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Helena woman appears in court after stabbing nephew

(HELENA) A Helena woman is charged with a felony assault with a weapon after attacking her nephew with a meat cleaver. 63-year-old Kimberly Harbert was arrested on August 1 at 10:40 p.m. after allegedly poking her...

Dasilva charged with felony criminal endangerment

  (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Robert Ayres Dasilva, Jr., is facing several charges after he reportedly drove recklessly through a school zone in Great Falls. Court documents state that on Friday, January 22nd, at about 11:45 a.m.,...

Officer who shot Parisian testifies during second day of trial

GREAT FALLS - The trial for Kevin Parisian continued in Great Falls on Tuesday as Great Falls Police Officer Tad Kimmet, the officer who shot Parisian, described the events that occurred in April of...

Police investigate stabbing in Great Falls

HELENA - Police are investigating a stabbing in downtown Great Falls. It happened just after 1 p.m. on Monday. The incident involved two men, according to police. The suspect ran away and remains at large. The victim...

19 year-old charged in bowl assault

HELENA - A 19 year-old suspect is charged with assault with a weapon after a violent incident on Sunday. Natalie N. Smith is accused of entering a residence on the 1300 block of Logan Pass...

Helena man charged with assault after threatening to shoot an individual

(HELENA) A Helena man appears in Justice Court after threatening to shoot another individual following a weekend fight. Jeffrey Oscar Johnson is charged with felony assault with a weapon following an incident early Saturday morning. Charging...

Sliwinski sentenced for violating probation in 2003 case

    HELENA -Thomas Sliwinski was sentenced in Helena on Wednesday to 10 years in prison for violating probation in his 2003 case for having sex with an underage step-daughter. Sliwinski was convicted in 2004 on a charge...

Armed robbery near MSU under investigation

BOZEMAN -  An armed robbery is being investigated by Bozeman Police after three suspects allegedly robbed a victim on Monday morning. The incident occurred about 7:47 a.m. at the intersection of South 15th Ave. and...

Helena man charged with 7th DUI and 3rd PFMA

HELENA - A two vehicle crash led to the arrest of a Helena man and a seventh charge of DUI and felony partner family member assault. Wilfred Jay Gladue was arrested Tuesday after allegedly leaving...

Former BIA officer admits impregnating woman he threatened to arrest

BILLINGS - A former law enforcement officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs admitted Tuesday that he impregnated a woman in Lame Deer after he coerced her to have sex with him under the...

Man convicted of continually stalking woman gets prison

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Bigfork man has been sentenced to four years in prison for felony stalking, including cutting off a GPS monitor and traveling to Colorado where he was arrested within a...

Road rage incident lands Belgrade man behind bars

      (MTN News-BOZEMAN) A Belgrade man is facing a list of felony and misdemeanor charges after a road rage incident on Friday night that a prosecutor said easily could have resulted in homicides. Bail was set in...

Billings couple allegedly abuses son for 3 years

BILLINGS - A Billings couple starved, burned, and tied their 3-year-old son up with rope and duct tape, according to charging documents filed in Yellowstone County District Court. Cornelius Mitchell, 49, and his wife, Julie, 40,...

Child in stolen car found safe in Great Falls

UPDATE: Just after GFPD reported a missing child the child was found, according to officers. The child was found safe, but officers were still looking for the vehicle. The child was found at the Best Western Heritage Inn,...

Agencies continue to investigate case after man kills himself during traffic stop

MISSOULA - A man who authorities believe killed a woman in Jefferson City over the weekend died late Tuesday night during a traffic stop in Missoula. Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, an individual suspected to be involved...

Convicted rapist facing 95 charges of violating an order of protection

 GREAT FALLS - Juan Anastasio Rodriguez has been charged in Great Falls with 95 counts of violation of an order of protection after he allegedly called a woman more than 1,000 times in violation...

Helena man charged with felony strangulation

HELENA - A Helena man is charged with felony strangulation after allegedly attacking the same victim twice over the space of a few days. Nicholas Vinson is accused of throwing a female victim to the...

Man who raped and killed Montana woman in 1974 dies while serving life sentence

  (MTN News-BILLINGS) Dewey Coleman, the Missouri hitchhiker who kidnapped, raped, and killed a Rosebud woman more than 40 years ago, has died while serving out a life sentence. Coleman, 67 years old, died Sunday at the...

Bozeman man jailed after holding gun to pizza delivery driver’s head

    (MTN News-BOZEMAN) A Bozeman man was arrested after holding a pistol to the head of a pizza delivery driver on Sunday morning. Nickolas Stephen Jennings, 35, was charged with assault with a weapon, a felony and...

Doran found not guilty in Great Falls arson trial

(UPDATE, 6 p.m.) The jury returned a verdict of not guilty. (5:25 p.m.)The fate of a man who was accused of setting a family home on fire is now in the hands of the jury. Daniel...

Several historic Downtown Helena properties vandalized

HELENA - More than two dozen properties in Downtown Helena, including murals and historic buildings, have recently been vandalized. According to Helena Police, the first instances showed up around Nov. 30. All the vandalized properties where...

Flathead murder victim ID’d; Additional suspects arrested

(MTN News-KALISPELL) Two more people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Kalispell man over the Memorial Day weekend. Flathead County Undersheriff Dave Leib says that developments in the investigation into the homicide...

Missoula man charged in DUI crash won’t serve prison time

(MTN News-MISSOULA)  A Missoula man who hit another driver head on while drunk will not serve any time behind bars. A driver of a silver pickup truck reported he was hit head-on by another vehicle...

The Juice will be loose: O.J. Simpson granted parole

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing...

Libby woman accused of shooting, killing husband

LIBBY - A 62-year old Libby woman is accused of shooting and killing her husband earlier this month. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call at around 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 17...