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Helena area drug dealers LeClair and Stephens sentenced to federal prison

HELENA - Two Butte residents connected to a fatal shooting at a Helena motel have been sentenced to prison on federal drug charges. 42 year-old Brandon James LeClair and 30 year-old Travis Holly Stephens pleaded...

Burrafato charged with DUI in school zone with child in vehicle

GREAT FALLS - Carrie Burrafato has been charged with one felony and three misdemeanors in Great Falls after she allegedly was speeding in a school zone while under the influence, and had a child...

Billings standoff suspect was on probation for weapons offenses, name released

BILLINGS - The man who engaged Billings police in a standoff downtown on Tuesday was identified Wednesday by the Montana Department of Justice, which is now heading the investigation. Two state probation and parole officers...

Great Falls man charged after allegedly threatening to hurt baby

GREAT FALLS - Kyle Patrick Ramon has been charged with one felony and one misdemeanor in Great Falls after allegedly threatening to harm his baby. The incident that led to the charges happened on...

Martin City man faces murder charge in Hungry Horse shooting

KALISPELL - A Martin City man could face life in prison if convicted in a fatal shooting that happened in Hungry Horse last week. 47-year-old James William Quen of Martin City was charged with deliberate...

Billings man charged with robbery for stealing candy bar

BILLINGS - A Billings man was charged Monday with felony robbery for allegedly stealing a candy bar from an Ace Hardware store on Sunday. David William Bowman, 57, was scheduled to make his initial appearance...

Great Falls man sentenced to prison on firearm charge

GREAT FALLS - Brian Denelson Willman of Great Falls, 31 years old, was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release after pleading guilty to prohibited person...

Rose facing murder charge for death of Stevenson

GREAT FALLS - William Patrick Rose III was arrested on Friday, April 27th, and is facing a charge of deliberate homicide for the death of Steven Jacobson. Rose was initially charged with assault with a...

Martinez charged with felony for stealing elderly man’s credit card

GREAT FALLS - Kristina Lee Martinez, 46, has been charged with a felony after allegedly stealing an elderly man's debit card and credit card and charging over $200 worth of items to the cards. Court...

Three people arrested at Bozeman hotel are accused of distributing drugs

BOZEMAN - Three people face felony charges after police allegedly found them in possession of methamphetamine and other drugs at a Bozeman-area motel on Sunday. Antonio Creel, Cheyanne Young, and Kaylenne Dues-Carey all appeared in...

$100K bail for Montana man charged with 6th DUI

BOZEMAN - A man with five prior DUI convictions was arrested Friday after allegedly speeding on the interstate with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit and nearly rear-ending a pickup...

Downtown Missoula “suspicious” item turns out to be rice cooker

MISSOULA - If you were downtown Missoula on Friday evening you may have noticed police activity. The Missoula Police Department said the 200 Block of Higgins Ave. was closed off while a suspicious item was...

Bozeman man charged with arson in Thursday house fire

BOZEMAN - A Bozeman man was seen in justice court on Friday, April 27, after being charged with arson in connection with a house fire on Thursday. Richard Bruce Ferrie, 71, was charged with felony...

Billings man, woman appear on theft, drug charges

BILLINGS - A pair from Billings was arrested Thursday after reportedly stealing purses from a Bozeman store. While being arrested, Bozeman Police officers found methamphetamine and heroin in the pair’s vehicle. According to charging documents,...

Women suspected in Helena area home invasion captured

UPDATE: 04/26/2018: The Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff's Office says Melissa Shurtliff and Jamie Milsten have been apprehended. The Sheriff's Office posted the information on its Facebook page Thursday morning. The FBI put out an alert...

1 person dead in shooting in Hungry Horse; suspect arrested

The Flathead County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of a man in Hungry Horse. According to a press release from Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry, deputies were dispatched at about 11:40 pm on...

$200,000 arrest warrant issued for woman linked to Lincoln RV Park burlgary

HELENA - The Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a woman wanted for burglary and theft. A $200,000 arrest warrant has been issued for Lakota Salminen. Court documents...

Hazlitt charged with two felonies for strangling woman

 HELENA - Paris James Hazlitt, 19, has been charged with two felonies after allegedly strangling a woman and preventing her from leaving a residence. According to the Helena Police Department, Hazlitt allegedly used a purse...

Great Falls judge denies request to reduce bond for Garcia

GREAT FALLS - Joseph Eugene Garcia, who was arrested on charges of sexual abuse of children, was in court in Great Falls on Wednesday to request a lower bond. Garcia was arrested in March in...

Police seek Butte casino robbery suspect

BUTTE - Police in Butte are looking for the suspect who robbed a local casino Wednesday morning at gunpoint. The suspect entered the Happy Endings Casino on Paxson Street about 2:30 a.m., pointed a small...

Public’s help sought in Billings homicide investigation

BILLINGS - The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in its investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found in the Yellowstone River. Sheriff Mike Linder said in a...

Trial date set for Frenchtown teacher charged with sexual assault

MISSOULA - A Frenchtown High School music teacher appeared in court Wednesday to set his trial date on charges that he sexually assaulted two students. A jury trial is scheduled to take place from Aug....

Cox sentenced to prison on firearm charge

HELENA - William Paul Cox, Jr, a 35-year-old Helena resident, was sentenced on Thursday to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to being a felon in...

Lame Deer man sentenced to 4 years in prison for deadly assault

BILLINGS - A Lame Deer man will spend less than five years in prison for beating a man to death with a trampoline pole last year. Derek Shoulderblade, 23, was sentenced in U.S. District Court...

Conway charged with threatening to “bury” a witness

GREAT FALLS - Mitchell Brian Conway has been charged in Great Falls with felony intimidation. Court documents state that on April 17th, Conway was arrested for assault on a minor after a witness (named as...