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Helena homicide victims identified; neighbors shocked by murders

(MTN News-HELENA) County Coroner Mickey Nelson identified the men who were killed Saturday evening as Robert A. Mishler, 40 years old, and William A. Mishler, 42. They were brothers who lived together, according to police...

Experts Review Evidence Mapping in the Campbell Murder Trial

https://youtu.be/Nl7EuUT2aNw (MTN News-HELENA) Day 5 of the Joseph Campbell murder trial featured expert, detailed scientific analysis the prosecution is using to prove its case. Officer Nathan Casey described how three dimensional evidence mapping of the scene...

Former Great Falls police detective thinks he’s unlocked “Making A Murderer” case

https://youtu.be/twSd2pzBJVg (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) John Cameron investigated cold cases for the Great Falls Police Department for 24 years.  He investigated convicted child molester Nathaniel Bar-Jonah, who he suspected was responsible for the death of Zachary...

Butte man found guilty of killing father

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4NbwxSa02A&feature=youtu.be (MTN News-BUTTE) Late Thursday evening a jury delivered a guilty verdict in the trial of Adam Hatfield, the Butte man accused of killing his father in 2008. Hatfield, 25, faced a jury for the second...

A Helena Polygamist Appears in Court Again

(MTN News-HELENA) A Helena man on the run from the law for more than a decade was back in court on Thursday, February 18. Thomas Sliwinski plead not guilty to felony bail jumping in Judge...

Helena Man Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Escape

(MTN News-HELENA) On Thursday, 31 year old Christopher Rasmussen, charged with felony escape, pleaded not guilty at the Lewis and Clark County Courthouse. Rasmussen was in the custody of probation and parole when he tested...

Testimony continues in murder trial of Joseph Campbell

(MTN News-HELENA) The trial of Joseph Campbell continued in Helena on Thursday. Campbell is accused of shooting and killing Timothy Newman in October of 2013 following a long-simmering property boundary dispute outside of Augusta. Defense lawyers say...

Pair wanted by the FBI may be living in Three Forks or Whitehall area

  (MTN News-BOZEMAN)  A man and woman wanted by the FBI may be living in the Three Forks or Whitehall area. According to an FBI press release, Gabriel Smith, 38 years old, and Jennifer Bushnell, 29,...

Evidence Reviewed in the Campbell Murder Trial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNohs_1NFwk&feature=youtu.be   (MTN News-HELENA) Prosecutors continue to build their case against Joseph Campbell who is accused of shooting and killing Tim Newman in 2013. On Wednesday, February 17 extensive photographic evidence was introduced in the case, along with key...

Police chase of felon ends inside Ursuline Centre in Great Falls

  (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) The Ursuline Centre Preschool went into lockdown at the request of the Great Falls Police Department on Wednesday morning. The move was in response to a police chase of a felon. The...

Driver faces 5th DUI after driving wrong way on highways near Missoula

(MTN News-MISSOULA) A man with four DUI convictions is in jail again after authorities say he drove in the wrong direction on I-90 and Highway 93 last weekend. Gary James Desjarlais is charged with four criminal...

Suspect eludes capture in overnight chase in Great Falls

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS)  An overnight police chase in Great Falls resulted in a vehicle being seized, and the suspect eluding capture. It started at about 3:40 a.m. near 5th Alley North and lasted about 20 minutes. Several...

State, U-System agree to $245,000 settlement with former UM quarterback Jordan Johnson

  (MTN News-HELENA) The state Tuesday agreed to pay former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson $245,000 to settle his claim that UM and UM officials violated his rights and treated him unfairly when they...

Police Dash-Cam Video Released in Day 2 of the Campbell Murder Trial

https://youtu.be/hclaHqL8Xi4 (MTN News-HELENA) Jurors in the Joseph Campbell murder trial heard the suspect's own description of the fatal shooting of Tim Newman on Tuesday, February 16 in court.  Prosecutors reviewed dash-cam video of Campbell that...

Man who raped and killed Montana woman in 1974 dies while serving life sentence

  (MTN News-BILLINGS) Dewey Coleman, the Missouri hitchhiker who kidnapped, raped, and killed a Rosebud woman more than 40 years ago, has died while serving out a life sentence. Coleman, 67 years old, died Sunday at the...

Lewis reported as escapee/walkaway from the Great Falls Pre-Release Center

  (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Chaz Preston Lewis has been reported as an escapee/walkaway from the Great Falls Pre-Release Center. The GFPRC made the announcement at 2 a.m. on Tuesday. Lewis had returned to the center from work and...

The Campbell Murder Trial Begins

  (MTN News-HELENA) After numerous delays, the trial of Joseph Campbell is now underway in Helena. Campbell is accused of shooting and killing Timothy Newman in October of 2013 following a long-simmering property boundary dispute outside of...

Charges dropped against Absarokee man accused of fatal hit and run

  (MTN NewsABSAROKEE) The vehicle used to kill an Absarokee man nearly three years ago has been identified, but because no witnesses have confirmed who was driving the vehicle, charges against the man accused are likely...

Bail set at $500K for Hamilton man accused of kidnapping his wife

(MTN News-HAMILTON) Kevin Roy Frost of Hamilton, accused of kidnapping his estranged wife earlier this week, says that he did it because she was having an affair. Frost, 49 years old, is charged with felony...

Jury deadlocked in Stiffler murder trial

https://youtu.be/PwUtmjUWIeU   (MTN News-HELENA) After about 12 hours of deliberation, a hung jury was announced in the James Stiffler case. Stiffler shot and killed Henry Thomas Johnson in May 2013 after he found Johnson burglarizing his home. At...

Stiffler Case in the Hands of the Jury

(MTN News-HELENA) The case of a Helena man accused of killing a home intruder is now in the hands of a jury. Closing arguments in the murder trial of James Stiffler were heard on the...

Estranged husband charged with kidnapping his wife in Ravalli County

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS ) The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release on Facebook that with the assistance of Two Bear Air from Kalispell, officers searched locations on the east side of...

Monitoring compliance with the Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry

(MTN News-HELENA) Montana is home to thousands of sexual and violent offenders, and it's the job of police and the Montana Department of Justice to ensure those offenders follow the rules of their post-conviction...

Law enforcement responds to Bozeman stand-off situation

  (MTN News-BOZEMAN) UPDATE: 2/9/16, 12:04 p.m. - The standoff situation continues at this time. Police tell us that they have been periodically talking with the suspect who is still inside the house. UPDATE: 2/9/16 - 9:34 a.m....

Man accused of sexually assaulting 2 girls appears in Missoula court

(MTN News-MISSOULA) A Missoula man accused of sexually assaulting two underage girls appeared in Missoula County Justice Court on Monday. 34-year-old Melvin Carl Lucei is charged with two counts of felony sexual assault. Prosecutors say in court...