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Helena man’s trial begins for 2017 attempted homicide

HELENA - Trial is underway for a Helena suspect charged with attempted deliberate homicide. Andrew Lake is accused of stabbing another man last year at Fifth Avenue near North Rodney. A jury in the case was...

Man charged after allegedly driving 100mph in wrong direction on I-90

BOZEMAN - A Mexican citizen was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly driving approximately 100 miles per hour the wrong way on the interstate with a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal...

Women suspected in Helena area home invasion captured

UPDATE: 04/26/2018: The Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff's Office says Melissa Shurtliff and Jamie Milsten have been apprehended. The Sheriff's Office posted the information on its Facebook page Thursday morning. The FBI put out an alert...

Bozeman man charged with arson in Thursday house fire

BOZEMAN - A Bozeman man was seen in justice court on Friday, April 27, after being charged with arson in connection with a house fire on Thursday. Richard Bruce Ferrie, 71, was charged with felony...

Billings cop who tackled bystander is not protected from litigation, Montana Supreme Court rules

BILLINGS - The Billings police officer who injured a bystander whom he tackled while pursuing a suspect in 2012 is not protected from litigation, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Robert Bassett originally filed the...

Schneider found guilty of deliberate homicide

HELENA-A jury found a Helena man guilty of fatally shooting his girlfriend. Skyler Schneider was found guilty of deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence for the July 2017 shooting of 23-year-old Katherine Spencer. The week-long trial ended with...

Man accused of stealing dump truck, attempting to ram Butte police car

BUTTE - An Idaho man was arrested in Butte for allegedly stealing a city-owned dump truck and trying to ram a police patrol car. Juan Castro, 28, reportedly stole a Butte-Silver Bow dump truck from...

St. Ignatius school bus tests positive for meth

ST. IGNATIUS - A St. Ignatius bus garage will need to be thoroughly cleaned after test results returned positive for meth. Scott Johnson, 54, of Ravalli was arrested in late May after a month’s long...

Dempsey and Lamere charged with theft

(GREAT FALLS) Brea Maeann Dempsey and Antonio Martin Lee Lamere are both facing charges in Great Falls in connection with a stolen vehicle. Court documents state that on Sunday, December 25th, police officers were dispatched for...

Men sentenced for walking on Grand Prismatic Spring

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -Three men who walked on Grand Prismatic Springs in Yellowstone National Park last year appeared in court Thursday on several charges of violating multiple national park regulations. The defendants, from the Canadian...

Two Great Falls suspects charged with felonies after car chase Saturday

GREAT FALLS - Judd Anthony Daniels, Jr., has been charged with more than 20 felonies after leading law enforcement officers on a car chase through Great Falls on Saturday night. Owen Jade Hawley is facing a...

Helena man charged with felony burglary

HELENA - A Helena man has been charged with burglary after allegedly stealing a television from the home of a recently deceased person. Bradley Bahner was charged with felony burglary. Charging documents said Bahner entered an...

Scam Alert: don’t fall for W-2 scams

HELENA – The Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection released a statement on Wednesday saying the office has received reports of businesses being scammed by specifically targeting employees. The OCP reports that the scams are particularly...

Billings prosecutor drops charge against Barry Beach

BILLINGS - A criminal charge against Barry Beach in a Billings City Court was been dropped by the prosecution. While prosecutors say probable cause existed at the time they filed the charge, they no longer believe they...

Search near Billings for man who might be armed, dangerous

BILLINGS (AP) — Authorities in southern Montana are looking for a man with an extensive criminal history who might be armed and dangerous. Tyson Heisler, 32 years old, is wanted on a probation violation, abandoned...

Suspect in Helena meth bust in court on felony charges

HELENA - The East Helena suspect accused of distributing meth across the street from a school appeared in justice court on Wednesday. Alan Eliot St. Germaine was seen via video on felony charges of possession...

Montana man awaiting sentencing for harassing arrested

BILLINGS (AP) — A 57-year-old Montana man who was free while awaiting sentencing for harassing several women via text message or online has been arrested on suspicion of continuing to stalk one of his...

Suspect charged with deliberate homicide related to ‘suspicious death’ in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - A suspect is being held in the Missoula County Jail on a charge of deliberate homicide after Great Falls Police responded to a report of a body found. Just after 12 p.m....

Deputy hit by suspect vehicle in Billings pursuit released from hospital

BILLINGS - The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s deputy who was injured when he was hit by the vehicle he was chasing late Monday night has been released from the hospital. Sheriff Mike Linder said the deputy, whose...

Charges filed against father of infant who died in crash

BOZEMAN - Charges have been filed against the father of the infant who died in a crash west of Bozeman on Friday. Florin Dumitru, 18 years old, has been charged with careless driving, driving with a...

Helena man charged after alleged assault at the Valley Hub

HELENA - A Helena suspect has been charged with trying to assault another individual with a handsaw and a knife. Eddie C. Sanchez was seen via video in Justice Court Tuesday afternoon, charged with felony...

Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Isaiah Eckhart

BILLINGS - The United States Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for Isaiah Teres Eckhart. Eckhart, 23, is wanted by the Montana Violent Offender Task Force based on a felony warrant for alleged...

Man convicted of murder in Billings dies in Prison

BILLINGS - A Montana State Prison inmate serving a 45-year sentence for a stabbing death in Billings has died. Robert Bauer, who was sentenced to prison in September for fatally stabbing a man in Downtown...

Helena man accused of 6th DUI

HELENA- A Helena man is arrested for his 6th DUI. The Montana Highway Patrol says Kenneth Steven Berger was seen waving down traffic on Interstate 15 Sunday north of Helena. He told one witness he'd run...

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...