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Clancy suspect charged with felony drug possession

HELENA - A suspect from Clancy is charged with possession of heroin and meth following in an incident in October. Chance Allen Harbour is charged with two counts of felony possession of dangerous drugs. Prosecutors say...

Billings man accused of raping teenage girl during her school lunch break

BILLINGS - A Billings man was in jail Sunday for allegedly raping a teenage girl behind Hobby Lobby during her lunch break. Dylan Patrick Curtin, 20, is charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court with one...

Former Florence doctor may not be heading to prison right away

 HAMILTON - A former Florence doctor was sentenced Friday after a jury found him guilty of nearly two dozen felonies, including two counts of negligent homicide. However, he won’t be going to prison unless the...

Great Falls teacher placed on leave after being charged with ID theft and forgery

GREAT FALLS - Debra Kay Thomas, a teacher at Whittier Elementary School in Great Falls, has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with forgery and theft of identity. According to the Whittier Elementary...

Hardin superintendent says kids were “really scared” after gun brought to school

 HARDIN - School was closed in Hardin on Friday, following social media threats from the student who allegedly brought a gun to school last Friday. Hardin Schools Superintendent Dennis Gerke said it has been a...

Billings church struck with Nazi graffiti for second time in 8 days

BILLINGS - Grace United Methodist Church was vandalized with Nazi graffiti and anti-LGBTQ literature Thursday night, according to Church Council President Angie Buckley. This comes just over a week after a similar act of vandalism...

Great Falls man sentenced for killing his wife

 GREAT FALLS - Roy Edward Scott has been sentenced to 15 years, with 10 of the years suspended, to the Montana State Prison for the death of his wife Stephanie Wells. Scott was found guilty...

Frenchtown teacher faces new felony charge in groping case

MISSOULA - A Frenchtown music teacher now faces a felony sexual assault charge after prosecutors say he inappropriately touched a female student on a near daily-basis. Missoula Deputy County Attorney Brian Lowney filed the charge...

Investigation continues: Son said father forced him to Belgrade shooting scene

BOZEMAN - The son of a Bozeman man accused of killing his estranged wife in early January reportedly told investigators that he was in the house with his father when two women were shot,...

Former Florence doctor sentenced in high-profile drug case

HAMILTON - A judge has sentenced former Florence doctor Chris Christensen to 20 years in prison with 10 of those years suspended. Ravalli County District Court Judge Jeffery Langton said prior to Friday morning's sentencing...

BOLO Alert issued for Donte King

The U.S. Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (be on the lookout) for Dante King. King is wanted by the Violent Offender Task Force based on a felony warrant for assault...

Helena woman charged with vehicle theft

A Helena woman is accused of stealing a vehicle from outside the Grubstake Bar. Alisia Landis, 30 years old, is being charged with felony theft. An officer took a report of a stolen vehicle early...

Fugitive who sparked East Missoula manhunt wanted to “die by cop”

 MISSOULA - An armed fugitive that lead authorities on a five-hour manhunt through East Missoula this week told authorities he “wanted to die by cop” but could not follow through. In court documents, when authorities...

Helena man charged with strangling partner

HELENA - A Helena suspect is charged with two counts of felony strangulation. Prosecutors say Shane Matthew Kroll strangled an intimate partner twice in the space of a few days. Helena Police were called to a...

Former Vann’s CEO asks for fraud conviction to be overturned

SAN FRANCISCO - Former Vann’s CEO George Manlove is asking for his conviction on more than a hundred counts in a federal fraud case to be overturned, arguing he was denied a fair trial...

Prosecutors say Hardin teacher hid gun, lied to authorities

HARDIN - A Hardin art teacher is facing multiple felony charges after a handgun was found in her classroom over the weekend. Nora Bettina Block, an art teacher at Hardin High School, knowingly possessed a...

Judge sets bond at $500,000 for attempted homicide suspect arrested in East Helena

HELENA- A 20-year-old man arrested in East Helena is suspected of stabbing another man in Bozeman. Judge Michael Swingley set Jonathan Meyer's bond at half a million dollars at a Thursday Justice Court Appearance. According to...

Judge rules jail staff can restrict Missoula murder suspects law library access

MISSOULA - A Missoula County district court judge issued an order this week allowing Missoula County Detention Center staff to regulate inmates use of the law library on site based on their behavior. This order...

Bozeman teenager pleads guilty to negligent homicide

BOZEMAN - A Bozeman teen has pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from the death of his friend after a high-speed car crash in 2016. Nineteen-year-old Jacob Burroughs appeared in Gallatin County District Court on...

Man attempts to stop fleeing suspect in stolen truck in Billings

BILLINGS - A 46-year-old man wasn't ready to let someone steal his pickup and get away with it. On Wednesday morning, Rusty Castro, 23, attempted to steal a 2004 Red GMC pickup on Grand Avenue,...

Hardin teacher arrested after gun found in classroom

 HARDIN - A Hardin High School art teacher is facing several felony charges after a handgun was found in a classroom. According to Big Horn County Sheriff's Office, a student resource officer received information that...

Couple charged for allegedly beating child with utensils and shoes

Kevin John McNees and Peggy Alice McNees have been charged after allegedly beating a 12-year-old girl with high-heel shoes and kitchen utensils. According to court documents, the girl went to school on January 29 with...

Roman Nose reported as escapee from Helena pre-release center

HELENA - The Helena Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a Martin Lee Roman Nose, who walked away from the Pre-Release Center overnight. He is currently listed in escape status and there is a...

Helena suspect allegedly harassed ex-girlfriend repeatedly

HELENA - A Helena suspect is charged with felonies for repeatedly harassing a former girlfriend. Appearing in Lewis and Clark Justice Court Tuesday afternoon, Dean Ostien Crider is charged with felony partner family member assault...

Victim says she wanted out at Billings trial for alleged pimp

BILLINGS -- At trial Tuesday for the man accused of operating a prostitution ring in Montana involving women and children, one victim testified that she was forced into the commercial sex business by way...