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Helena suspect pleads guilty to attempted deliberate homicide

  (MTN News-HELENA) The Helena suspect accused of a brutal, drug-fueled attack last year pleaded guilty. 34-year-old Jim Randolph Oliver pleaded guilty this Wednesday morning in Judge Kathy Seeley’s court to attempted deliberate homicide. Oliver was arrested...

Raw video: 6 people walking across hot spring in Yellowstone National Park

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Less than a month after a group of Canadians were caught on video running on a prohibited area in Yellowstone National Park; another group has been seen wandering across the same location. Judy...

Montana VA is looking for a new leader

  (MTN News-HELENA) Montana VA Director John Ginnity announced Wednesday morning that he was resigning from his post effective July 8th. Ginnity, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, was named Montana V-A Director in February of...

Stevensville man charged with attempted deliberate homicide

      (MTN News-HAMILTON) A Stevensville man has been charged with attempted deliberate homicide for charges that he intentionally  hit his ex-girlfriend with his vehicle. John Woodrow Strause, 55, was arrested on Friday, June 3 for the incident that happened...

Former Griz player convicted of rape granted parole

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP)  A former University of Montana football player convicted of rape was granted parole. Beau Donaldson will be reporting to Bozeman Probation and Parole on Wednesday. Donaldson got a 30-year sentence with 20...

East Helena man appears in court for weapon assault

  (MTN News-HELENA)  A 25-year-old East Helena man has been charged with assault with a weapon and probation violation. Jason Brandon Bennetts was arrested on Tuesday evening after police were called to Custer and Washington for a...

Man identified after falling into hot spring in Yellowstone

Press Release- A man in his early 20’s walked off the designated boardwalk, slipped, and fell into a hot spring at the Norris Geyser Basin Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Colin Nathaniel Scott, 23, from Portland, Oregon...

Montana officials explore suicide hotline for state’s vets

HELENA, Mont. (AP)  Montana officials are exploring the possibility of establishing a state-based suicide prevention hotline to respond to the state's alarming number of military veterans who take their own lives. Montana has one of...

McLaughlin admits to multiple break-in incidents

  (MTN News-HELENA) A suspect connected to a ring of individuals responsible for a string of mailbox and vehicle break-ins pleaded guilty. In a plea agreement with prosecutors, Austin Lee Kroll-McLaughlin admitted to one count of...

Zinke, Tester, and Daines Statement on Resignation of VA Montana Director

Press Release (CONGRESS) June 8, 2016 – Today Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke released the following statement after VA Montana director John Ginnity announced his resignation. “Our veterans deserve the absolute best we have to offer, sadly...

Murder investigation underway after body found in Arlee

(MTN News-POLSON) Authorities are investigating a murder in Lake County. Sheriff Don Bell tells MTN News that the Lake County Sheriff's Office was told that a body had been found in a camper on Coombs Lane in Arlee...

Man has to pay restitution, even for insured loss

HELENA, Mont. (AP)  The Montana Supreme Court says a man who was convicted of stealing $26,500 in cash and merchandise from his employer must pay full restitution, even if the store's losses were mostly...

Sanders, Trump win Montana primaries

  MISSOULA, Mont. (AP)  Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic presidential primary in Montana, claiming a late victory over rival Hillary Clinton on the night she claimed victory in the race for their party's nomination. Sanders...

Police sweep Missoula high school after discovering bomb threat

  (MTN News-MISSOULA)  Police spent the afternoon investigating a bomb threat at Sentinel High School in Missoula. Sentinel High School Principal Ted Fuller says graffiti was discovered on a men's restroom stall around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday...

Highway Fatalities Spike in 2016

(MTN News-HELENA) Since January 1, 68 people have died driving on Montana highways, and that's 15 more than this time last year. "In 2014 we were down significantly and in 15' we saw a significant...

Bullock and Gianforte cruise to primary wins

Steve Bullock and Greg Gianforte easily cruised to victory in Tuesday's primary election. Bullock (D), the incumbent, tells MTN he is hopeful and excited about the upcoming general election, and stressed emphasized his record. “Excited about...

Yellowstone visitor presumed dead after falling into hot spring

(MTN NEWS-BILLINGS) A Yellowstone National Park visitor is presumed dead after a witness reported the visitor fell in to the Norris Geyser Basin. According to YNP Public Affairs Officer Charissa Reid, a search was underway...

Carroll College taking registration for kids football camp next week

Carroll College will host its annual kids football summer camp beginning on Monday, June 13. Coach Mike Van Diest and the Fighting Saints will welcome kids in grades 4-8 to Nelson Stadium for a...

HPD on the search for missing teen with medical issues

  (MTN News) The Helena Police Department is looking for assistance in locating 15-year-old Caleb Taylor. Caleb ran from his guardian Sunday night at about 11:30 p.m. He was last seen wearing a red plaid...

American Red Cross looking for volunteers to assist Texas

(MTN News-HELENA) The local chapter of the American Red Cross said volunteers are always needed, but when fire season rolls around, the help is even more vital. When flames erupted across the state last year,...

Montana’s Primary Election Results 2016

Montana voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide presidential, gubernatorial, and legislative candidates for the 2016 election. Here are the current results for several key races; for any races that are not listed below,...

City of Helena requests time to respond to annexation lawsuit

(MTN News-HELENA) The City of Helena is asking for more time to respond to a lawsuit filed by residents against the westside annexation project approved in May. Seven residents said it's forcing them to pay...

Montana voters go to the polls on primary election day

(MTN News-HELENA) Montana voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide presidential and gubernatorial primaries – although local legislative races are the ones with the most political impact in the state. More than two-dozen Republican legislative...

Glacier National Park Experiences Record Visitation in May

Press Release-Glacier National Park experienced record visitation during the month of May. According to visitor use statistics, the park’s visitation for the month of May 2016 was 178,218 recreational visitors, an increase of more...

Fallen tree kills man at Lake Mary Ronan logging camp

  KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) A 61-year-old man died after a tree fell on him at a commercial logging camp near Lake Mary Ronan, west of Flathead Lake. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says Randy Scott Drollinger of...