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Suspect arrested in connection with Belfry triple murder

BILLINGS -Robert James LeCou, the man believed to have killed three people in Belfry on Thursday, was arrested near Spokane, Washington, last night. A press release from the Montana Department of Justice says that LeCou,...

Suspect in three Belfry murders arrested near Spokane

  BILLINGS -Robert James LeCou, the man believed to have killed three people in Belfry on Thursday, was arrested near Spokane, Washington, last night. A press release from the Montana Department of Justice says that LeCou,...

California truck driver who killed Montana man pleads guilty

    (HELENA) A California truck driver has plead guilty to crashing his semi into oncoming traffic and killing a Montana man. Asad Khan entered a plea of guilty to felony negligent homicide last Friday in Broadwater...

3 people found dead in Belfry

  BILLINGS -The Carbon County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of three people in the community of Belfry. The Carbon County Sheriff's Office said a male suspect has been identified and there is no threat to...

Helena man charged with sexual abuse of children

(HELENA) A 50 year old Helena man pleads not guilty to being in possession of images of child sex abuse. Michael Boman was arraigned in District Court Wednesday morning on a charge of felony sexual...

Parents of toddlers that were chemically burned appear in court

(HELENA) A mother and father facing a number of felony charges for exposing their young children to dangerous chemicals and methamphetamine appear in District Court. Erin Lousie Morris and her husband Robert are accused of...

Penalty in campaign case: Must Rep. Wittich be removed from office?

HELENA - A judge now must decide the penalty for Bozeman state Rep. Art Wittich, for receiving illegal campaign contributions in 2010 – and that penalty could be removal from office, a fine, or both. District...

Man wanted in Idaho pastor shooting will be extradited from DC

  WASHINGTON D.C. -A man wanted by Idaho authorities in an attack that left a church pastor seriously wounded will be extradited from Washington, D.C., where he was arrested after allegedly throwing items over the...

Johnson facing new charges of tampering with a witness and intimidation

GREAT FALLS - Francisco Padilla Johnson was back before a judge in Great Falls on Tuesday to face new charges of tampering with a witness and intimidation. This came after Johnson was sentenced on Monday...

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in James Stiffler shooting case

  (HELENA) Representatives of a man who was killed during a home burglary in May 2013 are suing the shooter, James George Stiffler, for wrongful death. James Stiffler was charged with deliberate homicide for the shooting...

East Helena man charged with 5 felonies over the weekend

  HELENA- A suspect from East Helena has been charged with 5 felonies following a weekend arrest. William Paul Cox Jr is accused of breaking into a construction site on Old Iron Drive on Friday April,...

Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Charles B. Smith

BILLINGS -A BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) has been issued for a man wanted in Cascade County on two counts of felony sexual intercourse without consent. The United States Marshals Service District of Montana issued the alert...

Lewis & Clark County Commission to consider jail inmate medical services contract

    HELENA - The Lewis and Clark County Commission is considering a contract that if approved, would provide medical services to jail inmates. It's a nearly $257,000 agreement between the county and  Benefis Spectrum Medical. County documents...

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...

BOLO Alert – Wanted in Montana: Christopher Patrick Lee Bennett

      BILLINGS -The U.S. Marshals Service in Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be On the Look-Out) for Christopher Patrick Lee Bennett, a man with a felony drug conviction in Yellowstone County. Bennett, 25 years old,...

Billings man sentenced to prison for abusing twin babies before wife killed one child

BILLINGS -The Billings father who abused his 10-week-old twins before his wife killed one of the babies on Christmas Day will spend 15 years behind bars. Brandon Edwards, 29, was sentenced Friday by Judge Mary Jane...

Wittich takes the stand in campaign-violation trial

HELENA -Republican state lawmaker Art Wittich told jurors Thursday he did not receive “any benefit” from several conservative groups supporting his 2010 Senate campaign – and knew nothing of most of their efforts. Wittich, testifying...

Man attacked with machete in Billings hotel robbery

BILLINGS - Billings Police are looking for a suspect who attacked a man with a machete during an apparent robbery. The victim was taken to the hospital with cuts to the head. Billings Police Sergeant Harley...

Death of 2-year-old Evergreen girl investigated

KALISPELL -Authorities are investigating the death of a young girl. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says that two-year-old  Zaila Haynes, died on Tuesday morning in Evergreen. The girl was taken to Kalispell  Regional Medical Center shortly before...

Testimony continues in the Wittich trial

  (MTN News-Helena) A conservative campaign operative had some hard-hitting testimony Tuesday, on day-two of the campaign-violation trial for Republican state lawmaker Art Wittich. Sarah Arnold of Denver, Colorado, worked on behalf of Wittich’s 2010 state Senate...

Hardin woman denies 7 new charges in girl’s death

  HARDIN-The Hardin woman convicted of criminal endangerment for the death of a 6-year-old girl pleaded not guilty to seven new charges Tuesday morning. Kerstyn Old Bull, 28, now faces two counts of aggravated assault, four counts of assault...

Great Falls man charged with deliberate homicide in death of his wife

Roy Edward Scott of Great Falls has been charged with deliberate homicide for the death of his wife, Stephanie Wells. Scott was initially charged with felony criminal endangerment, according to court documents, because he "created...

Wittich’s trial begins with opening statements

  (MTN News-Helena) The high-profile, political-money trial involving Republican state lawmaker Art Wittich got under way today in Helena.   Wittich, a Bozeman attorney, is accused of taking illegal, corporate contributions to help his 2010 campaign for...

Fagiano pleads not guilty to killing Buhmann

  (MTN News-BOZEMAN) Anthony Tobias Fagiano of Bozeman pleaded not guilty on Monday to killing his former girlfriend, Darcy Buhmann. Fagiano, 35 years old, pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide and three other charges: aggravated burglary, theft, and...

Great Falls man charged in connection with death of woman

GREAT FALLS -Roy Edward Scott has been charged with felony criminal endangerment in connection with the death of Stephanie Wells in Great Falls. Court documents state that a Great Falls police officer was dispatched to...