilty plea to a misdemeanor sexual assault charge Tuesday afternoon in Missoula County Justice Court. The Frenchtown music teacher has...

Helena man faces felony charges after allegedly threatening to kill police

HELENA - A Helena suspect has been charged after he allegedly threatened to kill a police officer during a DUI investigation. Rodrick J. Carbonell was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with felony threats in official matters...

Stolen car involved in “kidnapping” recovered in Missoula; suspect arrested

GREAT FALLS - Julianna Alemina Frank has been arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase and crashing a car that was reported stolen in Great Falls two weeks ago. The car was stolen in Downtown Great...

Series of California shootings kill 5, wound child at school

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — A gunman killed four people and wounded a number of others at random Tuesday at multiple locations in rural Northern California, including an elementary school, before police shot him...

Trial starts for man accused of killing his wife

GREAT FALLS - The trial of Roy Edward Scott charged with the death of his wife Stephanie Wells is underway in Great Falls. On Monday jury selection began. Opening statements will begin after a jury has...

Bozeman woman charged after picking up child from daycare while reportedly intoxicated

BOZEMAN - A Bozeman woman was arrested after an employee at a daycare facility reported to police that she picked up her child while intoxicated. Amber M. Coleman, 38, was charged with felony criminal child...

Goldsmith charged with raping a woman in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - A man has been charged with raping a woman in Great Falls. Albert Lee Goldsmith appeared in court on charges of felony sexual intercourse without consent. Court documents state that on Saturday at...

MSU Fraternity suspended over alcohol poisoning incident

BOZEMAN - Montana State University Police confirmed that the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been suspended after a party last weekend. According to police, one student was sent to the hospital for acute alcohol poisoning while...

Butte woman appears in court; faces felony charges after shooting at lounge

UPDATE (11/14) -  Sarah Baldwin of Butte, who allegedly fired a gun at a person inside an Uptown Butte lounge, appeared in court on Monday. Baldwin, 31 years old, faces two felony charges of attempted...

Early morning robbery reported near MSU, suspect sought

BOZEMAN - An early morning robbery was reported to MSU Police on Tuesday. According to reports, about 3:30 a.m. a man reported he was attacked while he was walking on South 6th Ave. near West...

20-year-old faces felony burglary charges after alleged break-in

HELENA - A 20-year-old Helena suspect is accused of breaking into a home in violation of a no-contact order. Nicholas Vinson is charged with felony burglary in connection with an incident that took place at...

Trial of ex-Florence doctor accused of 22 felonies continues

HAMILTON - The trial of former Florence doctor Chris Christensen continued on Monday with the defense witnesses taking the stand. Christensen is accused of 22 felony charges -- including two negligent homicide charges -- for...

Judge grants temporary injunction in Pondera County Sheriff recall election

A Pondera County judge has granted a temporary injunction in the recall election of Sheriff Carl Suta. Last week, Suta filed a temporary restraining order, a preliminary injunction, permanent injunction and declaratory relief. The complaint states that...

Sheriff: National opioid epidemic affects local community

HELENA - Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton is sounding the alarm about the rising number of drug overdoses linked to a powerful synthetic painkiller. Dutton said local first responders have seen 50 drug...

Woman pleads not guilty to endangering child and evidence tampering

GREAT FALLS - A woman in Great Falls pleaded not guilty to charges she faces in connection with a house party rape last month. Nicole Robinson Downs pleaded not guilty in Great Falls on Thursday to...

Montana man wanted for illegal gun dealing caught in Mexico

BILLINGS (AP) — A law enforcement official says a Montana man who spent almost two years as a fugitive after being indicted for illegal gun deals has been captured in Mexico and returned to...

Former Billings Clinic nurse charged with stealing narcotics from patients

BILLINGS - The former Billings Clinic nurse who allegedly admitted stealing narcotics from more than 300 patients has now been charged in federal court. Donald Friedlich Mills III pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Billings Tuesday...

Hostage hoax investigated in Polson

POLSON - The Polson Police Department dealt with what they thought was a hostage situation on Thursday afternoon before discovering it was all a hoax. An individual called 911 claiming to have five hostages inside a...

Suspect pleads not guilty to shooting woman in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Jason Charles Hoomalu pleaded not guilty on Thursday in connection with last month's shooting of a woman in Great Falls. The victim was taken to Benefis Health System with gunshot wounds to her...

Billings police officers hand out turkeys, not tickets

BILLINGS - It wasn't your typical ride-along with the Billings Police Department on Wednesday. It wasn’t your typical police situation, either. Those who were pulled over received turkeys, not tickets. Minor traffic violations earned Billings...

Drug trafficking suspect wanted by FBI

The FBI released a wanted poster for a man believed to be involved in drug-trafficking in Montana. Frederick Lona is wanted by the FBI for his alleged involvement in a drug-trafficking organization in the state...