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Pennington pleaded not guilty to stealing thousands of dollars

(MTN News-HELENA) A former caregiver pleaded not guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from a dementia patient. Kayla Dawn Pennington was arraigned in District Court Wednesday morning on felony charges of Exploitation of an Older...

Butte man denies federal charges in credit union robbery

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 39-year-old Butte man who had been charged in state court with robbing a Billings credit union in September is now being charged in federal court. David Lee Brown Jr. pleaded...

Hyslop denied new trial for killing October Perez

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) David Hyslop, convicted for killing 2-year-old October Perez in Great Falls, has been denied a new trial. Hyslop was sentenced to 100 years in the Montana State Prison without parole. He claims he had...

Hamilton man charged with raping girl during driving lesson

MISSOULA - Alan Peter Twardoski of Hamilton has been charged with the sexual assault and rape of a 13-year-old girl that allegedly took place while he was giving the teen driving lessons. Twardoski, 62 years old, faces...

Two adults in Great Falls charged with felonies in suspected rape of teenage girl

GREAT FALLS - Prosecutors charged two adults with felonies in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl at a party on Saturday in Great Falls. Khalil Cornel Stinson, 21, has been charged...

Billings man stabbed early Thanksgiving morning

BILLINGS - Officers were dispatched to 603 North 25th Street at 4:07 a.m. Thursday morning for a reported stabbing. A 47-year-old man was found at the scene with multiple stab wounds, according to the Billings...

Suspicious death reported in Missoula

MISSOULA -Officials are at the scene of a death at Missoula apartment complex. The Missoula County Sheriff's Office is investigating what is being called the suspicious death of a female at the Linda Vista Apartment...

Former Helena man allegedly stole $300,000 from his mother

(HELENA) A former Helena man is accused of stealing nearly $300,000 from his mother. Kevin Vinson, charged with felony exploitation of an older person, appeared in Justice Court on Monday following his arrest in Florida. Charging...

Man smears feces on wall and threatens to blow up Missoula hotel

MISSOULA - Paul Ryan Stanton, who smeared his own feces on the wall of his hotel room and threatened to blow up the building, has been charged with felony intimidation. Stanton, 43 years old, was kicked...

2 women sentenced to prison for locking children in basement

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Two Kalispell women who pleaded guilty to locking children in the basement have been sentenced to prison despite a plea agreement that recommended deferred...

Scott found guilty on negligent homicide charges

GREAT FALLS - On Monday afternoon the verdict for the Roy Edward Scott trial was announced. A jury found Scott guilty of negligent homicide for the death of his wife, Stephanie Wells, in Great Falls. Court...

UM student accused of sex assault fined over $400 after pleading “no contest”

MISSOULA - A University of Montana international student accused of sexually assaulting another student has pled "no contest" to the charge, avoiding an upcoming trial that was set for next week. 27-year-old Fazliddin Sharipov of Tajikistan...

TONIGHT – Montana’s Missing: Nyleen Marshall

In 1983 four-year-old Nyleen Marshall went missing during a picnic outing in the Helena National Forest near Clancy. KTVH’s Mikenzie Frost's special report uncovers the latest information in the case of one of Montana’s most chilling...

Helena Man Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Escape

(MTN News-HELENA) On Thursday, 31 year old Christopher Rasmussen, charged with felony escape, pleaded not guilty at the Lewis and Clark County Courthouse. Rasmussen was in the custody of probation and parole when he tested...

Are mug shots public record in MT? Depends where you ask

HELENA - In Gallatin County, mug shots of criminal offenders and suspects – including U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte – are considered “confidential criminal justice information,” and therefore not public unless a judge allows it. In...

Fort Peck tribal member denies killing baby, disposing of body

POPLAR -The Fort Peck Tribal member accused of beating a Poplar baby before throwing her body in the garbage was arraigned in tribal court on Tuesday.Janelle Red Dog, 42, pleaded not guilty to the tribal charges...

Dispensary owner pleads guilty to drug trafficking charge

MISSOULA - A Montana medical marijuana dispensary owner has pleaded guilty to a federal drug trafficking charge in U.S. District Court in Missoula. Charlton Victor Campbell, 40, owned Montana Buds a statewide medical marijuana dispensary...

Transient man accused of pointing gun at boys in Bozeman park

BOZEMAN - A man who allegedly pointed a handgun at four boys at a Bozeman park is behind bars. Joe Sylvester Ryals, 69, was charged with assault with a weapon in Gallatin County Justice Court Tuesday...

1,000 leads later, authorities still stumped by Vegas gunman

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history investigators are stumped about the key question: What led a 64-year-old high-stakes gambler to kill 58 people...

Former crime lab technician charged with stealing drugs

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a former technician stole narcotics from the Montana State Crime Lab. 54-year-old Steven Brester was charged with possessing dangerous drugs and evidence tampering....

Authorities investigating Whitehall shooting

WHITEHALL - Authorities are investigating a a non-fatal shooting in Whitehall that happened over the weekend. The victim was shot at around 11 p.m. on Saturday. The 24-year-old was sent to to St. James HealthCare in Butte for...

Marble released from prison; rape conviction dismissal not yet final

MISSOULA -Cody Marble, the Missoula man who’s fought 14 years to overturn his conviction for a rape he says never happened walked out of prison Thursday afternoon at Shelby – but dismissal of the conviction...

Bozeman woman charged after picking up child from daycare while reportedly intoxicated

BOZEMAN - A Bozeman woman was arrested after an employee at a daycare facility reported to police that she picked up her child while intoxicated. Amber M. Coleman, 38, was charged with felony criminal child...

Man sentenced to prison after sex sting, child porn posts

  MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) A man who received a suspended sentence after he was charged in an undercover sex sting has now been sentenced to the Montana State Prison after prosecutors say he posted child pornography...

Sheriff’s department releases ransom letter related to cyber threats

KALISPELL - The Flathead County Sheriff has released the contents of a "ransom letter" that was sent by what he describes as the "cyber hacker" whose threats caused the closure of more than two...