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Missoula police chase ends with arrest

MISSOULA - An early Tuesday morning police pursuit in Missoula ended with a person in custody. Authorities deployed stop sticks to stop the silver vehicle on Russell Street just south of the intersection with North Avenue. The...

Woman Allegedly Throws Hot Oatmeal at Victim

(MTN News-HELENA)  A 48 year old woman who allegedly threw hot oatmeal at someone after getting in an argument about rent enters a plea in court. Starla Gardipee pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, January 20th...

Man dead after shooting at Butte police

(MTN News-BUTTE)  A 36-year-old man died early Thursday morning after a shootout with a Butte police officer, according to a news release from the Butte Sheriff’s department. Police responded to a domestic disturbance just before...

Great Falls man sentenced to 50 years in prison for rape

GREAT FALLS - Douglas Alan Mehan of Great Falls was sentenced on Wednesday for raping a woman in 2015. Mehan was charged after he allegedly raped a woman in the parking lot of the Side...

Man charged with 5th PFMA – designated persistent felony offender

HELENA - A persistent felony offender is back behind bars, charged for a fifth felony partner family member assault. William A. Sayler was arrested Friday by Helena police following a domestic disturbance on the 500...

Missoula man who smothered 5-month-old to death will serve prison time

MISSOULA - A Missoula man who smothered his girlfriend's five-month-old baby boy to death will serve prison time for the 2016 crime. 26-year-old Marc Palmer was sentenced for negligent homicide, tampering with physical evidence and...

Suspect identified in Lame Deer murder

(MTN News-BILLINGS) Shay Little, 21 years old, was the victim of a fatal stabbing in Lame Deer on Wednesday morning. Rosebud County Undersheriff Allen Fulton released the name of the victim on Thursday. Big Horn County Undersheriff...

Bozeman man charged with attempted arson after trying to set car on fire at...

    (MTN News-BOZEMAN) A Bozeman man is behind bars after he allegedly tried to set another man’s vehicle on fire. Daniel Wayland Rosecrance, 33, is charged with attempted arson, a felony. According to charging documents, Rosecrance had been...

Great Falls assault victim is brain-dead

GREAT FALLS - The victim of an assault in Great Falls on Tuesday has been declared brain-dead. Cascade County Attorney Josh Racki said in court on Wednesday afternoon that the victim was brain-dead. The identity...

House, vehicle, and propane tank shot in Broadwater County

HELENA - The Broadwater County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that happened early Sunday morning. The Sheriff's Office says that at about 12:20 a.m. they received a call regarding a shooting that had...

Second man charged in Billings murder

  (MTN News-BILLINGS) A second man charged in the death of a Billings man last year has pleaded not guilty. Ross Duane Breshears, 37, was arraigned in Yellowstone County District Court on Tuesday on the charge of...

Helena man accused of assaulting a child

HELENA - A 30-year-old Helena suspect is accused of assaulting an 11-year-old child Thursday. Dylan Michael Ford was arrested Thursday night after an altercation on the 2700 block of Dodge Avenue. According to a police report,...

New details emerge in Mendoza case charged with Pryor couple murder

BILLINGS - More details have been released about the 2015 killings of a Pryor couple before the defendant's scheduled change of plea hearing in a Billings court room. Jesus Deniz Mendoza, 19 years old, is expected...

Man guilty of bank robbery, wanted cash in empty Doritos bag

BILLINGS(AP) — A Montana man has pleaded guilty to bank robbery after pointing a borrowed semi-automatic handgun at a teller and handing her an empty Doritos bag in which to put the cash. The 40-year-old...

Convicted murderer dies in Montana State Prison

      GREAT FALLS -Donald DuBray, the man convicted in 1999 for murdering Suzette Pritchard in Great Falls, died in the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge on Wednesday. In October of 1986, Pritchard was stabbed several...

Body discovered in the Clark Fork River

    (MTN News-MISSOULA) Missoula Police are investigating the discovery of a body in the Clark Fork River. Officials say the male was found in the water near Taco John's on the 600 block of West Broadway...

Trial for alleged Wolf Creek burglar Jory Strizich begins

HELENA - The second of two suspects allegedly involved in a burglary and shooting on Little Wolf Creek Road north of Helena is on trial this week. Jory Strizich is accused of breaking into a...

Missoula neighborhood aims to reconnect after a crime-filled summer

MISSOULA - Police lights and crime tape are often part of the landscape for one Missoula neighborhood that’s growing weary of not only the danger but the stigma of what goes on there. But after...

Exonerated ex-inmate Cody Marble arrested on probation violation

MISSOULA - A Missoula man who won a 14-year fight earlier this year to erase a rape conviction has been arrested in South Dakota, three months after being accused of “absconding” from probation on...

Two connected to Helena shooting plead guilty to federal drug charges

HELENA- A pair of alleged drug dealers involved in a fatal January shooting in Helena pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. Federal court documents say Travis Holly Stephens pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm...

Officer involved shooting investigated in Powell County

UPDATE, 11:05 AM:- The Powell County Sheriff's Office says the incident involved the officer firing his weapon. Sheriff Scott Howard says no officers were injured in the incident and the incident resulted in no fatalities. DEER...

Montana man sent to prison for child rape

(MTN News-MISSOULA) A Missoula man who pleaded guilty to raping a 6-year-old girl will spend time in prison. Lance Ring, 33, pleaded guilty to the rape charge in May in exchange for a plea deal. Ring agreed to...

20-year-old faces felony burglary charges after alleged break-in

HELENA - A 20-year-old Helena suspect is accused of breaking into a home in violation of a no-contact order. Nicholas Vinson is charged with felony burglary in connection with an incident that took place at...

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...

Former Billings Clinic nurse charged with stealing narcotics from patients

BILLINGS - The former Billings Clinic nurse who allegedly admitted stealing narcotics from more than 300 patients has now been charged in federal court. Donald Friedlich Mills III pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Billings Tuesday...