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Billings woman uses note, lighter and whistle to alert police during attempted rape

BILLINGS - A woman was able to signal police for help with a Post-it note, a lighter and her rape whistle, according to court documents recently filed against the woman’s alleged assailant. Arthur Johnson, 57, pleaded...

Sidney man sentenced to prison for killing stranger on construction site

SIDNEY - The Sidney man who admitted he shot and killed a stranger while the man was working at a construction site in 2016 was sentenced Thursday to prison. Ray Hansen, 36, was sentenced in Richland County...

Driver escapes after Kalispell high speed chase

KALISPELL - Authorities say law enforcement was involved in a high-speed chase earlier this week in Kalispell. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David Mills was driving southbound on Willow Glen at approximately 4:50 p.m. when saw an older...

Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least...

Billings man could avoid prison after admitting he molested teen

BILLINGS - A Billings man accused of molesting a teenage girl has admitted to the crime but prosecutors are not planning to recommend a prison sentence. Troy Tippets Hagel, 47, pleaded guilty Monday in Yellowstone County...

Helena man accused of breaking into home, attacking two women

HELENA- A Helena suspect is accused of breaking into a home and attacking two women. Christopher Ballenger-Brooks is charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, and a third partner family member assault. All felonies. Charging documents say...

Billings woman allegedly crashed car while driving drunk with 2 kids

BILLINGS - A Billings woman faces multiple felony charges for crashing her car while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol with her two young children in the vehicle. Tiffany Renee Costa, 29, is charged...

Billings man sentenced for raping toddler

(BILLINGS) A Billings man was spared prison on Tuesday for the 2014 rape of an infant whose injuries were so severe that she nearly died. Daniel Degele, 28, was sentenced by Yellowstone County District Judge...

(UPDATE) Authorities still investigating Lolo shooting

LOLO (UPDATE 5:18 p.m. ) -An investigation into the shooting that left two dead in Lolo continues Tuesday as investigators attempt to get a clear picture of what happened. Tuesday afternoon Missoula County Sheriff TJ...

Jury selection begins for trial of 6 in Bundy ranch standoff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Protesters with fluttering flags and a bellowing bullhorn faced off Monday outside U.S. court in Las Vegas, while jury selection began inside for six defendants accused of stopping federal agents...

Two boys suspended from Anaconda b-ball team; police investigate sexual assault allegations

ANACONDA - Two members of Anaconda High School’s boys basketball team have been suspended from the team in the wake of a sexual assault investigation by the Hamilton Police Department, according to Anaconda School District...

Man stabbed in Helena, suspect arrested

HELENA - Helena Police Department has reported that there was a stabbing in Helena early Thursday morning. Lieutenant Cory Bailey said at approximately 1:44 a.m. officers responded to the 200 block of Rodney street where there was...

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...

Two people facing charges after car chase in Kalispell

KALISPELL -  A man and woman are facing charges after a high-speed chase and manhunt in Kalispell. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said deputies, "Initiated a pursuit with a vehicle that had been reported as stolen" after the...

Kroll-McLaughlin pleads guilty to deliberate homicide.

HELENA - After more than a year, a Helena homicide case has ended in a guilty plea. KTVH confirmed Monday that Austin Kroll-McLaughlin plead guilty on Friday to deliberate homicide. The Montana man shot his friend...

Facebook to hire 3,000 to review videos of crime and suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook plans to hire another 3,000 people to review videos and other posts after getting criticized for not responding quickly enough to murders shown live on its service. The hires over...

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to ‘kill them all’

NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with slamming his speeding car into pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenager and injuring nearly two dozen people, said he wanted to "kill them all" and...

Sheriff: Lawmen ‘desperately’ searching for killer inmates

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two guards and got away. "My biggest worry is...

Former restaurant owner sentenced for securities fraud

GREAT FALLS - Kenneth James Hatzenbeller, the former owner of several restaurants in Great Falls and across Montana, was sentenced in District Court in Great Falls on Monday. Hatzenbeller pleaded no contest to one count of fraudulent...

Hohn gets 100 years for child rape

HELENA - A Lewis and Clark County judge sentenced Andrew J. Hohn, 29, to 100 years in prison Wednesday. In May Hohn pleaded No Contest to allegations he raped a seven-year-old girl at Capital City...

Montana woman accused of killing 2 over financial dispute in 2013

MISSOULA - A Frenchtown woman has been charged with the 2013 murders of two men after a financial dispute between roommates turned deadly. Caressa Hardy, 51, who was formerly known as Glenn Dibley, is being...

Man accused of car-ramming in Charlottesville remains jailed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia will remain in jail - at least until he has...

18-year-old charged after multiple crashes reported in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - An 18-year-old is facing criminal charges after he allegedly caused a multi-car crash in Great Falls on Saturday. Aaron Brogan has been charged with criminal endangerment, reckless driving, speeding and a red light...

Bozeman man sentenced on animal cruelty charge

BOZEMAN - The owner of Kountz Arena, Dayle Kountz, appeared in District Court on Thursday for sentencing on animal cruelty charges. Kountz received a two-year deferred sentence with informal probation, which means no jail time. He...

Car chase suspect appears in court

HELENA - The suspect in a high-speed chase Wednesday appeared in the Lewis and Clark Justice Court Thursday afternoon. Christopher David Gransberg is charged with felony criminal endangerment along with misdemeanor eluding a peace officer,...