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Commissioner: Montana wildlife agency violated ethics law

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's commissioner of political practices says state wildlife officials violated ethics laws by allowing the Montana Trappers Association to use state equipment to campaign against a ballot measure in 2014. Commissioner...

Montana’s top campaign regulator can remain until successor chosen

(HELENA) The Montana Supreme Court says the state’s top campaign watchdog’s term has ended, but he can remain in office until a successor has been chosen. Justices noted that Gov. Steve Bullock specifically appointed Commissioner...

Four months later, Montana man still awaits exoneration on rape charge

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (MTN News-HELENA) In April, Cody Marble walked out of a Montana prison, freed and apparently exonerated after almost 14 years of fighting a conviction for a rape he...

Man faces 5 charges after allegedly pointing gun at police officer

GREAT FALLS - Arthur Lynn Bailey has been charged with two felonies and three misdemeanors after allegedly pointing a pellet gun at an officer. According to court documents, a police officer responded to reports of an aggravated...

Billings business plagued with controversy will open, protests planned

  (MTN News-BILLINGS) Social media's ability to spread like wildfire has one downtown Billings business owner backpedaling. The Coffee Tavern owner's online words have reached and infuriated many. Larry Heafner has apologized for his words he posted online...

Report of mountain lion in Great Falls

MTN News-GREAT FALLS - The Great Falls Police Department posted the following message just before 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday: COMMUNITY ALERT - MOUNTAIN LION INSIDE CITY LIMITS! We have recieved reports of a mountain lion...

Man Explains in Court How He Filmed Erin Andrews Naked in Her Hotel Room

    Erin Andrews fled the courtroom again before a videotaped deposition from Michael Barrett, the man who filmed her, was played for the jury. It was the first time the public heard from Michael Barrett....

Butte man pleads guilty to multiple charges in connection with killing the trophy buck

BOZEMAN - A poaching case that caused community outrage is now closed. A 20-year-old Butte man pled guilty this week to killing the trophy mule deer buck that was left mortally wounded on North Main Street...

Officer killed in Montana to be laid to rest in S. Carolina

SUMMERTON, S.C. (AP) — A police officer from Montana killed in the line of duty is being laid to rest in his native South Carolina. The funeral for 42-year-old Mason Moore is 11 a.m. Tuesday...

Senior pets in Great Falls looking for loving homes

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, which focuses on older dogs, cats, and other pets in need of a home. The pets who get put into shelters later in life...

Remembering Tom Martin, Black Eagle Fire Chief

HELENA - The funeral service for Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tom Martin will be held on Friday. Martin died at the age of 65 on Saturday night; the cause of death has not been...

Uber: What’s slowing down the fast-paced program in MT

(MTN News - Helena) It looks like the ride sharing company Uber may begin operations in Montana, sooner rather than later. As of May 2016, the service was available in over 66 countries and 449...

4-H Dog Agility brings owners and their furry friends together

HELENA - 4-H members and their furry friends dodged and weaved through dog agility courses Wednesday morning. Obstacle courses were set up to test the animals' training, obedience and athletics. The 4-H Agility Program teaches members...

Parents charged after toddler runs onto highway during DUI stop

  (MTN News-MISSOULA) A Missoula-area couple faces child endangerment charges after officers found their three-year-old child walking alone in the dark on Highway 93. Prosecutors say Addison Maurice Brown, 45 years old, and his wife Eva...

One of the Belfry triple murder victims purchased ammunition used in killings

BELFRY - The man accused of murdering three people in Belfry last week is seen on surveillance video shopping for the ammunition with his wife before he allegedly used it to kill her. New charging...

VA Montana answers veterans’ questions at Helena health fair

(HELENA) Local veterans got an opportunity to ask questions about their medical care Wednesday evening, during a town hall and health fair at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Fort Harrison. VA staff was on...

Bozeman pushes for local sales taxes in Montana

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The city of Bozeman is hiring a lobbyist to push for local sales taxes during the 2017 legislative session. Local sales taxes are not currently allowed under Montana law but smaller...

City Commission approves public facilities portion of grant action plan

GREAT FALLS - The Great Falls City Commission voted again to approve the public facilities portion of the Community Development Block Grant Action Plan at their meeting on Tuesday night. It was voted on at a...

Wilson pleads guilty for allegedly assaulting his step-son

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) A plea of guilty in District Court in a case where a suspect is accused of assaulting his 19-year old step-son. Charlie Eugene Wilson was arrested in August for...

Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Further chipping away at his predecessor's legacy, President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that lets states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Trump's action erases a...

The sacred land at the center of the Dakota pipeline protest

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (MTN News-MISSOULA) Members of Northwest Montana's Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are in North Dakota joining the tense standoffs between activists and law enforcement over an oil pipeline planned...

Mother turns son’s suicide into a mission of love and hope

(MTN News-BILLINGS) On July 13, 2013, Lisa Lopez of Billings found her only son, George, dead in the downstairs guest bedroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 15 years old. "He wasn't the type of...

Students prep floats for Vigilante parade, others donate time for community service

HELENA - Helena is gearing up for a long-standing tradition. On Friday last chance gulch will be packed with floats and onlookers for the annual Vigilante Day Parade. Thursday students from Capital and Helena high...

Laverdure arrested in connection with robbery of Helena credit union

MTN News-HELENA - The Helena Police Department reports that John James Laverdure has been arrested in connection with a robbery on Friday. Laverdure, 40 years old, was arrested at 8:35 pm at the Village Inn Pizza...

St. Pete’s new CEO addresses contract gridlock as nurses file labor complaint

HELENA – The new Chief Executive Officer of St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena expressed optimism in the face of contract negotiations with the nursing staff. The negotiations have been ongoing for months with the 307...