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GFPD: Report of a man with a rifle in Great Falls unfounded

UPDATE (5:37 p.m.) - GFPD tweeted shortly after reports of a man with a rifle near the Great Falls Target store that the report was unfounded. Why all the lights and sirens you ask..unsubstantiated report...

Hostage hoax investigated in Polson

POLSON - The Polson Police Department dealt with what they thought was a hostage situation on Thursday afternoon before discovering it was all a hoax. An individual called 911 claiming to have five hostages inside a...

Jury begins deliberation in Christensen trial

HAMILTON - The fate of a Florence doctor accused of negligent homicide following the deaths of two patients and overprescribing opioids to other patients is now in the hands of a jury. The defense and the state rested their case...

Texas, Montana men avoid prison for North Dakota well crime

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Men from Texas and Montana who were convicted of illegally operating a saltwater disposal well in North Dakota have avoided prison time. Federal Judge Daniel Hovland this week ordered 44-year-old Jason...

Police search for man who could be connected to Downtown Helena Vandalism

HELENA - Helena Police are searching for a person they believe is connected with the vandalism reported last week in Downtown Helena. Helena Police say it's unknown if the man is a suspect, but they...

Suspect arrested for the murder of Robert Tester

GREAT FALLS - John A. Radavich was arrested in Spokane, Washington, on Thursday and is charged with murdering Robert Tester, a graduate of CMR High School in Great Falls and the nephew of U.S. Senator...

Montana’s Missing – Nyleen Marshall

MONTANA - When you walk in to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, you walk past a three decade old mystery. “My gut tells me she is deceased,” said a somber Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle. Rewind to...

More details on the Safeway robbery stopped by the off-duty cop

DILLION - It didn’t matter that a Utah police officer was off duty and on vacation when he witnessed a Dillon pharmacy being robbed at gunpoint Sunday morning. He sprung into action and managed to...

Knowles requests to be tried as juvenile in murder case

GREAT FALLS - A Great Falls teenager, accused of murder in an alleged drug deal, is looking to move his case back to Juvenile Court. A motion to transfer 17-year-old Joseph Knowles’ case from District...

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...

Yellowstone National Park investigation reveals evidence of sexual misconduct

BILLINGS - An investigation into allegations of sexual and financial misconduct at Yellowstone National Park revealed evidence of what some park employees called a “men’s club” environment that tolerated unwelcome and inappropriate behavior toward...

Suspect of setting person fire at Denny’s arrested

HAPPY VALLEY, ORE. (NBC) -  A man suspected of setting another person on fire at a Happy Valley Denny's restaurant was arrested Thursday evening. The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Deshaun James Swanger. He was...

Man arrested after allegedly biting police officer

HELENA - After allegedly biting a police officer, a suspect is now in custody. David Thomas Noble was arrested Friday after allegedly biting a Helena Police officer. Thomas has been charged with assaulting a peace officer,...

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...

Prosecutors: Man used brother-in-law’s gun in triple slaying

RED LODGE - The man accused in last year's triple slaying of a Belfry family used one of the victim’s gun and had another victim purchase the ammunition, said Carbon County prosecutors at the...

Suspect in custody after standoff in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Hours later, a suspect is in custody, but officials continue to investigate a standoff that occurred on Monday in Great Falls. Great Falls Police Department released details on Monday evening about the...

Attorney granted extension for Gianforte booking motion

BOZEMAN - The Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert has asked for another extension in response to Representative Greg Gianforte's request to not have his mug shot and finger prints taken. The motion was granted Friday, Lambert now has...

NaturEner seeks community discussion after wind turbine shooting

HELENA – An energy company that operates wind farms in Montana wants to start a community discussion to help improve the safety of their employees. NaturEner is concerned about threats to the safety of their employees after...

Montana court upholds sentence of man who killed deputy

GREAT FALLS - The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and life sentence of a man who ran down and killed a Cascade County sheriff's deputy while fleeing officers in 2014. Adam Sanchez, Jr.'s appeal...

Jefferson County man gets trial to fight property seizure

BOULDER - A Jefferson County man fighting the seizure of his property will get a trial early next year. Mike Chilinski said the county's civil suit to take his Jefferson City property – including several...

High school shooting in Washington state kills 1, injures 3

ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) — A shooter opened fire at a high school in a tiny town in Washington state Wednesday, killing one student, injuring three others and sending worried parents to the school in...

Stabbing in downtown Billings sends one to hospital

BILLINGS - One man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and another arrested following a stabbing in downtown Billings Monday night. Investigators report the two men, both in their 20s, started arguing when one stabbed the other,...

Police investigating after Laurel Middle School student reportedly pointed gun at kids

LAUREL - The student who brought a gun to the Laurel Middle School campus on Tuesday afternoon later pointed the weapon at several others students off school grounds, according to the Laurel School Resource...

Craigie and Darling plead not guilty to downtown Great Falls stabbing

GREAT FALLS- Phillip Craigie and Samuel Darling both plead not guilty to assault with a weapon on Thursday for a stabbing in downtown Great Falls last month. According to court documents, the Great Falls police...

Helena man charged with two felonies after allegedly hitting woman with curling iron

HELENA - A Helena suspect is charged with a pair of felonies following a violent confrontation Wednesday. Marlon Tramell Crutchfield is charged with partner family member assault and assault with a weapon. The case began early...