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No homicide charges in Lolo double shooting

LOLO - No homicide charges have been filed in a Lolo shooting that left two dead in January, but now information is known about what happened that afternoon. On January 9, 51-year-old Bradley Stover and 43-year-old...

Man charged with shooting wife’s car in altercation

HELENA - A suspect accused of shooting his wife’s car and attacking a sheriff’s deputy appeared in court on Tuesday. Wayne August Hussar was arrested Monday following an altercation that resulted in gunfire. Sheriff’s deputies were...

Female suspects charged with HHS arson appear in court

HELENA - Two of the female suspects charged in the case connected with lasts year's arson fire at Helena High School were in youth court on Tuesday. One suspect, charged with arson and burglary for...

Woman allegedly attacks multiple kids at the skate park

HELENA - A 24-year-old woman has been charged with a series of felony assaults after a violent altercation Friday evening at the Helena skate park. Helena police said Sammantha Elizabeth Kelly was trying to force...

Helena man accused of robbing another inmate in jail

HELENA - A man waiting in jail on murder charges was charged with a robbery at the Lewis and Clark County Jail that happened Friday. Austin Kroll-McLaughlin appeared by video in justice court on Monday...

Man charged with assault after stabbing in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Great Falls Police received a call Sunday around 7:30 a.m. for a stabbing near 25th Street South and 11th Avenue South. Officers found a male stabbing victim who had a puncture wound to...

Children test positive for drugs after search of parents’ home

BOZEMAN  - When law enforcement searched Joseph Gillin and Katie Laird's home, they found 46.7 grams of meth, more than $1,700 in cash and drug paraphernalia. But then their two young children tested positive for amphetamines,...

UPDATE: Authorities still looking for suspect after Leisure Village search

(UPDATE 9:00 PM) Law enforcement officers are still looking for the suspect in a high-speed chase that ended near a mobile home park northeast of Helena Wednesday afternoon. Residents of the Leisure Village Mobile Home Community...

Helena man charged with robbery after waving hatchet at store clerks

HELENA - A Helena man has been charged with robbery after police said he waved a hatchet at store clerks trying to stop him from shoplifting on Tuesday Court documents said 35-year-old Shay Wallace Howey...

Two men charged with arson following 7 fires set Tuesday night

HELENA - A judge set bond at $50,000 for two Helena men charged with arson. 27-year-old Noah Province and 61-year-old William Carver Jr. appeared in justice court Wednesday afternoon. Police said they received reports of seven...

Stone appears in court on child rape charges

HELENA - A judge set bond at $100,000 for man accused of raping a young girl. Robert Stone, 47 years old, appeared in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court Monday afternoon on felony counts of...

Police: ‘No apparent reason’ for shooting on Vegas Strip bus

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire "for no apparent reason" as passengers got off at a stop in the...

DOJ investigating use of taser on 84-year-old man

HARLOWTON - The Montana Department of Justice has been asked by the Wheatland County Attorney and Sheriff’s Office to investigate the use of a taser on an 84-year-old man during a traffic stop last week. According...

Rindal sentenced for animal cruelty charges

TOWNSEND - A former Broadwater County woman will spend time behind bars for mistreating more than two-dozen horses. Three years to the day after Broadwater County law enforcement officers seized nearly 30 starved horses from...

Daniels pleads not guilty to 20 charges in connection with GF car chase

GREAT FALLS - Judd Anthony Daniels, Jr., appeared in court in Great Falls on Thursday to face the 20 criminal charges in connection with a police chase and crash in February. Daniels pleaded not guilty...

Sexual assault investigation of Anaconda b-ball players passed to Ravalli County Attorney

HAMILTON - The Hamilton Police Department has completed their investigation into a reported sexual assault involving two Anaconda High School basketball players. Their findings in the case were passed on to the Ravalli County Attorney’s...

Ziems gets a deferred sentence for soliciting sex with 13-year-old

HELENA - A 21-year-old Helena suspect accused of trying to arrange a sexual encounter with an under aged girl in Kalispell has been given a deferred sentence. Robert Gerald Ziems was given a six year...

Great Falls man faces animal cruelty charges

GREAT FALLS - Robert Kirby of Great Falls is facing six counts of animal cruelty and three counts of unlawful disposal of dead animals. This comes after the horses died on his property north of Great...

UPDATE: Porter facing arson and theft charges for O’Haire Motor Inn & Sip ‘n...

GREAT FALLS - Jeremy Porter has been arrested in connection with Tuesday night's fire at the O'Haire Motor Inn and Sip 'n Dip in Great Falls. The fire broke out in a large van in the...

Scam Alert: don’t fall for W-2 scams

HELENA – The Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection released a statement on Wednesday saying the office has received reports of businesses being scammed by specifically targeting employees. The OCP reports that the scams are particularly...

Burglary reported at R-B Drive In

HELENA - A burglary was reported at a Helena Drive In restaurant early Wednesday morning The owner of Helena's R-B Drive In said her business was burglarized early Wednesday morning. Maureen Doubek said two individuals smashed...

Hardin man extradited to face sexual assault charges in Virginia

HARDIN - A man wanted for sexually abusing a pair of teenagers in Virginia has been extradited to face charges. Timothy Michael Bush, 47, was arrested by the Big Horn County under sheriff in February on...

Helena woman charged with meth possession

HELENA - A female suspect has been charged for possession of meth after she tried twice to force her way into a home. Olivia Diane Stewart was arrested Monday on two counts of violating an...

2 students claim Frenchtown choir teacher assaulted them

FRENCHTOWN - The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed Tuesday that a second Frenchtown High School student has come forward claiming a Frenchtown choir teacher assaulted her. MCSO spokeswoman Brenda Bassett confirmed to MTN Tuesday that...

Missoula police chase ends with arrest

MISSOULA - An early Tuesday morning police pursuit in Missoula ended with a person in custody. Authorities deployed stop sticks to stop the silver vehicle on Russell Street just south of the intersection with North Avenue. The...