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Conn sentenced to 35 years for raping a child

HELENA - A man who pleaded guilty to raping a Helena girl under the age of seven has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. James Blake Conn pleaded guilty to a single charge of...

Nurse claims she was fired from Crow Health Center for reporting sexual assault

BILLINGS - A woman claims in a lawsuit filed in a Billings federal court that she was fired from her position as a registered nurse at Awe KualaWaache Care on the Crow Indian Reservation...

Man allegedly cashes stolen checks while completing Butte Pre-Release program

BUTTE - An inmate at the Butte Pre-Release Center is accused of cashing stolen checks. Butte police say 47-year-old James Whitaker cashed two checks stolen from a local business in the amount of $1,800 earlier...

Man denies shooting at officers, engaging Billings police in standoff

 BILLINGS -- The man accused of shooting at two probation and parole officers before engaging Billings police in a standoff downtown earlier this month pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday at his arraignment. Michael...

Arocha, convicted of voluntary manslaughter, free until September sentencing

 GREAT FALLS - William Arocha, Jr., was found guilty on May 9th of voluntary manslaughter for the stabbing death of Shane LaPlant. Arocha is scheduled to be sentenced on September 6th. After the verdict was...

Great Falls man charged with sexually assaulting a teen

GREAT FALLS - Thomas Kaz Bacon has been charged with sexually assaulting a teen in Great Falls. Court documents allege that Bacon sexually assaulted the 14-year old girl numerous times over the span of several...

Boy arrested after shooting mother’s ex-boyfriend in neck on Billings South Side

BILLINGS - Billings police and emergency crews responded Tuesday afternoon to a report of a shooting outside of an apartment complex at 801 S. 28th St. Paramedics are treating a male victim with a wound...

Helena man accused of repeatedly punching girlfriend, breaking her nose

 HELENA - A Helena defendant is charged with attacking a female victim twice. Charlo C. Ford was arrested Saturday and charged with felony Partner-Family Member Assault. Charging documents say during an argument with his girlfriend last...

Schneider found guilty of deliberate homicide

HELENA-A jury found a Helena man guilty of fatally shooting his girlfriend. Skyler Schneider was found guilty of deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence for the July 2017 shooting of 23-year-old Katherine Spencer. The week-long trial ended with...

Murder suspect, convicted felon arrested in Hardin

 HARDIN - The Big Horn County Sheriff's Office arrested a murder suspect on Saturday who fled the state of Washington. Jacob Ozuna, a six-time convicted felon and dangerous gang member, is a deadly shooting suspect...

Former Billings residents ordered to stand trial in Utah for baby’s murder

UTAH - A pair of longtime Billings residents charged in Utah with the murder of their young daughter have been ordered to stand trial. Miller Costello, 26, and his 23-year-old wife, Brenda Emile, were ordered...

Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Bruce Oliveira

BILLINGS - The United States Marshals Service has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for Bruce Oliveira. Oliveira, 57, is wanted by the Montana Violent Offender Task Force for failing to register as a violent offender....

Amber Alert canceled, missing Billings toddler found safe

UPDATE 9:00 a.m.: Christopher Joseph Getsdownoften has been located and is safe. Billings police have canceled the Amber Alert issued early Monday morning. "The child and his father Ernest Getsdown were both located at a south...

Special K Ranch in Columbus sued for negligence following alleged rape

BILLINGS - The Special K Ranch in Columbus is denying allegations made by a Georgia man who claims his disabled son was sexually assaulted at the facility. The complaint filed against the Special K Ranch...

Man faces federal charge for assault that left Poplar man dead

POPLAR - Nearly one year after a Poplar man was beaten to death outside a convenience store, one of the three suspects charged in Fort Peck Tribal Court has been charged in federal court. Errol...

Wyoming troopers seeking suspect after seizing 50 pounds of meth during traffic stop

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers announced Thursday they seized 50 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $425,000 in an April traffic stop in Sweetwater County, and they're trying to figure out who's responsible. The troopers said...

Nash pleads guilty to wire fraud and money laundering

GREAT FALLS - The United States Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday that Jay Nash of Great Falls pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering during a federal court hearing on Wednesday before U.S....

Vehicle links Three Forks fugitive to man accused of meth possession

BOZEMAN - Shawn Robert Arrants, 40, and Daniel Gavinsky, 30, both appeared in Gallatin County courtrooms Wednesday, and their alleged crimes share a connection. Arrants made his initial appearance in District Court on charges of...

Developer of biggest home in Billings charged with faking his own abduction in Virginia

BILLINGS - Larry Price, the developer of the largest home ever built in Billings, is facing federal charges for allegedly faking his own abduction in Virginia in a scheme to “disappear” with his mistress...

Police confirm identify of suspect in Bozeman guitar theft

BOZEMAN - Police confirmed that they have identified a suspect in last Friday’s attempted guitar theft at Music Villa guitar shop in Bozeman. The suspect’s name has not been released and an arrest has not...

Update: Philipsburg vandalism suspects identified

UPDATE 3:40 p.m. - The Granite County Sheriff's Office has announced that they have identified the suspects in a Philipsburg vandalism case. PHILIPSBURG – The Granite County Sheriff’s office needs help from the public identifying...

Man charged with 10th DUI, and soliciting sex from a woman in Billings

BILLINGS - Wesley Couture, a man with nine DUI convictions, was arrested by Billings police on Tuesday for allegedly driving drunk and soliciting oral sex from a woman he picked up. Couture, 60 years old,...

Suspect in murder of Anaconda woman arrested

ANACONDA – A 64-year-old Anaconda woman was found murdered in her East Part Street home Tuesday and Butte police have the man suspected of that murder in custody. Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkell said police...

Lappe charged with stealing $38K+ from Montana High School Rodeo Association

GREAT FALLS - Alesia "Lisa" Lappe, the former secretary of the Montana High School Rodeo Association, has been charged with embezzling several thousand dollars. Lappe is charged with one count of theft by embezzlement by...

Anaconda man accused of driving big rig under the influence

BOZEMAN - An Anaconda man was arrested in Bozeman on Tuesday after Montana Highway Patrol troopers allegedly observed his Peterbilt commercial truck swerving across lanes on the interstate. Court documents state that MHP received reports...