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Man accused of killing father faces jury again

  (MTN News-BUTTE) Opening statements were represented Monday in the re-trial of a man accused of killing his father near Butte back in 2008. Adam Hatfield, 25, faces a felony charge of deliberate homicide in the...

East Helena Shooting

(MTN News-HELENA) MTN's Sara Stinson followed up on the report of shots that were fired at an East Helena residence on the afternoon of Friday, February 5.   Jeremy Warburton was charged with three counts...

“A Cold Fear Grabbed Me” James Stiffler Trial continues

  (MTN News-HELENA) James Stiffler, accused of killing a home intruder in May 2013, testified in his own defense in court on Monday. Stiffler is accused of fatally shooting Henry Johnson on May 22, 2013. After the prosecution...

Early-morning home invasion and assault in Belgrade results in arrests, charges

(MTN News-BELGRADE) Two men are in custody following  an early-morning home invasion and assault on Sunday in Belgrade. Marcus W. Light, Jr, 27, was arrested and charged in the incident. Light was charged with aggravated...

Band director pleads guilty to providing alcohol, sexual assault of student

(MTN News-HAMILTON)  A former Butte band director who is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student and giving alcohol to underage students has changed his plea. Scott Layton Yorke appeared in Ravalli County District Court...

Ewing charged with assault after trying to collect $5

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Dain M. Ewing of Great Falls has been charged after he allegedly threatened a man with a knife while attempting to collect a $5 debt. Court documents state that Ewing pushed his...

Trial continues for Helena man accused of killing a home intruder

(MTN News-HELENA)  A play by play reconstruction of a fatal 2013 shooting featured in court this morning. Jurors were taken step by step through the events that took place the day James Stiffler allegedly shot...

Old Rock charged with murder of boyfriend in Poplar

  (MTN News-BILLINGS) Winter Old Rock of Poplar, accused of killing her boyfriend on Monday, has been formally charged. Old Rock, 19 years old, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Great Falls on Tuesday to...

Stiffler’s Trial Continues in Helena

(MTN News-HELENA)  The prosecution continues to build its case against James Stiffler, the Helena man accused of killing a home intruder in 2013. On the witness stand on the morning of February 3, a sheriff's...

Henderson facing charges after high-speed chase in Great Falls

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Ira Henderson is facing several charges after he was reportedly caught driving a stolen car and leading police on a high-speed chase in Great Falls. Court documents state that Hayes was involved...

Another bomb threat empties Butte courthouse on Monday

(MTN News-BUTTE) It has become a weekly inconvenience for Butte Emergency responders and employees - another bomb threat was called in Monday to the Butte Courthouse. It was the sixth time since mid-January that a...

2 people arrested after passing counterfeit $100 bills in Montana

(MTN News-BOZEMAN) Two people have been arrested after passing counterfeit $100 bills in the Big Sky area. The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office reports that at least three $100 bills were passed during the week of...

James Stiffler Trial Day 1

(MTN News-HELENA)  The man accused of killing a home intruder told investigators that he did not think he had hit the suspect after the fatal shooting. The prosecution and the defense in the homicide trial...

Inquest begins into fatal shooting by Yellowstone County deputies

  (MTN News-BILLINGS) The pair of Yellowstone County sheriff's deputies who fatally shot a man in Huntley over a year ago were cleared by a shooting review board, but on Tuesday a coroner's inquest began hearing evidence...

MSU student’s death being investigated

  (MTN News-BOZEMAN) The Bozeman Police Department is investigating the death of an MSU student. According to a press release from the Gallatin County Sheriff/Coroner's Office, emergency medical services were called to a business on Gallatin...

Authorities say man was stabbed to death in Poplar by his girlfriend

(MTN News-BILLINGS) A man is dead and a woman is behind bars after what appears to be a deadly lover’s quarrel in Poplar on Monday.Kenny Trottier, the Poplar criminal investigations supervisor, on Monday identified...

Ulm man found not guilty of elder abuse/exploitation

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS)  Michael Ernest McNamara of Ulm was recently found not guilty of a felony charge of elder abuse/exploitation. McNamara was charged in May 2015 with spending the money of a woman with Alzheimer's. In...

BOLO Alert – Wanted In Montana: Scott Porter

(MTN News-MISSOULA) The United States Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be On the Look-Out) for Scott Porter. Porter, 35 years old, is wanted by the Montana Violent Offender Task Force for failing...

Man Charged with Animal Cruelty in Townsend has been Sentenced

(MTN News-Townsend)  Thomas Jessberger was sentenced on Friday to 12 years with the Montana Department of Corrections. Jessberger, one of two former owners of Rocky Acres Horse Rescue, was sentenced in Broadwater County District on...

McDermott charged with elder abuse in connection with “suspicious” death

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Brett Allen McDermott, charged in connection with the "suspicious" death of 60-year-old Bradley Alford Boland, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, as well...

Courthouse Evacuation

(MTN News-HELENA) Another bomb threat  at the Lewis & Clark County Courthouse on Thursday, January 29th caused the building to evacuate. Lewis & Clark County Justice Court received a phone call at 4:00 pm reporting...

Wyoming man faces 16 charges for allegedly starving dogs, horses

  (MTN News) CODY, Wyo. - A Wyoming man accused of starving his horses to death is now wanted by police after they learned his dogs suffered the same fate. Park County authorities are looking for Michael Wood,...

Judge rules booking photos are public records in Montana

(HELENA - By Charles S. Johnson for the Montana Freedom of Information Hotline) Booking photos -- aka "mug shots" -- of criminal defendants are now public records in Montana that must be released to the...

Wrong-way driver charged after arrest near Billings

(MTN News-BILLINGS)   Ammon Lee Pretty Paint, accused of driving the wrong way on Interstate 90 while extremely intoxicated, was charged Monday in Yellowstone County Justice Court. Pretty Paint, 42 years old, was charged with felony criminal...

Helena fundraiser will benefit Wyrick family

(MTN News-HELENA)  The Overland Express in Helena is hosting a special event this weekend to help raise money for the family of Charlie Ann Wyrick, a young woman who was killed in Missoula in...