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Barrus involved in previous police shootout

MISSOULA - The man who authorities said gunned down a Montana deputy, leading officers on a high speed chase across the state, was also involved in a similar showdown 17 years ago. 61-year-old Lloyd Barrus is now...

Deputy shooting suspect faces 16 felony charges

MISSOULA - A Bakersfield, California man accused of shooting and killing a Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy is charged with 16 felony counts of attempted murder in the shootout with area law enforcement Tuesday morning near Rock Creek. Missoula...

Marshall Barrus 1 of 2 suspects from deputy shooting dies of gunshot wound to...

MISSOULA - Missoula County Sheriff, T.J. McDermott announced Wednesday that one of Tuesday morning’s shooting suspects, Marshall Barrus, 38, has died at a Missoula hospital from a gunshot wound to the head he sustained...

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...

(UPDATE) The latest details in the investigation of the deputy shot and killed near...

UPDATE (3:30 p.m.) Montana Highway Patrol announced Tuesday afternoon that I-90 eastbound side is now moving and that Westbound lanes are beginning to move slowly. UPDATE (2:27 p.m.) - The Broadwater County Sheriff’s deputy who was...

Montana DCI leads investigation of fallen deputy

HELENA - Montana Division of Criminal Investigation officials said Tuesday that the agency is placing all of their resources into the investigation of the case involving a deputy who was shot and killed Tuesday...

MSP inmate convicted of sexual assault dies

GREAT FALLS - William Cameron Sr., a Montana State Prison inmate, died on Monday. He died at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula following an lengthy illness. Cameron, 66 years old, was sentenced in Cascade County in 2003...

Deputy shooting suspect has criminal history in Gallatin County

BOZEMAN - One of the two suspects in Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a Broadwater County Sheriff’s deputy Mason Moore has a criminal record in Gallatin County. Marshall Barrus was arrested in 2009 for burglary in...

Fallen deputy’s body escorted to Billings; crowds line the street to show support

UPDATE (2:27 p.m.) The Billings Police Department released a statement on Tuesday that at around 2:30 p.m. officers from the BPD and other Montana Law Enforcement Agencies will be escorting the body of Broadwater County...

Details of shootout with suspects of deputy shooting released from Butte-Silver Bow County

BUTTE - Butte-Silver Bow County Sherrif’s Office released more information on Tuesday morning’s fatal shooting. One of the suspects in Tuesday’s shooting death of a Broadwater County Sheriff’s deputy near Three Forks was shot in the head...

Man holding human head stabs store clerk; mother found dead

(UPDATE) Police have confirmed that the severed head of a woman brought into an Oregon grocery store before a stabbing belonged to the mother of the suspect. ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — A man killed his mother...

Billings: Roads closed, buses rerouted due to active police investigation

BILLINGS -  At least one shot has been fired prompting the Billings Police Department to closed some of the roads surrounding the Billings Logan International Airport for an active police investigation. Buses leaving from Alkali...

Montana man awaiting sentencing for harassing arrested

BILLINGS (AP) — A 57-year-old Montana man who was free while awaiting sentencing for harassing several women via text message or online has been arrested on suspicion of continuing to stalk one of his...

Glasgow man pardoned for rape conviction against woman who is now his wife

GLASGOW - Delano Foster of Glasgow spent years of his life behind bars for a crime that even his “victim” said he didn't commit. Foster met his now wife, Amber, back in 1995 when he...

Bond reduction denied for alleged murder

GREAT FALLS - Bond reduction has been denied for a Great Falls teenager accused in the stabbing to death Megan Meriwether during an alleged drug deal. Joseph Edward Knowles requested his $100,000 bail be reduced...

Man sentenced for raping a child

GREAT FALLS - Robert Matthew Paul Mitchell, convicted of raping an 11-year-old girl, was sentenced in Cascade County District Court on Friday. Mitchell was convicted of sexual intercourse without consent in October 2016. On Friday, District Court Judge John...

Capital High gets vandalized

HELENA – Helena Police were dispatched to Capital High School Friday morning after a call about vandalism came in. One of the back entries had been spray painted and the trees had been targeted with...

Teen sentenced for HHS arson faces new charges

HELENA - The Helena teenager who was sentenced Wednesday for starting a November arson fire at Helena High School was busted for theft on Thursday. Helena Police arrested the suspect after a report that the...

Alleged stalking leads to 3rd PMFA for Helena man

HELENA - An angry confrontation led to stalking and a felony partner family member assault charge for a Helena man. James Daniel Howe was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly approached a woman at her place...

Lincoln Man Accused of Abusing Children

HELENA - A Lincoln man has been charged with a trio of felonies involving children. Louis W. Mikesell was arrested Wednesday, charged with sexual intercourse without consent on a child under the age of 12...

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...

Man who claimed he created ‘Kung Fu Panda’ gets prison

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who falsely claimed he first came up with the character and story for the 2008 animated movie "Kung Fu Panda" has been sentenced to two years in prison. Jayme...

Man lashes out at prosecutor during courtroom outburst

HELENA - A suspect convicted of threatening to kill Helena Police officers denied more than a dozen violations of a suspended sentence. Leslie Aaron Mabrey denied 14 violations of a sentence he received last November. In...

Fatal hit-and-run crash suspect appears in court

GREAT FALLS - Jaroslav Kleberc, the truck driver accused of killing a man in a hit-and-run crash just outside of Great Falls, made his first court appearance on Wednesday after being extradited from Texas. Kleberc was arrested in...

Ex-stripper who ran US drug ring gets 17 years in prison

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former Las Vegas stripper who ran a drug trafficking ring that stretched from Washington state to North Dakota has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison....