Home News

News

Chihuahua can’t outrun California cops

(CNN) -The suspect, clad in black fur, was desperate to get away. The police officers chasing him were just as determined to make the collar. He zigged. He zagged. He panted. And in the end, the...

Alaska Air buys Virgin America for $2.6 billion

CNNMONEY- LONDON - There's going to be a little less competition among airlines following a big takeover announced Monday. Alaska Air Group has agreed to buy Virgin America for $2.6 billion, the airlines said. Alaska...

Wittich found guilty of campaign-finance violations

    HELENA - A Helena jury Friday evening found Republican state Rep. Art Wittich guilty of accepting corporate contributions and illegally coordinating his 2010 campaign with a web of secretive, outside groups. The District Court jury...

Fatal accident: Woman falls off Pine Creek Falls south of Livingston

  LIVINGSTON -  UPDATE: On April 3, 2016 at approximately 1105 hours, the body of the deceased 37 year old female was recovered by SAR teams utilizing high-angle equipment and personnel. Visibility and recovery conditions were...

Montana Air National Guard welcomes Brigadier General Hronek

FORT HARRISON - The Montana Air National Guard has a new Chief of Staff. Friends, family and military service personnel took part in honoring Colonel J. Peter Hronek’s promotion to the rank of brigadier general...

Medicine Crow, last Plains Indian war chief, dies at 102

  BILLINGS -Dr. Joe Medicine Crow, the last living Plains Indian war chief, died at the age of 102 on Sunday, family members confirmed. Medicine Crow was born on October 27, 1913, near Lodge Grass. The decorated WWII veteran...

20th anniversary of the “Unabomber” arrest

(Helena) The Unabomber is a name that most people remember hearing about: Ted Kaczynski sent homemade bombs in the mail for decades, killing three people and injuring nearly two dozen. April marks the 20th anniversary...

Wittich campaign-finance case goes to the jury

HELENA -The charges that Republican state Rep. Art Wittich of Bozeman broke Montana campaign-finance laws went to the jury Friday afternoon, after a week-long trial.In the high-profile case, Wittich is accused of accepting illegal,...

Post-apocalyptic zombie western “Dead 7” filmed in Butte will debut on Friday

"Dead 7," a zombie-themed western movie that was partially filmed in Butte and southwest Montana last summer, will make its network premiere on television Friday evening. The movie was filmed at several locations around Butte and...

Montana Transportation Commission meets to discuss the future of electronic billboards

(HELENA) Bus shelters and electronic billboards were the main topics of discussion at a Montana Transportation Commission hearing on Friday morning. The issues attracted people from around the state. "With proper regulation and control electronic...

Judge: I’m not ready to free ’57 cold case convict

(CNN) -- An Illinois judge declined on Friday to free the man convicted of murder in one of the nation's oldest cold cases, even though the prosecution and defense agree Jack Daniel McCullough is...

Rescuers free elk from swing

An elk spotted near Gardiner on Thursday with a child’s swing wrapped around its antler was sedated on Friday, and the swing and rope were removed. A wildlife technician, a couple of Department of Livestock...

Mixed reviews from residents of Fort Peck homes created by Brad Pitt’s foundation

  BILLINGS - Almost five years after Brad Pitt's organization promised to build 20 sustainable homes on the Fort Peck Reservation, tribal members are finally moved in. The tribe invested more than $3 million in unforeseen...

BOLO Alert – Wanted in Montana: Christopher Patrick Lee Bennett

      BILLINGS -The U.S. Marshals Service in Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be On the Look-Out) for Christopher Patrick Lee Bennett, a man with a felony drug conviction in Yellowstone County. Bennett, 25 years old,...

Billings man sentenced to prison for abusing twin babies before wife killed one child

BILLINGS -The Billings father who abused his 10-week-old twins before his wife killed one of the babies on Christmas Day will spend 15 years behind bars. Brandon Edwards, 29, was sentenced Friday by Judge Mary Jane...

“Running Of The Bison” in Laurel considered a big success, despite injuries

    LAUREL -Despite injuries to numerous participants and several spectators, Laurel city officials were beaming with pride Thursday after a wildly successful “Running of the Bison” event. “It was fantastic,” said Laurel Mayor Mark Mace, who...

Missoulian newspaper editor suspended

MISSOULA -The editor of the Missoulian newspaper is off the job for now, according to a memo sent to Missoulian staff Thursday. Matt Bunk was hired as the paper's editor last year. The Missoula Current reports that staff...

Google’s April Fools’ ‘Mic Drop’ Joke Goes Awry

NBC-Google has issued an apology and removed a temporary email feature after one of its April Fools' jokes backfired. Gmail users woke up Friday morning to find an option to send a "Mic Drop" response...

Buckle Up Montana finding new ways to encourage seat belt use

GREAT FALLS -There have been 41 vehicle-related deaths so far in 2016 in the Treasure State, and the "Buckle Up Montana" campaign aims to lower that number by encouraging Montanans to click it before they hit the...

Wittich takes the stand in campaign-violation trial

HELENA -Republican state lawmaker Art Wittich told jurors Thursday he did not receive “any benefit” from several conservative groups supporting his 2010 Senate campaign – and knew nothing of most of their efforts. Wittich, testifying...

Lewis and Clark County Officials Propose New Plan For Jail

HELENA-Lewis & Clark County officials are considering converting all three floors of The Law Enforcement Center into detention space to relieve continual overcrowding at the jail. County Commissioner Andy Hunthausen said if this were to happen...

Saving historic buildings across the state of Montana

(HELENA) There are historic buildings all over the country, including here in Lewis & Clark county.  When those historic buildings face demolition, people can get upset because of emotional attachment. The fate of an historic building...

Ride Along With L&C Animal Control Officer

HELENA- Lewis and Clark county has one Animal Control Officer and the city of Helena has two. From horses to cows to stray dogs, the county officer has a full workload.  MTN's Sara Stinson got to...

Helena Public Schools Superintendent accepts new job in WA

(MTN- News) HELENA-Helena Public Schools Superintendent Kent Kultgen accepted a new position in Washington Thursday morning. The Snohomish School Board held a special meeting Thursday to decide who their new superintendent would be. After a...

Rock-fall mitigation project will resume near Prickly Pear Canyon on I-15

HELENA - Starting Monday, April 4th, traffic along Interstate 15 near Wolf Creek will be affected by the continuation of a rock-fall mitigation project that started last summer. Phase one of the project to help...