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New training for Helena lifeguards to prevent tragedy

(MTN News-HELENA) Changes to the way lifeguards are trained at Last Chance Splash Water Park and Pool will put a new emphasis on risk management, in hopes of keeping lifeguards out of the water. Lifeguards...

East Helena man charged in a ten year old sexual assault case

    (MTN News-HELENA) An East Helena resident has been charged with sexual assault in a ten-year-old case. Prosecutors said Darrell Harry Dennis Junior, touched a 4-year old male victim sexually in 2005. Charging documents said the child...

Rindal charged for animal cruelty cuts a deal with prosecutors

(MTN News-HELENA) The second suspect in a Broadwater County animal cruelty case has cut a plea deal with prosecutors. Dalene Rindal was initially charged with 34 felony counts of animal cruelty after more than 20...

Early morning house explosion rocks Glasgow

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS)  One person was injured after a house they were in exploded early Friday morning in Glasgow. According to the Glasgow Fire Department, the call came in around 6:20 a.m. of a home explosion. Crews...

Newman murder and Campbell trial will be featured on “Dateline”

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS)  The murder of Timothy Newman near Augusta and the trial of Joseph Campbell for his death will be featured on the TV program "Dateline" on Friday night. Campbell, the Augusta-area man who shot...

New details revealed in Arlee murder

  (MTN News-ARLEE) Officials say the aunt and uncle involved in 18-year-old Richard Warner's murder lived with his dead body for about 2 months before leaving the state. Prosecutors say Warner was killed by his uncle Stephen Seese while they...

Country superstar Dierks Bentley to perform in Missoula

(MTN News-MISSOULA) Country music star Dierks Bentley is bringing his “Somewhere on a Beach” tour to Missoula He'll be performing with special guests Randy Houser and Tucker Beathard at the Adams Center on Saturday, Sept. 24. Tickets for the...

Family safe after escaping a fire on their property

(MTN News-HELENA) In a remote part of Lewis and Clark County, West of Helena, a shattered sense of security for Dustin Shaw and his family as flames ignite Thursday afternoon. Watch the full story above.   Reporter: Chris Oswalt

[UPDATED] Home fire sends one individual to the hospital

  UPDATE (MTN News-HELENA) A house fire in Helena sent one man to the hospital with smoke inhalation Friday morning. The initial call came in at 5:00 a.m. from a neighbor. The Helena Fire and Police Department arrived...

3 motorcyclists from Germany dead after being hit by pickup truck in Wyoming

(MTN News-BILLINGS) Three motorcyclists from Germany were killed when their group was hit by a pickup truck in Wyoming on Thursday. The group of motorcyclists were tourists on a cross-country trip, according to Big Horn Radio Network. The crash...

Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies

CNN- "Mr. Hockey" Gordie Howe, whose career spanned an incredible six decades, has died, his son, Marty Howe, told CNN. He was 88. Marty Howe said the hockey hall-of-famer died Friday morning. He previously suffered...

2 arrested in Lake County homicide investigation

(MTN News-POLSON) Lake County Sheriff Don Bell announced Thursday afternoon that they have arrested two suspects in connection with the death of an 18-year-old man whose body was found in a camper trailer last week in Arlee. Arrest...

FWP issues fish catch and release reminder

(MTN News-KALISPELL) Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are concerned over the health of fish during this year's season and want to remind anglers that if you plan to catch and release, then do it the...

Spokane Bench Fire is now 20% contained

(MTN News-HELENA)Fire crews made significant progress on the Spokane Bench Fire overnight. Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest officials says that the fire is 20% contained, and remains at 30 acres, with minimal fire activity overnight...

Conditioned Black Bear Euthanized

Press Release-National Department Service WEST GLACIER, MONT.  – On Thursday, Glacier National Park Rangers euthanized a black bear in Apgar Village, a populated area of the Park, after several reports in which the bear exhibited apparent...

Carroll’s Wolcott, MSU-Northern’s Oberquel nominated for NAIA honors by Frontier Conference

WHITEFISH – Carroll College sports information director Jerek Wolcott and MSU-Northern athletic director Christian Oberquel have been nominated for NAIA honors by the Frontier Conference. The league announced the news on Thursday. Wolcott was named...

Boys State learns about city, county and state governments

(MTN News-HELENA) With the Montana House and Senate chambers packed Thursday, it's almost like another legislative session is going on. The American Legion Boys State is underway with over 100 young men from high schools across...

Lightning strike sparks a fire near Canyon Ferry

(MTN News-HELENA) Fire crews are battling a wildfire near Canyon Ferry north of Winston in Broadwater County near the Spokane Hills area. Dispatch tells us crews are struggling to find the exact location of the...

Veterans Affairs Interim Committee seeks to establish state-based suicide prevention hotline

(MTN News-HELENA) 50 Montana military veterans took their lives last year. State officials are considering different solutions for veterans to get the help they need. The Veterans Affairs Interim Committee is looking at the benefits of...

Bus passenger busted with 112 pounds of marijuana

  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP)  A 33-year-old man was arrested at the Billings bus station after officers found 112 pounds of marijuana in his luggage. Duy Nguyen was charged Wednesday with criminal possession with intent to distribute....

Judge Reynolds revokes a Helena man’s suspended sentence

  (MTN News-HELENA) A suspect previously sentenced for attacking his girlfriend over $20 has been turned over to the Department of Corrections. Thursday morning in District Court, Judge James Reynolds revoked a 5-year suspended sentence for...

Helena man pleads guilty for injuring his wife with a deep-fat fryer pan

  (MTN News-HELENA) A Helena suspect accused of injuring his wife with a deep-fat fryer last summer pleaded guilty in District Court Thursday morning. Christopher Donald LaRue was arrested last August after relatives of the victim...

Montana ranked as the 19th-laziest state

Montanans aren't particularly lazy, compared to other states - but they aren't exactly bursting with energy, either, according to a new survey. The website Zippia recently ranked all of the states according to how "lazy"...

Number of teachers retiring increases

(MTN News-HELENA) Wednesday was the last day of school for Helena school district students. A combined number of 657 students from both Capital and Helena high graduated this year. On average about 500 kindergartners will begin school...

Vehicle crashes into Red Robin restaurant in Missoula

    (MTN News-MISSOULA) The Red Robin restaurant in Missoula was damaged as a result of a hit and run crash early Thursday morning. Southgate Mall manager Tim Winger tells MTN News they believe that the hit-and-run happened sometime...