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Deputy hit by suspect vehicle in Billings pursuit released from hospital

BILLINGS - The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s deputy who was injured when he was hit by the vehicle he was chasing late Monday night has been released from the hospital. Sheriff Mike Linder said the deputy, whose...

Former Great Falls HR chief sentenced for tampering with evidence

    GREAT FALLS - Linda Lee Williams, the former human resources director for the City of Great Falls, was sentenced on Wednesday. She entered a no-contest plea to a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Williams received...

Sexual assault investigation of Anaconda b-ball players passed to Ravalli County Attorney

HAMILTON - The Hamilton Police Department has completed their investigation into a reported sexual assault involving two Anaconda High School basketball players. Their findings in the case were passed on to the Ravalli County Attorney’s...

Great Falls Police Dept. investigating overnight death

UPDATE (5:03 p.m.) The Great Falls Police Department is continuing to investigate a death at the Airway Motel. The body of the person - whose name has not yet been released - has been taken...

Stiffler’s Trial Continues in Helena

(MTN News-HELENA)  The prosecution continues to build its case against James Stiffler, the Helena man accused of killing a home intruder in 2013. On the witness stand on the morning of February 3, a sheriff's...

St. Patrick’s Day Helena Crime Watch

Reported by HPD: On 03/17/16 at 0851 hours, an Officer responded to the area of 6th and Last Chance for a report of a suspicious male possibly carrying a weapon.  The Officer met with the...

Maestas charged for theft in Great Falls

(MTN NEWS - Great Falls) Jeremy Leroy Maestas is facing several charges in Great Falls after reportedly being found driving a stolen SUV. According to court documents, a police officer pulled Maestas over on the...

Charity con man can be asked to pay restitution, court rules

HELENA (AP) — A Maryland saxophone player who was convicted of defrauding a Montana charity could be required to pay restitution to victims of similar schemes throughout the country, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court...

Woman pleads guilty to her role in nephew’s death

POLSON, Mont. (AP) — A 24-year-old Arlee woman has pleaded guilty to her role in the beating death of her 18-year-old nephew. Kassandra Seese pleaded guilty Wednesday to accountability to negligent homicide in the Feb....

Motorcyclist may face charges for Sunday chase

(MTN News-HELENA) The 21-year-old motorcyclist who crashed in front of a school after leading police on a brief chase Sunday morning faces possible misdemeanor charges. Charges have not yet been filed but law enforcement officials said a...

Teen sentenced for stabbing three MSU-Northern students in Havre

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS)  Justice Brown was sentenced to 100 years in prison for stabbing three Montana State University-Northern students in May, according to the Havre Daily News. Brown, 18 years old, pleaded guilty in November...

No homicide charges in Lolo double shooting

LOLO - No homicide charges have been filed in a Lolo shooting that left two dead in January, but now information is known about what happened that afternoon. On January 9, 51-year-old Bradley Stover and 43-year-old...

Helena man appears in court after high-speed chase with police

(HELENA) A Helena suspect allegedly involved in a weekend high speed chase has been charged with criminal endangerment. Jade Earl Champagne was arrested on Saturday, April 9 after he refused to pull over for a traffic...

Truck driver pleads not guilty to fatal hit-and-run

GREAT FALLS - Jaroslav Kleberc, the truck driver accused of negligently causing the death of Marvin Knutson, appeared in court in Great Falls on Thursday. Kleberc pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide, tampering with physical evidence, and...

Police find weapon and drug paraphernalia in Cox’s jail cell

HELENA - An inmate at the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center is facing a felony charge after police say, when searching his cell, they found a weapon and drug paraphernalia. 34-year-old William Cox appeared...

Caregiver charged with forging checks in Helena

  (MTN News-HELENA) A Helena woman, Kari Annette Battell, who allegedly forged multiple checks, pleaded not guilty in District Court on Wednesday morning. On January 28, 2016, the Helena Police Department was sent to a residence...

Two suspects charged with assault after fight at Helena apartment

HELENA - Two suspects are both charged with felony assault after a fight early Wednesday morning at the Guardian Apartments. Helena Police say John Paul Warner, 35, hit another individual in the head with a flashlight...

Former Marine from Montana attacked in Wyoming, hate crime investigated

SHERIDAN, W.Y. -A former Marine from Montana is recovering after he was attacked by two men outside a bar in northern Wyoming on May 7. Court documents state Clayton Denny, who used to work in Billings as...

Gates appears in court after allegedly assaulting his wife

(HELENA) A Helena man is charged with assaulting his wife several times over the past month. 25-year old Barry Gates is charged with felony aggravated assault and felony partner family assault. He appeared via video in...

Transient man accused of pointing gun at boys in Bozeman park

BOZEMAN - A man who allegedly pointed a handgun at four boys at a Bozeman park is behind bars. Joe Sylvester Ryals, 69, was charged with assault with a weapon in Gallatin County Justice Court Tuesday...

Suspect accused of stabbing a male victim pleads not guilty

(MTN News-HELENA) A suspect accused of stabbing a male victim during an early morning confrontation last week pleaded not guilty. Pauline Helen Redfox was arraigned Wednesday morning on one count of Assault with a Weapon. Prosecutors...

Helena woman charged with felony after she tried to steal ex-boyfriend’s lamp

HELENA – A Helena woman has been charged with a felony after she allegedly broke into her ex-boyfriend’s house and tried to steal a lamp. On Tuesday officers were dispatched to a call about a...

Bozeman man charged after large amounts of drugs found in residence

BOZEMAN - A Bozeman man is behind bars accused of distributing large quantities of drugs in Bozeman. Christopher M. Flanagan, 20, is charged with possession with intent to distribute dangerous drugs and will be seen...

Appeal based on global warming unlikely in activist case

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A lawyer for an environmental activist convicted of targeting an oil pipeline in North Dakota said he doesn't think a judge's decision disallowing the threat of global warming as a...

Quigg charged with sexual assault for touching girls on bus

(MTN NEWS-MISSOULA) A man who told police he was "blackout drunk" has been charged for touching girls inappropriately on a transit bus. Timothy Quigg is charged with physical contact of insulting nature and three counts of...