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FBI identifies suspects in Fort Peck Reservation death

BILLINGS (AP) — The FBI has released the names of four people who face charges in tribal court after the death of a man in Poplar earlier this month. Agent Travis Burrows says 34-year-old Errol...

(UPDATE) High-speed chase ends with car in Missoula river

MISSOULA - A man who led Missoula Police on a pursuit and ended up driving his vehicle into the river is in custody. Missoula Police Department Spokesman Sgt. Travis Welsh said Cory Kendall, 44, started a pursuit...

FBI releases more details surrounding Lodge Grass shooting

LODGE GRASS - The FBI released more details surrounding the shooting in Lodge Grass on Friday that left three dead. In a press release, FBI stated the three victims were Nehemiah Broken Rope, 30, Frank Nomee Jr.,...

Bail set at $2M in Montana deaths, bodies found in basement

MISSOULA (AP) — Bail was set at $2 million for two western Montana residents who are charged in the stabbing deaths of two people whose bodies were found in plastic tubs of chemicals in...

Daniels sentenced 120 years for Wolf Creek shootout

HELENA - A Great Falls suspect received a 120-year prison sentence for his part in a shootout late last year in the Wolf Creek area. Kaleb Daniels was convicted in July after a two day...

Oliphant, accused of assaulting 4-month-old, takes the stand

HELENA -  The case of a suspect accused of severely injuring a four-month-old baby last year went to the jury Wednesday afternoon. Aaron Oliphant is charged with felony aggravated assault for allegedly causing five skull...

Great Falls stabbing suspect arrested

GREAT FALLS - After releasing surveillance photos from a Great Falls stabbing, police say a suspect is in custody. Philip Prindle has been taken into custody in connection with a stabbing that happened in downtown Great...

FBI offers reward for Heroin trafficking suspect from Helena

SALT LAKE CITY- The FBI Friday offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jason Maxwell Mehl. According to an FBI wanted poster, Mehl is alleged to a trafficked heroin between Montana...

Suspect pleads not guilty to raping teen in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Khalil Cornel Stinson pleaded not guilty on Thursday to raping a teen. Stinson has been charged with sexual intercourse without consent (felony) for allegedly raping the teen at a "house party" last...

Series of California shootings kill 5, wound child at school

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — A gunman killed four people and wounded a number of others at random Tuesday at multiple locations in rural Northern California, including an elementary school, before police shot him...

Trial begins for suspect accused of shutting pipeline valve off

FORT BENTON - The trial began on Tuesday for Leonard Higgins, who is accused of trespassing and turning off the valve at the Express Pipe Line in Coal Banks Landing in October of 2016. Higgins is...

Man stabbed at downtown Billings coffee shop

BILLINGS - A man was stabbed at the Coffee Tavern in downtown Billings on Monday, Billings police said. The man suffered three stab wounds and was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to...

Knowles sentenced for death of Meriwether

GREAT FALLS- Joseph Knowles was sentenced in Great Falls on Tuesday to 60 years in the Montana State Prison for the 2016 death of Megan Meriwether. Authorities say, Knowles, who was 16 years old at...

Ronan woman facing felony drug charges

RONAN - A woman is facing drug charges after being arrested outside a Ronan car wash early Sunday. Ronan Police say that just after midnight on January 14, two officers saw a silver Impala parked in...

Belgrade man accused of driving with kids while intoxicated

BOZEMAN - A Belgrade man is charged with a felony following his arrest Friday for allegedly driving while intoxicated and crashing into two other vehicles with three of his children in the car. Levi Nelson,...

Great Falls teacher placed on leave after being charged with ID theft and forgery

GREAT FALLS - Debra Kay Thomas, a teacher at Whittier Elementary School in Great Falls, has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with forgery and theft of identity. According to the Whittier Elementary...

Man shot by Billings police outside motel identified

BILLINGS - The man shot by Billings police outside the Lazy KT Motel in October has been identified in revocation documents filed in Yellowstone County District Court. Roderick Lee Little Bear, 36, had just been...

Hardin woman dies after being hit with a frying pan; man charged with murder

 BILLINGS - A Hardin woman was pronounced dead Saturday after she and two other women were assaulted with a frying pan earlier this month, according to charging documents filed against James Brien, the man...

Three Billings businesses hit by vandals

BILLINGS - Three Billings businesses were hit by vandals overnight. The businesses are all in the Broadwater Square complex off of 9th Street West. Two were optometrists, the other a chiropractor. Paul Scheie, the owner of...

Helena woman accused of spitting on nurse, possessing dangerous drugs

HELENA - A Helena suspect faces drug charges following a traffic stop a year ago. Jacqueline Suzanne Black – arrested Tuesday – is charged with three counts of felony possession of dangerous drugs. According to charging...

Defense witnesses call teenage victim “dishonest” during Billings rape trial

BILLINGS - Defense witnesses for the Billings man accused of raping a teenage girl he met online claimed Wednesday at his trial that the victim is a liar. Marcial Mejia, 35, is charged in Yellowstone...

Vandals drove through Plentywood cemetery on Easter Sunday

PLENTYWOOD - The Sheridan County Sheriff's Office is investigating a vandalism incident that happened in Plentywood early on Easter Sunday. In a Facebook post, the Sheriff's Office says that someone entered the Plentywood cemetery (by...

Goodell sentenced to 10 years with all time suspended

GREAT FALLS - Tensions ran high in Cascade County court Friday morning as a Great Falls man who was accused of rape was sentenced. Bradley John Goodell was sentenced to ten years at the Montana...

Reward offered for info on beagles taken from Bitterroot couple, killed

HAMILTON - Owners of two beagles that were stolen and killed hope a reward fund will help identify the perpetrators behind the brutal crime. Stacy and Charlie Heiland's miniature beagles Trigger and Copper disappeared in...

Taylor arraigned in District Court, pleads not guilty to 5 charges

HELENA - The suspect charged with beating his parents to death a month ago in their Helena home was arraigned in District Court on Wednesday. Kaleb Taylor plead not guilty to five charges, including two...