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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...

Billings man stabbed early Thanksgiving morning

BILLINGS - Officers were dispatched to 603 North 25th Street at 4:07 a.m. Thursday morning for a reported stabbing. A 47-year-old man was found at the scene with multiple stab wounds, according to the Billings...

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...

Suspect in custody after standoff in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Hours later, a suspect is in custody, but officials continue to investigate a standoff that occurred on Monday in Great Falls. Great Falls Police Department released details on Monday evening about the...

Bond set at $3M for man accused of Belfry triple murder

  RED LODGE - The man accused in the execution-style murder of three Belfry residents in early April denied the charges in Carbon County District Court on Wednesday. Robert LeCou, 39, pleaded not guilty to three...

11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to "systematically" keep blacks off the jury Tuesday after prosecutors used their strikes to keep two black women off the panel. Judge Steven O'Neill...

Judge: I’m not ready to free ’57 cold case convict

(CNN) -- An Illinois judge declined on Friday to free the man convicted of murder in one of the nation's oldest cold cases, even though the prosecution and defense agree Jack Daniel McCullough is...

Missoula police investigate possible shooting

MISSOULA - Missoula police are investigating a possible shooting that happened on the 1600 block of Milwaukee Way on Wednesday morning. Police spokesman Sergeant Travis Welsh said a woman called 911 around 9:40 a.m. reporting...

Civil Lawsuit Comes to an End for Joseph Campbell

(HELENA) The wrongful death case involving an Augusta area man accused of murder has been settled out of court. Joseph Campbell is accused of shooting Tim Newman to death in October of 2013 following years of...

Helena man appears in court after threatening three women with violence

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) A Helena suspect accused of burglary as well as threatening three women with violence pleads guilty in two separate cases. Calvin Merle Veigel told district judge James Reynolds this Thursday...

Montana teen admits to murder charge for woman’s stabbing death

FALLS - Joseph Knowles has pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide for the death of 18-year-old Megan Meriwether. Knowles, 17, admitted in court Tuesday that on Sept. 23, 2016, he was planning to steal marijuana from Meriwether. During the...

Helena man accused of assaulting a child

HELENA - A 30-year-old Helena suspect is accused of assaulting an 11-year-old child Thursday. Dylan Michael Ford was arrested Thursday night after an altercation on the 2700 block of Dodge Avenue. According to a police report,...

Helena woman accused of stealing trailer

HELENA-A Helena woman is charged with stealing a camper trailer and numerous household items in October. Kendra Rae Cronholm was seen via video in Lewis and Clark Justice Court Thursday, charged with felony theft. Charging documents...

Harris sentenced for stabbing husband

(MTN NEWS-TOWNSEND) Vicky Lynn Harris, the Broadwater County woman charged with stabbing her husband in the chest, was sentenced on Friday. Earlier this year Harris pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of assault with a...

Bicyclist identified in fatal hit-and-run; suspect arrested

MISSOULA - The bicyclist who was hit and killed by a vehicle in Lake County on Sunday has been identified and a suspect is in custody. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said Nick J. Herak, 73, from the St....

Dad who took kids from state custody gets deferred sentence

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man who helped his wife abduct their children from state custody has been given a deferred sentence. 35-year-old Donald Stratton on Monday was given a three-year deferred sentence for custodial...

Gomez found guilty of murdering his girlfriend

MISSOULA -After just over two hours of deliberation, the jury found 31-year-old Emmanuel Gomez guilty of murdering his 26-year-old girlfriend Charlie Wyrick last December. Deputy County Attorney Jordan Kilby, and County Attorney Kirsten Pabst recapped...

Billings man sentenced for raping toddler

(BILLINGS) A Billings man was spared prison on Tuesday for the 2014 rape of an infant whose injuries were so severe that she nearly died. Daniel Degele, 28, was sentenced by Yellowstone County District Judge...

UPDATE: Man admits to killing Bozeman woman in early morning shooting

(MTN News-BOZEMAN) Anthony Tobias Fagiano, 35 years old, was charged in Bozeman on Wednesday with the deliberate homicide of Darcy Buhmann. Fagiano admitted to officers that he shot and killed her, according to charging documents. His...

2 confirmed dead in Lolo shooting, suspect in custody

LOLO UPDATE (6:46p.m.) -Missoula County Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Brenda Bassett says one male and one female have been found dead at the scene of a reported shooting west of Lolo. Bassett says the suspect surrendered...

Great Falls stabbing suspect arrested

GREAT FALLS - After releasing surveillance photos from a Great Falls stabbing, police say a suspect is in custody. Philip Prindle has been taken into custody in connection with a stabbing that happened in downtown Great...

Second suspect admits role in beating, dismemberment, decapitation of Billings man

BILLINGS - The man accused of helping his female relative dispose of her boyfriend’s body after he was beaten, dismembered and decapitated at a Billings apartment in 2015 has pleaded guilty to the crime. Patrick...

Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Kevin Kenneth Gaethle

  BILLINGS - The United States Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for Kevin Kenneth Gaethle. Gaethle, 34, is wanted for a probation violation following his conviction for robbery. According to state prison records,...

Great Falls man’s bail reduction denied in murder case

GREAT FALLS -Bail for Brandon Craft, accused of murdering Adam Petzack and stealing his veterans benefits, will remain at $1 million. District Judge Elizabeth Best said Monday that Craft remains a threat to the community. Craft...

Helena man sentenced to prison for killing child

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); Life in prison - that's the sentence handed down to Coleton Coburn on Thursday by District Court Judge Mike Menahan. Coburn pleaded guilty to the 2015 beating death of...